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New Backup Lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by bersh, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Bought this bar and light setup from a local guy that makes them. Works pretty well, and he built it to withstand some abuse. He's been running one on his truck for 5 years now, and his dad is going on the 6th season. It just plugs into the trailer plug, folds out of the way to open the tailgait, and is high enough to see but not cause glare or get beat up by backing into banks.

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  2. JeepTJ

    JeepTJ Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Is that an on-off switch in the middle of the cross bar? When I got to the bottom photo, I wasn't expecting to see it to fold down sideways--maybe straight back.:confused:

    Fran
     
  3. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    thats a good idea....
    my guess would be it folds sideways so he can open the tailgate and not worry about hitting it...
     
  4. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Yes, it folds to allow you to open the tailgait. It's spring loaded with a large nipple/pin to hold it upright. They tried one that folded back and it was a PITA, so he modified it to go sideways. It works very well, and the plus is that if you forget that you folded it and start driving, it's still somewhat snug to the back of the truck.
    That's not a switch, just a sealed wirenut to tie everything together. The lights are triggered from the reverse feed on the 7 pin trailer plug. I'm going to modify it and add a relay so they are fed through the 12v charge wire on the plug.
     
  5. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks like a good concept.
     
  6. StormRanger

    StormRanger Member
    from NorEast
    Messages: 72

    Hey, that looks really good.
     
  7. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Are they down for doing slopes ???
     
  8. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    No sure what you mean. If you mean the picture that I have it folded down, it was just to show how it folds out of the way so you can drop the tailgait. As far as the angle of the lights, I just have them aimed so I can see through both mirrors.
     
  9. AC2717

    AC2717 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    How much,
    that is exactly what I am looking for!!
     
  10. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I paid him $125. If I tell him I have a few guys interested he might cut me a package deal. He used to charge $100 for them and couldn't make them fast enough for locals. Now that I've had a chance to use it a bit I wonder why I waited so long.
     
  11. dj89

    dj89 Senior Member
    from wny
    Messages: 112

    I'd like one also an photos or what kinda light it puts out?
     
  12. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I'll take some pics tonight.
     
  13. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Keep me posted.

    Chris
     
  14. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Not the best pics, but gives you an idea of how well they work.
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  15. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Nice fab work, decent lighting too.
     
  16. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    If you would clean away the snow and give us a better pic of how this thing is put together.

    Chris
     
  17. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Sorry, but that's about as much detail as I'm willing to show as the guy has worked hard to figure these out and work out the kinks.
     
  18. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Good move he put the time in to figure it out let him reap the benifits. Looks good and priced good, I wanted to also tie into my seven way and make my back-up lights removeable during the off season thanks for posting the pics.