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Back-Up Lights... Let's See 'Em

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by DozerMan, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. DozerMan

    DozerMan Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    If some of you guys could post some pics of your back-up or rear projection lights, I'd appreciate it. I want a set for my Silverado for plowing. I'd like to get a good brand that is bright and projects well. It needs to be mounted somewhere probably under the bumper or hitch. I'd also like to just wire them to a separate switch and not run off of my reverse lights.

    I'm aware of the Back-Up Buddy, I'm just seeing what all is out there. It needs to be durable enough where it won't break if I go into a snow bank, so maybe a rubber housing around it? Also, I'm not sure if I would get more light out of LEDs or regular halogen lights? I know LEDs are brighter to look at, but do these style of LED lights put out more lumens and light up better than standard lights? Thanks for any input...

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
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    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
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  4. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
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  5. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
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  6. dmcarpentry

    dmcarpentry Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 234

  7. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    Backup lights. Homemade hitch light. These come on with the reverse lights.

    Work Lights. These work off of a switch and a relay.

  8. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
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  9. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    You can get a little more sophisticated and use a 2 position switch and have them activated by your backup lights or manually switch on. A 3 position switch would allow for not being used at all position.
  10. DozerMan

    DozerMan Junior Member
    Messages: 21

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    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
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  12. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Here is what I have they are two 55 watt lights on each side
  13. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
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  14. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
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  15. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

  16. coachglynn

    coachglynn Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Piaa makes a nice kit. They give you all the wire, relay and switch. When installed they come on in reverse, when switched on, or always off depending which position you have the switch in. The kit is a little pricey but if you shop around you can do ok. Sorry I don't have a picture.