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Backup light suggestions.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jlouki01, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I added two PAR36 35w lights to my plow truck this week. They do ok.. but could be brighter. What do you guys use?
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I have a pair of 55 w driving lights on the back of all my trucks.
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I have 55 watt halogen bulbs in my factory back up lights- Whitney's sells them. Work great. Used to run par36 lights under the bumper- got tired of replacing them.

    You could look at the backup budy here- I've seen some similar items on eBay with various configurations including 55 wat driving lights instead of the PAR cans. One even had a step hoop under it.
  4. D&E

    D&E Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I just have El Cheapo Auto Zone brand driving lights mounted under my rear bumper. I wired in a switch so i can keep them on all the time if I want, not just in reverse. They're not amazing, but they definitely help out a lot. I think I paid under $25 for them. Anything is an improvement over stock, though.
  5. sappel138

    sappel138 Member
    Messages: 32

    @justme-- Do you have any problem with the 55w bulbs running hotter than the stock ones? Any melted wire or bulb holders?
  6. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Those rubber coated 100 watt tractor lights you can get at the truck stop for about $8 each. Those things are BRIGHT.
  7. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

  8. JeepTJ

    JeepTJ Senior Member
    Messages: 225

  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    nope, no issues with any of that and they have been in for around 5 or 6 years. Used to run them in my dad's Blazer too and had no issues there.
    Even plowing the back up lights are almost never on for long duration- how much time do you really spend in reverse even with all the number of times you have to reverse.
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    How about some American owned and operated lights? I have these back up lights wired to my cargo light switch, so no added mess in the cockpit.

  11. second income

    second income Member
    Messages: 82

    Rubber case floods mounted in rear stake pockets. Up of the way, never damaged in piles of frozen snow and easily removed in the spring. I made brackets out of the pop up stake pocket tie downs. I got laZy and wired them into the back up light circuit at each tailight. - have not blown a fuse in two seasons.
  12. plowatnight

    plowatnight Senior Member
    from Mn
    Messages: 305

    I mounted a tractor light on a short wood stake with a pigtail I plug into the trailer light plug and it only lights up in reverse. When I'm done plowing I pull it out and throw it under the seat til next time.
  13. wellnermp

    wellnermp Senior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 102

    2 Golight Stryker remote controlled spotlights mounted on my headache rack. Plenty bright and easily adjusted.
  14. twizted143

    twizted143 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 35

    back up lights

    i run 4 of the round halogen worklights you see on the tow trucks. halogen warm up and melt the snow verses the led lights that dont get hot. i have them wired via relay to my reverse lights with a disconnect under the hood so they arent used in summer.....two under bumper and two on backrack. looks great and good god, let there be light!