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best setup for led backup lights

Discussion in 'Back-up Buddy - Back-up & Utility Lights - Trucks' started by djbinding, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Tberrylawn

    Tberrylawn Member
    Messages: 93

    Yea I didn't want them wired into my back up lights. I have them on my aux switch. Ill take a pic of my set up in the morning.
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,421

    Which rigid lights are under the bumper?
     
  3. Tberrylawn

    Tberrylawn Member
    Messages: 93

    Rigid dually floods
     
  4. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Flushmount leds, only way to go. I wire mine into the factory "Aux" switch along with the reverse lights. I only manually turn them on when salting. Nice having them automatic, but you need to run a diode inline to keep the power from going back up the reverse wiring. Very easy to cut into the bumper of a stock truck, this bumper sucked because it was 1/4im steel, but allowed me to drill and tap the holes. FB_IMG_1515720394011.jpg

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  5. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,359

    On the truck in the picture they're wired to a 3 way rocker switch. On my other truck they're wired into my upfitter switch.

    Bumper lights.jpg
     
  6. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,556

    Hey...that spreader looks familiar!
     
  7. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,359

    The salt in the bed too?
     
  8. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,556

    Well...there's snow on the ground so I was hoping it was more snow than salt and wasn't going to say anything...
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,359

    It actually might be. I didn't look that closely since I'm not driving that truck this year. I know they billed me for two hours of shoveling salt out of the bed of my new truck today when they were working on the spreader, lights, and installing the air bags though! :)

    Airbag and spreader receipt_0001.jpg
     
  10. On a Call

    On a Call 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,284

    Any photos ??
     
  11. On a Call

    On a Call 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,284

    hmmm....two hours :) LOL..slow workers.
     
  12. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite Veteran
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  13. On a Call

    On a Call 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,284

    very nice....other than you " Go Blue "

     
  14. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,082

    I cant believe that they bill using the nickname of a guy. Sorry but I’m not sure I want Buck Wild Mike touching my truck lol.
     
  15. Brndnstffrd

    Brndnstffrd Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 370

    At least he didn't get Drunk Dan
     
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  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 22,921

    As long as Ben Over doesn't write the invoice does it really matter who worked on the truck........
     
  17. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,556

    The spreader I put in my truck, the hopper is 72" long. Bucket I'm loading it with is 78" and after running 30 tons through it in the last couple weeks, there was less than 2 5 gallon buckets in the bed...

    You need to come take the "Grand View Operator's Training" course...cost...$5000.00...includes nearly new 8'2" DXT with wings upon successful completion.

    :laugh::laugh:
     
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  18. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    The omes i posted are the 20$ niilights. No need to spend 5x as much om rigids for backup lights, these are PLENTY bright
     
  19. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 22,921

    So you're only using a portion of the buckets capacity to load then?
    If so you're adding time to the loading process.
     
  20. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,556

    The bucket is longer than the hopper...if the bucket were filled full, the last 6" would either be dumped in the bed of the truck or on the ground behind the spreader