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Lets see your work, driving, and reverse lights.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by rusty_keg_3, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Ok, just dropped the truck off today for a new flat bed, im trying to get some ideas for lights... It has a bulk head, so the lights will be on that, please include where u got them, and how much u paid. Pics of them on are nice, and a little "review" would be greatly appreciated...

  2. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    do a search man....seriously...or just browse the strobe forum
  3. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    I was home all day with a fever... And searched here for hours, and maybe its just me, but its a PITA... And i want peoples opinions too...
  4. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    You're asking for a lot. Search is your friend. Gotta put a little work in to get a little results....you should know that.
  5. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Im not in the mood to work today... Ive been sitting, drinking tea all day... The most work ive done all day was drop my truck off to get my flatbed, and type this response... lol

    Plus i figure a lot of people look for this, so if they search it, it will pop up... And then they will only have to do 1 search...
  6. SnowJersey

    SnowJersey Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    you can get a set of led one's

    they work nice. I just recently read a review on here about them. Loked good

    or you can get a set of halogen one's and save a few bucks. Get a set of KC Daylighters. They work great
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,440

    See my link for the headache rack build in my signature. You can get an idea for the bulkhead lights.
  9. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    ^^built in mahhhch. ovah heyah .... she looks mint bub. I f$%^&n love maine... who needs different vowels, just chuck a f*&(%n "A" inna and she'll rock ya till morrow comes.
  10. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    :confused: must be some kind of southern maine talk....
  11. 20Silverado05

    20Silverado05 Senior Member
    Messages: 465

  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Ya, you can't tell I'm from Maine.:rolleyes:
  13. dpglandscapes

    dpglandscapes Senior Member
    from 01982
    Messages: 120

  14. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686


    Just mounted these today. Picked them up at 4 wheel parts and they are made by Ridgid Industries. They are real bright and the pair cost me less then $200 and it came with the harness. I hooked them to my Aux switch in the dash so I can keep them on and love them so far. The pattern is more of a spot then a flood, but I have them angled so it lights up the corners of the truck and when I look in the mirrors everything I need to see it lit.
  15. Backwoods

    Backwoods Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Iam running 2 sets of back-up lights Straight back off my Hitch and side to side off the back-rack.


    And here a walk around vid with lights on:

    Dont know if this helps but it might give you some ideas.
    Good Luck!!
  16. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    I went to NAPA auto parts and bought a pair of amber fog lights in rubber housings. Then I made a bracket to mount them on my hitch and wire them into the back up lights. I also turned them out a bit so they light what I can see in the mirrors.
    The only draw back so far is fog lights had to be mounted at a max height of 30". I wanted to mount them higher so they wouldn't get messed up backing into snow banks, but these rubber housings should hold up.
  17. equip guy

    equip guy Member
    Messages: 38

    I use the hella 55w halogen lights, they are approx 4x4 and have a single post mounting stud. They are approx $35 ea. They have a dedicated power and ground. This is important IMO because should you use a light fixture that is self grounding, it really depends if the area that it is mounted will produce a good ground. I mount 2 under the rear bed with a slight angle to the sides (mirror view area) and 2 facing straight back on a rack which gives you a better over all scene illumination. Don't have tied into the reverse circut because most systems won't deliver the needed power as it is smaller gauge wire from the manufac. Run at least 10ga wire fused with a HD switch for the load, As far a front lights a spot light type like a baja or off road type can be mounted for the season, and will help cut through the fog and white out situations, and can be turned on only when your site is poorly lit. Mount them with a weather plug and remove in the off season. Again use heavier ga. wire for the power load. With all that power being used, LED lights might be of order to minimize further strain on your charging system due to they only draw .2-.5 amps. There are many different brands with costs that can range from $30 ea light head to upwards of $150 per light head. Try brands like Nova, whelen, trucklite, code-3, and federal signal for starters. The white lighting can be checked out on truck lite, or unity. Look up AWDIRECT.COM for ideas. Good luck and hope you feel better, Keep away from the cheap rubber tractor sealed beam lights, a flash light would be better than these.
  18. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    2 hella 4" work lights. $12 each my cost at work. put out plenty of light for me.

  19. Fiske Plowing

    Fiske Plowing Member
    Messages: 35

    Just finished this up few days ago. Have strobes and turn signals in each box, back up lights on each side of sander and downward light for sanding at night

  20. rusty_keg_3

    rusty_keg_3 Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    That looks nice, where did u get those, and how much did u pay? I just saw ur wiring, thats SWEET, very clever...

    Why only 30"? am i missing something?

    Ok, thanks for the inf, greatly appreciated.