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digitaltrucker 06-09-2014 01:17 AM

More backup light wanted
 
any suggestions for more white backup light? Different bulbs maybe?

RES4CUE 06-09-2014 01:21 AM

I added LED bulbs and when that wasn't enough added LED back up lights under bumper.

RES4CUE 06-09-2014 01:22 AM

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They can be adjusted how you like, I didn't want to really see them and just wanted enough off to sides to see.

Got them off amazon for $40. They are 18w Cree 6 LED units.

Caveat, I just put them on last week so I still need how they hold up.

digitaltrucker 06-09-2014 01:25 AM

cool so these are actually under and pointed down at the ground?

RES4CUE 06-09-2014 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by digitaltrucker (Post 3537911)
cool so these are actually under and pointed down at the ground?

Yes, I drilled a hole in the spring hanger bracket. There are several threads on here about doing them.

It was an easy project. I just grounded them and tied power into reverse positive. Is didn't need them to come on except for reverse.

MCDavis 06-09-2014 09:20 AM

To piggy back on @RES4CUE here are two threads with very similar endings.
This first one is mine, using Rigid's SRM backup kit:
http://www.f150forum.com/f83/rigid-s...-heavy-255545/

The second is @goneFXcrazy 's using the slightly larger SRQ backup kit:
http://www.f150forum.com/f75/rigid-i...8/#post3524154

SRM = lots of light - 2 LEDs per light
SRQ = TONS of light - 4 LEDs per light

Rigid's kit comes with a loomed, relayed harness with a 3 way switch (ON, OFF, AUTO) and it is pretty easy to install. The most difficult parts are cutting the firewall grommet and installing the switch. The rest is very straight forward.

gDMJoe 06-09-2014 11:46 AM

Always thought that this was a good setup ...
http://www.f150forum.com/attachments...r-imag0369.jpg

How I installed backup lights into the bumper

digitaltrucker 06-09-2014 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by gDMJoe (Post 3538273)


I like this idea also, but I am leaning towards doing something much more simple that will run off of the backup lights, no switch install. Simple low volt LED's.

BHollywood 06-09-2014 12:16 PM

I would start with the LED in the stock lens. Super Cheap on Ebay and make a world of difference. I think I paid 3 bucks for two bulbs.

digitaltrucker 06-09-2014 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by BHollywood (Post 3538312)
I would start with the LED in the stock lens. Super Cheap on Ebay and make a world of difference. I think I paid 3 bucks for two bulbs.

Do you remember the bulb number?


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