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Old 01-18-2016, 08:33 AM   #1
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I'm trying to decide on the rigid diffuse backup lights.
The question is SRM vs SRQ.


The SRMs essentially have 1/2 the power and number of LEDs and are about 50 dollars cheaper. SRQs have twice as much light for only 50.00 increase (this difference is irrelevant to me). The two models are wired the same, the same size, and mount the same way. Its just a difference in power.


I plan on using the three way switch so I can have them as automatically activated back-up lights, but also have the option to turn them on for hooking up/loading a trailer, camping, etc.


I know I would prefer the bigger better lights with more output at times, but I'm a little concerned about having too much output when I'm using them as backup lights in normal daily driving.


I've looked for switches with dimmers and can't find anything great that is automotive. Maybe an inline dimmer, but not sure where to locate this within the wiring that would make it accessible. Which version have people been using and what are their thoughts? Thanks.
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I got this kit about a month ago:

Rigid Industries 98000 SR-M Diffused Back-Up Light Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FS82Y4O..._OVpNwbBNCMVVK

It had everything I needed to get it all set up, and everything was very high quality. The only thing that I didn't like about this set up is that the reverse line that needs to go from one of your reverse lights (or the 7 pin connector) isn't in the loom. We ran a snake and put it in the loom though.


As back up lights I couldn't imagine needing more light (I have 15% tint on the front, and rear windows and back glass have 5%) I can see clearly out of those windows.

I've used it a few times when I needed light behind my truck (loading things in the back, field dressing and quartering a deer extra.) and it provided plenty of light, i don't think the extra 50 bucks will do as much as you want them to do.
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