Ever since I've tinted the fronts to 35% I've been having issues seeing the edges of my driveway when backing in. Reason I need light...the 18" deep culvert could be very hazardous if missed.
Rigid seems to be the "go-to" company for LEDs, and everyone raves of their products. I know know why. These little SRMs are very well built. Fit in the palm of your hand and put out a claimed 880 lumens per light. I went with the SRMs as I felt the Duallys would be overkill. I just need light, not daytime
The kit itself is inclusive of everything you'll need aside from zipties and a quick splice. Here's a photo of what was in the box:
The harness is quite nice, and fully wired ready to go. The long white wire is the optional "auto on" setting for you to tap into the reverse signal. I took my signal from the center pin (gray wire) on the 7pin trailer connection.
Here's a close up of the lights:
The install was pretty straight forward, albeit a little tedious. Rigid wants you to put their relay under the dash. To do so you need to push the factory grommet (above and to the left of the brake pedal) out from the inside, into the engine bay. I cut a slit in the top of this grommet so that I could then lay all of the wires down through and re-installed the grommet. Rigid's provided switch is 3-way. Off, On, or Auto (reverse signal). I wanted to mount the switch in the least expensive panel to replace. It requires a 3/4" hole and there is just enough space in the knockout that houses the dimmer.
Pics of switch location:
I fed the white wire into Rigid's loom and everything went down through the wheel well following the large factory wire bundle. I zip tied the loom to the top side of this factory bundle, following it beneath the cab, over the frame under the bed, along the inside of the frame near the tank and to the back between the frame and the spare tire. Rigid's kit is long enough for you SCrew guys with the 6.5' bed, as I had about two extra feet of wiring harness to bundle and tuck up and out of the way.
I mounted the lights to the top side of the leaf spring shackles. They are pointed ever so slightly down and out, as opposed to down and directly behind me. I did this to hopefully throw some light behind the tires rather than behind the truck.
Pics of the mounting:
Here's a shot of the lights from the back. You'd have to be under the truck to know they exist:
I should be able to get some output shots tonight once this sunny day takes a break for the night.
Overall my first impressions of this kit are high. The lights are well built and look great (it's a shame they are tucked away). The wiring harness is of good quality and very easy to work with. Thanks to the guys [MENTION=118767]TAP Auto[/MENTION] for the hookup and the great pricing on the kit.
Hopefully this review will help others in their journey for more light.