Back up Lights?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Supper Grassy, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How would i go about adding additional backup lights to my truck?? would i need an additional battery any tips on brands to buy or how to install?
     
  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Go to demeaning.com and buy some led work lights and wire them right in to the wires that are there. They only draw .5 amps and the most so you are ok.
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  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how would i go about wiring them in?
     
  4. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    site doesnt com up
     
  5. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
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    all you would need to do is tap into the existing reverse light. I install extra bacup lights on the trucks and install them onto the trailers also as they make a big difference.
     
  6. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry man. Auto correct on the phone. Try ddmtuning.com
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  7. AI Inc

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  8. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just bought a kit of 2 55W (I think) rectangular halogen bulbs, mounted them under the bumper and tapped into the reverse light wiring. Makes backing up on a dark night a breeze. Sorry, I don't remember the brand, but they were sold as backup lights.
     
  9. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    i would put them on a relay because the backup switch can handle that much amprage runing thru it. as least not for long.
     
  10. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mine have been on there for several years without a problem and without a relay. Not saying that isn't a good idea, just that I have not had a problem. Usually they aren't on for more than 15-20 seconds - just the amount of time it takes to back out of the drive, then I'm back in forward and they are off.
     

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