Back up Lights


LawnSite Senior Member
Does anyone use auxiliary backup lights like add-on driving lights or fog lights?

Will the normal backup light circuit carry the added duty of these types of lights or do you need to rig some kind of relay?

What other types of arrangements do any of you use?

Thanks and Happy New Year


Lawnsite Addict
We just wire up a couple of flood lights to a switch on the dash that way when we plow we turn them on, and off as we leave the area.


LawnSite Member
On my lawn truck I have tractor lights for backup lights. For my plow truck I bought a set of halogen backup lights made by trailblazer. They come with a relay, and a toggle switch. I spliced into the factory backup circuit. That way I can turn the toggle to on and have the auxillary's light up with the factory lights when I put it in reverse. Or I can toggle them off leaving only the factory back ups. The trailblazers are a lot brighter than the tractor type lights. But they aren't cheap. Off the top of my head I think I paid about 60 bucks for them. I was going to get aftermarket driving lamps, until I found the halogen back ups.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Southern, Maine
We have 4 tractor lights for backing up plus my rear twin 55watt work lights on the Whelen Towmans edge bar light. Those $9.00 tractor lights work great they have a trapaziod light beam instead of a flood. They give a wider light angle then flood. Northern tool has them


LawnSite Senior Member
columbia Md
i have a ciggret plug powerd flood ontop the spreader put a brighter bulb in the licence plate light to see the spinner better

sorry about the sp its later


LawnSite Silver Member
Central CT
I have (had?) two spots mounted to either side of the hitch reciever, every major storm one or both get bent/broken/torn off from backing over/through 3 foot piles of snow. Next time they come off they are staying off. If I mount them high enough to be out of harms way they would be pretty useless. IMO.