I got them from JCWhitney when I was ordering some stuff for one of our work trucks.docindahouze said:cool as hell man. what brand are those? how did you wire them up?
I'll take more pics tomorrow. They are fairly well protected by the bed rails. I would have to say that unless you were really careless in loading your truck you'd hit the bed rail first. The LEDs are also encased in a flexible plastic tube, which provides some decent protection from bumps and bangs.Fluxaholic said:I'd like to see some daytime shots to get an idea of the lights' profile and how they fit under the bed rails. Are they far enough out of the way so that you don't have to worry about them getting banged up by cargo?
There is one mounting screw on the ends of each LED strip...the bracket in the middle is for additional support. They probably aren't necessary. In fact, had I seen CBRBob's setup before I started, I would have excluded the middle bracket in order to get the strip closer to the bedrail.Fluxaholic said:nminute, it looks like a good clean install, and I agree that you're probably not going to have any problems with cargo hitting it. Did you use just the one bracket in the middle of each LED strip for mounting?
That's a good idea...with the salt and winter weather we see up here, I could definitely see the screws rusting. Using rivets in place of the screws is another idea, and still relatively reversible if you ever wanted to change things.PiercedTiger said:I was thinking about using zip ties wrapped around the LED bar with the end sticking up between the rail and side of the bed. Then run another tie down that end so the locking part acts as a block keeping the tie from pulling down, and then cutting the extra off each one. 3M tape would work I suppose, but I haven't had good luck with it in the past. Temperature changes and water here tend to make it come loose. The zip ties would also elminate any screws that might rust or come loose.