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?
:clap:Fluxaholic said:Good solution to the bed light problem. I know PT is gonna love this.
Thanks! :clap:tooblutacoma06 said:I looked on ebay and found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=014&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=330099504988&rd=1,1
It's pretty much the same thing that was posted by PiercedTiger but here you can see the remote and everything. I would put the two shorter tubes in the bed and wire those to a seperate switch and then put the other two under the doors so they can be turned on via remote. This is a pretty exciting idea I think. Good lookin out PT:thumbup:!!
Yep, you are definetly right about the controller box. I thought about this too. I'm sure the whole system is configured to work at the same time, i.e all 4 tubes plugged in at once and turn off and on together. Now that I have thought about it, I don't think that I would be able to split the tubes up either. I could contact the seller and see what they have to say, but chances are, they won't know squat about it. So maybe I won't get the one with the remote. The remote would just be nice to have sometimes, but I think I can survive without it.PiercedTiger said:Thanks! :clap:
The problem is, they have flash patterns. I assume that means a controller box somewhere that they all plug into. I could be wrong, but I can't imagine all 4 tubes having RF recievers in them to work with the remote. That being said, you probably could not split the set up between 2 different switches. You may be able to run less than all 4 at once, but I doubt you could do 2 on 1 swtich, 2 on another. I don't know how these wire up, but my old neons had to be wired in series, looping around the car. LEDs may be different. I don't know for sure yet.
I already installed my own bed lights last month (backup lights mounted in the storage cubbies with DPDT switch in the dash and a pin switch in the tailgate), but the LEDs under the hood are a simple but fantastic idea. I'm definitely going to add these. Thanks for the link and thanks to CBRBob.mjonags32 said:CBRBob from customtacos had a clean sey up too. He got these LED strips from ebay and used 3M tape to stick it under the railings. He also put some under his hood.
The hood lights turn on when the hood gets propped open.
I'm going to be doing this mod soon also. LEDs are just kind of expensive.
Thanks to CBRBob :clap:
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?