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Old 12-31-2012, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cargo lights

Anyone tried these out yet? Recon 26417 Universal Cargo Area Bed Rail Light Kit | TruckandWinch.com

Considering putting some in, but also thinking they could be useful as lower side lighting on the 5th wheel if I run it back from the upfitter switch.

Just wondering if people like them and what the cord length/connectors are like, since there are no photos of that on the site.

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I'm going to put some of these in mine, I'm going to mount them on top of the window frames of the side windows on my topper, but you could mount them under the bed rail also. What I like about them is you can cut them to length.WFLS-x-BK series Weatherproof High Power LED Flexible Light Strip - Black Circuit | LED Strips | LED Light Strips & Bars | Super Bright LEDs I'm going to wire them up to one of these that'll be mounted to the topper door so when the doors open the light's will come on automatically http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2419297

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I looked at those when I wanted bed lights, thought they were too pricey.
I ended up using two 18" strip LEDs that I bought from a motorcycle vender at the NYC bike show, $18 each.

They are adhesive backed. I stuck 2 of them to a 1/2" piece aluminun angle and then stuck that up under the bed rail.
Put a switch in a small box by the tailgate to operate it. I pull power form a power supply I already have in the tool box.

The two strips on one side light up the entire bed fairly well.
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Nice! Thanks for the info.
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Santa brought me these sweet lights ($60) with 8 lights (4 lights for each side of the bed):

8pc Truck Bed LED Lighting Kit

These look brighter to the eye in person then the video can show.

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I'm going to put some of these in mine, I'm going to mount them on top of the window frames of the side windows on my topper, but you could mount them under the bed rail also. What I like about them is you can cut them to length.WFLS-x-BK series Weatherproof High Power LED Flexible Light Strip - Black Circuit | LED Strips | LED Light Strips & Bars | Super Bright LEDs I'm going to wire them up to one of these that'll be mounted to the topper door so when the doors open the light's will come on automatically Directed 8600 Magnetic Micro Switch : Micro Switches | RadioShack.com
I got them installed today, they look great and the switch works real good.




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I installed something similar on my father's F350, I used "5m 3528 smd 300 led" strip sourced from ebay (usa shipper) for under $20, added some 22 awg red/black "zip cord" wiring (soldering required) and with the one 5 meter roll added light to the 8' bed in two 30" runs per side and two 2'(ish) per side under the crew cab's doors for puddle lights.
Measurements may be off in my head, so measure it out if you try to duplicate this...

Tied the wiring in for both the bed and puddle lamps to the running board light plug on the frame rail.

If I remember to I'll get some photos of the light if anyone wants to see.
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Had the recon lights installed a couple weeks back they work great especially under the retrax cover I have they are wired to come on with the interior lights
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Santa brought me these sweet lights ($60) with 8 lights (4 lights for each side of the bed):

8pc Truck Bed LED Lighting Kit

These look brighter to the eye in person then the video can show.

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