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LED light on back of truck? #13559921 05/16/20 12:50 PM
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So I did some searching around with no luck. My question is, is it legal to install a LED bar on the back of my truck to help me back my boat in? I guess worst case is I could make a quick disconnect mount and and just hook it up when I'm ready to back the boat up.

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Yes its legal just don't have it on running down the highway.

Re: LED light on back of truck? [Re: Bassdeer] #13559991 05/16/20 01:44 PM
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I had some mounted under my bumper but had problems with them so I went with these. They work great along with LEDs in reverse light sockets. They are not much use with boat behind me so I mounted some Muctuning 8" single row on boat trailer. They do the job and are good submerged 1 meter for 30 minutes. There are also lights that you can install between the tailgate and bumper but I did not think they would provide enough light for me.[Linked Image]
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Re: LED light on back of truck? [Re: Bassdeer] #13559994 05/16/20 01:48 PM
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For truck mounted tie in to reverse circuit behind taillight. For back up lights on the trailer you can tie in to the blue wire on trailer harness if you have surge brakes. If not you will need to run a wire off reverse circuit on truck or a switch.


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Re: LED light on back of truck? [Re: Bassdeer] #13560021 05/16/20 02:06 PM
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Great info guy's. Thanks

Re: LED light on back of truck? [Re: Bassdeer] #13560032 05/16/20 02:10 PM
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Change out your cargo lights and backup lights with good LED bulbs. There’s a huge difference and they will light up behind the truck.


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I replaced my backup light bulbs with LEDs I got on Amazon. It was fairly cheap and made a huge difference.

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Originally Posted by Cast
Change out your cargo lights and backup lights with good LED bulbs. There’s a huge difference and they will light up behind the truck.

I failed to mention LEDs in the cargo lights. Great upgrade. I can skin and quarter a deer at night with mine. They also work well on tailgaters at night. That is when I don't accidently hit my big light bar switch.


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hmmm Stump did you shoot that deer at night. lol I replaced my old [o2yr. headlight bulbs with led's 6000 lumens WOW what a difference.

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Nilight makes a little kit for like 20 bucks on Amazon so that you can run a switch up to the cab rather than running thru the reverse lights. That's how I ran my front LEDs. Probably a good way to do it since I don't think most people want super bright led lights coming on every time they turn on their reverse lights. And who knows... Maybe you can surprise some unlucky tailgater with them 😂😜

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I replaced the back up lights on our 2017 F150 with some 90W LED's and it lights up the night! woot


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Got it done this weekend, Tied it in to the reverse lights, It was a 19 inch LED light. Thanks for the input guy's.
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Originally Posted by Lazy Ike
hmmm Stump did you shoot that deer at night. lol I replaced my old [o2yr. headlight bulbs with led's 6000 lumens WOW what a difference.

Nope just for to camp and hung it up at dark. I only shoot varmints and pigs at night. I did try to shoot an axis one night pull instead of pulling trigger on spotlight i pulled the trigger on the gun.


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Re: LED light on back of truck? [Re: Bassdeer] #13562967 05/18/20 11:17 PM
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Got it done this weekend, Tied it in to the reverse lights, It was a 19 inch LED light. Thanks for the input guy's.
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that will work with a bass boat but not mine. My CC would block the light and reflect it back at me.


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Re: LED light on back of truck? [Re: Bassdeer] #13563399 05/19/20 12:39 PM
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I put led in the backup lights, in the license lights and put these in the bumper. works great.

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