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Old 04-05-2020, 01:22 PM   #1
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Back up LEDs

Decided to try something to add some light when I'm backing up. I bought some LED fog lights but the beam spread wasn't very wide. In fact they were more spot that fig.


Then I remembered I had a 'waterproof' 16' LED strip that ran at 12V.


We'll see if this lasts.


The LED strip is adhered to a 1/2" x 1/2" Aluminum angle from Home Depot ($7.50). Then screwed into the bottom of the bumper.


I wired it up to the reverse lights.


I really like the amount of light it puts out - makes things much, much brighter in the back up camera.
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I added 7" 30 watt lights under my rear bumper and connected them to the reverse lights to give me more light in the back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0197ZQLBA
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I added 7" 30 watt lights under my rear bumper and connected them to the reverse lights to give me more light in the back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0197ZQLBA
Looking at something similar as I can't find a 12v strip light long enough.
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It was a simple run for a wire to get to the backup light wire on the wiring harness for the trailer hitch. They put out enough light that I can see anything and everything when i back up, even with the old black and white backup camera.
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I added 7" 30 watt lights under my rear bumper and connected them to the reverse lights to give me more light in the back.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0197ZQLBA

Those look like the ones I started off with. But mine threw out a pretty tight, narrow spot beam. I wanted something with some width.
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I use the same ones on the top rear of my Durango and it spreads out really well. I can easily see an area of 10-15 feet to each side from about 5-10 feet back and closer as well just from the ambient light from them.
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Add on to front light bar

I added 2 led lights to the back bumper and wired to backup light wire. Had some places that are back in only and helps when you get there late. Sorry for dark picture still packed away in my barn.
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