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#1 AaronK

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

Finally got around to installing a rear facing auxiliary light on my truck. Had the light kicking around for a couple years. Decided to get my ass in gear and mount it Thursday and just wired it up today..
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#2 B3dlam

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

Strobe bulb for tailgaters?


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

Be handy when setting up camp, etc. I have a LED on the back of mine, and I leave it on all nite. Can be handy. Good mod you got.
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#4 AaronK

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:25 PM

Strobe would be nice, but I'll have to settle for a constant light. Super handy for camping. I put a switch for it both in the cab and in the bed. LED would have been great but I already had this light. Still, I have an optima so I'm not super concerned about battery drain.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

Just one question, does the window on the cap interfere with the spread of the beam when you've got it open?

 

 

Strobe bulb for tailgaters?

 

That's what I was thinking but in the United Socialist State of Connecticut flashing lights are a no-no if you're not law enforcement (as far as I understand) and the only solid light colors you can have facing back are red and amber so don't let a cop spot you using that on tailgaters.



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

That's a good question. I'll have to check on that tonight. All I did was make sure the glass didn't hit the light when it was up. The glass is about parallel to the lens so hopefully it'll be fine.

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 05:04 PM

Definitely one of the best vehicle mods. If I can get a truck again I'm tossing on one or two spotlights Ive got sitting in storage right now.

A nice one to deter tailgating is to hook up a switch in the cab that runs 12v direct to your brake lights so you can do a hard brake test without actually slowing down. ;)

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:41 PM

Definitely one of the best vehicle mods. If I can get a truck again I'm tossing on one or two spotlights Ive got sitting in storage right now.

A nice one to deter tailgating is to hook up a switch in the cab that runs 12v direct to your brake lights so you can do a hard brake test without actually slowing down. ;)

 

Genius! 

 

When it comes to the legality of rear facing lights I am sure he will be good to go with this as both backup lights and truck bed lights are rear facing and white in color. 


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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

No issues so far. Look how many work trucks construction/tow/utilities/etc have work lights facing all over the place.






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