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Led strip lights in bed

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chris, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Apr 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    chris

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    Has anyone done this with a switch in the cab. I saw on TW someone did this but wired it to the interior dome light. I would want it on its own circuit with a switch in the cab. If anyone has seen this done or knows where I can get more info on it, could you post up the link
     
  2. Apr 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    There are several threads on TW as I recall where they have a switch control for the bed light strips. It's really a very easy thing to include. One of the guys on TW sells the bed kits with a switch option included. Not sure if the bed lengths will make much of a difference.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    Is there any particular reason you want it switched from the cab? I did mine using a magnetic security door contact so the lights come on when I open the camper shell door. I took the constant power coming into the shell light, ran the negative lead through the switch (make sure you use a switch that is open continuity when the magnet and switch are together) and voila! My strips come on when I open the shell.
     
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  4. Jun 21, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    Do you have any pics and DIY instructions... part numbers for this setup?
     
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  5. Jun 21, 2015 at 8:09 PM
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    Ditto on that. Great idea.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2015 at 8:16 PM
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    I see that member hasn't been active in awhile, so I'll have to do some digging... They had a somewhat informative video on the subject. Not quite sure yet how I'd want it to operate. This maybe a great option... push button?
    LED Truck Bed Lights
     
  7. Jun 21, 2015 at 8:19 PM
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    I now realize too. 4/2014. Still a great idea. The magnetic security door contact shouldn't be that hard to get.You also can rig it on your tailgate. Lights on when gate drops. Nifty.
     
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  8. Sep 10, 2015 at 8:52 AM
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    That link showed the same lights I put on my fire engine and yea they work great.
     
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