LEDs in bed - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.7 Electronics Discussion 6.7 Electronics Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-16-2012, 04:58 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
LEDs in bed

Just finished up.







BIG difference. On a button in the bed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-16-2012, 05:07 PM
Super Moderator

 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mt. Washington, Ky.
Posts: 8,192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
What lights did you use and how did you install them? I've been wanting to do something like this for a while
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-16-2012, 05:21 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought the "cool" white 600 led off of Ebay. They were 23 or 24 dollars with free shipping. They have 3M backing , but its not holding the best on my bed liner. Tomorrow I will get some body molding double sided tape. I used a small "project" box from Radio Shack and mounted it on the side of the bed directly behind the tail light.

Soldering the LED strip once you cut it is very difficult. It's just so small. (My opinion) So be patient.

Waterproof LED Strip SMD 3528 600LED 5M 120LED M LED Flexible Strip White 12V | eBay
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 114
Thanked 147 Times in 145 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I dont know krap about led's so excuse me if this is a stupid question but how do you go about running power? Straight to a power source juz like a old style light or do you need a power regulator type,,,thing?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You need 12DC. In a house you need a power source for them. I ran off the battery through a fuse to the switch to the strips.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-18-2012, 06:20 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
Posts: 69
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
How did you actually make the connection to the strip? Is there a special connector you need?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-20-2012, 07:30 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
LEDS in Bed

The pictures were great. I want to do it. What LEDS did you use? What voltage do they use?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-21-2012, 03:51 AM
Glow Plugs Only
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,442
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nice clean and out of the way. Nice job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-21-2012, 06:02 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Delta, OH
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
8pc Truck Bed LED Lighting Kit

here's a pretty cheap kit thats really durable! Check out their video for the torture tests!

They also have led strip lights for under the tailgate for a good low price
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-21-2012, 06:46 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got mine from Amozon, 3" LED strips in blue and also in white. I put the blue ones under the inside of the bed rails. I used Velcro stripes to hold them tightely in place, 1 peice stuck to the bed rail and the other attached to the light strip. They been in for about 2 yrs now with NO problems.... I also use them as interior lighting, under the dash board, under the seats front and back... NO regulator needed just a straight hook up to any power source

Last edited by hdwindjammer; 12-21-2012 at 06:52 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors