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post #1 of 15 Old 12-16-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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LEDs in bed

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BIG difference. On a button in the bed.
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What lights did you use and how did you install them? I've been wanting to do something like this for a while

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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.

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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?

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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.
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How did you actually make the connection to the strip? Is there a special connector you need?

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LEDS in Bed

The pictures were great. I want to do it. What LEDS did you use? What voltage do they use?
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Nice clean and out of the way. Nice job.


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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

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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

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