I finally got around to shooting a short video of my "secret project".
Not HD quality, but not bad for a digital camera.
It wasn't quite dark enough outside to see just how bright all the lights & LED's are, but you get a pretty good idea.
I wanted a "line of fire" brake & turn signal setup, but I didn't want to spend that much money... plus I wanted the brake lights & turn signals to be separated.
The "real line of fire" might have fit (height wise) above my roll pan, but there was no way I could lower my tailgate.
These LED strips are only about 1/4" tall & even they just clear the tailgate by 1/8".
Each turn signal has one strip, while the brake light has 3 strips.
I added a 10ohm 1/2 watt resistor to the positive lead on each LED strip to tone them down a little bit. They were so bright (at 14.4v) that I was afraid they'd burn out. The strips are rated at 12v, but I didn't want to take a chance.
Spliced into the OEM wiring behind the tail lights & heat-shrinked & wire-loomed everything back so it looks like it came from the factory.
When I had the roll pan off, I attached some zip tie pads to the back side to keep all the wire loom out of harms way.
My tail light backup lights are 63 LED bulbs (from evilBay) & they are BRIGHT!!!
The extra backup lights are a set of driving lights (same as I have in my front bumper) with new 50w "HID Xenon" blue halogen bulbs & they really light up whatever is behind me.
It's hard to see, but my 3rd brake light is a red 9 LED bulb & it's a lot brighter than the old bulb, I also changed the cargo lights to white 9 LED's as well.
As an added bonus, you can hear my exhaust too
It's a shame that the only way I get to enjoy my rear lights is via video.