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LED Lights under bed rails

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EDIT: found pics CLICK HERE

I was doing some research last night about some lighting option for the inside/outside. Basically I want some light under the hood and something in the bed.
But my question is : I saw a post and I can't find it now, but there was a guy who said he bought around 20/30 LEDs and he soldered all together and the put 'em under the bed rail, light was reaaaaally bright, but I have not idea how to work with LEDs, so I was wondering if by any chance he can give some kind of guidance on how to achieve that.

it was a white Ranger and that guy was involved in a accident where he blow one of his tires and hit a fence like 4 times, truck bed was in real bad shape, maybe that helps you a little to remember who this guy is

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Something like this may be what your looking for.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...i?product=BARS

or

http://svc.com/12meliledtuc.html

These are Cold Cathode Florescent Light tubes.

http://svc.com/logisys-12ccfl.html

The CCFL do not like cold weather and will be dim in sub freezing temps. Just like the florescent lights in signs and what not around town.

I'm not sure if these will withstand the elements so so silicone or weather proofing maybe needed for a long term install.
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Thanks for the info man

I've ordered a couple of dual cathode sets, but I'm gonna use those for interior 1 set for the ranger other for my car, but I really like the LED products in the first link you posted. Sad there's not way to contact this guys to ask the how to conect those bars directly to power, because I won't put that power supply they're selling there, too bulky.

Thanks again and I'll keep you posted about any progress
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because I won't put that power supply they're selling there, too bulky.

A single 470 ohm resistor inline with power should be enough. Just don't exceed the 1/4 watt rating on the resistor.



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Blhde you're talking chinese to me there :)

I don't know s**t about mechanics but I found it really interesting and I'm learning a lot day-to-day, but the electrical part ....mhhhh

I'm still gonna give it a try, yesterday I took off the truck the OEM fog lights because both plastic parts inside, the part that goes in front of the bulb and reflects the light back again to the projector part , both melted at the base and were bumping around inside the housing, gonna try to replace that with aftermarket ones and see what I can lear from that

BTW if you have any recommendations about fog lights .... go head
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