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Old 05-22-2010
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Reverse Lights

Does anybody know if they make a hid or led kit for the reverse lights on for the ranger? I would like to have more light without putting more lights back there
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They make converson kits for them i think.
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I have tried led reverse lights and it was a major fail. They were not bright at all.
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I have tried led reverse lights and it was a major fail. They were not bright at all.
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LED reverse lights fail at everything - sure they 'seem' bright, but LED Lumens get cut off very quickly, and they barely illuminate the ground - You might as well look into getting a couple small lights and mounting them something along the lines of this:

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I installed a set of 3156/7 63 LED bulbs in the tail lights & I've been quite pleased with their output. They were about $25 on evilBay.

I also have a set of driving/fog lights installed under my roll pan, connected to a switch/relay so I can have even more light out back when needed.

A cheap set of fog/driving lights will cost about the same as a set of 63 LED bulbs too.
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I have a pair of LED bulbs in my reverse lights and they are bright as all hell. Evilbay sells a lot of crap LED's, but you just need to know where to look and what to look for. Go LED's, you'll love them.
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I have a pair of LED bulbs in my reverse lights and they are bright as all hell. Evilbay sells a lot of crap LED's, but you just need to know where to look and what to look for. Go LED's, you'll love them.
who did you bright your bright LED bulbs from on ebay??
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As mentioned above - they are 'bright' but the Lumens Falloff is insane low - sure.. backing out of a garage they are "insanely bright" but as soon as you put them on in an open environment they will wash right out and you might as well back up blind.

Just saying it as a warning, theres a reason I pulled the LED bulb out and put the Incandescent back in - the light range travels further and it actually illuminates whats behind it.
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so nobody has done hids then? and mike can i see a picture of your truck with the lights off in the daylight?
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Lol HID turn signals will be next!

Your better off installing an aux set of lights like Mike just posted up.
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Sure thing on the photo, let me see if I can find one in the daylight of the rear =)



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Couldnt find any other with the lights off - but they are a low profile 55w light purchased from Northern Tools.

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best setup.

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I DO know of a gentleman that installed an HID kit in his reverse lights though - VERY VERY illegal, he lit up an entire field with them.. let me see if I can find some pictures of it! I remember it was on these forums, and he was just goofing off because he had a spare kit
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I DO know of a gentleman that installed an HID kit in his reverse lights though - VERY VERY illegal, he lit up an entire field with them.. let me see if I can find some pictures of it! I remember it was on these forums, and he was just goofing off because he had a spare kit
Why is it illegal? The reason HID's are is because they could blind another driver on the road while u pass them, but reverse lights are only used while backing up and should not blind anyone,
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State law all over the place - except maybe in places like Alabama and Mississippi and such.. It's just far to bright to be used or simple backing up - you can night-blind people driving by, pedestrians included - and its jsut not safe at all.. Axillary backup lights are perfectly legal though, as you can switch them on whenever you need them.
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I like me my 55w plug-in's.... leaps and bounds better than stock incandescants. And it's safe to run 'em for short periods....non of this sitting at night lighting up your campsite with them though. Risk melting some wires. lol.
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BUT...best idea is to install auxilary lighting like Wowmikes or what's pictured below...

and belive me....that's gonna be my setup. It's literally blinding to even me in my tall tall because of those rack lights!
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If you were interesting in adding something like what's above, I've got a set of brand new KC back-up lights that have 130w ice blue bulbs installed for sale. Hit me up through Private Message.
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