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Lights for under the Tonneau

Im not much of a lighting guy so its gets alittle dark under the tonneau at night and the lights under the 3rd brake light don't shine under there, so lets see some options. I will wire it into the 3rd brake light also. Maybe some LED's that will mount under the bed rail. Lets see some options.
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Recon lighting sells a kit, google it and you'll find it
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ya not looking to spend $120 bucks.
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Get some rope lighting and put it under the bedrails and then tap into the 3rd/dome light so when you turn on the dome light/aux lights it will light up the rope lighting. I think that makes sense.
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I wonder how bright the LBM-xW4 White LED Module is (the last one on the page)

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Since you will probably use them at night just about anything will work OK.

I have some interior lights that have four LEDs in each unit, not sure what the light output is rated at but they are surprisingly bright.

I would think any of those would be good in the dark.
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Either the rope light as said or a decent white neon tube light like they have at Advance...for my toolbox I just have a couple of those stickon push LED lights.
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Either the rope light as said or a decent white neon tube light like they have at Advance...for my toolbox I just have a couple of those stickon push LED lights.
That's a great idea, how about a pic and/or site ?
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Just stop by autozone and get some neon tubing light - in the ricer section - one in each corner, or jsut one on each side will do you plenty - and as long as it isnt on the underside I think we will overlook the rice you just added
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just run a wire to you bed go get a switch and a $15 pair or walmart fog lights i dont know if i have any pics but it works great
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These woudl work fantastic - get as many as you want, drill a 3/4" hole, run power.. and bam, done and done!
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i just used a light out of a truck cap, its a universal one

i wont have and pictures till tomorrow as its raining and i have to leave in like 5 mins.

i came off the driving lights at the rear, so you have to have the lights on to have it work. That way it wont be on aslong as your lights arent on, cause you might not notice if the cover is on and tailgate is up.
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That's a great idea, how about a pic and/or site ?
Of my setup or of the tube lights??? If mine these are the ones I have just one stuck to each side of the toolbox lid.

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the led strips and the pirrana bars on here ore both awsome
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Im not much of a lighting guy so its gets alittle dark under the tonneau at night and the lights under the 3rd brake light don't shine under there, so lets see some options. I will wire it into the 3rd brake light also. Maybe some LED's that will mount under the bed rail. Lets see some options.
The cheapest route out would be the following:

Go to your local wally world and search in the sporting goods for what is classified as a, "Tent Dome Light".

Usually they will have something in a spherical shape, with LED bulbs. Usually runs on AA batteries.

Get some adhesive velcro,
and whala!

You have yourself lights, for under 10 bucks.

If you get the right ones, the look really good, and are very bright.

Good luck...
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I used whats called "Cabela's Marine Rope Lighting". 12 volt, six foot long, with a five foot pigtail. With wiring and switch and fuse holder I spent around 60 bucks and about 3 hours of my time to do this and they work really well. Not bright as to blind you but just enough light to see your entire bed really well. I wired them together to a switch in the cab and have had no problems with them at all.
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really ****ty pics. but my friend did a light rope under the rails on his ram

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I use DOT IT's as well.... only I installed mine on the back of the back piller for the tail gate facing forward. You can slip by with one, but one on each side is ideal. They work in like -50F and as hot as you want, have a run time of 10,000hrs, and a simple push on push off...

Theyre way cooler and easier than running wiring and then tieing it into your truck. Plus, as an added bonus, you wont get stranded if you forget to tunr them off, which is VERY easy to do
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