: Back up lights?


TacoJumper
09-19-2005, 11:05 PM
What kind of back-up lights would you suggest?
Anybody have some aux back-up lights that work amazingly well?

these would be mounted on my rear bumper
-Laurence

alabamatacomaguy
09-19-2005, 11:16 PM
i got some from wall mart and they work great and i busted one and its no big deal to replace it

gumbo
09-19-2005, 11:22 PM
We just did a flat bed for my truck and I picked up some small rectangular lights from Northern tool for like $9.99. They are compact and throw a wide beam.

LAW
09-19-2005, 11:57 PM
foglights from autoparts store, 20$

ROCKWIESER
10-05-2005, 11:09 AM
What kind of back-up lights would you suggest?
Anybody have some aux back-up lights that work amazingly well?

these would be mounted on my rear bumper
-Laurence
went big with some hellas I hate people that flash there brights lol!!!! :cool:

Murderman
10-05-2005, 05:56 PM
Laurence,

The ones that I have always liked are Warn W520's. They are SS, with 2-axis mounting brackets [so they stay put where you aim them], and single wire hookup through the stem [assuming a good ground]. I used to run two in front above the winch as an alternate/supplement to headlights, and one as a back-up light on the left side of the rollbar of the grey truck. They are sitting in a box in the garage waiting to be put on the Heep one of these days.

From an optical perspective, a flood lens / reflector is better than a spot or driving, as you won't be going fast in reverse. Also, the smaller lens [5" vs. 6"] for a given wattage lamp means less distance, and hence greater intensity over a relatively short distance.

For a back-up light application, mount a single light on the driver's side; that way, when you look over your right shoulder, you get the light, but no glare in your face like if you had put one on the passenger's side [or a pair]. Aim it to the center, use the optional 100W bulb, and put a dedicated fused & switched circuit using 14-12 gauge wire.

That's my .03. ;)

TacoJumper
10-05-2005, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the reply guys, I'll get something set up eventually.

-Laurence