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Looking to see if anyone has done this before and how they did it (pictures would be great). I am interested in someday putting lighting under my rig for off-roading at night. Something like a couple of inexpensive 55 watt ox lights in the front and in the rear, tucked up under the body to light obstacles at night (boulders for instance). Thanks for the info.
 

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I use Hella cornering beam lamps mounted on the roof for seeing everything, unless your going to install a see thru body the light that you want to install and use it to see isn't going to help you, you want to see what your headed to (remember when you were younger and played those memory games well now is when a good memory and attention to detail will keep you out of trouble at night) and get around it once you're on it and can see you're in trouble those lights aren't going to do you any good under there, you want everything around you well lit, not under you
 

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Rock lights you mean? Try k or wal-mart and look for the small 35 watt lights they have. I am thinking 1 on each corner and 1-2 inder the doors should be MORE then enough. Gonna have a couple problems with them though.
1, they will get banged up REAL fast unless you tuck up and in enough.
2, they will get dirty fast.
3, LOT of wiring unless you run them all off one switch and relay, thats a lot of juice to draw on one circuit also.
I had looked into this a while ago, was gonna put a cheap set of foglights ON the axle to keep them low for the street and give me some light off road.
 

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I run the rubber housing round lights from Napa. The come in different wattages, try for the 55 watt ones they are good and bright for this application. I'll try to post a link later when the Napa site come back on line.
 

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would some LEDs work? They would draw less juice and the newer ones become pretty bright, too. Not that I am planning this for myself, just something I was wondering in general.
 

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AHH! GOOD THINKING!!!!! I know they make strip lights for 3rd brake lights, wonder if you can find them in clear? Those would be able to tuck up almost anywhere!
 

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LOL! Like neon! A strip under each door right up tight to the frame.
 

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try http://www.superbrightleds.com/ I think they have clear LED tubes as well. I just don't know how bright they are, if they actually emit anough light. I have a LED headlamp that is really only good for close range.
 

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well under a rig is close range, so they should work fine. most guys around here put a light of some sort in front of each tire, pointed strait down, and then one centered front and rear, pointed inward to see the axles.

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I was thinking one under each front corner and one just behind each front wheel would probably be fine. Heck, with 55 watts lights thats 220 watts right there! @ 110 a pair, it will add up fast.
 

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the led light tubes could prolly work. then depending on price you could use more of them for the amount of juice ya planned on using.
 
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