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Old 02-24-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
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and what would you cut the bumper with?...pretty thick stuff!
We must have different bumpers, mine is not the most stout thing in the world. Im betting a sawzall would make quick work of it.

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No more often than we need backup lights on our trailer, I just got 4 of these from Harbor Freight (on sale at $2.99 ea) and stick them on the back bumper if I'm trying to back unto a site after dark. They have a magnet on the back - not strong, but strong enough to stay on the bumper as you slowly back into a space.

We've got a few of those strategically placed, but not near as "custom" as flushing them into the bumper
It's on my to do list that isnt very important right now but will likely give it a whirl at some point this summer.
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:12 PM   #12
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Guys I know some of you are not going to want to spend the money because like me I try to not have to back in after dark but sometimes when things go wrong you might get there late. If you want some back up lights check these out that I put on our heavy haul truck.



This is what I put on my boat (much cheaper)



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Old 03-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #13
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Wow! now those are some bright lights. Can you give any details on them or a link to them?
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:09 AM   #14
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The one on the back of the semi are....Blue Water LED

The ones on the boat are....Navigator® Heavy Duty LED Work Lamp 4-1/4 in. x 4-1/4 in. Square Clear Lens, 16 Watt - Tractor Supply Co.
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Those are awsome!! I need some of those on my tractor and boat.

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I put a pair of these 10W LED flood lights on the back of my F150 and they work great.
2X 800LM Cree LED 10W Flood Work Light CAR Boat Truck Driving Square ATV 12V 24V | eBay

They are 800 lumens compared to the 3400 lumens on the back of transamz9's truck, but they're plenty bright enough for my needs. If you need to project to 50' like transamz9 does for his application I'd look into his supplier but that could really irritate your neighbours in a campground at night.
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I put a pair of these 10W LED flood lights on the back of my F150 and they work great.
2X 800LM Cree LED 10W Flood Work Light CAR Boat Truck Driving Square ATV 12V 24V | eBay

They are 800 lumens compared to the 3400 lumens on the back of transamz9's truck, but they're plenty bright enough for my needs. If you need to project to 50' like transamz9 does for his application I'd look into his supplier but that could really irritate your neighbours in a campground at night.
Yeah, you don't need the ones like what I have on the truck. LOL! You say 50'? The picture is really a bad example of what those lights do. In a wide open field, they will light 200' up like daylight. You wouldn't be liked very well in the campground.

The ones I have on the boat work great and they are only 500 lumens. I'm sure the one you have work great also.
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I am intrigued by those Cree LED lights, I might need to get one to play with. One of the main reasons I wanted to flush it in the bumper (other than the "different" factor) is that the grill is mounted on the back bumper. They way it is mounted and the way it swings around to use it you would not be able to mount anything to the top of the bumber on the door side of the camper or it would keep the arm from swinging around.
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You could mount them closer to the middle of the bumper (and above the bumper) and just aim them a bit to the outside or you could mount them on the underside at each end. I don't think the stock brackets wouldn't allow you to mount them directly on the vertical surface of the back of the bumper, but if they did they'd stick out about 4", so that's probably not an option.

The spread angle of the light is probably something like 100 degrees. I can take some pictures if you're interested in seeing what they look like.

I was originally looking at Rigid Industries' Dually flood lights when I found the CREE lights on eBay for about 1/3 the cost. The major difference is that the eBay lights don't come with a wiring harness. If money is no object, you could look at these Rigid flush mount backup lights or something similar on eBay.
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Man those look nice but they are spendy.
My next Amazon order will have one of the Cree LED's on it to play with
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