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Rock Lights
« Reply #-1 on: February 24, 2014, 06:38:43 PM »

Hey everyone!

I have a JKU that claims She has issues with seeing while wheeling at night...  ::)
I had the idea to install Rock lights for her. So I did some research
on lighting. I found a few expensive sets. They were looking for $120
for the whole kit (which never stated if the LED's are water proof or not)
... and to be honest it looks like something i could buy at PepBoys...
which I'm not fond of. they stated that they "strobed" (woo -_-)
So i have found a set off eBay for 30$ shipped to my door. These being
waterproofed flat style squares with 4 LED's on Each "Pod".  Comes with
a set of 20 Pods.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130573395227#ht_2352wt_1053

Basically was wondering if anyone has installed any sort
of rock lighting... if so can you steer me in the correct direction?
not to be confused with "underglow". I'm looking at "white"
colors under the truck, and i don't need them to "strobe to music" these lights
are  to be used for wheeling offroad and seeing objects under the Jeep.

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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 08:18:10 PM »

Thanks WB JOE

However i'd like to stick with the LED profile look.
Her JK is all LED's now. From headlight to tail light.
Down to her turning signals lol. She hates the way
halogens work, but I do see the price and that is an
awesome price, I think I will do those for my LJ  ;D
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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 09:55:09 PM »

Thanks WB JOE

However i'd like to stick with the LED profile look.
Her JK is all LED's now. From headlight to tail light.
Down to her turning signals lol. She hates the way
halogens work, but I do see the price and that is an
awesome price, I think I will do those for my LJ  ;D

LED headlights????!!!!! I hope they are truck lights LEDs and not check Ebay H4 ones.
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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 10:38:01 PM »

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LED headlights?!!!!! I hope they are truck lights LEDs and not check Ebay H4 ones.
Of course she has the V2 Truck Lites

and i myself have the V2.5? i guess they are called..
i have the same Trucklites except mine have an Automatic Lens Defroster  :P
my lights have a thermostat that at 33degrees it turns on the Defrosters
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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 02:29:50 AM »

What kind of look/effect are you going for with the lights? Do you want just the wheels illuminated or a strip running down the frame? I installed them on my LJ and decided to go with 55 watt halogen auxiliary lights you can get cheap from harbor freight. I wanted just the wheel area illuminated so I mounted them accordingly. They work fine but they do get pretty hot. But I hardly do any night wheeling and they are more for my spotter or when I need to wrench in the dark. I was considering LEDs but decided against. Here are two websites I recommend

http://www.oznium.com/

http://www.superbrightleds.com/

I think the first one will be more helpful to you.  They sell LED pucks that are waterproof but they run for about $18 each not sure what your budget is. I figured the lights would get destroyed by rocks/mud/water so I went with cheap ones that I wouldn't care about having to replace.




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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 11:54:39 AM »

Of course she has the V2 Truck Lites

and i myself have the V2.5? i guess they are called..
i have the same Trucklites except mine have an Automatic Lens Defroster  :P
my lights have a thermostat that at 33degrees it turns on the Defrosters

damn, and she still can't see at night.

With lighting, always start with what do you want to light up. ditches, distances, rocks etc. from there, there's so Many options. rock lights are easy to do. nice relay and switch and yiure good
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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 04:22:11 PM »

damn, and she still can't see at night.

With lighting, always start with what do you want to light up. ditches, distances, rocks etc. from there, there's so Many options. rock lights are easy to do. nice relay and switch and yiure good

yeahhh She's a nut. She has the same issues as me, but I'm able to tolerate the dark with a simple flashlight if i had too. so Her Jeep as well as Mine both will be doing lighting. Like stated before she wants to keep hers LED to maintain the LED lighting look. Me? not so so much... i mean if i can find a good bundle deal on LED
I personally need MY LIGHTS for my spotters as well... plus for wrenching around in the woods, also be able to see the lower end of stumps and or rocks in my mirrors looking back. Over all... lights are helpful its easier to just say that  ;D
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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014, 06:28:44 PM »

yeahhh She's a nut. She has the same issues as me, but I'm able to tolerate the dark with a simple flashlight if i had too. so Her Jeep as well as Mine both will be doing lighting. Like stated before she wants to keep hers LED to maintain the LED lighting look. Me? not so so much... i mean if i can find a good bundle deal on LED
I personally need MY LIGHTS for my spotters as well... plus for wrenching around in the woods, also be able to see the lower end of stumps and or rocks in my mirrors looking back. Over all... lights are helpful its easier to just say that  ;D

heck yea i agree. lighting makes all the difference. does she hav  a roof rack. if not, wheel well LEDs are easy to do. Just like in the pic below. i want to find a link i had fr a good set.
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Re: Rock Lights
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014, 09:14:19 PM »

heck yea i agree. lighting makes all the difference. does she hav  a roof rack. if not, wheel well LEDs are easy to do. Just like in the pic below. i want to find a link i had fr a good set.
She does not. Working toward getting a Rigid Light bar for the top of her JK
My LJ can wait on the light bar... as cool as they are i am in no serious rush. I currently have two 7" KC slims on my A pillars.And altho lighing distance does lack a bit... i've been doing my research.

She has the duallys on her A pillars.
I was looking to eventually do D2's on mine

but she and i both need lighting on the underside of the rig.

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