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Here in East TN, I don't have the need for a permanent chase light solution. I also wanted to be ...


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Old 05-30-2018, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here in East TN, I don't have the need for a permanent chase light solution. I also wanted to be able to have removable rear-facing white lighting for camping. I don't need an expensive set-up, and I wanted it to be removable. I ended up with a pair of lights that fit VERY snugly in my rear stake pockets. They have removable amber lenses.

I had them out on some moderate backroads / trails. They stayed very firm. Would I take these out west on high-speed desert runs? Maybe, but I wouldn't expect them to necessarily work as well as a for-purpose chase light kit. But for my use, they work well, and the cost was right.
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If you're interested in the parts:

Nilight 18w lights (pair): http://a.co/4K9qOeL $14 for the pair

Amber Lenses: http://a.co/hrtpnxc $7

Connectors: http://a.co/dZlSAVJ $8


Note that the amber lenses did NOT quite fit. I had to heat up the tangs with a heat gun and carefully bend them outward. Used large rubber bands to hold them in place. The lights didn't get hot enough to damage the lenses or the bands. I also drilled a small hole in the lens and used a wire to capture them to the light in case they fell off. They have stayed in place so far.

I used a pressure-treated 2x4, cut to a tight fit, and routed a notch for the power cable. Used 5/16-18 1" long wood nut screwed and glued into the end of the board.

Ran the wire from AUX 6, back the passenger side (inside the frame), and came out right under the stake pockets. Only around 3 amps total, so no relay needed.


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I'm a light snob but I appreciate diy. And since half this forum can't even do their own oil chance you get a pat on the back.


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I'm a light snob but I appreciate diy. And since half this forum can't even do their own oil chance you get a pat on the back.
I'm a little more discerning on my permanent lights :).
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