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moto67
02-07-2014, 02:08 AM
I want to add 6 or so led lights in the back of my 06 2500. What would be the best method of powering them? Could I just use the existing wiring from the three lights there already? Any help is greatly appreciated. Here is a pic of the back.http://i.imgur.com/7fuDBLI.jpg

skydiver007
02-07-2014, 02:29 AM
I have installed them in my van to replace fluorescent bulbs and the ones I installed were 12volt units that I just plugged into the existing wiring. I have 2 way on off switches inside the back door and just inside the sliding door so they can be turned on and off from either location. Work great and consume less power than the old fluorescent lights.

surlyoldbill
02-07-2014, 02:50 AM
I used an LED light strip meant for pickup tailgate, it works pretty good but isn't super bright. If they were all the way around the top, it would be pretty bright.

moto67
02-07-2014, 03:42 AM
Thanks, that is what I was planning on doing but I was little concerned about everyone talking about how the T1N's have a very sensitive electrical system

uglied
02-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Used 2 foot strips used for undercabinet lights. 12v and plug they plug to geather and also have 6 in cables to go between them. Got from LED Wholesalers through Amazon. Connected to existing lights so they work like the existing lights but much more light and use very little power. In the $ 20.00 range. Also Sprinter World div of Cycle van has a kit. 732-238-3110

surlyoldbill
02-07-2014, 10:46 PM
There is an LED kit at local Costco that is 12' of 2' strips, there is a remote control and there are color choices, strobe choices, dimmer, etc. I think it's 12vdc, so just cut off the 110ac adapter and wire directly to the existing overhead light wiring. I put a set of these in a bathroom for someone, and they have a decent amount of light.
http://costcocouple.com/sylvania-mosaic-led-flexible-light-kit/

glasseye
02-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Thanks, that is what I was planning on doing but I was little concerned about everyone talking about how the T1N's have a very sensitive electrical system

I think LEDs are only a worry if they're used in the vehicle marker lights or turn signals. There, The Fatherland has control. I don't think that connecting them in place of the cargo lights would cause any problems.

I use little LED spots that connect directly to 12VDC. They draw less than 50 mA each. :bow:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5058/5469669240_009c99165b_o.jpg

Speaking purely aesthetically, single-emitter LEDs are much nicer lighting than banks of multiple emitters. One small source, one clean, hard shadow. I can put light where I want it and not where I don't.

pinzgauer
02-08-2014, 01:46 PM
Where do you get these? I'm looking for reading type spots to mount in the rear air vent "tray" of our passenger t1n

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glasseye
02-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Www.dealextreme.com

It's on the pix.