Let’s back up!

Facing JeepI filled my Championship Sunday commercial breaks today with installing my SuperBright LEDs back-up lights in my Crawler Conceptz Ultra II rear bumper. And, because my chief concern was quickly placing and/or wiring the lights, I’ll apologize for not taking the photos necessary for a proper installation write-up. For now, suffice it to say I’ve tied in the back-up lights to the same switch as my rock lights for convenience sake. Eventually, I’ll tie each separately into an sPOD or similar in-cab switch bank.

Now, allow me to demonstrate the stark difference these 2.5-inch, four-LED lights make behind my Jeep.

Materials/tools needed:

  • M4-WHB4 2.5-inch white LED lights (2)
  • PL-2S right-angle 2-pin plugs (2)
  • Truck-Lite 10700-3 open-back 2.15-inch rubber grommets (2)
  • Black automotive-grade silicone
  • 18-gauge wire (black-insulated)
  • 18-gauge wire (red-insulated)
  • Heat-shrink electrical butt connectors
  • Heat-shrink sleeves
  • 3/8-inch plastic electrical conduit
  • Cable ties
  • Electrical tape
  • Wire strippers/cutters
  • Heat gun or cigarette lighter
Back-Up Only.jpg

Factory Jeep back-up lights.

 

Bumper Only.jpg

LED back-ups only.

Bumper and Back-Up.jpg

Factory back-ups and LEDs.

 

First impressions

To the naked eye, the LEDs didn’t create quite as blue a cast as these photos illustrate, but they nonetheless deliver a welcome boost to the factory illumination.

For more information on these or other lighting ideas, check out www.superbrightleds.com.

Total time to complete

Start to finish, inserting the Truck-Lite rubber grommets, LED lights, running wiring, then sealing it up and placing it inside appropriate loom took about five commercial breaks. I’ll estimate that as about 15 minutes, give or take.

Total project cost

$23.82, plus incidentals

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