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post #1 of 9 Old 12-03-2019, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Reverse lighting

Hello new to the forum and I am trying to find decent reverse lighting for my jk. It is a 2016 75th with stock bumpers and I am looking for ideas on how to mount led lights to the bottom of the bumper? I back a boat trailer in the dark during hunting season and it can prove to be difficult with stock reverse lights. Thanks for any help and ideas.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-04-2019, 05:34 AM
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Tap a rigid cube light into the reverse lights circuit and mount it on top of the bumper right under the brake lights. They provide very good light and since they are LED won't over power the system.


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Hi! I used the Opt 7 sidewinders and attached them to the rear existing holes in the frame with 4 inch bolts. They work great and disappear. You don't even notice them.
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Those lights hanging that low would never survive in the rocks.

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I cut holes close to the outer edge on each side and mounted them in the bumper. I used 4" round fog lights but, the cubes would work just as well. Hanging them below the bumper would get expensive having to replace them from ripping them off in the rocks IMO. I took the receiver off 'cause it would drag coming off rocks and ledges. I installed the backup lights with a switch to turn them on and off as needed. The bonus is, I can turn them on when someone is coming up behind me with their high beams on. Pretty effective at getting them to dim their lights.
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I thought about mounting one light like this but share Uncle Sam's concern that they won't last long hanging low under the bumper.
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I remember seeing some brackets that fit in or behind the rear glass hinges. That might work for you.


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I took a detour and tried a set of those uber bright LED's that replace the stock reverse light bulbs. While they are indeed super bright , I found they had minimal impact on my ability to see while reversing. So I'm back on my original mission to add a cube or flush mount light to my hitch or bumper. I think I need to determine whether I plan on retaining the stock bumper or replace it with a metal bumper and that may lead me to my solution. I've looked at replacement rear bumpers and have seen a number with integrated led lights.
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