Dislike the limited instructions. This could be a problem if you don't know a lot about electrical.Liked super bright and easy install, for myself
I want to be clear that I like these lights. I really do. But this isn't a custom-designed kit where you follow a few directions and everything works great. You'll need to do a little planning with this, and probably more than a little troubleshooting before you're done.The package comes with two sets of four lights. Each strand has ample lead wire, depending on the distance it needs to be run and it's possible to disconnect some of the light units without cutting wire, thanks to inline connectors.. When possible, it may be better to tie your power into a closer electrical systems than a direct line to the battery, but even that's what you need to do, you may well have enough additional wire to get there. I installed these on a 2021 Ford Ranger, which has a termination under the bed from the factory (this is actually intended for use with a Ford accessory that installs a power port in the bed), which I used this as my source of power. Of course, you'll not want these to run continuously, so the kit includes two switches (SPDT), along with a bit of mounting hardware for the lights. Enough people have complained that no wiring instructions are given, so apparently, they started including them. Unfortunately, the diagram in mine was actually backward. The center pole on the switch is power input as indicated, but the "on" pole is on the "off" side of the switch, instead of the "on" side as indicated. Bottom line, get a simple multimeter, put it in continuity mode, and test the switch before you use it.Other than that, I'm pretty pleased. The 3M tape on the lights seems to be holding well, though I found I needed to apply a fair amount of pressure to ensure they held. The light is nicely bright and works great. I made a small wooden block with a hole the right size for the switch and used some double-sided tape to affix it to the corner of my bed. I made plenty of wiring mistakes and had to do a bit of troubleshooting (hint: check your fuses), but after several hours of toying around, this non-electrician managed to get the job done.
I installed 2 (of the 8 pieces) in the trunk lid of my Saab 9-3 so I can see the contents in my trunk, as well as help me while loading/unloading stuff in the pitch dark.I plan to install a pair of these in my Camry as well as Altima.
These are totally worth the $15 or whatever it was to get these. Added some Velcro backing to the adhesive, and the lights stuck to the top of my carpet-lined camper shell. Wired everything up to a pressure switch, so the lights come on when I open the shell!My only only comment would be to include some instructions, and allow all the lights to be connected together into one harness. I was able to figure this out without instructions, but can’t say the same for the average Joe; also, having two separate light harnesses is irrelevant if they’re going to be wired together anyways.
You'll need to pair this with some adhesive wire clips, because there is a lot of wire between pods and on the terminal end. That being said, it has plenty of wire to route however you need. Mine didn't include the switch as advertised, so I had to buy my own. They are plenty bright and look just like they came from the factory.
These lights are super bright so I give them a 5 star on brightness. You need to test the switch. The instructions are incorrect. Thats why it is getting a 4 star overall. They tell you to feed power on middle prong..that is incorrect for the switch provided and unsafe as it gives power to both other prongs (one at a time depending how switch is flipped). If you feed power to a side prongs it will give power to the middle. That is how I hooked mine up. NO ground to the switch. Only ground the lights somewhere to the body. I used the 12v red wire on my 2014 Silverado trailer light harness with a inline fuse. Don't power it up without a inline fuse. Be safe and spend the 8 dollars on a fuse holder. The only items this kit comes with (I'm sure all kits are the same) is lights with their wire, and switch. You'll need your own wire connectors (16-22gauge),wire stripper and crimper, 2 female plugs, inline fuse, wire strap for wherever you drill in the ground ends, and splice connector to your power source unless you run a wire all the way to your battery.
Took the pic in broad daylight. Used 4 of them in the bed and the other 4 under the hood, since my 2018 Silverado doesn’t have under hood lighting🙄. Very bright and the double sided tape works like the 3M brand.
These lights are very bright and easy to install. Only draw back I had was the length between LEDs made me reconsider installing configuration since I am using them to illuminate storage compartments in my boat. Overall great product.
Got these to replace the dome lights for back seat and to illuminate the rear cargo area
Good value, with two sets and switches included.