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Question specific Bed lighting question

for those who have put LEDs in their bed. Do you like it on the sides under the rails? Or on a tonneau cover?

With my fiberglass tonneau cover, I'm thinking about putting 3 of the linked lights on my tonneau cover. spanning from the left and right side, like in the middle, and one at the tailgate area, then the middle, then up by the cab.

Think that would light things up better than on the sides?

Also. would 14 gauge be too small to go from there to the battery?

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Mock up several different mounting and placement locations, and go with the one that you think looks the best, while giving you the amount of light that you're looking for.

Are you looking to just add some accent lighting or are you looking to provide enough light to "do some work" in the bed?

I think it all comes down to personal preference. I personally like the "dome light effect", as I don't feel that the under rail lights provide enough light as a rule (there are always exceptions).

Here is a thread I started for my tonneau cover dome light project. Unfortunately I never got to finish it, as I traded my truck in last weekend.

There are many other threads dealing with bed lighting as well. You should have plenty to compare to before you start your own project.

good luck and be sure to post pics when you get 'er done

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basically when I open it up, hit the switch, I want to see Everyythingg. haha. which is why i think on the tonneau cover like yours would suit me better.
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Yeah, I currently have an SnapOn LED work light velcroed to the underside of my vinyl flip cover... But after reading about a wiring spot under the sill of the rear drivers side... I've been considering running LED strip lights along the bed and wiring it into the cargo light.
I haven't looked closely yet, but I have a drop in bed liner, so I am not sure if I can get from the bed into the cab without drilling... Project for a warmer, sunny day.
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haha see thats my though. Most of the guys ive seen on here with the side leds, have the Bakflips or a cover the flips. well i have a fiberglass one, I feel like on there would be the best option. Plus yeah, it would loooooook to be easier to install hah
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