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Unread 04-24-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Great idea for backup lights!

Well...it's a great idea in MY opinion anyways.

I'm installing the new Vision X Solstice S1100 flood lights as back up lights. I didn't want to cut into my bumper and I didn't want to mount to my spare so I've been looking for a good solution for where the heck to put them.

These lights are 2"x2" so I THINK I can mount them on top of my taillights. I'm going to mount them on the inside corner so they don't get whacked by a branch. Working on it today. If it doesn't work out, this thread is really really really going to suck, but I'm pretty sure it'll work out.

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Dimensions 2" x 2" x 2"
Diameter 2"
Weight .5 lbs
Mounting Depth 1"
Amperage Draw .75 @ 12 Volts
Input Voltage 9 - 50 Volts DC
Housing Die-Cast Aluminum
Number of LEDs 10 Watt LED
Housing Black
Lumens 900
Watts 10
Beam Pattern Flood
Warranty Lifetime Limited

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Unread 04-24-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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ps. The lights lock together so if there's room, I might double them up and do 2 per side. 900 lumens per 2" light ain't half bad.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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hmmm I would like to see how this looks...
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hmmm... My new carrier is finished today (I haven't even seen it yet, my jeep is still over at RockRash4x4). I'm wondering now if there might be someplace on the carrier to add these lights.

Gotta a link for them?
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Wish i bought some of these instead of their Tantrum Kit for my rock lights


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Wish i bought some of these instead of their Tantrum Kit for my rock lights


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I was thinking the same thing. These would make incredible rock lights. The only down side is that each of these lights costs about the same as the whole kit of Tantrum lights. Doing 8 of these would end up somewhere in the vicinity of a grand. My Tantrum kit is not SUPER bright, but they serve the purpose and are a great deal.
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It seems to be coming together.

I'm using the screw hole on the inside top of the light to mount it. Using an 8mm bolt so the hole had to be drilled a little bit larger.

Here's the light sitting loosely on top of the taillight to show what it will look like. These things are really small.

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They look great. I was just playing with one of those up at the local offroad shop, and they are STOUT little suckers! Those things would be killer under a rig!
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It seems to be coming together.

I'm using the screw hole on the inside top of the light to mount it. Using an 8mm bolt so the hole had to be drilled a little bit larger.

Here's the light sitting loosely on top of the taillight to show what it will look like. These things are really small.

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After reading your 1st post....I must admit I had my doubts. But having see the installed pictures I say "cool idea" I prefer mine in my bumper but can respect people not wanting to cut into the rear bumper and this will definately work.
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Wranglers are great. Door getting in the way? Keeps swinging shut and getting in the way while you're wiring? Take it off!

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Mounting the switch below the other 2 I put in for the other lights. Left side down low.

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Plenty of room in the back

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Nicely done. I'm wondering now if I could replace the Shrockworks rear bumper lamps with something like this.

Of course, once the wife saw what I dropped on all the front Vision X lights, that may be a bit further out...
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Got one of em mounted right and wired up:

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And I'll tell you what....this thing is BRIGHT! Tried to get an angle on my cell phone where you could see something other than light and still get an idea of how bright it is. Remember the whole case is 2x2". The circle of light is probably about 1.5" round. I don't think I'll have any problem with light behind me any more...

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wow that looks really bright

I am surprised
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Are you thinking about wiring them in to the backup circuit? Also, I didn't notice a price mentioned..

I think these would make good rock lights as well.
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I just wired them to a switch. The ones I had on my last rig I had hooked up to a 3-way so I could have it in the following positions: Off, On, or On when in reverse. I never used option #3 so I just went with a 2-way on this one. Just on and off.

They run about $140 per light.
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