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Ditch lights?
« on: Oct 22, 2018, 08:59:57 PM »
Who has them or uses them?  Are they useful?  I was considering a set for my  2012 Taco.  CBI has brackets  and they used to have Rigid cubes on the website.  I live in the dark areas without streetlights.

Who has a set up and how pleased are you with them?  Vendors?
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2018, 12:26:44 AM »
anyone on ditch lights?  BUELLER, BUELLER?
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2018, 12:34:15 AM »
What is a ditch light?
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 24, 2018, 08:48:32 AM »
They are brackets that hold the lights/light pods.  They mount on the corners by the hood hinges.  Meant to shine off the side of the truck.  So a ditch would be visible at night when offroad.

I've only seen them on CBI offroad.  Dont know if they are a decent addition.  Its dark where I live...no street lights and when cornering I cant see.
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 24, 2018, 09:07:17 AM »
Its dark where most of us go in our trucks. :rofl:

Are you talking about running this while driving on road? Legalities in your area? I would bet a no go.
Off road i personally dont see the point, my headlights provide enough light I can see ditches, i also added a cheap light bar.  And i have rocklights i have on when im offroad at night usually.  I dont see the added benefit of ditch lights, and i have never seen anyone run them personally.  Like most things though, function over form..  if it helps you see in a beneficial manner, then run em.  Just keep in mind they would definitely get you pulled over around here on road, even if you turn them off when vehicles are approaching.  :dunno:

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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2018, 10:57:20 AM »
They work good i have installed them on several vehicles. I am a KC lights dealer now so if you want a good deal on something from them let me know.
I am making a mount for the tundra hood real soon for my self..

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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 24, 2018, 11:34:43 AM »
What is a ditch light?



Looks like you could run one as a spotlight in Hawaii.
291-30 Spotlights.

No spotlight shall be used in any city, town, or village, and no spotlight shall be so used as to shine in the eyes of the drivers of approaching passing vehicles, and when used every spotlight shall be turned off not less than two hundred feet from an approaching vehicle.

........................I live in the dark areas without streetlights.

Is there any adjustment in the oem driving lights?
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 24, 2018, 03:01:47 PM »
Get the movable cop lights
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #8 on: Oct 24, 2018, 04:00:10 PM »
They work good i have installed them on several vehicles. I am a KC lights dealer now so if you want a good deal on something from them let me know.
I am making a mount for the tundra hood real soon for my self..

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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 25, 2018, 02:52:03 PM »
Yes I'll run them on the road.  And I'm sure they're not legal.  Special rules apply where I'm driving...Construction/Emergency highway repairs.

And better headlights are on the list as well, mine suck
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 29, 2018, 09:13:23 AM »
I wonder if rock lights would do the job.  I have to see the edges of the road.  Construction site is always changing(narrowing) the road.
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 29, 2018, 09:28:01 AM »
Maybe Rigid rock light kit?  Who has those?
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 30, 2018, 05:20:36 AM »
i have installed 4 cree led cubes on my power wagon. i use them constantly. they are aimed aggressively towards the ditches on either side. i haven't been flashed yet, even in the hateful state of California. i drive cross country last month and didnt turn them off once, no flashing, no law enforcement concerns.

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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 30, 2018, 02:16:52 PM »
Those look nicely installed.  ...And the spending never stops :gap:
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 31, 2018, 09:18:09 AM »
I run Sierra led rock lights on the wheeler and there led cubes on the tow rig and 4runner. They are just as good as Rigid and a little cheaper.

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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 31, 2018, 09:48:47 PM »
I bought Rigid rock lights  (4 pods) from Sierra Expeditions for $365.00 including shipping to Hawaii.

Hope they do the job and are worth the $.

I don't have time for complicated wiring...I already have a set of LEDs wired up on my other truck.  Weather pak connectors, Blue Sea fuse box and Bussman breaker(terminology?).  Good but a pain to setup.
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 31, 2018, 09:50:05 PM »
Off subject---I'm ordering C/Os and UCAs tomorrow
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 26, 2018, 04:56:25 PM »
So as not to poach on Big Mikes thread...I will continue my lighting questions and posts here.  Rigid rock lights not installed yet.  Reverse bulbs that Big Mike bought, I ordered.  Looked up JDM Astar headlights($60-80) and will order those if I'm happy with the reverse ones.

 If they are good enough for Marlin Crawler I'm sure they'll be good enough for me.
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 29, 2018, 03:39:55 PM »
No ditch lights for me, just the rock lights.  I haven't decided on exactly where I'll mount them yet.  Ordered the Brightbox for headlights.  Hope it's worth it.

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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 03, 2019, 04:45:09 PM »
Putting this here because it regards my lighting situation.  I bought the Brite Box.  It didn't work correctly.  The low beams are suppose to stay on when the high beams are activated.  That worked.
The fogs are also to be able to stay on.  Only the passenger would work.  I thought it was the plug to the fog light...it wouldn't seat all the way.  I fixed that, but still, no.

Anyone have any experience with this product? 
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 03, 2019, 06:43:34 PM »
With it not working correctly from the start, I would contact them and ask for a replacement.   

Does the right fog light work w/the lows on?
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 05, 2019, 06:47:37 AM »
Putting this here because it regards my lighting situation.  I bought the Brite Box.  It didn't work correctly.  The low beams are suppose to stay on when the high beams are activated.  That worked.
The fogs are also to be able to stay on.  Only the passenger would work.  I thought it was the plug to the fog light...it wouldn't seat all the way.  I fixed that, but still, no.

Anyone have any experience with this product? 

Do both fog lights work normally if you don't have the britebox connected to them? Did you get the right box? They list 2 different ones based on daytime running lights. Can you provide a picture of the particular model (4L.FLC?) They don't have a picture on the website
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Re: Ditch lights?
« Reply #22 on: Mar 06, 2019, 11:02:49 AM »
Yes both fogs work normal w/o the box.  WITH the box low beams and high work together, BUT only the passenger fog w/ the box.

Sorry my computer or phone won't let me upload pics.  It came with an intermediary plug for one headlight(controls them both) and one fog plug that works the same.  Red wire fused to the positive on the battery.  I think the box must be defective given that everything works properly except drivers fog.
« Last Edit: Mar 06, 2019, 11:38:27 AM by Wainiha »
2000 3.4L xtra-cab Tacoma.
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Marlin 1200lb. clutch
Marlin short shifter
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Waiting on Marlin for the RA60 Short throw shifter...Hint Hint
FLOODED...GONE

2012 4.0L xtra-cab 4x4 Tacoma
Automatic...Don't shoot...
All stock for now.

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