3rd Brake Lights
Just above the rear tail gate, I added a 3rd brake light. I had
been looking around for a while for just the right shape LED light bar
and finally found this one. The LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights
are solid state devices that are great replacements for many incandescent
light applications. They are low power, yet bright, and have a very
long operating life, typically 100,000 hours, and produce very little heat.
LED are made in a few colors, red, amber, orange, green, and now blue.
The manufacture (Wolo Mfg. Crop) makes
the light bars in red & amber and can be found on their WEB page under
SPECIALITY LIGHTING PRODUCTS, . Model MODEL LTB-10
Right now I have installed just one bar, but will be mounting 3 bars
side by side. The next two light bars will be connected to the rear brake/turn
signal circuit, so they will act as both extra brake light, and turn signal.
Once installed, any time I hit the brakes, all three light bars will light
up, give those behind good warning. And if the turn signal is on, the on
the left or right side will flash.
The manufacture of the light bar is coming out with a new brighter light
bar that does not have the de-fused lens and are made with newer brighter
LEDs, this one here has a de-fused lens. The new light bar should be out
this January or February of 98. The defused lens would be great for a marker
light, and is listed as a "Decorative" light trim bar. Once I get them
I will install the two other light bars.
In order to get the brake light signal with out the turn signal, you
can connect it to the red wire of your trailer hitch connector. The
light bar will light up any time the brakes are applied, and any time the
4way flashers are on. The yellow wire is your left turn/brake signal,
and the dark green is your right signal.
Close up view of an amber light bar not installed. Front
Since the last picture above, I have now installed two more 14 inch
light bars that were place on either end of the above bar and are connected
to the rear Signal/Brake lights.