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A couple of years ago I bought a tonneau cover for my 2010 F150. The cover allows me to haul equipment without the worry of it getting wet while freeing up cab space. I also keep my hunting clothes in the bed so they can stay scent free. This past turkey season I pulled into my hunting spot and the usual routine is grabbing my head light from inside the cab so I can grab my hunting clothes from the bed. Well I left my headlamp in the pocket of my pants which were inside my truck bed, and even when the tonneau cover is folded up, it is still hard to see with the cab light on.
My solution to this problem was buying a LED light kid online for $60 and installing the kit myself. The kit consists of 8 LED blocks with 4 individual LEDs on each block (4 blocks for each cab side). The install was pretty simple, the ligh blocks were secured to the bed with 2 sided 3m tape, (self tapping screws could also be used), each positive and negative wires were fished through the bed and to the battery. The negative wires were connected to each other and then to a ground while the positive wires were connected to a 5amp inline fuse and then to the positive terminal to the battery, the other end connected to a on/off switch. Another wire was then connected to the other terminal of the on/off switch to complete the circuit.
Here is a diagram of how I wired the lights


And here is the end result


I thought it turned out pretty good. All I have to do now hit the on/off switch that I mounted below the steering wheel before I get out of the truck and the bed lights up. No more keeping a head lamp in the cab or forgetting where I put it.
 

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That's a pretty sweet idea. I have a cap and it has a light and it's rigged up to a 3 way switch. Always on, always off, and on when the window is open, off otherwise. It worked via a magnetic switch, which was junk, so I bought a mercury switch online for a couple bucks and installed that on the "arms" of the cap window. Works like a charm.
 

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i bought similar lights at advance auto...did the same as you...also i put a set under the rail of my boat...great when out chasing hybrids and need to see
 

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My friend put those LED tube lights (look christmas lights in a clear piece of hose) up under the rail in his boat. Works slick!
 
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