PeterBilt 379/389 Breather LED Glow Light Kit
Make Your Pete's Breather 'Glow' with our 144 LED Light Kit!
Light up your breather with our super-bright LED light kit built for the 379 or 389 air cleaner (13" or 15"). Each breather has 72, super-bright LEDs which are hidden inside the intake. It gives the illusion that the breather is glowing (see photos). Available in single color (white, red, green, blue, amber, orange) as well as multi-color RGB which allows you to change the colors. This kit can also be combined with our GRILL LIGHT KIT and our UNDER-GLOW LIGHT KITs for the 379/389 too. 12vdc.
- Stand Alone: Single Color. This is the default configuration. Just the LED light kit for TWO breathers. No switching or battery connection wiring included. Assumes you are going to be wiring the lights into an existing 12vdc circuit or switch. Be sure to allocate additional amperage draw which depending upon the color, can be as much as .75 amps per 72 LEDs.
- Stand Alone: Single Color w/RF Wireless ON/OFF + battery connection wiring. Includes the LED light kit for two breathers (single color) PLUS a wireless on/off RF remote control along with battery connection wiring.
- Stand Alone: Multi-Color / RGB w/Wireless LED Controller + battery connection wiring. Includes the RGB multi-color LED light kit for two breathers PLUS a wireless RF/Bluetooth combo LED controller along with battery connection wiring. NOTE: You have two remote control options here: Key Fob or M7 style remote. The M7 style remote is the most popular because of it's nine large, easy-to-use and see buttons. Each button has one function so no sharing of functions. It measures 3.5" x 1.5" x .25". The KEY FOB style remote is smaller and is key chain ready. It has four smaller buttons each of which have more than one function. The KEY FOB remotes have a sliding cover to protect the keys from damage and are easy to put in your pocket without accidentally pressing any buttons. It measures 1.75" x 1" x .5". See photos.
- Integrate with existing Boogey Lights Under-Glow or Grill Light LED Light Kits (Single Color or Multi-Color). Includes either the Single Color OR RGB multi-color LED light kit for two breathers plus wiring to connect to an existing Boogey Lights Under-Glow or Grill Light LED kit that already has switching and/or LED controller in place.
Single Color vs RGB (Multi-Color)
Single colors are going to be brighter than RGB (multi-color) LEDs. The reason is that in an RGB LED there are three diodes: red, green and blue. The LED controller mixes those three colors to create other colors. For example, equal amounts of red + green + blue = white. In a single color LED, all three diodes are the same color. So in a single color white LED, there are three white LEDs which is much brighter than an RGB led mixed to show white. If you're for the absolute brightest color for your truck, go with single color. If however you want to be able to change the colors from time to time, go with RGB. Just be aware that the RGB version of isn't as bright as the single color version.
RGB / Multi-Color: For RGB led lighting an LED Controller is needed to operate the lights. The controller is what operates the lights and mixes the colors. In addition to providing a wireless on/off capability, the LED controllers offered allow you to control your lights with your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smart phone and our free smart phone APP (Android and IOS) OR the included RF wireless remote. With the included RF remote you can change between 7 colors and functions of on/off, blending, strobing, breathing, flashing, fading and dimming. You can also use your Bluetooth enabled smart phone to create that custom look with over 16 million different color combinations plus three pre-sets.
NOTE: If purchasing RGB, be aware that an RGB LED cannot create the color orange. It can come close but not exact. Why? As mentioned previously, RGB leds have three color DIODES: RED, GREEN and BLUE. It's the mixing of these three colors together that create other colors. The color ORANGE is created by mixing RED + YELLOW. The color YELLOW is created by mixing RED + GREEN. With an RGB LED, there is only one RED diode so it can only be used once. To get something that looks more like orange to the human eye using RGB LEDs you need to mix equal amounts of RED + GREEN (actually just a bit less green since the human eye is more sensitive to green wavelengths). This will give you the color YELLOW. Then, increase the intensity of the RED just a little (or, pull back the green). This will essentially add a little red to the yellow to effectively mix a color that has an orange tint which is closer to AMBER. It's not perfect but it's as close as you can get to the color orange using RGB led lights.
All Boogey Lights® LED strips are COMMON CATHODE LEDS. They share a common ground and will only work with positively switched controllers. Most LED strips on the market today are COMMON ANODE because the controller technology used to power them is less expensive to manufacture. However they're not nearly as bright and are an overall inferior design when compared with COMMON CATHODE LEDs.
Installation takes about an hour per breather. Here are the basic steps.
- Remove the top of the breather. There are usually 4 bolts. Take the top of the breather to a workbench or flat surface where it's easier to work on it.
- Determine how you're going to run the power lead that attaches to the LED strip from inside the breather top and into the engine compartment. There are two ways you can run the power lead from inside the breather top into the engine compartment where you'll make your electrical connections (or, connect to an existing Boogey Lights light kit already installed).
The first way is to route the power lead down into the air intake manifold hose that connects the breather to the engine and then exit that intake manifold hose once inside the engine compartment. We find this to be the easiest and cleanest since it doesn't require removing the entire breather can from the truck. It might not however always be that way depending upon your truck.
The second option is to route the power lead out of the back of the top of the breather. This is done by drilling a hole through the screen mesh at the back of the breather top at the seam and then routing the power lead through an existing hole in the truck behind the breather and either into the cab area or the engine compartment. This option may require removing the entire breather can from the truck to gain access to a suitable access hole.
Once you've determined which method of routing the power lead cable you're going to use, you'll need to either drill a 5/16" hole into the base of the breather top (see photo) for wiring option one OR into the screen seam for wiring option two (see photo).
- Clean the LED mounting surface with rubbing alcohol and then apply the 3M Adhesion Primer. At this point you can mount the LED strips. Make sure you plan the layout such that the power lead points toward the rear of the breather. Use the supplied Butyl tape to secure the power lead firmly against the breather top (see photo).
- Route the power lead wire through the hole you drilled in the breather top. Once you have the power lead through the hole, you can wire in the supplied male end of the quick disconnect plug. Important that the breather top be able to be removed easily for service with the LEDs installed inside. . Installing the quick-disconnect plug does that. We suggest allowing 12" to 18"of slack in the power lead cable so you have some room to work; but not too much that you have to coil up excess cable inside the air intake hose. The female end of the quick-disconnect plug needs to be wired to the included feeder cable with the opposite end going through the hole you'll drill in the intake hose inside the engine compartment (see photo). The male and female quick-disconnect plugs will connect together inside the air intake hose just inside the engine compartment.
- Once you have the power lead cable in the engine compartment, you can continue with wiring the LEDs to power and/or a switch.