VNL GEN 2 / GEN 3 Fairing Extension LED Light Kit
VNL GEN2 / GEN3 Fairing Extension Light Kit
The Boogey Lights® Fairing Extension Light Kit for the Volvo VNL series HDT is designed to light up the area behind the sleeper producing a nice glow effect. Designed to be an ADD-ON to our Under-Cab Accent Light Kit, it is available in both single color and multi-color (RGB) versions these LED light strips mount to either the fairing extension or, if you truck is equipped with air deflectors attached to the fairing extensions, the air deflector leading edge. Regardless of which model, the LED strips point inward toward the back of the sleeper which provides a very nice glow effect (see photos, video). The passenger's side LED strip has a 25' power lead and the driver's side strip has a 15' power lead to connect to a 12v power source, switch or Boogey Lights® RGB controller. When paired with our VNL GEN2/GEN3 Under-Cab Accent Light Kit, this fairing extension light kit creates a very cool lighting effect for the entire tractor. If purchasing the RGB multi-color version, the power lead will need to connect to a Boogey Lights® controller which is included with our Under-Cab Accent Light kit or sold-separately. Will fit both the VNL Gen 2 (2004-2018) and VNL Gen 3 ( 2019+) trucks.
If you're purchasing the RGB (multi-color) version of this kit but aren't purchasing the Under-Cab Accent Light Kit to pair with this Fairing Extension Light Kit you'll need an RGB remote control to power the LEDs. In this instance you can add the HEAVY DUTY COMBO CONTROLLER which is listed as an option. This LED controller is both a Bluetooth and RF controller capable of powering up to 1800 LEDs. Not required for single color LEDs.
(Photos for this product show our Fairing Extension Light Kit installed on a 2015 Volvo VNL 780 with the Air Deflectors. Also shown is our Under-Cab Accent Light Kit with Super Bluetooth RGB combo controller along with Air Vent light Kit. RGB Version).
DOT COMPLIANCE: The AMBER and RED single color LED strips are DOT COMPLIANT. They conform to applicable provisions of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 requirements.
An example of our Bluetooth controller Programmable Color Rotation feature programmed to run through a sequence of Red, White and Blue. This 2015 Volvo VNL 780 has our Under-Cab lights, Air-Vent lights and our Fairing Extension light kit installed.
Installation Info, Where To Mount
Total installation time is about one hour. See photos of where to mount the LED strips depending upon which version of the lighting kit your purchased. Be sure to prep the surface by cleaning with alcohol and then applying 3M promoter. The LED strip with the 25' power lead should affix to the passenger's side. The LED strip with the 15' power lead should affix to the driver's side. Make sure you route the power lead cable far enough away from the exhaust stack, SCR, DPF or other hot components. If you purchased the RGB version you'll need to connect each power lead to the controller (sold separately). In our case we simply connected the Fairing Extension Light Kit power leads to our existing Boogey Lights controller we installed with our Under-Cab Accent Light kit. If you purchased the single color version, make sure you have sourced power such that the circuit is fused.
Single Color Brake/Tail/Turn Signal Integration
Each LED mounted on the LED strip contains 3 diodes. For a single color LED strip (e.g. red), all 3 diodes are the same color. The power lead that attaches to the LED strip has 4 wires: 1 ground (12vdc -) + 3 positives (12vdc +). Each of those 3 positives are wired to the 3 diodes in each LED mounted on the LED strip. For tail/turn/brake integration simply wire one diode to the running lights, one diode to the brake lights and one diode to the turn light (one each side only). When your running lights are on, one diode on all led strips will be lit. When you engage your brakes, one diode on all led strips will light. When you turn on your left or right turning indicator, the one diode on that side (left or right) will be lit.
NOTE: We recommend using a 12vdc automotive relay vs connecting the power leads directly to your tail/turn/brake light circuits. The reason is that the additional amperage draw may cause the LCM on your truck to throw an error due to the higher than expected amperage draw going through the LCM circuit. This is particularly true on GEN 3 trucks but it can also happen on GEN 2 trucks. Using a relay avoids this since the main amperage draw of the LED lights themselves is going through the relay circuit (bypasses the LCM completely) with the trigger wire drawing milliamps which will be undetectable by the LCM. We offer heavy duty relays on our website for this purpose but you can also purchase these same relays at any auto parts store. They're very common.
IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION
Boogey Lights Low Profile Hi-Intensity Surface Mounted LED light strips are used in a number of Boogey Lights products for a variety of vehicle applications (including this product). Where and how these light strips are installed make all the difference in their durability and thus, our warranty. For this reason the duration of the Boogey Lights Low Profile Hi-Intensity LED Light Strips original owner warranty varies based on the vehicle application, use and installation types.
- Recreational Applications: RVs, Motorcycles, Golf Carts: 3 years
- Cars/Pickup Trucks/Off-Road: 1 year
- Marine / Fresh Water: 3 years
- Marine / Salt Water: 90 days
- Food/Cargo Truck/Trailer, Other Light Duty Commercial Use / Installation by Boogey Lights technicians in Florence, KY: 3 years
- Food/Cargo Truck/Trailer, Other Light Duty Commercial Use / All other installation types: 1 year
- Heavy Duty Truck and/or Trailer Commercial Use / Installation by Boogey Lights technicians in Florence, KY: 1 year
- Heavy Duty Truck and/or Trailer Commercial Use / All other installation types: 90 days
Note on Commercial Applications: These low-profile surface mounted LED strips are not built to withstand significant flexing or lateral movement of the surface the strip is mounted to. Some examples include on semi-truck trailers as well as tow trucks where there is significant movement, bending or flexing of the surface to which the strip is mounted. Also, the strip can not mounted in such a way as they span multiple mounting surfaces. Mounting them this way will virtually guarantee the strip will fail sooner rather than later. These strips must be mounted to one single continuous smooth, clean, flat, rigid surface and in an area that is protected from corrosive chemicals. Commercial vehicles that frequently travel roads treated with corrosive chemicals often used for melting snow and ice can impact the durability of these LED strips if the strips are mounted in an area that is exposed to these chemicals. Hi-Intensity Strips that fail in these operating environments ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. For these types of operating environments we strongly recommend (and warranty) our HEAVY DUTY LED strips.
View the complete limited product Warranty Terms & Conditions here.
Note on color selection: Amber (and Red if facing toward the rear) are the only colors that can be used while driving. If you're buying RGB lights, the Bluetooth controller allows you to setup presets for your color selections as well as features which include dimming, strobing, breathing and color blending. In our demo truck we have one button pre-programmed for orange/amber which we also dim by 50% so it isn't so bright. Be aware however you cannot get a true ORANGE or AMBER with RGB leds. WHY NOT? You can come close by mixing equal parts RED + GREEN (and then increasing the intensity of the red just a little) using your phone and our Bluetooth APP but it is not precise. More details about this can be found here.
Why does the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Matter? LED lights are mounted to a Printed Circuit Board (or PCB for short). The color of that PCB makes a difference in how the finished installation looks in the daylight. Our LED light strips come in two versions to match the surface the strip will be attached to. If you have a light colored truck you will probably want to order the WHITE PCB light strip. If you have a dark colored truck, you will probably want to order the BLACK PCB light strip.