Volvo VNL Under-Glow LED Light Kit (Gen2 / Gen3)
Volvo VNL LED Under-Glow LED Light Kit (GEN 2 / GEN 3)
Designed to fit the VNL Generation 2 and Generation 3 trucks, this UNDER-GLOW light kit is designed the light up the area under the truck. It's available in both SINGLE COLOR and MULTI-COLOR (RGB) versions. Based on our HEAVY DUTY LED LIGHT SERIES, this Under-Glow LED light kit contains 500 super bright 5050 LEDs in 18 Heavy Duty hi-intensity LED strips. These LED strips are designed to light up the area under the truck from the front bumper to the rear (see photos). This kit can be used by itself or, can be paired with our VNL Under-Cab LED light Kit, our VNL Grill accent LED Light Kit , our VNL Air Vent accent LED Light Kit and our VNL Rear Fairing Accent Light kit (with optional tail, turn, brake integration). For multi-color RGB kits, the Heavy Duty LED Controller (or Dual Zone Heavy Duty LED Controller) offered in this kit will power all LEDs in all three LED light kits. You only need one LED controller so if you already have the UNDER-CAB light kit, you do not need another LED controller with this kit. . NOTE: The truck pictured has ALL of our VOLVO VNL LED light kits installed: Under-Glow (this kit),Under-Cab, Grill/Air-Vents/Hood Accent, Rear Fairing Accent and Tail/Turn/Brake integration.
The multi-color RGB version provides over 16 million color combinations that you control and includes it's own on/off wireless switch. The multi-color RGB kit includes our HEAVY DUTY Combo Bluetooth + RF M7 controller so you can control the lights with your Bluetooth enabled smartphone or the included wireless RF remote control. With any of the Boogey Lights® BLUETOOTH controllers you can control your lights with your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled Android or IOS smartphone. These high-tech controllers are capable of displaying 16 million different color combinations. In addition, lighting effects on the Smartphone controller are significantly more controllable in terms of speed and intensity. Each color and lighting effect is controlled by "sliders" or a color square on your smartphone screen so you can adjust the speed and intensity to get the lighting exactly the way you want it. Our controllers operate on 12vdc. Also, all of our SERIES 2 Bluetooth Combo controllers include an RF remote control allowing for quick on/off of the controller. You can operate this controller with the included RF wireless remote OR you can use your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphone and our free smartphone APP (Android and IOS).
The single color version is available in your choice of one of six super-bright colors: Amber, Red, Green, Blue, White or Pink. Also, you have your choice of BLACK or WHITE PCB. With the single color version you'll need to either add your own on/off switch or wire them into an existing circuit using a relay.
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.More About the Boogey Lights® Bluetooth Smartphone APP
OTHER ITEMS YOU MAY NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR INSTALL. No two installation scenarios are the same. Not everyone shares the same installation quality goals. Some folks are OK with twisting wires together, others want to solder them. Some folks are OK with running wires where they may be seen or unprotected to save money/time, others want a tidy, clean install without any wires showing. Some folks are OK with mounting their LED strips to whatever surface they can find, others want to take the time necessary to build out appropriate mounting surfaces to provide the best lighting effect on their vehicle. The point is it's not possible to provide all the materials necessary for all installation scenarios and quality goals. Our light kits provide the essential components needed for a high-quality, functioning lighting system. Installation of our light kit to your specific vehicle may however require additional items to make it look and fit the way you want. This is particularly the case with electrical wiring and mounting of LED strips. Before proceeding with your installation we suggest you consider THESE OTHER ITEMS.
Installation of this led light kit takes 6 to 8 hours depending on whether or not you're adding this kit to the existing UNDER-CAB light kit or installing this kit as a stand alone. You can download the Installation Manual directly from our website to get an idea of what's involved.
There are 18 different mounting locations in this kit and all of the power leads need to be carefully run. If you're installing an LED controller with this kit, you'll need to remove the driver's side steps to access the batteries (all power connections come from the battery directly). Also, the LED controller can be mounted in either the driver's side storage / jockey box or passenger's side (passenger's side is usually less cluttered). Regardless of which side you choose, you will need to drill a hole in the floor of that box to connect power to the battery box, led wires and antenna. The 12vdc positive side of the LED controller will connect directly to the battery bank (with fuse). The 12vdc negative side will connect to any bare metal support. All of the our Heavy Duty LED strips include a 3' power lead. Most of the strips will need to have additional power lead cable added which we include in the kit. We recommend connecting all of LED strips under the front bumper together and then running one feeder cable back to the LED controller. Do the same for the LED strips mounted on the passenger's side and LED strips mounted on the driver's side. Wiring it this way means you'll have a total of four power lead cables connecting to the LED controller: one for the front bumper LEDs, one for the passenger's side LEDs, one for the driver's side LEDs, one for the rear LEDs. If you're adding this kit along with the UNDER-CAB light kit, you can usually connect the LED strips in that kit to the same feeder cables used in this kit although the UNDER-CAB light kit requires connections using quick-disconnects because that kit is mounted to the inside of the side skirts. There are other wiring options too if you are using a Dual Zone led controller. For example, you might want to assign ZONE 1 to the Under-Glow light kit and ZONE 2 to the Under-Cab light kit. If you decide to go this route you'll need to run two sets of feeder cables, one for each zone. We recommend planning out your install on paper first. Our installation manual includes more detail on all of this including photos of the suggested mounting locations for each strip. We do not however include detailed instructions on how to remove the side skirts/steps. We assume anyone attempting to install this light kit has the knowledge to do this already (or, is willing to figure it out on their own using any number of online sources).
These are the LED placement locations we used for this kit. It's important to follow this placement pattern to ensure the LED strips are protected. Mounting them in any other way voids warranty.
- A = 15 LED strip mounted under the front bumper.
- B = 60 LED strip mounted under the front bumper.
- C = 15 LED strip mounted under the front bumper.
- D = 15 LED strip mounted under the wheel well
- E = 30 LED strip mounted under DPF area.
- F = 15 LED strip mounted under exhaust area
- G = 30 LED strip mounted to buttom of fuel tank.
- H = 15 LED strip mounted to bottom of fuel tank
- I = 15 LED strip mounted under APU or frame rail
- J = 45 LED strip mounted under frame rail between air bags
- K = 30 LED strip mounted under rear frame rail
- L = 45 LED strip mounted under frame rail between air bags
- M = 75 LED strip mounted under frame rail
- N = 30 LED strip mounted to bottom of fuel tank
- O = 15 LED strip mounted to bottom of fuel tank.
- P = 15 LED strip mounted to bottom of DEF tank housing
- Q = 30 LED strip mounted to bottom of air tank
- R = 15 LED strip mounted under the wheel well.
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.
The Boogey Lights® Bluetooth controller included with this light kit also has our new SERIES 2 firmware which gives you the ability to program the controller to display two or three colors of your choice and then rotate those colors in sequence. For example, let's say it's Fourth of July and you want your lights to rotate through the color sequence of RED, WHITE and BLUE . Or, perhaps your favorite sports team's colors are Red and White and you want your lights to continually rotate through a color sequence of RED and WHITE. This SERIES 2 firmware controller and smartphone APP will do that - and more. You can for instance vary the speed of the sequence as well as the brightness. You can also choose from one of two different sequencing effect modes: BREATHING or ROLLING. Additionally, you can save these configurations in up to 3 presets such that you're able to recall the lighting configuration with a press of a button.