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Wrecker Body LED Lights

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SKU: KMV-WB
UPC: 812928020219
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Wrecker Body LED Light Strips

Boogey Lights® manufactures high-performance LED strips that can be used on virtually any wrecker body type to replace the original OEM lights typically installed on the side of the wrecker. Miller Industries wrecker bodies are probably the most common where our lights are used as OEM replacements but there are other wrecker manufacturers too where our LED lights will work. The key is making sure the wrecker body has an indentation or recessed channel where the LED strip can fit into. The width of each LED style is listed below. We suggest measuring the width of that channel on your truck first.

We manufacture two styles of LED strips for wrecker body lighting. One is our LOW PROFILE (LP) LED Strip. The other is our HEAVY DUTY (HD) LED Strip. Which style you choose depends mostly on your operating environment. For those operating in extreme cold temperature markets where roads are treated with salt/chemicals, we suggest only using our HEAVY DUTY (HD) LED strips. They're more expensive and take longer to install but they're much more durable than our LOW PROFILE LED Strips. If durability isn't a factor and/or budget is an issue, then our LOW PROFILE LED strips are the easiest to install.

NOTE: This product assumes the same number of LED strips are required for each side of the wrecker body. So if for example you select a 10' long LED strip from the drop down, you're going to receive two 10' long LED strips (one for each side of the wrecker). If your wrecker body isn't that way, reach out to us and we can configure a custom kit for you.

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.

QUICK SPECS

Low-Profile (LP): Our Low Profile LEDs are 'low profile' for easy-to-conceal placement. IP65 rated. RGB and Single color low profile LED strip width is 3/8" (10mm). RGBW (RGB + Soft White), RGBA (RGB + Amber) width is about 1/2" (12mm). Height is 1/8" (3mm). Lengths of the low profile LED strips vary based on the number of LEDs ordered. For this product, we offer our Low Profile LED strips one foot increments along with some popular wreckers including the Century body 1150 (50 ton rotator) , the Century 7035 and the 5130 HD tow truck body . The LED strip can be cut in the field if needed. Each Low Profile LED strip has a 36" power lead hard wired to it. The other end of the power lead is bare wire.

Heavy Duty (HD): Our Heavy Duty LED strips are IP67 rated and use the same LEDs and PCB as our low-profile LEDs however they're encased in PVC rubber for more protection. This makes them wider and taller than our low profile strips. RGB and Single color Heavy Duty LED strip width is .50" wide and .25" tall. The RGBA (RGB + Amber) Heavy Duty LED strip width is 11/16" wide (almost .75" wide) and 1/4" tall. Our Heavy Duty LED strips are available in these five fixed lengths: 12", 22", 32", 42" and 52". They cannot be cut. They cannot be produced in longer lengths. Only these five lengths. Each Heavy Duty LED strip has a 36" power lead hard wired to it. The other end of the power lead is bare wire.

HOW TO ORDER

  1. Look at your wrecker body and measure the amount of room you have to mount the LED strip in the channel. It's important you leave a little room for the power lead that is attached to the one end of the LED strip. Do this for the entire side of the truck.Also, be sure to measure the width of that channel / recessed indentation. In some cases, this measurement will determine which LED style you can use.
  2. Determine which LED strip style you want to purchase: Low Profile (LP) or Heavy Duty (HD). You'll notice that when you make this selection from the product option drop down, the number of available LED strips you can purchase will change. For our LOW PROFILE LED strips, you can have a maximum of FOUR Low Profile LED strips on each side of the truck. For our HEAVY DUTY LED strips, you can have a maximum of EIGHT Heavy Duty LED strips on each side of the truck. Once you know which LED strip style you want, refer to that diagram for the layout details. If you're ordering the Low Profile (LP) LED strip, refer to the LOW PROFILE Layout Diagram on the DIAGRAMS tab (pdf download too) or viewed in the product photo carousel. If you're ordering the Heavy Duty (HD) LED strip, refer to the HEAVY DUTY Layout Diagram on the DIAGRAMS tab (pdf download) too or viewed in the product photo carousel.
  3. Select the length of the LED strip you want for each position as indicated on the diagram. For example, if you're ordering the Low Profile (LP) LED strip, you have up to four different strips (LP1, LP2, LP3 and LP4) you can order of varying lengths listed in each drop down. If you don't need all four strips, leave the ones you don't need set to 'NONE'. The same holds true for the HEAVY DUTY (HD) LED strips. Your wrecker body may not need all 8 HD segments to get the coverage you need. Only use the segments you need, leave the others set to 'NONE'.
  4. Select the LED COLOR. Amber is the default color setting since that's the most popular however you'll notice we offer a wide variety of additional colors. If you select either the RGB or RGBA LED colors, you'll need an LED controller which is why you'll be asked to make a selection of either a Single Zone or Dual Zone LED controller. More details about that are here on this product page. Note too you'll also have the option for ordering a Pre-Built LED Control Center. Details on that option are on this product page as well.

Once you've made your selection, click ADD TO CART and check out. As an option, we can take your order over the phone too (800.847.1359 M-F, 9-5 eastern). Just make sure you have your measurements ready.

If you want to add UNDER-GLOW LIGHTING to your Wrecker body lighting, check out this Under-Glow LED Light kit.

MULTI COLOR CONTROL OPTIONS

RGB or RGBA MULTI-COLOR OPTION: The multi-color RGB LED version provides over 16 million color combinations that you control and includes its own on/off wireless switch. The multi-color RGB and RGBA kits include our GEN2 Heavy Duty combo Bluetooth + RF controller so you can control the lights with your Bluetooth enabled smartphone or the included wireless RF G2 M7 remote control. The CONTROLLERS navigation tab on this product page has additional details. With any of the Boogey Lights® BLUETOOTH controllers you can control your lights with your Bluetooth 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 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 enabled smartphone and our free smartphone APP (Android and IOS). Boogey Lights® RF Controllers will display seven colors (steady on + four lighting effects): RED, GREEN, BLUE, WHITE, LIGHT BLUE, BOOGEY LIGHTS GREEN (LIME GREEN/YELLOW), HOT PINK/PURPLE. The lighting effects options for our RF Controller include: DIMMING, BLENDING, BREATHING, STROBING. In the Blending, Breathing and Strobing modes these features can be set to remain on a single color or to cycle through each of the 7 colors. You can also adjust the speed at which this happens. The RF remote control offers SEVEN levels lighting effects (e.g. 7 levels of dimming). For the DUAL ZONE Heavy Duty LED controller, these functions work independently per zone OR both zones together.  

Quick Switch: The Quick Switch feature comes standard on our HEAVY DUTY SINGLE ZONE and HD DUAL ZONE LED Controllers (all RGBxx controllers).  Whatever color LED you have connected to the WHITE output wire on the controller is the color that will display when the Quick Switch is triggered with 12vdc +.  The most common use for this configuration is with commercial vehicles who want to be able to instantly turn off whatever color they're running and turn on a DOT compliant AMBER which is on our RGBA LED strips. For these installations, the yellow trigger wire is connected to a toggle switch or other wireless switch that activates the AMBER leds.   When the Quick Switch trigger wire is not energized, the LED controller operates the RGBxx diodes normally. NOTE: This Quick Switch feature eliminates the need to use a relay for RGBA LEDs.

Single Zone or Dual Zone: If ordering RGB or RGBA, you have your choice of a SINGLE ZONE or DUAL ZONE GEN2 Heavy Duty LED Controller. As the name suggests, a SINGLE ZONE controller has one lighting zone. All LEDs wired to that zone display the same color and features. For DUAL ZONE, there are two distinct lighting zones. All LEDs wired to Zone 1 operate the same. All LEDs wired to Zone 2 operate the same. Each zone can be used independently or together.

SINGLE COLOR or DUAL COLOR CONTROL OPTIONS

If you're ordering any of the Single Color or Dual-Color LED color options, you'll be presented with the option to add our Dual Zone Controller to the order. This is an option. The default is 'none'. If selecting the Dual Zone Controller with any of the single color or dual-color options, you'll receive our Strobing Dual Zone single color controller. Designed primarily for commercial, working truck applications this heavy duty LED controller is ideal for situations where you need to control (on/off), strob or flash large numbers of single color LEDs. A typical scenario is with wide load truck haulers, wreckers and tow trucks. A typical scenario is with wide load truck haulers, wreckers and tow trucks. The unique dual zone capability allows the lights to be segregated into two distinct lighting zones if that's what you want to do.

For example zone one might be red LEDs and zone two amber LEDs. Another option could be to assign the two zones into LEDs mounted on different parts of the truck (underglow = white, body side lighting = amber). The options are endless. Each zone can be operated independently or together. In addition to ON/OFF control, STROBING and FLASHING, there's a STEADY-ON mode that offers dimming. All of these features are operated using the included wireless RF handheld remote.

Each zone will support up to 1500 tri-chip 5050 LEDs (20Amps) which means a total of 3000 tri-chip LEDs on a single LED controller. The operating modes include strobing, 3 burst flash and solid on. The speed can be adjusted and there's a brightness setting too. All of these features are operated using the included wireless RF hand held remote. This controller includes our Quick-Switch feature which when paired with a simple on/off switch will allow the controller to be turned on/off via a hard wired switch (mounted on the dash for example) as well.

The CONTROLLERS navigation tab on this product page has additional details on this controller option.

 

PRE-BUILT LED CONTROL CENTER

Pre-Built LED Control Center (Optional)

We offer the option of pre-building the LED Control Center with your order. These LED Control Centers make for a professional looking installation. Also makes the installation a little easier for DIYers since the controller wiring is neatly organized and easily identifiable. It's also a huge time saver. Can easily save two hours (or more) when doing a typical installation. The Control Center has the LED Controller and power connections mounted to a PVC board. The power connections make it simple to connect your battery power as well as the LED strip power leads via a terminal blocks mounted to the board. Simply strip the end of the battery lead cable and LED strip power leads, push them into the terminal block and tighten the screw. This design also makes trouble shooting easier. The board has four 2" stand offs with plexi-glass mounted on top which keeps the components protected. You can read more about this option on the LED CONTROL CENTER product page. We include some photos there too. For this light kit we offer three LED Control Center formats as follows:

  • 12" x 12" > Designed for use with one or two Dual Zone Heavy Duty LED Controllers, switches and/or relays.
  • 12" x 10" > Designed for use with one Dual Zone Heavy Duty LED Controller, a single switch and/or relay.
  • 9" x 9" > Designed for use with one Single Zone Heavy Duty LED Controller or a Single Color installation

WHAT IS RGB + AMBER

What is RGB+Amber (RGBA)?

RGBA is a new LED strip format Boogey Lights® developed. It is available in both our Low Profile and Heavy Duty LED strip formats. The RGBA led strip includes our core RGB tri-chip technology using a 5050 RGB LED with the addition of a fourth 2835 diode that is AMBER. Designed primarily for motor vehicle applications, that fourth AMBER diode can be wired to a separate switch on the dash (or tied into a relay to work with existing running lights) that allows you to quickly and easily turn on just the AMBER leds. Then, for those who want the flexibility to be able to display up to 16 million color combinations using the RGB tri-chip, they can do that too. RGB + A provides the best of both worlds. Single color amber plus RGB tri-chip multi-color. The product photo carousel of this product page includes a close-up view of the LED strip design and wiring diagram. Note that due to the addition of that fourth diode, the RGBA strips are a little wider than our standard tri-chip RGB and single color LED strips.  Also, the power lead wires use five conductor vs four. For additional information including product specs, click the SPECS navigation tab on this product page.

WHAT IS DUAL COLOR?

What is DUAL COLOR?

The Dual Color LED configuration uses our RGBA LED strip but instead of pairing that LED strip with an RGB LED controller (to mix up to 16 million different color combinations), we hard wire a combination of one, two or all three of the RGB diodes (red, green or blue) along with the AMBER diode to two on/off switches. One switch operates the primary color diode(s). The other switch operates the amber diode. There are a total of seven Dual Color configuration options: RED+AMBER, GREEN+AMBER, BLUE+AMBER, MAGENTA+AMBER, YELLOW+AMBER, CYAN+AMBER, WHITE+AMBER. With a Dual Color configuration you don't need an LED Controller. Instead, you only need two switches (and relays); one to control each color. The primary color is chosen from the available dual color drop down list. The secondary color is always amber. Note: The Dual Color options include two toggle switches and 30 amp relays.

BOOM AREA LIGHTING

We offer the option of adding Boom Area Lighting to your order. Boom area lighting is typically white only but you can select other colors too if you want. We use our LOW PROFILE LED strips to light up the area in the middle of the wrecker. See photo in the photo gallery carousel of this product. As with the wrecker body outside LED lighting, the Boom Area Lighting assumes the same number of LED strips are required for each side of the boom area. So if for example you select a 4' long LED strip from the drop down, you're going to receive two 4' long LED strips (one for each side of the boom).

NOTE ON COLOR SELECTION

In most cases AMBER is the only color that can be used when driving on public highways in the United States. This is one reason why our Multi-Color RGB kit is popular. It allows you to change the colors to fit the situation. For example, we've found white to be very helpful when parked for working around the truck at night. Also, the controller in our Multi-Color RGB kit allows you to setup presets for your color selections as well as features which include dimming, strobing, breathing and color blending. As an example, for maximum visibility in emergency situations such as when parked on the side the road, with the Multi-Color RGB option you can program the lights to flash red. Or, rotate through a sequence of red and amber.

For those who want the option to run RGB plus AMBER, select our RGBA led strip. In this configuration, you can wire the AMBER led chip to a simiple on/off switch (not included) while using the included RF + Bluetooth wireless LED controller to mix up to 16 million color combinations and presets.

OTHER ITEMS YOU MAY NEED

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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED + OPTIONS
The quantity and style of LED Strips you select from the available product options. Available in your choice of LED Color. Single color, RGB, RGBA and Dual-Color configurations are available.
If you order Single Color LEDs, we do not include any switching mechanisms. We assume you're going to connect them to an existing system. If so, we encourage you to double check amperage settings. Boogey Lights LEDs are the brightest available. As such, they'll draw more amperage than the original OEM lights. We strongly encourage you to use a RELAY when wiring up Single Color LEDs.
The DUAL COLOR LED options include one ON/OFF/ON 3 way switch along with two heavy duty 30amp relays (one for each color).
The RGB and RGBA Multi-Color LED version includes our GEN2 Heavy Duty Bluetooth + RF Combo RGBx Controller with G2 M7 wireless remote control. Your choice of Single Zone or Dual Zone. Single Zone has a max capacity is 1800 LEDs. Dual Zone has a max capacity of 3000 LEDs (1500 per zone)  Note: If you purchase the RGB/RGBA version, you will likely need to purchase additional Power Lead cable as each RGB LED strip needs to be wired back to the RGB Controller. See CONTROLLERS tab on this product page for more details on these two GEN2 Heavy Duty LED controller options.
Optional BOOM AREA LIGHTING. See product description.
3M® Adhesion Primer, Installation instructions.
1 Year Original Owner Limited  Warranty

 

Why Boogey Lights® Heavy Duty LED Strips?

Boogey Lights® super bright Heavy Duty LED light strips are ideal for working truck applications including tow trucks and wreckers. Typical  use is to increase visibility with placement along the sides of the truck in the existing channel commonly found on most tow trucks and wreckers. In many cases our Heavy Duty LED strips can be used as a direct replacement for factory installed lights using the existing wiring, access holes, switches and flashers. Offered in multi-color RGB, RGBA, Dual Color (your choice of 7 primary colors + amber) and single color (8 choices) configurations. With our optional RGB (or RGBA) multi-color controller, you can set the color of your choice or pre-program a sequence of colors. We offer complete customization capabilities too for those unique situations.

Boogey Lights® HEAVY DUTY LED STRIPS used in our Heavy Duty Tow Truck kit are designed to be used in tough, outdoor and commercial applications where the lighting strip might be subject to direct impact, heavy road use or submersed in water. The flexible PVC provides an extra, dual layer of protection above and beyond our already tough LED light strips. Ideal for off-road machines, ATVs, side-by-sides, tool box compartments, vehicle storage bins, truck beds and heavy duty truck commercial applications.

Why buy a KIT vs Individual Components?

Our LED Light Kits are less expensive to purchase than if you were to purchase the components individually. If you need shorter lengths of HEAVY DUTY STRIPS, we also offer them in groups of 15, 30 and 45 LEDs. We'll be happy to provide kit pricing that include other lengths of Heavy Duty LED Strips mixed in with this kit. We do custom kits all that time for customers. Just ask!

 

3M® PRIMER INCLUDED Each kit includes 3M®primer. It's important the surface be prepared properly to make sure the LED strips stay stuck.

Wrecker Body LED Strip Lay Out Diagrams

Boogey Lights® manufactures two styles of LED strips for wrecker body lighting. One is our LOW PROFILE (LP) LED Strip. The other is our HEAVY DUTY (HD) LED Strip. Which style you choose depends mostly on your operating environment. For those operating in extreme cold temperature markets where roads are treated with salt/chemicals, we suggest only using our HEAVY DUTY (HD) LED strips. They're more expensive and take longer to install but they're much more durable than our LOW PROFILE LED Strips. If durability isn't a factor and/or budget is an issue, then our LOW PROFILE LED strips are the easiest to install.

Low-Profile (LP): Our Low Profile LEDs are 'low profile' for easy-to-conceal placement. IP65 rated. RGB and Single color low profile LED strip width is 3/8" (10mm). RGBW (RGB + Soft White), RGBA (RGB + Amber) width is about 1/2" (12mm). Height is 1/8" (3mm). Lengths of the low profile LED strips vary based on the number of LEDs ordered. For this product, we offer our Low Profile LED strips one foot increments. The LED strip can be cut in the field if needed. Each Low Profile LED strip has a 36" power lead hard wired to it. The other end of the power lead is bare wire.

NOTE ON INSTALLATION of our LOW PROFILE LED STRIPS. When installing Boogey Lights LOW PROFILE wrecker body led strips it's important to simply unroll the LED strips and push them to the wrecker body surface AS YOU GO versus pulling on the LED strip and pushing the strip to the surface when it is tight. This is a super important concept to understand if you want your lights to last. The natural tendency is to pull tightly on the LED strip to keep it straight and level when mounting horizontally BUT doing so means the solder joints in the LED strip will be installed under maximum tension from day one. Mounting the strips this way doesn't allow any room for the solder joint to move, contract or expand as needed over time. LED strips installed this way will fail prematurely at that solder joint every time. Not a matter of if but when. Strips that fail due to improper installation are not covered under warranty.

Boogey Lights Low Profile LED Strip Wrecker Body Layout

Heavy Duty (HD): Our Heavy Duty LED strips are IP67 rated and use the same LEDs and PCB as our low-profile LEDs however they're encased in PVC rubber for more protection. This makes them wider and taller than our low profile strips. RGB and Single color Heavy Duty LED strip width is .50" wide and .25" tall. The RGBA (RGB + Amber) Heavy Duty LED strip width is 11/16" wide (almost .75" wide) and 1/4" tall. Our Heavy Duty LED strips are available in these five fixed lengths: 12", 22", 32", 42" and 52". They cannot be cut. They cannot be produced in longer lengths. Only these five lengths. Each Heavy Duty LED strip has a 36" power lead hard wired to it. The other end of the power lead is bare wire.

Boogey Lights Heavy Duty LED Strip Wrecker Body Layout