Light Idea: Access’ Flexible LED strips make excellent toolbox and service body compartment lights
Lighting tool boxes is always a challenge. The light isn’t bright enough, it’s too bright, it’s difficult to wire in, or the light and switch you use succumb to the environment or vibration.
We found a great solution: The Access Truck Bed LED light strip. They retail for less than $40.
These foot-long, waterproof LED lights, molded in a 1/4-inch wide rubber-like strip, are ideal for not only lighting the inside of pickup bed, but they are also ideal for lighting dark toolboxes.
We followed along as Truck Supply & Outfitters installed a pair of them in the UWS cross-bed and side tool boxes on a customer’s Crew Cab F-250 work truck.
All the installation requires is peeling off the plastic from the self-adhesive backing on the strip and waterproof push-button switch, sticking them in place under the top lip of the toolbox, and wiring in a ground and hot lead. That’s it.
One light strip will light a side box and a pair will evenly illuminate a standard toolbox. They also work great in the storage compartments of service bodies.