Running Board Lights

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9.2

Manufacturer: Part Number ‎GRC-86

Item Weight: ‎2.29 pounds

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9.0

Manufacturer: Part Number ‎835745-5261-1556386952

Item Weight: ‎0.317 ounces

Product Dimensions: ‎0.98 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches

Wattage: ‎5 watts

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8.8

Manufacturer: Part Number ‎AT10B1-2P-W

Item Weight: ‎0.88 ounces

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Wattage: ‎3 watts

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9.0

Manufacturer: ‎Ecosmart

Item Weight: ‎10.98 pounds

Product Dimensions: ‎3.63 x 17 x 17 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Color: ‎White

Material: ‎Aluminum

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Manufacturer: Part Number ‎TR-05

Item Weight: ‎1.12 pounds

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

Voltage : ‎12 Volts

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9.0

Manufacturer: Part Number ‎IBrightstar-3157-3014 3030-72 4WY

Item Weight: ‎0.634 ounces

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

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8.8

Manufacturer: Part Number ‎AYK1002959*10-2

Item Weight: ‎1.13 ounces

Product Dimensions: ‎4.7 x 0.2 x 3.5 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: ‎No

FAQs: Running Board Lights

What are Running Board Lights?

Running board lights are the small projectors that normally come as a pair and attach to a vehicle's running boards or mud guards. They can be installed on virtually any type of car, truck or SUV, but they're most frequently used on larger vehicles such as SUVs and trucks.

What do Running Board Lights do?

As the name implies, running board lights are mounted on the exterior of a vehicle's running boards or mud guards to provide extra lighting. Because they're mounted higher than most other exterior lights (such as headlights and brake lights), running board lights shine down on the ground to make it easier for others to see.

Why do I Need Running Board Lights?

Driving at night is already dangerous, even if you have all your regular lighting turned on. If other drivers can't see you or are distracted because their vision is obstructed by darkness, you risk being in an accident. Also, it's important to increase your visibility when driving at night because you have a greater chance of hitting an animal if they can't see you coming.

Driving with running board lights is also just good practice. They not only help others see you, but they also prevent damage to your vehicle, which can be caused by driving in darkness. Running board lights will not only help other drivers see you, but they will also give your vehicle a stylish appearance.

What are the benefits of using Running Board Lights?

Here is a partial list of running board light benefits:

  • Increase Vehicle Visibility and Help Prevent Accidents by Providing Extra Lighting on the Ground.
  • Enhance the vehicle's styling
  • Prevent Damage to Vehicles from Driving in Darkness
  • Provide a Sense of Security for the Driver and Passengers while Traveling at Night

What are some running board light ideas?

There are several ways to add running board lights to your vehicle. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Buy manufactured running board lights. These are relatively inexpensive lights that provide an easy installation process.
  • Buy or build custom running board lights for your vehicle. The benefit to building custom running board lights is that you can make them look however you want, but they will take more time to install and there's a chance of making expensive mistakes during the process.

What are some other names for running board lights?

Some other names for Running Board Lights are "Running Lights", "Street Lights" or just plain "Lights."

What are some technical specifications for running board lights?

When it comes to running board lights, you have a lot of options. This can be very confusing because there are so many different technical specifications for each light, which is why it's important to do your research prior to making a decision. Here are just some of the things you'll need to know when shopping for running board lights:

  • Light type (projector vs. LED)
  • Lumen level (brightness)
  • Voltage input (for aftermarket lights)
  • Type of running board light housing/covering material

What is the difference between a pair of running board lights and a pair of off-road lights?

Although both running board lights and off-road lights are used in similar situations, they are designed for different purposes. Running board lights are installed on the exterior of vehicles' running boards to provide additional visibility, whereas off road lights are meant to be mounted inside the vehicle's cabin to provide lighting inside the car when driving at night.

What is the difference between Running Board Lights and Fog Lights?

Although both running board lights and fog lights provide additional visibility when driving at night, they do so in different ways. Although some people confuse the two, their purposes are actually very distinct:

Fog lights (sometimes known as "fogs") help other drivers see you by lighting up the ground in front of the vehicle.

Running board lights (sometimes known as "running boards") help other drivers see you by lighting up your vehicle's entire exterior.

What are running board light "bulbs"?

Running board light bulbs are an incorrect term for LED lighting because LEDs do not require replacement like regular bulbs. Instead of referring to them as "running board light bulbs," it would be more accurate to say "running board LED lights."

What are some running board light uses?

Some common uses for running board lights include:

  • Provide safety at night by increasing the visibility of your vehicle on the road.
  • Enhancing your vehicle's style.
  • Preventing damage to your vehicle that can occur during nighttime driving, especially off the beaten path.
  • Providing a sense of security for the driver and passengers.

What are some different types of running board lights?

There are several different types of Running Board Lights, each with their own unique benefits:

  • LED – these provide a brighter light output than traditional headlights while consuming less energy. They also have an extremely long working lifespan.
  • Strip: these are thin, flexible LED lights that can be arranged in many different patterns. The benefit of strip running board lights is that they don't require much energy and installation is easy. However, they aren't as bright as other types of lights.
  • Projectors: these provide maximum brightness because the light shines directly on the ground instead of just projecting onto the ground. However, they are more expensive than other types of lights and installation can be difficult.
  • HID: these are very similar to regular headlights, but they provide twice as much brightness as traditional headlights. They also consume relatively little energy compared to other types of lighting methods. Like projector running board lights, installation of HID running board lights can be difficult.

How do you install running board lights?

Running Board Lights are installed by a qualified mechanic or auto technician, since the amount of power required for these types of lights can be dangerous if not handled correctly. However, there are several online resources available to help walk you through the steps of installing running board lights yourself. It is recommended that you consult a professional mechanic or auto technician if you choose this route.

Is there a disadvantage when you install running board lights?

When installing running board lights, you should be aware that you will not only have to pay installation costs but also the cost of the lights if they are custom installed. Therefore, it is important to consider other factors such as the power requirements and brightness of the light you want before purchasing a type of light or a specific model. You may also need to upgrade your vehicle's electrical system in order to provide enough power for the running board lights.

What ways do running board lights make driving safer?

Running Board Lights allow you to drive significantly safer at night by making it easier for oncoming vehicles and pedestrians to see you as they approach. This increased visibility makes it much less likely that someone will crash into you, especially if they're distracted or impaired by the sun.

What ways do running board lights enhance your vehicle's style?

Running Board Lights add a great deal of aesthetic value to your car. There are many different styles and colors available, allowing you to customize your car in whatever way you want.

When do you have to use running board lights?

The Running Board Lights are required to be used whenever you leave your car running, so they aren't currently required by law. However, many states are considering making them mandatory because of their effectiveness in preventing accidents and injuries.

What is the best time to use running board lights?

The best time to use running board lights is during nighttime situations when visibility is low and the risk of an accident is increased.

Is it legal to not use them when driving at night?

It is currently not illegal to drive without running board lights, so you are under no legal obligation to use them while operating your vehicle. However, it's strongly advised that you turn on your running board lights whenever you leave your car unattended in order to enhance safety for yourself and others sharing the road with you.

Is there a right age to use running board lights?

There isn't an age limit for using running board lights. Children and adults both benefit from the increased visibility that these lights provide in nighttime and low-visibility situations, so it's just a personal preference whether you want to drive with them on or off.

How long do running board lights last?

The Running Board Lights should only be used when you're driving your car, so they will typically last for as long as your car is in good condition. Their lifespan largely depends on the quality of the lights and how often you use them.

How often do I need to change my running board light?

Running Board Lights need to be inspected and changed on a semi-regular basis in order to maintain their quality. Since they're used primarily while your car is parked, you don't have to worry about changing them frequently unless you leave them on for long periods of time while unattended.

How do I know when I should change my running board light?

The best way to determine whether or not you should change your running board lights is by monitoring their overall quality. If they're becoming discolored, cracked, or damaged in other ways, it's time for a replacement.

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