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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of LED strips, fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers. Today we are going to talk through the installation of these LED strips, but also a few of the features and the construction. These strips are available in either 15 or 36-inch sizes, and they're also available in a variety of different colors. You can get these in white, red, blue, green, amber, or a color-change version, which is going to be more expensive because it does have a controller to adjust the colors. These can be put anywhere from interior to exterior to under the hood, anywhere you wanna add some light for either functional work light or for an accent light. These will also make a pretty good rock light if you're somebody who goes off road at night and wants their spotter to be able to see underneath their vehicle to avoid getting hung up.Regardless of what color and what size strip you decide to go with, these are a flexible light, so again, they are very versatile as far as where you put them. They're also a very, very bright light, so you are going to get a ton of light output from these little strips. Something else that makes these very versatile is the fact that they have pre-determined cutting points. So if you have the 36-inch strip, you can certainly cut them at the pre-determined point, solder an additional set of leads onto it, and now you have two shorter lights. Speaking of the leads, that is how you will attach these to the vehicle and get them wired up. They do have a two-wire lead that is pre-soldered on there, so if you don't want to cut the light, you can certainly just attach that to any 12 volt source on your vehicle and you're good to go. However, if you do wanna cut, you will have to do a little bit of soldering to add a second set of leads onto that second light that you've created.As far as actually attaching these onto the vehicle, these come with 3M adhesive on the back of them that will make it very easy to attach anywhere you wanna put them. Again, these are going to be weatherproof, so you can put them outside, under the hood, or inside your vehicle. Getting these lights attached to your Jeep is, as I mentioned, a very, very simple process. However, there is going to be wiring involved no matter how you decide to get these hooked up. So, I am going to give these a two out of three wrenches. If you're somebody who's very comfortable with automotive wiring, this won't be a big deal and should be a very easy install for you. However, if you haven't done a lot of automotive wiring in the past, this might take a little bit more research and a little bit more time to complete, or you may wanna take this to a shop and have them help you out.Getting the light attached in its position, as I mentioned before, is done with the pre-applied 3M adhesive, so all you need to do is clean the surface you wanna attach the light to and give it a good press. After that, you will wanna route your wiring and make all of your wiring connections. I will say that this install will probably take you around an hour, that's if you are doing the wiring yourself. Of course, if all you're doing is sticking the lights on, that can be done in less than five minutes. As with any time you're using 3M adhesive for installation, you wanna make sure that the surface you're attaching the light to is very, very clean. You can wipe it down with an alcohol prep pad or any other alcohol-based cleaner, and that will ensure that this is going to stick and stay where you put it for a good long time. Another tip for using this 3M adhesive is that it likes to be applied when it's warm. You wanna be sticking it onto your Jeep when it's about 70 degrees. So, whether that means in a heated garage in the wintertime or outside in the summer, you wanna make sure this is done when it's warm outside. If you do it when it's cold, the adhesive isn't going to set up, and you could end up with the lights falling off. There are a lot of different places to get LED strip lights like these ones. However, these ones are going to be a little higher quality because they're very bright, they'll last a long time, and they have real 3M adhesive on the back of them. Some of the cheaper versions are going to use a lesser quality diode, which is going to burn out or not produce quite as much light, or they could have a cheaper adhesive on the back, making the light fall off very easily.So those are the reasons that I think these are worth the a little bit of additional cost you have to pay for them over some of the other versions that are available in the market. So whether you're looking to add a work light underneath your hood, accent lights on your interior, or rock lights under your chassis, these flexible adhesive LED Strips are going to do the job. So, that's my review of the LED Strips, fitting all 1987 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Custom Lighting. Get the custom and personal look you want for your Wrangler with the Axial 36 in. Flexible Amber LED Strip. Designed to be cut down to custom sizes with pre-determined cutting spots, this strip can be added to any surface for full additional LED lighting where you want and need it. This Amber LED light strip makes adding custom turn signal lighting for a truly aggressive look simple and easy.
Easy To Use. This 36 inch Axial LED light strip is super flexible, allowing mounting on contoured surfaces for an exact fit. Designed to work in conjunction with your Wrangler's 12V system this strip is ready to wire up to a switch or your factory running lights with pre-installed 3M tape for a painless and fully custom upgrade.
Application. This Axial 36 in. Flexible Amber LED Strip is designed for universal fitment on all 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL models including Rubicon and Unlimited models. Additional wiring required for installation. Sold individually.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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March 30, 2020
Easy install mounted under the steps so my wife could see at night where she was stepping wired to the dome light so they come on when you open the doorsHelpful (0)
February 05, 2020
Led light strip
Led light strip worked great lights up the inside very nicelyHelpful (0)
December 16, 2019
Not really hard to install if you have an idea about wiringHelpful (1)
November 07, 2019
Nice brightness. Very visible in the dark. Blue lights not permitted in our state but green under glow is permissible.Helpful (1)
May 09, 2019
Love These Lights
Ran them to the back part of the Jeep and looks fantastic! I can see everything in the trunk area.Helpful (1)
January 21, 2019
Add some glow to your JEEP
Great product. Great glow. Super easy to install. The only bad thing ... I didn't order two to complete the loom I was going for. I will definitely be buying another one.Helpful (8)
January 14, 2019
Great color output
Quality item but needs a wiring kit to install either inside or exteriorHelpful (7)
January 05, 2019
Bought as a gift. He loves them. Shipped fast and did exactly as advertisedHelpful (9)
December 29, 2018
Excellent product. I used them in the cab of my TJ as a replacement for the under dash lighting. They are wired into the dome light circuit. Considering picking up a couple more to use as accent lights wired through a rocker switch.Helpful (9)
November 26, 2018
Easy install,took about 2 hours including running the wires.Looks great,affordable price.Helpful (9)
How would one get this to work with the light that come on when you open the door and independently? at the same time?
In order to wire the Axial Flexible LED Strip 36 in. to work both with the door, and independent of the door, you would need to run two independent wires for this, one to your door switch wiring, and one to a separate switch, which both tie to the lighting harness. It is possible with a wiring setup like this for power to backfeed into the dome light circuit when the rocker switch is used, so we recommend a diode be installed in this line to prevent the dome light from coming on with the independent switch.
Is this just one 36 in strip per order or do you get two strips of them?
This product is sold with one 36" led strip.
Will this work on a 2017?
The Axial Flexible LED Strip 36 in will work with the 17 Wrangler, but wiring may be slightly different from earlier models.
How many do I need To get to have my 06 Tj done underneath my Jeep all the way around. Then would like to install on the inside
Probably at least 4, however, we have never tested this application ourselves. They are 36 inches in length, so with a little measuring you should be able to confirm exactly how much you need.
since this only comes with one 36 in. strip, will you have to buy 2 strips. One for each side? and is 36 inches long enough to light the full length on one side of a 4 door JK?
Yes, only one comes in the box so if you need two, you need to order two. This should fit just fine on your 4 door as well, but you have that 36 inch metric if you wanted to do some measuring to see if you'll be interested in how/where it will sit.
This is a universal kit and will work on your 4 door. It will come down to personal opinion, but lights are cool!
As of right now we haven't heard of any plans from Axial that they will be updating the selection.
The Axial Flexible LED Strip cannot be cut no.
These are coated in a flexible clear plastic that will protect the lights from splashes from puddles on rainy days.
You can wire 8 of the Axial Flexible LED Strip 36 in to a single switch, however It would be recommended to have the switch controlling a relay that activates the lights. It would also be advisable idea to wire these in parallel branches, as opposed to wiring these in a series.
You can run two of the Axial Flexible LED Strip 36 in. together, however you would need to wire them separately.
The Axial Flexible LED Strip can be wired to any 12v source providing a number of installation options, from wiring to an independent switch to hooking to interior lighting to use as entry lighting.
Hello, this LED strip is designed to work in conjunction with your Wrangler's 12V system and yes, it can be wired up to a switch.
Hello, yes, getting extra wiring or even a wiring harness for this kit would be recommended.
Hello, for the Flexible LED Strip 36 in. - White (87-14 Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK) since every City and State has different laws, we wouldn't be able to verify the legality of this item. We would recommend checking with your State Law.
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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