How Do You Connect LED Lights to a Truck Bed?

Truck beds often come with lighting options that can help you light up the area in or around your truck. Many people choose to add LED lights to their truck beds for a variety of reasons, such as for nighttime visibility, decoration, or to enhance their overall driving experience. With LEDs, you can get a wide range of colors and brightness levels to choose from, so you can customize the look and feel of your truck bed lighting.

Connecting LED lights to a truck bed is relatively simple and only requires basic wiring skills. First, you will need to locate the power source for the lights. This may be either from the battery directly or from another source, like an auxiliary switch panel.

Once you have determined where your power source is coming from, it’s time to begin wiring the lights. The first step is to run the wires from each light fixture into the power source.

This means taking into consideration how many fixtures are connected and how far away they are from each other. Once all of the wires are connected, use heat shrink tubing or electrical tape if needed in order to keep them in place.

Next, connect all of the positive (red) wires together with a wire nut and all of the negative (black) wires together with another wire nut. Then connect one end of a jumper wire between both sets of nuts to complete the circuit.

If your LED lights require specific resistors in order for them to function properly, it’s important that you add these where needed before connecting them into your circuit. In most cases, this will be done by soldering them onto one side of each wire before connecting everything together.


Connecting LED lights to a truck bed is not difficult as long as you have access to basic wiring skills and knowledge. By running wires from each light fixture into a power source and then connecting positive and negative wires together with wire nuts before adding any required resistors, anyone can easily install LED lighting on their truck bed.

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Karen Watkins