The 127 Light Upgrade Kit installs, the company says, in 30 minutes.
The 127 Light Upgrade Kit installs, the company says, in 30 minutes.
A magnetic switch opens to turn on the LEDs when you lift the lid.
A magnetic switch opens to turn on the LEDs when you lift the lid.

Truck box, meet light bulb.

The Weather Guard Model 127 Saddle Box with Integrated Lighting and PowerSync is a first, says the truck box maker. The lighted truck box has a wiring harness compatible with all full-size trucks (we love full-size trucks; check this out from The Builders’ Show) in North America. Connect that wiring harness to the power supply in your truck and the system is on. When you open the lid, LEDs illuminate the contents of the box.

The system consists of long-lasting, low-power-consumption, rear-mounted lighting, lasting a minimum of 20,000 hours. Frosted diffusers reportedly eliminate glare. The wide light dispersion is designed for maximum visibility while meeting the IP66 requirement for durability against water and dust intrusion. This lighted box is available in matte black and clear colors.

You can also get a Light Upgrade Kit for light-less 127 Saddle Boxes. Weather Guard claims a 30-minute installation time for this kit (no time indication for hooking up the 127 with PowerSync). It has quick-connect wiring that requires no custom installation and no cutting or splicing of factory wiring. The kit’s weather-sealed, automotive-grade connectors provide durability, while its integrated bezel protects the LED lights from impact. Its magnetic switch system does not require an on/off switch; the truck box lights will be automatically turned on when the lid is open, and off when it is closed.

Weather Guard Lighted Truck Boxes connect to the truck’s power supply and come with an on-board wiring harness.
Weather Guard Lighted Truck Boxes connect to the truck’s power supply and come with an on-board wiring harness.
Boxes also come in matte black.
Boxes also come in matte black.

I can see times where this would come in handy. It’d be even better if the lights beveled so they could cast their beam into the bed of the truck too.

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