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Wireless Light Control Panels

2019GRamRebel

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Looking in the market for a Light Control Panel that is controlled wirelessly. Looking to run a LED light bar in the grill and maybe some rear lights. Don't need more than 4 channels. What do you guys have?
 

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I don't have a need for it yet, but I've been looking at the Trigger 6-shooter system. They have a four-button version as well. I hate running wiring through the cab.
 

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I don't have a need for it yet, but I've been looking at the Trigger 6-shooter system. They have a four-button version as well. I hate running wiring through the cab.
I was also looking at this but the price is a little steep for me. Heard nothing but good things about the Trigger system though. Now I'm considering to hold off for a few months and get this or get a cheaper alternative right now.
 

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I have the trigger 4 switch... it depends on use. I initially had some issues with the controller where it randomly turned on and off, but haven't had any for the last 4 months or so. The system overall seems built decent, though the switches feel very cheap. The switches won't light up unless turned on so don't expect to see them backlit, just keep that in mind. When turned on the backlighting is very poor so you won't be able to read the labels without other lighting at night. They do work from probably 20' away for me as far as ability to turn on outside of the truck. The app is rated poor but I haven't tried it. I wanted wireless as well, and if that's a must this is an ok option, but in all honestly for me, I will likely go to wired in the future as I hate not having backlit switches. I am only using 2 switches right now out of 4, 1 for lightbar and 1 for 2 ditch pods.
 

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I have the trigger 4 switch... it depends on use. I initially had some issues with the controller where it randomly turned on and off, but haven't had any for the last 4 months or so. The system overall seems built decent, though the switches feel very cheap. The switches won't light up unless turned on so don't expect to see them backlit, just keep that in mind. When turned on the backlighting is very poor so you won't be able to read the labels without other lighting at night. They do work from probably 20' away for me as far as ability to turn on outside of the truck. The app is rated poor but I haven't tried it. I wanted wireless as well, and if that's a must this is an ok option, but in all honestly for me, I will likely go to wired in the future as I hate not having backlit switches. I am only using 2 switches right now out of 4, 1 for lightbar and 1 for 2 ditch pods.
Do you think the Trigger system is still worth it, or simply avoid it and get some wired switches?
 

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Do you think the Trigger system is still worth it, or simply avoid it and get some wired switches?
Me personally I don't see the real benefit going wireless. I purchased a wired switch controller on Amazon for under $90 that includes the relay box for under the hood and a wired control panel for the cab. You run one wire into cab, this will take less than 10 minutes to do. The 5th gen has a very easy grommet on firewall that you use to pass wire into cab. As well the control panel is nice and compact(granted it does have wire attached) . For me this was a better solution.


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Me personally I don't see the real benefit going wireless. I purchased a wired switch controller on Amazon for under $90 that includes the relay box for under the hood and a wired control panel for the cab. You run one wire into cab, this will take less than 10 minutes to do. The 5th gen has a very easy grommet on firewall that you use to pass wire into cab. As well the control panel is nice and compact(granted it does have wire attached) . For me this was a better solution.


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THIS ^^^ would be my choice and I 100% agree as a vehicle electronics installer for the past 35+ years.
 

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Me personally I don't see the real benefit going wireless. I purchased a wired switch controller on Amazon for under $90 that includes the relay box for under the hood and a wired control panel for the cab. You run one wire into cab, this will take less than 10 minutes to do. The 5th gen has a very easy grommet on firewall that you use to pass wire into cab. As well the control panel is nice and compact(granted it does have wire attached) . For me this was a better solution.


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THIS ^^^ would be my choice and I 100% agree as a vehicle electronics installer for the past 35+ years.
Perfect, thanks guys! Just bought one. Hopefully it’s an easy enough install for a noob like me LOL. Appreciate the responses greatly!
 

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I would also agree that the decision you made as well as DTS828 is the better one. I think the wireless is a good option based on this experience only if you really don't want to deal with pushing through the firewall grommet. The wireless is a quicker install but not much, and for the trade off of no batteries needed, backlit buttons, and no risk of wireless interference the single wire like posted above makes more sense for way less cost.
 

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I would also agree that the decision you made as well as DTS828 is the better one. I think the wireless is a good option based on this experience only if you really don't want to deal with pushing through the firewall grommet. The wireless is a quicker install but not much, and for the trade off of no batteries needed, backlit buttons, and no risk of wireless interference the single wire like posted above makes more sense for way less cost.
I got the switches but realized that where I initially wanted it, requiredme to cut the interior panels, which I'm really not a fan of. Instead, got a single button switch prewired to a harness and installed that. I will most likely install the control panel in the future. Having the practicality of a lit button already is a huge plus haha! Thanks for commenting!
 

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Has anyone tried the 12volt powered option for the controller. I have been really eyeing the 4 bank switch, and putting in the cubby on the top of the dash. I would then get an "cigarette lighter" adapter with leads and I believe you can power the switch that way. That is supposed to keep it back lit and give your backlit colors. I just dont want to drill a hole to mount a wired switchbank.
 

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I do not have the 12v powered controller option, didn't even realize they had one. Looking on their site it appears the only one they offer with a powered switch option is the 6 Shooter, and then you have to get a "powered dock" for it. I see they have replacement wiring for it on the website but not the dock itself and the wiring also says only for 6 shooter. With some electrical work you might be able to take the switch panel apart and figure out how to wire 12v into it, but it doesn't appear setup that way for the 4 switch from what I am seeing. If you do find something for this, just be advised the back lighting at least on battery power is so dim you won't be able to read switch labels, however it is bright enough to see the switches I believe.
 

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