LED Ditch Light Kit for 2016-2022 Toyota Tacoma

Sale price$90.00
  • Description
  • Specs
  • Installation


  • Bolt-on fitment for 2016+ Toyota Tacoma (3rd generation).
  • Allows you to mount two Stage Series LED Pods above the hood.
  • Utilizes existing mounting points and hardware for a simple installation.
  • Thick-gauge stainless steel construction.
  • Low-profile design.


Perfect fitment. The Stage Series Backlit Ditch Light Kit for the 2016-2022 Toyota Tacoma allows you to easily mount two SS3 or SSC2 Backlit Pods above the hood. These application-specific brackets were CAD-designed to install using factory mounting points. No cutting or drilling required! This kit features a low profile design while minimizing glare, and will not interfere with raising or lowering the hood.

Built to last. The brackets in this kit are constructed out of thick-gauge stainless steel. Unlike other options made out of mild steel, these brackets are full stainless steel and won't corrode over time. With their thick-gauge construction, you also won't experience any vibration or bouncing while driving. 

Focused. Traditional optics like reflectors or simple lenses lose light internally and to glare, so not all of the light shines on target. Instead, the custom-engineered TIR optic in the SS3 and SSC2 collects all of the light from the LED, and directs it only where you need it, drastically reducing glare and improving total efficiency. Click here to learn more: Total Internal Reflection (TIR) Optics | Stage Series Video.

From there, while other options on the market lose as much as 10% of the light output shining through an outer lens, the custom-molded TIR optic in the SS3 and SSC2 serves as both the optic and main lens for greater efficiency and light output (patent pending). Thanks to this innovative feature, when coupled with high-intensity LED chips, the total intensity of the Stage Series Pod is much greater than other LED pods using basic optics or reflectors with a standard outer lens.

Functional output. All Stage Series beam pattern options were designed with optical simulation modeling, to shape the output in a highly-functional beam pattern. No matter what your auxiliary lighting needs are, there is a Stage Series optic for you!

Combo combines both the Driving and Flood optics. The SS3 shines light downrange in a focused, rectangular 65x25 degree pattern, while the SSC2 shines light downrange in a 40x20 degree pattern. The combo lens features a flood optic on one side and a driving optic on the other.

Combo optic

For states that require them, we also offer snap-on covers for your SS3 and SSC2 Pods. These covers are available in a variety of colors and keep your Stage Series Pod clean and protected from dirt, dust, or whatever else the road throws your way!

White or Yellow. All Stage Series LED pods are available in a cool white or selective yellow color. The white is a 6000K color temperature, which is a true cool white output, and matches most factory LED lighting. The selective yellow is a 3000K color temperature, great for high contrast in poor weather or a distinctive look on the road. We also offer replacement lenses that allow you to change the color or optic of your SS3 or SSC2 Pods.

Sport or Pro. Stage Series LED pods are available at two different power levels. Both options use high-intensity LED emitters, and TIR optics for unmatched focus and overall output. However, the Pro option is double the amount of total power. Click the Specifications tab to see more information.

Backlight Functionality. Both the SS3 and SSC2 pods included in our Stage Series Ditch Light Kits feature a brilliant Amber backlight. This integrated backlight gives you an additional accent light, along with the main beam. The backlight fully illuminates the TIR optic, providing a more unique and modern look than the small indicator LEDs found in other products. To power the backlight, use the included harness to tap your desired vehicle function.

Proven Reliability. Stage Series LED lighting has been extensively tested for long-term operation from -40 to 185 degrees F, along with vibration, moisture intrusion, and corrosion testing. All of these tests are completed to SAE standards, just like factory components. They've also been put to the test on-road by racers and enthusiasts alike.

Experience. After over a decade in business, Diode Dynamics is one of the most trusted names in automotive LED lighting. We directly assemble and engineer our own products in the United States, allowing for higher quality and performance, with the newest and brightest LED technology. No matter what you're driving, we pride ourselves in offering only the best possible LED solutions. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss your lighting project!



Specifications (White SS3 pods)

(LUX @ 10M)
Driving Sport54,700 cd547 lux1,520 lm2,262 lm6000K White
Driving Pro66,500 cd665 lux3,000 lm5,796 lm6000K White
Driving Max98,000 cd980 lux3,500 lm7,920 lm6000K White
Flood Sport1,750 cd18 lux1,520 lm2,262 lm6000K White
Flood Pro3,100 cd31 lux3,000 lm5,796 lm6000K White
Flood Max2,600 cd26 lux3,500 lm7,920 lm6000K White
Fog Sport10,600 cd106 lux1,520 lm2,262 lm6000K White
Fog Pro11,900 cd119 lux3,000 lm5,796 lm6000K White
Fog Max18,000 cd180 lux3,500 lm7,920 lm6000K White
Spot Sport151,000 cd1,510 lux1,520 lm2,262 lm6000K White
Spot Pro131,500 cd1,315 lux3,000 lm5,796 lm6000K White
Spot Max251,000 cd2,510 lux3,500 lm7,920 lm6000K White
Combo Sport31,500 cd315 lux1,520 lm2,262 lm6000K White
Combo Pro35,100 cd351 lux3,000 lm5,796 lm6000K White
Combo Max46,000 cd460 lux3,500 lm7,920 lm6000K White

Specifications (Yellow SS3 Pods)

(LUX @ 10M)
Driving Sport53,500 cd535 lux1,300 lm1,930 lm3000K Yellow
Driving Pro60,900 cd609 lux2,700 lm5,220 lm3000K Yellow
Flood Sport1,600 cd16 lux1,300 lm1,930 lm3000K Yellow
Flood Pro2,850 cd29 lux2,700 lm5,220 lm3000K Yellow
Fog Sport9,050 cd91 lux1,300 lm1,930 lm3000K Yellow
Fog Pro10,900 cd109 lux2,700 lm5,220 lm3000K Yellow
Fog Max12,500 cd125 lux3,500 lm7,920 lm3000K Yellow
Spot Sport149,000 cd1,490 lux1,300 lm1,930 lm3000K Yellow
Spot Pro118,500 cd1,185 lux2,700 lm5,220 lm3000K Yellow
Combo Sport28,100 cd281 lux1,300 lm1,930 lm3000K Yellow
Combo Pro33,406 cd334 lux2,700 lm5,220 lm3000K Yellow

Specifications (White C2 Pods)

(LUX @ 10M)
Driving Sport37,500 cd375 lux871 lm1,130 lm6000K White
Driving Pro59,000 cd590 lux1,988 lm2,898 lm6000K White
Flood Sport375 cd4 lux871 lm1,130 lm6000K White
Flood Pro700 cd7 lux1,988 lm2,898 lm6000K White
Fog Sport5,000 cd50 lux871 lm1,130 lm6000K White
Fog Pro8,500 cd85 lux1,988 lm2,898 lm6000K White
Combo Sport16,000 cd160 lux871 lm1,130 lm6000K White
Combo Pro27,000 cd270 lux1,988 lm2,898 lm6000K White
Spot Sport91,000 cd900 lux871 lm1,130 lm6000K White
Spot Pro97,000 cd970 lux1,988 lm2,898 lm6000K White

Specifications (Yellow C2 Pods)

(LUX @ 10M)
Driving Sport27,000 cd270 lux777 lm960 lm3000K Yellow
Driving Pro46,000 cd460 lux1,858 lm2,610 lm3000K Yellow
Flood Sport315 cd3 lux777 lm960 lm3000K Yellow
Flood Pro650 cd7 lux1,858 lm2,610 lm3000K Yellow
Fog Sport4,400 cd44 lux777 lm960 lm3000K Yellow
Fog Pro7,500 cd75 lux1,858 lm2,610 lm3000K Yellow
Combo Sport13,500 cd135 lux777 lm960 lm3000K Yellow
Combo Pro24,000 cd240 lux1,858 lm2,610 lm3000K Yellow
Spot Sport60,000 cd600 lux777 lm960 lm3000K Yellow
Spot Pro84,000 cd840 lux1,858 lm2,610 lm3000K Yellow

Specifications (White SS5 Pods)

(LUX @ 10M)
Driving Sport131,300 cd1,300 lux3,800 lm4,800 lm6000K White
Driving Pro170,000 cd1,700 lux9,600 lm9,700 lm6000K White
Flood Sport4,000 cd40 lux3,800 lm4,800 lm6000K White
Flood Pro8,000 cd80 lux9,600 lm9,700 lm6000K White
Spot Sport406,100 cd4,000 lux3,800 lm4,800 lm6000K White
Spot Pro286,000 cd2,900 lux9,600 lm9,700 lm6000K White
Combo Sport81,600 cd820 lux3,800 lm4,800 lm6000K White
Combo Pro75,700 cd750 lux9,600 lm9,700 lm6000K White

Specifications (Yellow SS5 Pods)

(LUX @ 10M)
Driving Sport103,000 cd1,300 lux3,700 lm4,800 lm3000K Yellow
Driving Pro131,600 cd1,700 lux7,900 lm8,900 lm3000K Yellow
Flood Sport3,500 cd40 lux3,700 lm4,800 lm3000K Yellow
Flood Pro6,800 cd80 lux7,900 lm8,900 lm3000K Yellow
Spot Sport360,200 cd4,000 lux3,700 lm4,800 lm3000K Yellow
Spot Pro227,000 cd2,900 lux7,900 lm8,900 lm3000K Yellow
Combo Sport71,200 cd820 lux3,700 lm4,800 lm3000K Yellow
Combo Pro58,500 cd750 lux7,900 lm8,900 lm3000K Yellow


What do these terms mean?

Datasheet(s) (click to download): SS3 Sport White Standard, SS3 Sport Yellow Standard, SS3 Pro White Standard, SS3 Pro Yellow Standard, SS3 Max White Standard, SS3 Max Yellow Standard

Power (watts): Sport: 14.5, Pro: 36, Max: 38.5

Operating Voltage: 9-16V

Current (amps @ 13.2V): Sport: 1.1, Pro: 2.7, Max: 3

Polarity: Polarity Specific

Operating Temperature: -40C to 85C (-40F to 185F)

LED Emitter: Luxeon Z ES, Cree XP-L HI, Osram Boost HX

Connector(s): Deutsch DT Input

Driver Features: Constant Current

Materials: Polycarbonate Lens, Aluminum Casting, Rubber Gasket

Cooling: Passive, Pin-Fin heatsink

Compliance Ratings: SAE J575 Durability Test

Intrusion Ratings: IP69K Waterproof, High Pressure


What's Included

In the Box:

  • Two (2) SS3 or SSC2 Standard LED Pods
  • Two (2) Ditch light brackets
  • Two (2) SS3 or SSC2 Mounting brackets
  • One (1) Heavy Duty Dual Output 4-pin Wiring Harness
  • Mounting hardware
  • Mounting guide

Quantity: Pair (Left and Right Side)

Warranty: 8 year warranty

Return Policy: 30-day Return with no restocking fee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee




Installation Time: 20-30 minutes

Tools Needed: Basic Toolset

Modification: None

Installation Guide: Click to download



NOTE: Do not use automatic car washes with this kit installed.

Make: Toyota
Model: Tacoma
Years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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