LED lights are clearly the new standard way of lighting just about everything in every application and they really do allow for lighting to be placed in ways that previously never could easily and/or cheaply be done. Check out some of the LED lighting products from TTC member mattgecko … https://www.toyotatruckclub.com/forum/threads/led-under-hood-bed-lights.242075/
Tacoma: 2005 – 2017 Waterproof LED HOOD & BED light kits
LED light kits come mostly pre-assemble and are designed for the non-DIY (electrical newbie) to the experienced installer. Everything that you need to install the kit is included (except basic hand tools) and includes easy to follow installation instructions with lots of pictures. I use super bright 5050 waterproof LED’s light strips, all connections to the LED’s are soldered with shrink tubing over the connections. Light strips come with upgraded “high strength” 3M adhesive tape and heat shrink crimp connectors.