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jeffrey.bean
03-03-2011, 04:04 PM
I'm looking for led lights for two boat trailers, any recommendations on where to buy

Thanks


h20addict
03-04-2011, 06:55 AM
I've always bought all my trailer parts either at a local parts house or online at www.etrailer.com

MacCTD
03-04-2011, 07:21 AM
Walmart, the LED lights they sell are fully potted.


nscrow
03-04-2011, 06:10 PM
Walmart, the LED lights they sell are fully potted.

Have you actually tried some on a saltwater trailer? I am curious because I tried one of their non-led side marker lights and it rusted out in about a week after only one splash. It makes me been hesitant to buy any lights from there.

MacCTD
03-04-2011, 06:42 PM
Have you actually tried some on a saltwater trailer? I am curious because I tried one of their non-led side marker lights and it rusted out in about a week after only one splash. It makes me been hesitant to buy any lights from there.

Yes, two trailers actually, they are fully potted in epoxy there is no exposed metal. No problems so far.

nscrow
03-04-2011, 06:55 PM
Thanks Mac :thumbsup:

TrailerMutt
03-04-2011, 08:03 PM
Walmart, the LED lights they sell are fully potted.

My only concern with fully potted LEDs in plastic housings is that they retain quite a bit of heat. (reducing life/intensity). If you trailer often, it may be an issue. I've seen plenty of these take on water. I also have yet to see anyone market these taillights with tinned wire leads.

MacCTD
03-05-2011, 04:00 AM
My only concern with fully potted LEDs in plastic housings is that they retain quite a bit of heat. (reducing life/intensity). If you trailer often, it may be an issue. I've seen plenty of these take on water. I also have yet to see anyone market these taillights with tinned wire leads.


LEDs generate very little heat, I agree on the leads, I crimp, seal with liquid electric tape then heat shrink.

slickster
03-05-2011, 08:45 AM
I used the LED kit from advance auto...it say lifetime guarantee on the front of the box.....I'm on my third set....2 were free....I dunk it alot in real salty water...FL...

ReelWork
03-05-2011, 09:06 AM
LEDs generate very little heat, I agree on the leads, I crimp, seal with liquid electric tape then heat shrink.

X2 :thumbsup:

TrailerMutt
03-05-2011, 02:02 PM
Regular LEDs generate little heat, the higher power LEDs required to make these DOT compliant generate heat.



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