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Old 11-28-2018, 10:56 AM
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Default Submersible back-up trailer lights

I bought a set of "waterproof" LED flood lights that were IP67 rated (supposedly 1 meter submersion capable for 30 minutes) and mounted them to my boat trailer for reverse back-up lights. They work great at dark ramps when the ass end of your rig is 40 feet away from where you are sitting. Despite their waterproof rating the things leak and there is now standing water in the lens. Does anyone know of a truly submersible, surface mount LED lights in the 40 to 50W range? I have done many on-line searches and haven't found anything yet.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:37 AM
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I can't help with your question but I can tell you I have the pipe LED's that mount high on the guide posts and I will never own anything else. The only other lights I've had that were equally trouble free were a set that would bungy onto the pop up cleats on a flats boat I owned years ago, that were removable and never touched the water.
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I took a brand new set of submersible LED lights apart and put 5200 on anything that looked like a future leak.
It has worked so far.
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Can you tell me a little more about the pipe mounted back up lights? Thanks.
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Do they still work? I have a set of "waterproof" LEDs on my small boat that have had water in them from about the 3rd dunk untill now and that was 5 years ago and they still work. The manufacturer claims the housing is not rated, but the LED module is. Now, until they fail, a little water does not bother me.
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Originally Posted by Bayou Dularge View Post
Can you tell me a little more about the pipe mounted back up lights? Thanks.
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Only trailer lights I have ever found that consistently work are the grommet mounted type lIke are used tractor trailers. You can get a variety of lights (dual function tail/stop/turn, Amber, and backup lights. The wires plug into them with a rubber plug, and the plug pattern is universal for a given style. I run them on all my trailers, and keep a spare in the truck. You can change out a defective light in about 30 seconds with no tools. They arenít perfect and Iíve had some leak, but they are easy to replace and available at every truck stop.

This is the style bracket.

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...UaAqMCEALw_wcB

and they use this style light.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lig.../STL22RCB.html
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I have had great success with optronics led submersible lights.
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I use wireless LED lights. I Just sit em on my trim tabs. I take them off when I launch the boat obviously...


6AAA batteries last me all summer. One hour trip back and forth for me.
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This is what i bought.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Only trailer lights I have ever found that consistently work are the grommet mounted type lIke are used tractor trailers. You can get a variety of lights (dual function tail/stop/turn, Amber, and backup lights. The wires plug into them with a rubber plug, and the plug pattern is universal for a given style. I run them on all my trailers, and keep a spare in the truck. You can change out a defective light in about 30 seconds with no tools. They arenít perfect and Iíve had some leak, but they are easy to replace and available at every truck stop.

This is the style bracket.

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...UaAqMCEALw_wcB

and they use this style light.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lig.../STL22RCB.html
Auto - do you know if these hold up in saltwater?
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Originally Posted by Bayou Dularge View Post
Auto - do you know if these hold up in saltwater?
have so far for me. Rarely they leak. They die shortly afterwards if that happens. Good lights all over the place online that do as well as any surface mount. Main thing for me is that they are quick to change without tools if one does fail, and available at all parts store and truck stops. Keep one spare in the truck and you are covered. Between myself and my brother and dad we have 7-8 trailers. 3 boat trailers and the rest utility/equipment. All are set up with the same lights. One spare per truck and good wiring keeps everyone legal without any thinking.
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