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    Waterproof LED Trailer Lights?

    So I am thinking about upgrading my lighting on my jet ski trailer from the lame, old school incandescents to new waterproof, sealed LED trailer lights.

    Like these ones: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-LED-Wate...1ad85a&vxp=mtr

    Anyone used these kinds before?

    What I am excited about is the ability to back the trailer into the water without disconnecting the power to the trailer light. It would one less step in unloading my ski that would save me time.

    Do any of you have experience with this?


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    i have had good luck with peterson manufacturing piranha led sealed lights. I buy them on amazon.

    Never disconnected the wire harness with these, they work great.
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    The kit label says 'Over 80 inches' but I don't see the three small marker lamps that would mount in the center of a double PWC trailer.

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    Is your trailer a single or double?

    Do you also have marker lamps along the sides of the trailer?

    I have LED lights on my own trailer, and would never consider non-LED lamps on any trailer. However, some LED lamps are not made as well as others. Even if 100% sealed, crappy internal electronics can fail and the LED light will then go dark.

    Choose a quality brand LED light kit.

    Note: See the stubby White wire with grounding ring? That means this light kit uses the trailer frame itself for the ground return path between the lights and the connector at the hitch.

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    I prefer a trailer wire harness that runs the white wire from each light alongside all the other wires, all the way back to the connector at the hitch. There can still be a white wire attachment to the trailer frame, but having the white wires be contiguous means there is no problem if a grounding screw becoming corroded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scittb View Post
    i have had good luck with peterson manufacturing piranha led sealed lights. I buy them on amazon.

    Never disconnected the wire harness with these, they work great.
    Peterson does seem to have a good reputation.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ngJavascript=1

    This is the Peterson V940 kit;
    Submersible LED rear lighting kit provides all legally-required lighting and reflectors for trailers under 80" wide.
    Includes one each of our low-profile 840/840L LED tail lights,
    two 170 amber LED front side marker lights with reflex,
    25' trailer harness,
    48" trunk connector,
    license bracket,
    mounting hardware and installation instructions.


    Apparently the Peterson LED products are actually made by Pacific Insight

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyCast View Post
    So I am thinking about upgrading my lighting on my jet ski trailer from the lame, old school incandescents to new waterproof, sealed LED trailer lights.
    Anyone used these kinds before?

    What I am excited about is the ability to back the trailer into the water without disconnecting the power to the trailer light. It would one less step in unloading my ski that would save me time.

    Do any of you have experience with this?
    I have lights like that on my trailer, they work fine. Been dunking a trailer in the water since 1987, haven't unplugged a wire harness yet.

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    Perfect! Just the answer I needed RLaceman.

    And youre right K447, a well-established brand name is important for any electronics. Ive learned that the hard way.

    Oh and my trailer is for a single ski, I only got one of these bad boys after all : D

    I believe I found a good set, and it looks similar to the small round ones on my single trailer already.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-Peterson-420R-3-Oval-LED-Stop-Turn-Tail-Lamps-/190814935485?pt=Other_Vehicle_Parts&hash=item2c6d74d9bd&vxp=mtr

    Im getting them as soon as I can. Time to upgrade.
    Last edited by K447; 02-24-2014 at 02:13 PM. Reason: new vs name

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    this is the LED I use and works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by William.Alonso.13 View Post
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    this is the LED I use and works great!
    Brand? Model?
    Source?

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    this is the LED I use and works great!
    Brand? Model?
    Source?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PAK-SUBMERS...item27dc041dbe

    I buy them in a local store but found them on ebay for about the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William.Alonso.13 View Post
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    this is the LED I use and works great!
    Brand? Model?
    Source?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PAK-SUBMERSIBLE-WATERPROOF-12VOLT-LED-BOAT-TRAILER-STOP-TAIL-TURN-12V-RED-LIGHT-/171194981822?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27dc041dbe

    I buy them in a local store but found them on ebay for about the same price.
    So no specific brand?

    Are your actual installed lamps from the Haulmaster brand (per the ebay link)?

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