Thread: Custom Trailer Lighting
07-19-2007, 04:46 AM #1
Custom Trailer Lighting
Just thought I would share my new trailer lighting project. My trailer has PVC guide posts on either side of the rear of the trailer. A couple of years ago, I upraded my lights to the new LED lighting. Last year I pondered the idea of adding lighting to the posts. Well, after some long thought and planning, here is what I have come up with:
-I bought some wholesale LED lights off of Ebay tonight.
-Also got some holders for the LED's
Planning on drilling holes in the upper posts and installing a few of these LED's. I will update everyone with some pics soon.
07-19-2007, 09:30 AM #2
Are the LED's as bright as a conventional bulb?
My bud doesn't like to unplug the trailer lights at the ramps and always pops or burns out his trailer lamps.
This sounds like a good alternative and birthday gift.
07-19-2007, 09:57 AM #3
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LEDs are brighter. Plus the life expectancy is anywhere between 15,000 hours and 50,000 hours. Less bulb changing. LED's won't explode from putting them underwater - if they get broken there's no glass - less power draw - "aimed" lighting. There's a ton of advantages to them.
07-19-2007, 10:05 AM #4
Cool, sounds like I found my Birthday and Christmas presents for this year.
07-19-2007, 10:23 AM #5
Yeh Al mine is the 18th of August. How have you been. By the way will have a rzr soon too.
The LED lights are great because like you said they don't burn out in the water. I will have all LED on my trailer soon too.
07-19-2007, 11:54 AM #6
07-19-2007, 01:06 PM #7
Guys are you all serious! I figured everyone had the LED's by now. Look on ebay, you can buy a whole LED trailer light kit for a few $ more than the standard lights and I garuntee they will NEVER burn out! LED's have a life expectancy of 100,000+ hours (and that is continous use).
They are much brighter, especially with fewer bulbs. One LED light will be the same brightness as two standard bulbs, and yes you can dunk them completely under water with any worries of burning or shorting them out.
I will keep you all posted on this project. I need to find a camera real soon so I can take some pics too.
Be watching on here, cause if all goes well and I have some of these left over lights, you guys may have yourselves a new project!
07-19-2007, 11:53 PM #8
I was looking at the diameter of the pvc today for the guides and dont think I am going to be able to use my original round design like I had planned, but I think I am going to use a rectangle design. Probably going to be 6 or 8 LED's on each side. That should light up pretty well!!
07-20-2007, 12:03 AM #9
It;s no joke, everyone of my trailers still have the standard type bulbs.LOL
07-20-2007, 12:12 AM #10
Man on man. We are going to have to get you updated. No more messing around with bulbs, or figuring out why 1 light is working and the other isnt. Wish you were closer, I would have you bring the trailers over and I would hook you up. Geez, Ph2ocraft, we need to work on this!!!!
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