Every camper trailer, boat trailer, or other on-road trailer has a set of lights. Whether this set is extensive or simple, they all have these very important trailer parts. The trailer lights and electrical system consist of the inner wiring and circuitry as well as the lights. Trailer lights serve two main functions: safety and keeping your trailer legal. Each state's Motor Vehicle department has standards for trailer lights and you should check them out before heading out if you're not sure what they are. Generally, trailers are grouped into two classes. Trailers that are less than 80 inches wide are required to have tail lights, stop lights, turn signals, side marker lights, side and rear reflectors on each side, and other lights if necessary. Trailers over 80 inches wide need more lights, including three red identification lights at the rear of the trailer, clearance lights on each side, and more.
Trailer and RV lights are also critical for safety, letting other drivers know where you are and where your trailer starts and stops. Without these vital parts, you could find yourself in a serious accident. Before heading out on a trip, make sure your lights are working by inspecting them. This requires connecting the trailer to your vehicle or turning on your RV. It also generally requires a second person. Turn on each of your lights (brake, turn, etc.) individually and check to see whether the lights are working well.
One of the perks of our RV and trailer lights is that they are LEDs. It is becoming more and more common to use LEDs instead of the conventional lights and for several reasons. The conventional trailer lights often burn out from vibration and cold water and they use more electricity than LEDs and even past these particulars, LEDs still have more advantages.
Higher life expectancy: LEDs last significantly longer than conventional lights, being rated at up to 100,000 hours of life (compared to about 3,000 hours for incandescent lights). In addition, LED lights don't have a filament, which means it won't break down over time, meaning you won't have to replace them often, unlike incandescent bulbs.
Durability: LEDs stand up to water and road grime, being sealed in a welded polycarbonate lens. Plus, LEDs don't generate very much heat, meaning they won't experience thermal shock when your boat trailer goes into the water. Basically put, they're really durable.
Convenient: Our LED trailer lights are low-profile, which means they won't protrude and cause damage. Also, LED lights turn on as soon as they get the electrical current. They don't need any time to warm up to the electrical current, unlike incandescent bulbs.
Energy-efficient: LEDs use less energy than incandescent bulbs do, pulling 1/8 the amount of energy compared to incandescent.