LED Trailer Lights
When on the road we all like to feel safe. We like to know that everything is going well and the vehicle won’t fail us. This is exactly why you may want to use LED trailer lights. In this article I will tell you about these new light sources which are the best replacement of all old incandescent bulbs which we are so tired to watch failing.
First of all I want to tell you about some general issues about these LED trailer lights. Like every LED light they are providing “cold” light which means that they don’t waste energy on producing heat which you don’t need. This provide more efficient way of using the energy and it will save you up to 90% of the energy you will normally use with the standard incandescent bulbs.
This will let you power your LED trailer lights with a battery or solar energy. This opportunity together with the ability of these light sources to last will save you money and efforts. Now I will show you the things that can cause every light source to fail. This will allow for you to pick good solutions which will really last providing at the same time good quality of light.
The corrosion is the first thing that could damage your LED lights. You should always observe the whole body of the lights you are buying and see if the sockets are well sealed and there is no access for the moisture to any electrical connections or parts which could corrode. Manufacturers usually have a way to make their products very durable against corrosion. Still you should always keep in mind that if they haven’t provided a good solution for their product corrosion could quickly damage the LED body and force you to replace it.
When you are sure that corrosion has no place in the body of your LEDs check your wiring. This trivial looking thing is responsible for many LEDs to burnout quickly even if they are good and could last many years in normal circumstances.
Bad wiring means that the power is not delivered correctly to the consumers. Sometimes too much merging and connections could be the cause of this problem. If the connections are not done properly the resistance in them could vary and cause losses. If you are not sure that your wiring is done properly or you are experiencing too many burnouts of qualitative LED trailer lights ask a professional to measure and check the whole wiring system.
He could also tell you if you are having an excessive voltage problem. This problem could greatly shorten the life of your LEDs. It is known that it is responsible for the failing of more than 50% of the bulbs. Usually excessive voltage kicks in when the grounding is not sufficient and this is why when you buy LED trailer lights this is the first thing you are asked to check in the installation instructions.
The poor contact is the final issue I will discuss with you. Poor electrical contact is every contact which fails to lead the electricity properly because of high resistance in the area where some kind of merging is done. In our cases this is usually the place where the LEDs are mounted to the electrical system. If you have trouble to decide what kind of mount you need I advice you to try Grote's bulb cradle mount system which comes to be an excellent option.
There is no doubt that LEDs are better than every other light source you could use. They last 10 times more than the fluorescent solutions and 100 times more than incandescent bulbs. It’s up to you to try them out.