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Tail lights?

Postby Chris C » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:34 am

I'm wanting to use LED tail lights for my teardrop. Obviously, I want the brightest I can find. :thumbsup: There are so many different companies making and selling them and all the information I find seems "brand biased". :roll: Is there an independant place I could find comparative information? :thinking:
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:42 am

:shhh: :rofl:
You were no doubt looking for a Nader type guru of tail lights. :lol:

Price might be a good indicator of value here. I went to Premier truck parts and the guy gave me a catalog of what they can get as opposed to what is in stock. Some are expensive.

I will bet in your area there is a custom shop or truck supply and they will carry catalogs too.

Got "Grote" and "Truck-Lite" Maybe they have a web site and can tell you who in your area carries thier stuff.

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Postby Ken A Hood » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:12 am

The ones I got have 61 LED's in them. The description says;
"Super Max 4" Red 61 LED Stop Tail Turn Light. These 12-volt lights have (61) LED's in each light and are Very Very bright and use about 1/10 the power of standard lights so you can add on 10 times as many lights without overloading your electrical system."

I originally bought the wrong kind (with the flange/trim ring built in) but they were only 44 LED's


Here's a pic; I think it's the one I have now the 61 LED's
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Here's the info on the ones I returned (flanged 44 LED)
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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:48 am

Chris, we used a 10(Large)LED 2x6 surface mount light manufactured by Optronics, it is very bright. I have seen this same light sell from 16 to 35 bucks apiece from various dealers...I bought 'em from my local RedNeck Trailer Supply dealer for $16.25 each...they have a black trim ring and have a white or chrome snap on ring available....
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Postby Chris C » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:35 pm

This is one of those items where I'm less concerned with price than I am conspiciousness. With no protection from a rear-end collision, I want as bright a set of stop and signal lights as I can possibly get. Do I need two tail/stop lights and seperate signals, or are these lights wired to do both?
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Postby Chris C » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:37 pm

Miriam C. wrote::shhh: :rofl:
You were no doubt looking for a Nader type guru of tail lights. :lol:

Price might be a good indicator of value here. I went to Premier truck parts and the guy gave me a catalog of what they can get as opposed to what is in stock. Some are expensive.

I will bet in your area there is a custom shop or truck supply and they will carry catalogs too.

Got "Grote" and "Truck-Lite" Maybe they have a web site and can tell you who in your area carries thier stuff.

Miriam


You know, Miriam, there was a time in my life when "price reflects quality" held true. Any more, I'm not convinced that's always applicable. It's a shame too because there are so many choices for anything one wants to buy and very little really useful information from which to make a choice.
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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:49 pm

Chris, on the lights I mentioned, they incorporate stop/turn/tail in one unit...it would be very simple to use more that one per side...as many as you like until your whole hatch is covered ;)
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:49 pm

You know, Miriam, there was a time in my life when "price reflects quality" held true. Any more, I'm not convinced that's always applicable. It's a shame too because there are so many choices for anything one wants to buy and very little really useful information from which to make a choice.


How right you are. I gave up reasearch and decided to find a medium priced, hopefully sealed fixture, with better than plastic trim. Don't know if you be sure of anything without a trusted reference.

Oh and I wanna like it. :lol: Which is why I was given the catalog. Think he could see I was missing something. 8)

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Postby Darren » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:07 pm

Chris, I got mine on ebay, the one on the left. It has 10 of the large square LED's and it's very bright. The seller goes by cpminc200.

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Postby Chris C » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:28 pm

Thanks, but I don't have the slightest idea how to find a specific seller on e-bay.
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Postby Darren » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:53 pm

Do a search for "led boat trailer lights" on ebay. They will show up on the first page that way. They might be the same lights that madjack got but I paid more for mine. :cry:
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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:07 pm

VS, I am very curious as to how bright that little LED dome light is....................................................... 8)
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Postby Chris C » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:20 pm

Meeeeee Tooooooo!
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Postby Darren » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:22 pm

Not nearly as bright as I'd like them to be. I got white and blue ones and I think the blue is the brightest. They were cheap anyway. I'll try to get a photo tonight with them on.
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Postby asianflava » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:50 pm

I got these from Boater's World. They aren't super bright, but they do the job. I installed 2, one on each side.

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