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ggroller
07-20-2007, 10:05 AM
Hey Everyone.

I have an '06 Prostar and am thinking about changing the trailer lights to LED.

Is it worth it?

I've already replaced two brake lights this year and hear that LED lights last forever.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-20-2007, 10:18 AM
I think they are worth it.
However, do not believe they will last forever. Vibration could cause premature failure. Or poor construction.
But the same applies to the standard sealed lamps.

trickskier
07-20-2007, 10:25 AM
I definitely think they're worth it. I have the same set of LED's that I put on my trailer in 1999. I took them out and put them in my 06 trailer last year. So I've had them for almost 8 years..........

I recommend Truck-Lite.............The ones below have a lifetime warranty.

http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&productId=24032&langId=-1

tommcat
07-20-2007, 10:31 AM
well worth the money

SkiDog
07-20-2007, 10:31 AM
I definitely think they're worth it. I have the same set of LED's that I put on my trailer in 1999. I took them out and put them in my 06 trailer last year. So I've had them for almost 8 years..........

I recommend Truck-Lite
YOU WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

TMCNo1
07-20-2007, 10:33 AM
Changed our '89 over 3 years ago and wow what a fifference.
Here is a place you can research for about any style you would want,
http://www.awdirect.com/catalog.cfm?dest=dir&linkid=68&linkon=section

trickskier
07-20-2007, 10:35 AM
YOU WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
I was the FIRST................:D

SkiDog
07-20-2007, 10:38 AM
Changed our '89 over 3 years ago and wow what a fifference.
Here is a place you can research for about any style you would want,
http://www.awdirect.com/catalog.cfm?dest=dir&linkid=68&linkon=section
I wonder if I can get some that are sico-delic?:D

trickskier
07-20-2007, 10:40 AM
I wonder if I can get some that are sico-delic?:D
I can get you some pretty BLUE ones and make them FLASH..............;)

Workin' 4 Toys
07-20-2007, 10:51 AM
I can get you some pretty BLUE ones and make them FLASH..............;).......................
http://www.dansdata.com/images/ledlights6/o4blue20400.jpg

ggroller
07-20-2007, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the help.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-20-2007, 10:58 AM
FWIW- In my opinion, the units with the highest number of diodes per lamp look the best.
And again IMO, I don't like to "see" the circuit boards through the lens.

Kevin 89MC
07-26-2007, 04:34 PM
I have the 60 LED bulb tail lights from http://www.vehiclelight.com/ and absolutely love them. They are very durable (so far, I've had them for 3 years.) They were relatively inexpensive, shipped quick, great cust. service. I just lost one (long story) and they still had my info on file, to make sure they matched. They have a good selection. Someday I'll fork over the cash for the side markers.
Good luck, you'll love them.
Kevin

auburn buck
07-26-2007, 06:23 PM
My right side driving/brake light set (red) is out and when I looked at how to remove it, it turns out the light is not mounted by screws, but is instead mounted with rivets . Is this common ? and I guess I would have to cut off and drill it out and replace with sheet metal screws, right?

Sodar
07-26-2007, 06:30 PM
My right side driving/brake light set (red) is out and when I looked at how to remove it, it turns out the light is not mounted by screws, but is instead mounted with rivets . Is this common ? and I guess I would have to cut off and drill it out and replace with sheet metal screws, right?

Your boat is on a SportBoat Trailer and yes, they do rivet the lights in. If you look here: http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/redamberssringdetail.htm.... they have the replacement light that you need. Just drill the rivet out, replace the light and rivet it back in. You can find a rivet gun for about $10.

http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/trailerparts/6ovalamberredsteelringbig.jpg

vogelm1
07-26-2007, 06:47 PM
Can you mix and match LED and regular bulb marker lamps in the same series? I've heard (and may be just misinformation) that you either have to switch everything lamp over to LED or leave it all regular bulbs.:confused:

vogelm1
07-26-2007, 06:49 PM
Can you mix and match LED and regular bulb marker lamps in the same series? I've heard (and may be just misinformation) that you either have to switch everything lamp over to LED or leave it all regular bulbs.:confused:

What I meant by series is all in the same wire line as bulbs...something about the voltage draw screws something up between the two.

auburn buck
07-26-2007, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the reply and tip...most helpful.

By the way, I enjoy your posts, especially photos in various threads.

Kevin 89MC
07-27-2007, 10:43 AM
What I meant by series is all in the same wire line as bulbs...something about the voltage draw screws something up between the two.
I have been running LED tail lights along with the original incandesant side markers now for ~3 years with no problems.
Kevin