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Old 03 January 2008, 07:00   #1
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waterproof trailer lights

Just been looking through a Northern Tool & Equipment catalogue we just got at work and I spotted some Submersible 3 Function Trailer Lights - rated IP67 which according to this http://www.aceeca.com/policies/ip67_definition.php
is 100% dustproof and immersion in water between 15cm and 1m. They are only 15 each - anybody tried them? Seems like an easy solution if they are any good.

Also just found on their website http://www.northerntooluk.com/produc...partno=127701E
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Old 03 January 2008, 07:04   #2
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Surely you don't worry about legal technicallities like lights on trailers in the US?
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I think you'll find that the Falkland Islands are still definitely British!
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Damn, beaten to it by Cookee

You are right, most don't, but I am working on the principle that if I have lights etc, that may stop anybody taking a closer interest in more fundamental design features of my trailer which could be inconvenient

I've also had some problems with idiots overtaking at right-turn junctions etc which have caused some interesting moments.
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Damn, beaten to it by Cookee

You are right, most don't, but I am working on the principle that if I have lights etc, that may stop anybody taking a closer interest in more fundamental design features of my trailer which could be inconvenient

I've also had some problems with idiots overtaking at right-turn junctions etc which have caused some interesting moments.
Seen them but not tested,
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Stephen: My experience with trailer lights suggests the following:

Anything that says "Waterproof", isn't.

Anything that says "Submersible", is, but probably will not work afterward.


There shouldn't be all that much problem finding lights; the problem will be getting them to you.

FWIW, prior to installing some sealed LED units on my trailer, I was running some open-bottom, unsealed light fixtures by Sierra; they lasted a surprisingly long time (over 2 years, without maintenance, as I was trying to kill them off to put the LEDs on.) Might have been a mistake, as the LEDs seem more problem prone than the Sierra incandescents.

Whatever you choose to use, seal all wire splices using adhesive lined heat shrink tubing (or paint throroughly with the liquid electrical tape stuff), and give all remainiing exposed metal (bulb bases, bulb sockets, screw terminals, exposed wire conductors, etc) a liberal coating of dielectric grease.

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i heard that in Australia they make lights for trailors waterprof till to 15 meters under they were presented at the fair from Amsterdam but i did not find an adress for more informations: does somebody here inform us? thank you, scuse me for my bad english linguage and best wishes to you all and yours families for 2008, particularly health but also not much but enough money!!!!
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i heard that in Australia they make lights for trailors waterprof till to 15 meters under they were presented at the fair from Amsterdam but i ..
You may have seen these ?

ARK
http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_it...AbsolutePage=1

or these
SUBMERS A LITE
http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_it...AbsolutePage=1

I have had the first type for 5 years with no problems and a set of the second for 2 years (added to give me dual indicator and tail lights and using brake as fog ....... not needed in Australia !
I only used the second type for size but would say the former are the better design ..... though no problems with these either >>>> so far !!
Just make sure you don't have any cable joins at the rear - terminate in a IP66/7 terminal box on the winch post with a short wanderlead to the tow vehicle and they should be fine.

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I think you'll find that the Falkland Islands are still definitely British!
oops sorry brain to fingers communication error - i have no idea how I typed "US" - someone must have been distracting me by expecting me to do work when I was in the office!
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thank you, Jeff, and happy new year and a resplendent health
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