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Old 18 December 2009, 04:44   #11
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Another thought that ambled round my mind last night - With a bit of extra wiring and a bulgin (waterproof) connector on the console / frame, one of these on the back of the A- frame & you have a High level brake light.

Not sure how that would work legally tho' as the brake light would strictly speaking be on the load rather than the trailer.......
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had to lend out my trailer light board to a neighbour last night as his wasent working ,and we got on the subject of led lights ,, he has heard that a few cars with normal bulbs are not compatable with leds when plugged in, as the bleeper or indicator warning light regesters as a fault and that he thinks led lights are not legal in the uk unless the car has been fitted with them in the first place though they are legal in some e.u countrys,dont know how right he is .
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had to lend out my trailer light board to a neighbour last night as his wasent working ,and we got on the subject of led lights ,, he has heard that a few cars with normal bulbs are not compatable with leds when plugged in, as the bleeper or indicator warning light regesters as a fault and that he thinks led lights are not legal in the uk unless the car has been fitted with them in the first place though they are legal in some e.u countrys,dont know how right he is .
Lighting legislation last time I was involved some years ago was based on bulb wattage, as at that time filament bulbs were the only type going. I assume - but I don't know - that legislation must have changed as there is a prevelance of vehicles with led rear lamps now...Disco 4, for instance. On that basis, light output would be the parameter as opposed to power consumed.

I nearly went led trailer lights some time ago but wasn't sure if the (filament bulbed) Disco 3 would sense led trailer lights as a fault due to their low power consumption. In the end I sticked with filaments. Now I've got a Disco 4 I assume it's not a problem but I'm not planning on trying it anyway.
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Try this

Smart Load Device for 12v. LED indicators
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TrailerTek Price: 14.95 (Including VAT at 15%)

Required to operate bulb failure warning when using LED lamps. One unit is need for each side. Fitting instructions included.
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Lighting legislation last time I was involved some years ago was based on bulb wattage, as at that time filament bulbs were the only type going. I assume - but I don't know - that legislation must have changed as there is a prevelance of vehicles with led rear lamps now...Disco 4, for instance. On that basis, light output would be the parameter as opposed to power consumed.
I read a load of stuff when I was looking at building a dedicated board form my SR trailer, and form memory it's all down to lux & position, no mention of wattage. Take as an "oldschool" example the difference between a halogen & a tungsten filament lamp.

as for lamp out detection, it wil depend how your car senses - the old current sensing relas wonlt stand a chance, whereas a software based current monitor will probably detect that something's happening out there....... One each side? That's crazy - you either have two indicators on your trailer or none at all (no trailer!).
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Old 23 December 2009, 04:40   #16
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as the plate is transon hugging is misses out from getting manky!!
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Been giving this some serious thought. Next question - how do you get lighting on the number plate, or have you arranged it so the 'plate lights on the trailer line up with it when it's installed?
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just waiting for the new light to come through, first one ive seen with a dedicated number plate light, and just line it up, they are bloody bright and the lense is directed to the number plate
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I've used these.....

http://www.ecs-marine-equipment.co.u...hts-index.html
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Smart Load Device for 12v. LED indicators
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TrailerTek Price: 14.95 (Including VAT at 15%)

Required to operate bulb failure warning when using LED lamps. One unit is need for each side. Fitting instructions included.

Or, alternatively for about 1.62+VAT each, 2 off 25W, 6.8ohm resistor in parallel with your LEDs......
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