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Old 26 January 2016, 14:45   #1
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LED Trailer lights

Undoubtedly the answer(s) are already on here but searched and not finding what I'm looking for and in any event things may have moved on since last discussed so ........

Want to fit LED lights to my trailer, have checked car with LED light board all seems to work fine, have a simple design in mind to mount etc but struggling to find ideal light units

What I'm looking for is good quality unit which does indication, lights, stop light with fog light left side and number plate illumination right side (making an assumption here that fog light left side is enough to keep the rozzers happy!?) can find ones that have fog lights and others that have number plate lights but nothing that will do either or? Alternatively are rear lights enough on there own to illuminate number plate to satisfaction of the rozzers?? (Planning on mounting number plate directly below light unit) also what should I use for junction boxes? Screw fix/eBay do cheap and cheerful IP67 rated units but are they up to the job??

Any advise regarding LED lighting gratefully received as know very little about them ....
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Old 26 January 2016, 15:16   #2
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These guys do a nice solution...

compact three function lights and then a separate number plate frame with light that plugs in the the back of one of the 3 function lights.

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Undoubtedly the answer(s) are already on here but searched and not finding what I'm looking for and in any event things may have moved on since last discussed so ........

Want to fit LED lights to my trailer, have checked car with LED light board all seems to work fine, have a simple design in mind to mount etc but struggling to find ideal light units

What I'm looking for is good quality unit which does indication, lights, stop light with fog light left side and number plate illumination right side (making an assumption here that fog light left side is enough to keep the rozzers happy!?) can find ones that have fog lights and others that have number plate lights but nothing that will do either or? Alternatively are rear lights enough on there own to illuminate number plate to satisfaction of the rozzers?? (Planning on mounting number plate directly below light unit) also what should I use for junction boxes? Screw fix/eBay do cheap and cheerful IP67 rated units but are they up to the job??

Any advise regarding LED lighting gratefully received as know very little about them ....

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Thanks for the info to date guys 👍

Like the principle Chris would be ideal if it had fog light?

Tony T you don't appear to have number plate light? Are rear lights sufficient to illuminate number plate if mounted directly underneath?

Are the reflective triangles a legal requirement??
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Yet more LED trailer lights.

I built these from parts from all over the place.

Note in the rear view images I hadn't actually fully connected them to the trailer electrics yet.

They've done two seasons now permanently attached to the trailer and are still going strong.

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Boat trailers require:
Trailers must have two red sidelights, two red stop lights, a number plate light, two triangular red reflectors and amber indicators (which flash between 60 and 120 times per minute) at the rear. Trailers over 1.3m wide must also have one fog lamp, mounted either in the centre of the vehicle or to the right of centre.
Have a read through this link, note that boat trailers don't require side markers or front lights/reflective marker:
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Thanks for the info to date guys 👍

Like the principle Chris would be ideal if it had fog light?

Tony T you don't appear to have number plate light? Are rear lights sufficient to illuminate number plate if mounted directly underneath?

Are the reflective triangles a legal requirement??

There is a number plate light on both sets that shine down
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Brilliant - I am looking to replace my lights and thought I would pop on here for lighting options - Nasher's look like the way to go, anything you would change if you wanted to do this again?
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There is a decent trailer shop on barrack road in Christchurch, you may find what you need in there, or some Halfords have trailer spares. Many people now starting to go down the LED route, might be worth making it yourself. Just check the legal issues with light boards etc to make sure you comply with them.
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Nasher's look like the way to go, anything you would change if you wanted to do this again?
Strange you should say that

I slide the bars in when launching the boat, so the plain cable currently just droops down, but not as much as you think it would.
The original idea was to wire that end with some curly cable, which I couldn't find at the time but do now have.

As well as the bars themselves being welded up from Stainless steel for longevity, I made up some stainless threaded 'T' Bars and Nut plates to clamp them.
The bars have stops welded on the ends so they can't be pulled out too far without completely removing the clamps.

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I slide the bars in when launching the boat, so the plain cable currently just droops down, but not as much as you think it would.

The original idea was to wire that end with some curly cable, which I couldn't find at the time but do now have.



As well as the bars themselves being welded up from Stainless steel for longevity, I made up some stainless threaded 'T' Bars and Nut plates to clamp them.

The bars have stops welded on the ends so they can't be pulled out too far without completely removing the clamps.



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I'd thought about the curly cable but don't want to many joints near the water end so figured on some 10 mm bungee cord instead
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My cables wrap loosely around the arms & coil themselves up when you retract the arms to launch. It's ordinary cable that winds around the arms 5 or 6 times.
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Quick post;

I have a pair of these LED Autolamps rear combination lights (pair) (Mine might be an earlier / other version as mine don't have the reflector) with a standard Triangle and on the O/S these one's fog. All mounted o na 3/4" lump of "sheet" timber screwed to a shaped beam that is bolted into the trailer rails and is fixed. The beams stick out enough to keep it legal (measured to the tip of the engine's skeg is something like 750mm) but also not get in the way. The woodwork was multiple layer painted with epoxy, then a coat of "rescue orange" to ake them stand out when recovering.

Number plate (+ plate lamps) , high level brake light and reversing lights are all standard bulbs, and hang from the A- frame (no height rules for the 'plate). they are plugged itn oa break-out box by the winch with a bulgin buccaneer. Another 2 pin Buccaneer feeds the "caravan battery aux charge" to the boat battery.

I'll try to post some pics when I get home as I don't have any on the memry stick.


PS those of you in the Glasgow Area - Stanley Harris is really good for lights! (No involvement with them other than as a happy customer!)
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