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Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? #14071363 07/23/21 07:56 PM
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What are the best submersible trailer lights you have found?

If your answer are those Optronics lights you can find at any store, just keep on scrolling.

What I would really like is lights that come with 2 wires (+&-) so that I can run the ground through the plug and not the trailer. The tail lights always seem to have the dual wires, but most running lights or marker lights are grounded to the trailer through the mounting bolt.

Man I seem to go through lights!


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14071368 07/23/21 08:02 PM
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When I buy new lights I use electrical grease on all connections. And I put marine silicone on any holes that would allow water to get in where is should not be. I hardly ever have light issues. Even the old regular bulb type with the plastic bubble over them last if you seal it with silicone prior to installing. I use LED now. Several years no issues. My .02.

Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14071467 07/23/21 10:13 PM
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truck stop for the oval taillights, they should have the pigtails as well, 2 or maybe 3 wire.


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14071475 07/23/21 10:25 PM
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Both back up lights on my 2009 Ranger 188vx trailer went out. They are 3 inch lights and I just can't find anyone selling them. Can anyone help me out ?


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Polly Gosh Lizard] #14071507 07/23/21 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Polly Gosh Lizard
Both back up lights on my 2009 Ranger 188vx trailer went out. They are 3 inch lights and I just can't find anyone selling them. Can anyone help me out ?




try here.

https://www.iowa80.com/lighting


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14071579 07/23/21 11:56 PM
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I went thru 3 sets of lights on my 188 trailer,...Fred at Diamond Sports Marine at Fork put some on 2 years ago and no problem since,..
give him a call,..903 474 1924 fish

Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14071650 07/24/21 01:22 AM
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Thanks guys, I'll look into these. Just wanted to fit the same screw holes.


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Coolarrow] #14073668 07/26/21 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
When I buy new lights I use electrical grease on all connections. And I put marine silicone on any holes that would allow water to get in where is should not be. I hardly ever have light issues. Even the old regular bulb type with the plastic bubble over them last if you seal it with silicone prior to installing. I use LED now. Several years no issues. My .02.


I've done the silicone thing but never the electrical grease. I've also shrink wrapped any connections to the trailer wire. Yet, somehow lights just don't last more than a year for me.


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14073673 07/26/21 03:12 PM
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You think there is a difference between submersible and waterproof?
Or pretty much the same thing?

I can find tail lights that are submersible. But marker lights with the identifier of submersible are a tougher find.


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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14073756 07/26/21 04:10 PM
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I’m running the waterproof LED marker lights on both my boats and they seam to be holding up. I didn’t seal them up any, I just used the electrical grease on all the connections and grounds.

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Re: Submersible LED trailer lights - Best Kind? [Re: Holzer] #14077168 07/29/21 04:14 PM
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I found the 3 inch led's on etrailer.com, looks like they'll fit pretty good. Just ordered 1 to make sure it fits.


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