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HighGrass
06-25-2006, 07:24 PM
I just put these in my trailer today! They replace the normal incandescent 1157 and will take a better pounding.

http://www.radlites.com/images/1157red_s.jpg

PerfiCut L&L
06-25-2006, 07:31 PM
are you sure? Looks to me like it has the same plug in connection as the 1157's, which is a poor design agains the elements.

Sure the led's will last, problem is, I think they're gonna outlast the connector. Unless you can seal the housing and keep the rain and moisture out.

DBL
06-25-2006, 07:41 PM
its only a matter of time before everything is led most of the lights on our trucks and equipment is led. thats the ad ons and replacement stuff

oldrustycars
06-25-2006, 09:36 PM
198 is an exact replacement for 1157, but will take severe duty. anyone who drops a ramp on a trailer while the lights are on will benefit from a 198.

HighGrass
06-25-2006, 09:40 PM
are you sure? Looks to me like it has the same plug in connection as the 1157's, which is a poor design agains the elements.

Sure the led's will last, problem is, I think they're gonna outlast the connector. Unless you can seal the housing and keep the rain and moisture out.

Right now, because of the roads around here, regular 1157's just don't last. I use di-electric grease on all the connectors and never have had a problem with even the slightest bit of corrosion, so the housings are fine.

HighGrass
06-25-2006, 09:41 PM
198 is an exact replacement for 1157, but will take severe duty. anyone who drops a ramp on a trailer while the lights are on will benefit from a 198.

Been there...done that.:rolleyes:

BSDeality
06-25-2006, 09:47 PM
I converted to LED taillights on my trailer last year and I love them, they get peoples attention much easier than conventional bulbs. I would like to convert my entire trailer to LEDs, and my F350 too because I leave my running lights on all day long while I'm working unless I'm parked at a jobsite for more than an hour or two.

TLS
06-25-2006, 10:23 PM
Analog flashers have a hard time with LED's. There isn't enough resistance.

I've had the same bulbs in my trailer since '96 when I installed all Betts housings in it. They are regular bulbs. Just quality housings and snap seal wiring.