Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-20-2011, 06:26 PM
bdconsoli bdconsoli is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Edgewater, MD
Posts: 63
LED lights?

Hey guys I just bought a new trailer on Monday and I am thinking about converting it to all LED lights. Is it worth the money? I know they are brighter. How many of you guys use them?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-20-2011, 09:11 PM
R & R Yard Designs's Avatar
R & R Yard Designs R & R Yard Designs is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Matteson Il
Posts: 602
Worth it and much safer.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-21-2011, 12:49 AM
rcslawncare rcslawncare is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 1,684
I like mine, there much more sleek than the regular tail lights, are brighter and come on faster than a bulb. For the $50 I paid for mine, they are a great investment.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-21-2011, 07:36 AM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,645
I use them and like them. I just re-did the lighting on my trailers and couldn't be happier.

It cost more, but they'll last longer and I have less draw on the lighting system. I think they are worth every penny.
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-21-2011, 09:23 AM
mowerbrad's Avatar
mowerbrad mowerbrad is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grand Haven, Michigan
Posts: 6,267
I've got LED lights on my trailer and they are definately nice. They are bright and don't require a ton of power. However, I really wouldn't spend the money to switch over all my lights from halogen to LED just to say that I have LED's. What are you going to gain by switching to LED? Yes, LED's have a much longer life than halogens, they are a slim design and require less electricity...but none of those things really warrants switching over all your lights.

What I would suggest, is to wait until you start havings burn out, then start switching everything over to LED. Otherwise you are just spending money, just to spend money.
__________________
'07 Chevy 2500HD
2010 John Deere Z925A 54" MOD
2011 John Deere Quik Trak 647A
John Deere walkbehind
81"x18' trailer
Stihl handhelds
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-21-2011, 09:54 AM
jetta jetta is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 211
the leds last a long time 1 less reason to get stopped
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-22-2011, 08:52 PM
topsites topsites is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 21,677
1. Replace it only when you fark up your present one(s), and hopefully you never will but I'd wait a few years because they're not cheap.
> Also in those years you will get better at not farkering up your tail lights, practice and experience that will help preserve the nice ones.
2. Then, get a set where you can buy replacement lenses!

Otherwise, WHEN you back up into something or "someone" steps on it and cracks a lens, you'll be stuck buying the entire set paying
the whole $50 to $80 dollars, whereas if you make sure you can replace just the lens, I think mine cost $10 for a pair (and they
interchange either side so one pair = two cracked lens replacements).

Yes sir, wasn't that I had made sure but it just so happened for mine you can order up just the lenses (so I got lucky).
Because I'm telling you, crack a lens...

The light bulbs last forever, it pays for itself there alone.

Last edited by topsites; 04-22-2011 at 09:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-22-2011, 09:05 PM
cms289's Avatar
cms289 cms289 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 81
Love my LED's, but can be costly. I would say it is worth it, they last, are brighter, less draw on the elect system.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-22-2011, 10:06 PM
Ray&Christine Ray&Christine is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 181
I have LED lights on my enclosed trailer and like them. The only drawback other than the cost is they tend not to heat up and melt snow off like regular bulb lights. If you drive the trailer in snow a fair bit it could be an issue. They have switch some of the traffic lights to LED's and when it is snowing hard the light sometimes get blocked with snow.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-22-2011, 11:00 PM
f50lvr2 f50lvr2 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 273
Quote:
Originally Posted by R & R Yard Designs View Post
Worth it and much safer.
Posted via Mobile Device
Agree 100%. Just don't smash them up because they're pricy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:31 AM.

Page generated in 0.09935 seconds with 9 queries