LED lights?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bdconsoli, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. bdconsoli

    bdconsoli LawnSite Member
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    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?
     
  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Worth it and much safer.
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  3. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  6. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
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    the leds last a long time 1 less reason to get stopped
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    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: Apr 22, 2011
  8. cms289

    cms289 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  9. Ray&Christine

    Ray&Christine LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  10. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 277

    Agree 100%. Just don't smash them up because they're pricy.
     

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