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Big Bobber

LED Lights

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Big Bobber

I am thinking about converting the factory lights on my Shorland'r trailer. What are the pros and cons.

Thanks for the input.

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BoxMN

Cons - cost, but not much really when you consider you will never have to replace bulbs again.

Pros - brighter; can leave them plugged in; never burn out. 'Nuff said wink

Do it, you won't regret it.

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EBass

Yes they are bright. I do unplug them before launching the boat. Personal preference

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Kyhl

With surge brakes, not having to unplug in a gravel lot can be a plus. I've only had my trailer lock up once or twice while backing with the lights unplugged but it's still a pain. And you always wonder when it will happen again so you back slowly.

Don't have to worry about it again with LED's. Just leave them plugged in and back up as fast as you feel comfortable.

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harvey lee

I do not unplug my lights when I back in and have never had any issues yet. Now I suppose I will since I bragged about it. Love how bright they are and they seem to last so much longer than the regular bulbs.

As far as cost, watch the big online store as they can have some great prices from time to time.

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Scott K

I converted mine over this year, I was sick of replacing the other ones because they leaked, and water got in to them, and popped the bulbs. Although I am sure, the Led ones can leak, and get water into them as well.

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EBass
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Although I am sure, the LED ones can leak, and get water into them as well.
Yes they do, which is why I unplug them. I even put silicone around the seams and water still gets in there.

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Kyhl

The reason incandescence pop is because the heat they generate doesn't go well when dropped into cold water. LED's don't have that problem.

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TruthWalleyes

I never unplug my LED's when loading/unloading. 3 years old. Still as bright as the day i installed them. No leaks.

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harvey lee

I would never go back to non led lights.

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