DragRaceResults.Com    Bracket Talk    Bracket Talk Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Tech Talk - by Abruzzi    Enclosed Trailer Lights
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Enclosed Trailer Lights
 Login/Join
 
DRR Trophy
Picture of Mr Bill
posted
Wanting to add a few LED lights to my trailer, would like some recommendations for what to use.
 
Posts: 40 | Location: Flint, MI | Registered: October 24, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Elite
Picture of Bill Koski
posted Hide Post
I'd go to Ebay and search for LED trailer lights. You'll see a huge bunch to chose from.


TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!!!
Later, Bill Koski
 
Posts: 10996 | Location: LAS VEGAS. NEVADA, US of A | Registered: December 03, 1999Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Eman
posted Hide Post
Inside? Outside? 12v?or 110v?
 
Posts: 1443 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
Picture of Mr Bill
posted Hide Post
110v inside, guess that would help
 
Posts: 40 | Location: Flint, MI | Registered: October 24, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
Picture of Curly1
posted Hide Post
I changed the florescent lights on my trailer out to some I got from Home Depot and I like them. The light better, use less energy and the bulbs will not fall out.


https://postimg.cc/gallery/np3zpruo/
"Dunning-Kruger Effect"
-a type of Cognitive bias where people with little expertise or ability assume they have superior expertise or ability. This overestimation occurs as a result of the fact that they do not have enough knowledge to know they don't have enough knowledge.

Before you argue with someone ask yourself, "Is this person mentally mature enough to grasp the concept of a different perspective?" If not there is no point to argue.

4X NE2 CHAMPION. 2020 TDRA NE2 Champion
 
Posts: 3918 | Location: United States of Texas | Registered: April 02, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
Picture of wideopen231
posted Hide Post
I just bought some 4' led's from lowes 37 bucks per.Great lights very bright .Heck had me doubting need for 4 but hey its not dark inside when working on car.




America home of free. Brought to you by 2nd amendment.
 
Posts: 4132 | Location: Greensboro NC | Registered: May 24, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Eman
posted Hide Post
I have 3 LED 4' fixtures from Costco.
 
Posts: 1443 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR Pro
Picture of Alaskaracer
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Eman:
I have 3 LED 4' fixtures from Costco.


Same here. They work great and it's like daylight in my trailer


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
Picture of TPaton
posted Hide Post
I just coverted my trailer.last weekend. Bought a box of 25 single row led 4ft replacement.lights for 125 on amazon. Trailer has 10 bulbs and got the reset for.my garage. It took 25 minutes to convert the trailer, very bright. Glad i did it. Next i have to swap out the 500w quartz lights on the outside.

Looking for options for that change out
 
Posts: 105 | Location: PA | Registered: June 02, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Top Comp
Picture of Curly1
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by TPaton:
I just coverted my trailer.last weekend. Bought a box of 25 single row led 4ft replacement.lights for 125 on amazon. Trailer has 10 bulbs and got the reset for.my garage. It took 25 minutes to convert the trailer, very bright. Glad i did it. Next i have to swap out the 500w quartz lights on the outside.

Looking for options for that change out


I also put the LED bulbs in my outside flood lights. Those did not work. They all burned out in a few months. Do not use replacement LED bulbs I would go with the complete LED light for the outside. IMHO.


https://postimg.cc/gallery/np3zpruo/
"Dunning-Kruger Effect"
-a type of Cognitive bias where people with little expertise or ability assume they have superior expertise or ability. This overestimation occurs as a result of the fact that they do not have enough knowledge to know they don't have enough knowledge.

Before you argue with someone ask yourself, "Is this person mentally mature enough to grasp the concept of a different perspective?" If not there is no point to argue.

4X NE2 CHAMPION. 2020 TDRA NE2 Champion
 
Posts: 3918 | Location: United States of Texas | Registered: April 02, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR S/Pro
posted Hide Post
Great info thanks. I’m swapping out the cheap mobile home rocker switches too. What a pain in the a...


Raceless in California!
 
Posts: 4428 | Location: Vacaville  | Registered: January 07, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Sportsman
Picture of TD6297
posted Hide Post
For the guys with the LED interior lights, are they like florescent replacement style (4 foot?) or something else? How many lumens for each? My trailer has nothing but the two roof lights, and I was looking at lights for inside as well.
 
Posts: 149 | Location: Canada | Registered: April 17, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Alaskaracer
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by TD6297:
For the guys with the LED interior lights, are they like florescent replacement style (4 foot?) or something else? How many lumens for each? My trailer has nothing but the two roof lights, and I was looking at lights for inside as well.


the lights from costco are like a florescent fixture, it's all one piece. Here's the link for them:
https://www.costco.com/feit-4'-linkable-led-shop-light%2c-2-pack.product.100462723.html


I got them when they were on sale for $19 each. They are rated at 3500 lumen each and take almost nothing to run. Easy to mount and have been flawless.


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Alaskaracer
posted Hide Post
I can't get the link to work by clicking on it, so just copy and paste this:


[url=https://www.costco.com/feit-4'-linkable-led-shop-light%2c-2-pack.product.100462723.html]


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post



DRR Sportsman
Picture of Quick Dawg
posted Hide Post
Did you surface mount them? If so, was it a pain?
 
Posts: 166 | Location: Salt Lake City | Registered: January 16, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Alaskaracer
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Quick Dawg:
Did you surface mount them? If so, was it a pain?


I just put a small piece of plywood between the light and the roof bows and screwed them in. The center of the fixture has a dip so they can't flush mount without it. It took me about 25 minutes to mount all of them. I have three in the trailer. It's BRIGHT in there! They come with a small wire and have slots for screws on the backside, but the spacing wasn't right for my roof bows so I just did it this way. they are secure, durable, and work great.


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Eman
posted Hide Post
Mine are Feit but probably an older design. I surface mounted the metal reflector and the tubes clip into it. Just for insurance I put long wire ties around them so there is no way the tubes could fall out, they probably won't but I didn't want to find out the hard way. Mine have cords and no switch. I was wiring my trailer from scratch and I surface mounted my wiring in plastic conduit and I used switches to control the outlets for the lights. I drilled holes in the reflector to get the screws where I wanted them. My trailer is 28ft with 2 vents. The frt light and the rear light is mounted side to side and the one between the vents is lengthwise between the vents.
 
Posts: 1443 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Alaskaracer
posted Hide Post
The ones I got from Costco are all one piece.. Nothing to fall out. They LOOK like the bulbs are removable, but they are not...


Mark Goulette
Owner/Driver of the Livin' The Dream Racing dragster
www.livinthedreamracing.com
"Speed kills but it's better than going slow!"
Authorized Amsoil Retailer
 
Posts: 1462 | Location: Back home in Alaska! | Registered: February 13, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Trophy
Picture of TPaton
posted Hide Post
Mine were 4 ft fluorescent bulbs, 2 per fixture, end to end mounted for 8 ft total length. One on each side of the trailer
 
Posts: 105 | Location: PA | Registered: June 02, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
DRR Pro
Picture of Eman
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Coloradoracer:
The ones I got from Costco are all one piece.. Nothing to fall out. They LOOK like the bulbs are removable, but they are not...

I'll have to go look at mine but I was able to take them apart to drill and screw the reflector and then the rest clipped in. The bulbs, or what look like bulbs are part of the lain assy. They are just plastic tubes with LED's on a tape.
 
Posts: 1443 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

DragRaceResults.Com    Bracket Talk    Bracket Talk Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Tech Talk - by Abruzzi    Enclosed Trailer Lights

© DragRaceResults.com 2024