Originally Posted by 1A Camper
I was talking to a truck driver and he hate the LED lights ( brake/turn ) on the rear of his trailers. He said all the new trailer come with LED lights, he hoping they will do back to the old lights on the rear of the trailers. It seem that when it is snowing the LED do not get hot and the snow does not melt off them like the old lights did and it is a ticket when he pull into a weight station if they are cover with snow.
Living in snow country, and driving a Silverado and sometimes pulling a trailer, with LED light assemblies, there has never been any problem. And have never noticed a class 8 trailer with LEDs with snow buildup on them.
Maybe cause they are usually vertical the snow does not stick? Not sure.
I have seen some of the trailers and other vehicles have taillights completely covered with mud and/or slush but those were not only LED but also incandescent bulbs.
But I guess it might be a problem in some areas or with the position of some lights. But, he better get used to them.