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IronCobra 01-30-2016 10:27 PM

This will blow your mind! Best tip of 2016 for those who tow!
 
Check this out!! Awesome upgrade. I wanted to add a light that would function at night when I'm in unlit areas towing. I couldn't see the rear tires as I approached turns, so I wanted to add something that would help. These lights are awesome! 1min install each and only $12 per light. They go into dim mode when there is no movement and then get super bright when there is motion. Lots of light beside the trailer.

Highly recommend. I'm finish uploading a YouTube video and will show you all the install.

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asquared 01-30-2016 11:12 PM

Will that blind or affect other cars driving by?

doc73 01-30-2016 11:39 PM

They'd earn a ticket here in PA if on while underway. They would be great parking lights once at the site.

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ependydad 01-31-2016 12:57 AM

asquared and doc73 hit both of my initial thoughts.

IronCobra 01-31-2016 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asquared (Post 1090349)
Will that blind or affect other cars driving by?

They arnt that bright, kind of like garden lights but aimed downwards.

IronCobra 01-31-2016 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doc73 (Post 1090362)
They'd earn a ticket here in PA if on while underway. They would be great parking lights once at the site.

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Turn them off until you need them in a unlit area with lot of turns.

doc73 01-31-2016 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronCobra (Post 1090382)
Turn them off until you need them in a unlit area with lot of turns.

Oh, I agree. Good for the campground and parking lots. Can't be on while on a roadway though. Can they be remotely shut off or do they get activated by a switch on the unit.

Again, I am thinking of doing the same on my trailer with led spot lights for getting into sites and tight campgrounds..

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Timex 01-31-2016 09:03 AM

I'd be curious to how it holds up in wet road conditions.

Platokidd 01-31-2016 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asquared (Post 1090349)
Will that blind or affect other cars driving by?

Quote:

Originally Posted by doc73 (Post 1090362)
They'd earn a ticket here in PA if on while underway. They would be great parking lights once at the site.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ependydad (Post 1090376)
asquared and doc73 hit both of my initial thoughts.

X2 ,
Think lights in the location of the tires could be okay if amber in color and not bright. Many units have amber running lights there already.

Oddly enough, I was just looking at these lights on amazon the other day for a different purpose.

doc73 01-31-2016 09:34 AM

Amber would be fine here it's the white that would jam you up.

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Kenny kustom 01-31-2016 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Platokidd (Post 1090450)

Oddly enough, I was just looking at these lights on amazon the other day for a different purpose.


I have the same ones on my list.
Thinking above the entrance doors.


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redcloud1 01-31-2016 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doc73 (Post 1090362)
They'd earn a ticket here in PA if on while underway. They would be great parking lights once at the site.

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You are very correct in your assessment of pa laws. I live in PA and you would definitely get pulled over if you had something like this on

locoengnr11 01-31-2016 12:47 PM

Side lamp Colors
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Platokidd (Post 1090450)
X2 ,
Think lights in the location of the tires could be okay if amber in color and not bright. Many units have amber running lights there already.

Oddly enough, I was just looking at these lights on amazon the other day for a different purpose.

Got a warning citation at a scale years ago, Trooper told me "only colors to be used on markers are AMBER or RED, had a green or a blue lights:cool: around wheel wells on side of my Tractor?

Stlcaly 01-31-2016 12:53 PM

Great lite for steps and security since the one I bought from Amazon come on dim atdust but has a motion sensorthe causes the light to brighten. We love it. We turn it off while towing

gectisme 01-31-2016 01:04 PM

Just searched Amber solar lights on Amazon and they make those, might have to give a try.

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Wesley1249 01-31-2016 01:05 PM

Idea 1026
 
White lights on the side ov a moving vehicle are not legal when vehicle is moving. Can only run amber. Reason they confuse other traffic who may think it something driving at them. While lights permitted only to front of vehicle and for license plate light.

wnelsonfl 01-31-2016 01:09 PM

I have one on my garage. Great light more blue than white. Probably a problem on the road.

oldcat 01-31-2016 01:09 PM

IronCobra wrote

"Turn them off until you need them in a unlit area with lot of turns."

I don't see a manual off switch. Am I missing something?

Safe travels

tkmi 01-31-2016 01:34 PM

43yrs. Driving a 53ft trailer with no lights by the wheels, never had a problem. Always take the most room you need on your turns. I never come in to campground at night, but if ever I had to , the wife can hold the flashlight.----don't tell her!

Telstar 01-31-2016 01:58 PM

Why not just add an amber LED clearance light in that location? That would make them legal.


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