You may have just invested a lot of money in the purchase of a brand-new boat and want to take full advantage of it. You've kitted yourself out with a trailer as well and intend to travel to a variety of different inland waterways for some much-needed rest and relaxation. It goes without saying that you have to look after your valuable investment and must be as safe as possible when you're driving in all conditions. What can you do to make your rig as visible as possible, while also saving some money down the road?
Why You Need to Stand Out
Many trailers today are equipped with older technology when it comes to their illumination. Consequently, it can be quite difficult for other drivers to see them when you're travelling in inclement conditions. One of the first jobs that you should do, therefore, is to replace the lighting system with LED units.
You will notice immediately that LED lights have several different bulbs within each unit, rather than the individual of the legacy system. This makes them stand out incredibly well and will draw attention to the position of the trailer for all vehicles that are travelling behind.
Less Energy Use
In addition to the enhanced luminosity, these LED lights require less energy than the conventional counterpart. As a consequence, they will create far less strain on the vehicle's battery and this makes that unit last longer than ever.
While you may have to spend a little bit more at the outset to purchase LED trailer lights, you can expect them to last for up to a decade (which is considerably longer than incandescent bulbs). In addition, they are far more resistant to any shock or vibration and are less susceptible to failure, because they do not have an internal filament. On long journeys they give off a minimal amount of heat and will remain quite cool to the touch throughout their operation. Therefore, you won't need to worry that any of the surrounding plastic covers might be damaged due to the heat.
When you fit LED trailer lighting, you may have to adapt one of the electrical circuits on your towing vehicle in order to deal with the additional demands. However, this is a one-off job and can be safely undertaken by your vehicle electrician before you set out on your first journey.
You've put a lot of money into your new hobby and it makes sense to go the extra distance to put the best lighting equipment on board, as well.