If you've just invested substantially in the purchase of a new car trailer, you may be planning to transport your car over a long distance. In order for you to make the best use of the time available, you may need to leave early in the morning and return rather late at night. This will invariably mean that you have to drive during the hours of darkness and should think carefully about the configuration of your trailer. After all, you need to look after all the money you've got invested and must be as visible as possible on the roadways. What should you pay attention to before your first adventure?
Visibility and Power Usage
For decades, car trailers have been fitted with conventional light bulbs at the rear, which may well be good enough in normal conditions, even though they are not relatively bright. These days, it's far better for you to consider taking advantage of the latest technology and swap these bulbs out for LED lights instead. These lights are configured within an array, rather than being just one single bulb and this increases the amount of light that they produce exponentially. It will make it much easier for your towing vehicle and trailer to be seen by drivers who are coming behind, even if there is some early morning fog or rain.
You may also find that these lights use far less power and as such will place less of a strain on your battery. This is especially advantageous, as you will need that power plant to help you tow your car and trailer.
Durability and Strength
Incandescent bulbs can fail at the drop of a hat and are not designed to last for a long time anyway. Conversely, LED trailer lights are much more durable and could last for as long as a decade in normal usage. These bulbs are far tougher as they are not reliant on a fragile filament and much less heat will accumulate if they are left on for a long time. Consequently, they are not vulnerable to break every time that you drive over a nasty pothole. Furthermore, these bulbs will remain cool under all circumstances, so you don't need to worry about any buildup of heat and damage to any nearby plastic components.
Planning Your Investment
Just remember that you may have to reprogram your wiring and adjust the electrical circuits when fitting LED bulbs in this way. You can add the cost of this service visit to the additional price of the bulbs, but can view everything as an investment in not just durability, but safety during those early-morning trips.