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  • Optronics has been a leading supplier of trailer lighting for over 30 years
  • Meets the federal lighting requirements for trailers where applicable
  • Most lights are available in LED or incandescent





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  • How to Determine the Amperage Draw of the 55-Watt Halogen Area Light with H3 Style Bulb
  • The 55-Watt Halogen Area Light, item # QH75ISB, draws 4.5 amps per light. There is an equation we can use to determine amperage when watt rating and input voltage is known. Amperage equals Watt Rating divided by Input Voltage which is typically 12.8 volts in automotive applications. So 55 watts divided by 12.8 volts equals 4.30 amps and your specific charging system may output slightly more than 12.8 volts. If you wire this light with a switch you should be able to use it on your trailer...
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  • Troubleshooting Reasons Why Boat Trailer Running Lights Are Not Working
  • There are many possible reasons why the running lights are not working on your boat trailer. First, I recommend checking the ground connections. Trailer lights usually ground through the mounting studs. They will need to be attached to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface. If you recently added a plastic license plate cover, that could also be causing the problem. You will also want to make sure that the main ground from the trailer connector is attached to a clean and corrosion...
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  • Trailer Lights Go Out When Brakes are Applied
  • It sounds like you do have a ground problem. You might want to check where your lights are mounted. If they are bolted on there could be some corrosion between the mounting bracket and the trailer or the bracket and the light. If this is the case you will have to clean out any corrosion you find. We have a wire brush Battery Post and Terminal Cleaner - Wire Brush # DW00254 that could be used in the cleaning process. There may be a ground loss if there is a plastic license plate bracket...
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  • Wiring an 8x10 Triton Aluminum Snowmobile Trailer with Lights that have Separate Ground Wires
  • Wiring the grounds for your tail lights and the 35 ft. Wishbone 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness with 42 inch Ground Wire, item # A35W42B, is fairly simple. The 42 inch ground wire provided with the harness is normally attached to the trailer frame near the coupler. Doing this makes the trailer frame a convenient point to ground all of the other ground wires for your taillights and makes it possible to use lights that are grounded through the mounting hardware. This is demonstrated in our...
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  • Left Turn Signal and Brake Light Do Not Work and Running Lights Blink When Right Turn Signal Is On
  • You took the exact first step I would take when trying to solve this issue by testing the trailer connector on your vehicle. That tells us that the issue is definitely on the trailer somewhere and it sounds to me like it is a bad ground. The next step that I would take is to make sure all of my ground connections are good and clean. There will be a ground connection coming from the trailer connector to somewhere on the trailer tongue and each of your trailer lights should have a ground...
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  • Can a CB Radio Hook Up Via the Cigarette Lighter Port Using Optronics Adapter # A-200
  • The standard hook up via the cigarette lighter are +/- which correspond to your red and black wire, respectively. By connecting your black wire to the negative port of the connector, that will serve as your ground. It is possible that your cigarette lighter circuit may not have a high enough amperage rating to power your CB radio. Your vehicles owners manual should have the accessory outlet amp rating for the cigarette lighter listed.You will have to compare that value with the value...
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  • No Taillights On Boat Trailer When Connected To A 2003 GMC Yukon XL 7-Way Connector
  • It sounds like a blown tow package fuse in your fuse block on your 2003 GMC Yukon XL. You will need to check the accessory fuse block under the hood of your vehicle. When you remove the cover of the fuse block there will be a legend on the underside of the cover that will show the location of the fuse. If the fuse is blown you will then want to check the taillight wiring on your boat trailer for any pinched or frayed wires that could be shorting out on the trailer frame and causing...
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  • Recommendation for Flashing or Strobe Tail Lights for Use on a Tractor
  • We do have some LED lights that strobe but none in red that are shaped like an oval. For a similar set of lights that do flash with power applied to them, take a look at # CPL65A-STR. These are amber lights. For red flashing lights, we have # CPL4R-STR. These are 4 inch diameter round lights. Any of the strobing lights we do carry will only act flash and will not have any other functions.
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  • Will the Optronics Driving Light Kit # QH-88CD Work on a Scag Turf Tiger with Kawasaki Engine
  • It looks like your Scag Turf Tiger uses a 12 volt, 15 amp system (verify with the owners manual, electrical section). If that is the case, then the draw of the Driving Mini-Light Kit, # QH-88CD will work with your Turf Tiger. When wiring a light kit, I also recommend adding a Modulite wiring kit, # 118151. It comes with wire, ring terminals, a butt connector, and a 10 amp fuse. This will protect the mower electrical system if something happens to the lights.
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  • What Size Bulbs Are Used In The Optronics Trailer Light Kit, # TL29BK
  • On the Optronics Trailer Light Kit, # TL29BK, the red taillights (ST8RB and ST9RB) use the clear bulb #1157 for the taillights and the clear bulb #168 for the side marker light. Our taillight bulb part number is, # A1157B. The side marker light part # 168 bulb is available in any auto parts store, we do not have that bulb available right now. The two marker lights (MC36AB) use the clear bulb # 194. Which is our part # A194B. The bulbs are included with the lights.
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  • Trailer Lights Malfunctioning behind a GMC Truck with a Factory 7-Way and a 7 to 4-Way Adapter
  • If the 7-Way blade socket on your GMC is factory, then the brake and turn signals are combined. There are a few possible sources that come to mind. It could be some problem with the wiring on the trailer, a bad ground somewhere, the adapter may be mis-wired internally or if it has been exposed to moisture, it may be corroded inside and causing faulty connections. I am not sure how brake lights would cause the trailer lights to go on and also turn all lights off. Use a circuit tester...
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  • Recommended Boat Mounted Marine Spotlight That Can Be Removed for Hand Held Use
  • To mount the Optronics Marine Spotlight, part # HB-2010 to fiberglass, you can easily remove the magnetic base at the bottom by removing the nut from the bottom. You would have to fabricate something that would allow you to easily remove the lamp for hand held use. Perhaps a better option would be the Optronics 400,000 CP Marine Spotlight, part # XB-4001. The mount is designed to screw into the desired mounting location, but the lamp is easily removable from the mount by loosening a...
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  • Will Optronics Tail Light # RVST56 Work On A 1972 Shasta 19 Starflyte Travel Trailer
  • Your camper has tail lights with backup lights most likely, from your description. The replacement, Optronics Tail Light, part # RVST56, you have chosen should work as long as it can be mounted securely, approximately where the old lights are mounted. You can remove one of the old lights and measure the mounting holes to be sure, the RVST56 mounting holes are seven inches on center. See picture with the measurements listed. Your 3 wires should be for tail lights (most likely brown),...
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  • Troubleshooting Ground Wire attachment on a Trailer for the Sealed Oval Trailer Lights # ST70RB
  • If your inclination is that you are having ground issues then you most likely do. Ground problems are the most common problem with trailer wiring. I would recommend grounding the white wire on the 3-Wire Pigtail, item # A45PB, to the trailer frame. If the mounting location for the # ST70RB Oval Trailer Stop, Turn and Tail Light, is not welded to the trailer frame I would recommend attaching the white wire directly to the trailer frame rather than a bolted or riveted on mounting bracket....
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  • Running Lights Not Working But All Other Lights Are on Optronics Trailer Tail Light # RVST50
  • Since you have already looked at the ground wire for tail light # RVST50 then it is probably not an issue with this ground. The wiring on this light should be as follows: White wire: ground Green wire: tail light Black wire: stop and turn light Disconnect the trailer and use a circuit tester like # 3808 to test the 4-Way on the vehicle. If the running light circuit is working there then you know the issue is on the trailer. If it is not working, then you know there is a problem...
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  • Availability of an Amber Trailer Light that has Parking and Turn Signal Lights In One for a Hot Rod
  • I am sorry but at this time the only trailer lights that serve two or more functions are the tail lights. There are amber tail lights that provide running light and turn signal function (see link) but none that are as small as the 2 inch round side marker light, item # MC52AB. We do have the Sealed, 4 inch Round Trailer Turn Signal and Parking Light, Flush Mount - Amber, item # ST45AB, and the Sealed, 4 inch Round LED Trailer Turn Signal and Parking Light, Flange Mount, 10 Super Diode-Amber,...
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  • Rewiring an Airstream Trailer with New Wiring Harness, LED Tail Lights, and Reverse Lights
  • First, when you are looking at trailer wiring like # A35W42B it is always better to get one that is longer than you think you will need because you can always cut it shorter if needed and use the extra wire for something else. Since your trailer has reverse lights, if you need them to function you will need to have a 5-Way wiring harness on the vehicle and trailer. First, for the trailer side, you could use the 40 foot long harness # A40W5B. The blue wire, which would be used for the...
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  • Is the Streamline LED Light a 2 or 3 Bulb Light
  • The item you selected, Sealed, Streamline LED, part # STL79RB, wires as a 3 wire unit. So this would work great with your camper as brake light and turn signal function are shared on this unit. There will be three wires on part # STL79RB, a white, red, and black wire. You will need to test each wire on your camper using a circuit tester, part # 3808, to determine which wire function is which. The white wire is the ground wire, this will need to be ran to a clean metal surface or bolt....
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  • Troubleshooting 1973 Road Ranger Travel Trailer Turn and Stop Lights Not Working with Tail Lights On
  • It sounds as if you have a ground connection issue, or a short on the tail light circuit on the trailer. Most likely it is a bad ground that will need to be found. The bad ground shows up when the tail lights are turned on because that is when the highest amount of amperage draw is placed on the wiring. I would start with the trailer connector on the truck and trailer. Open them up and make sure there is no white or green corrosion causing an issue inside the connectors. If so clean...
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  • Power Getting to Trailer Tail Light with a Good Bulb but the Bulb Does Not Light
  • If power is getting all the way to the light and the bulb is good but will not come on that indicates to me that the circuit is not being completed. This would mean the ground is the problem. You can test this pretty easily by attaching the ground from the affected light directly to a negative battery terminal. The light should come on. The lights should be grounded independently and as close to where they are mounted. There should be no corrosion, paint or dirt on the ground location....
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  • Which Wires Should be Tapped Into When Adding Additional LED Marker Lights on a Boat Trailer
  • In order to add LED lights that shine on your boat at night, they will need to be wired into the running light wire or wires on the trailer. On a typical 4-Way flat, it is the brown wire coming from the trailer side connector. To be certain, you can use a circuit tester like the Quickee # 3808. With the trailer connector and vehicle lights on, probe the wires coming from the back of the connector until you find the one that is hot all the time. You can trace this wire back to where...
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  • Trailer Lights Not Working on Metal Craft Crestliner Boat Trailer
  • You can test the connectors on the Dodge Ram 2500 and the boat trailer with a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808. I am including a link to a FAQ page on trailer wiring that will show you the functions of each pin on your connector, depending on if it is either a 4-Way, 5-Way, 6-Way, or 7-Way. This will help you determine if there is a problem with the wiring on the vehicle or the trailer. Also, I would recommend to test the ground connections on the vehicle and the trailer....
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  • How to Use Trailer Running Lights as Accent Lights When Connected to Campground 110 Volt Electric
  • To use your trailer running lights as accent lights with the trailer plugged into 110 volts, you will need to wire in a 110 volt to 12 volt converter to the 4-Way connector on your trailer. With your trailer plugged into the campground electric, you will plug the converter into an 110 volt outlet on the trailer. Next, from the 12 volt outlet side of the converter you will need to wire a ground wire to the white (ground wire) on your 4-Way connector. Then, run a wire from the 12 volt...
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights Circuit on a Travel Trailer Tail Light Harness
  • Since you have tested the 4-Way connector on your vehicle and it is working properly, it leads me to believe that the wiring of the lights is incorrect. You will want to make sure that the fuse for the running lights on the vehicle is not blown. It sounds to me like the lights you have only have two wires coming out of the back for wiring to the trailer connectors wiring. If this is the case then the red wire will connect to the yellow (left) and green (right) wires on the trailer lights....
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  • Installing LED License Plate Light with Black and White Leads
  • For an LED license plate lamp like part # LPL41CB, the black wire is connected to the running light circuit so that the plate is illuminated when the vehicle head lights are turned on, and the white wire is connected to ground.
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  • Driving Light Recommendations for Bull Bar # NR-601 on a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder
  • The holes that are in the bull bar would allow you to mount the Optronics Light, # MH100W, however, because the light is so tall at 8-7/8 inches and so deep at 5-1/2 inches, it could possibly make contact with the bull bar or vehicle. The light is adjustable to avoid making contact, but then that would could lead to less overall adjustability and awkward appearance. There are actually several light kits that are recommended for Bully NR-Series Bull Bar, # NR-601, for the 2011 Nissan...
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  • Adding Separate Turn Signals to a Trailer Towed by a Honda Goldwing with a 5-Wire Harness
  • Based on the wiring functions you have given for the 5 wires on the bike it looks like it is already converter down to a 2-wire system. What you will need on the trailer side is a converter to separate out the turn and brake signals since they are presently combined. You will need # 118158. The green wire will attach to the green on the converter, yellow goes to yellow. Brown will bypass the converter. Then on the output side of the converter the red wire will need to be split by attaching...
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  • Trailer Lights Go Out When Running Lights are On and Brakes Applied
  • The reason this is occurring at night and not during the day is because during the day you are not using the running lights. There are a couple of possibilities here. First, check the main trailer connector grounds on the vehicle and trailer and make sure they are attached to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces. Also do the same for the tail lights on the trailer. A bad ground can cause this issue. Ground problems show up when there is more load on a system. When the running...
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  • Troubleshooting Magnetic Light Kit for Blinkers Not Working Correctly
  • I would check the connector of your tow vehicle and test it for voltage with a circuit tester like our # 3808. A magnetic towing light kit like the Optronics Tow Bar Lights # TL21RK that you referenced should be able to provide any and all tail light functions when installed correctly. It sounds like the problem is in the trailer connector of your tow vehicle. Using the # 3808 you should test for voltage on the 4-way on all of the circuits to make sure that your vehicle is wire correctly....
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  • Do Off-Road Halogen Lights # MH-400D Include a Grill Guard Mounting Bracket
  • I pulled a set of the # MG-400D lights from the warehouse, and they do have a mounting bracket on the lower, back side. The bracket can be tilted up and down, and a mounting bolt, nut, and split washer are included.
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