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CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - 5-1/2" x 5-5/8" - Aluminum Tread Plate - Qty 1

CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - 5-1/2" x 5-5/8" - Aluminum Tread Plate - Qty 1

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Shield your trailer's tail light from damage with this rustproof aluminum protector. Mounts between the existing bracket on your trailer and your square tail light using the light's 2 mounting studs. Aluminum tread plate adds rugged style. 1-636-306-4830 to order CE Smith accessories and parts part number CE26051A or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - 5-1/2" x 5-5/8" - Aluminum Tread Plate - Qty 1. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Accessories and Parts - CE26051A

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Shield your trailer's tail light from damage with this rustproof aluminum protector. Mounts between the existing bracket on your trailer and your square tail light using the light's 2 mounting studs. Aluminum tread plate adds rugged style.


  • Bracket helps to protect your trailer's tail light from damage
    • Fits square, stud-mounted tail lights with maximum dimensions of 5-1/4" tall x 5-3/8" wide x 2-13/16" deep
  • Protective ledges on top and bottom help protect light surface from accidental collision
  • Rustproof, corrosion-resistant aluminum construction
    • Great for saltwater use
    • Lightweight yet strong and durable
  • Diamond tread plate adds rugged style to your trailer
  • Side marker openings on both sides ensure side marker remains visible no matter what side of the trailer the protector is mounted on
  • Cutout on bottom lets light shine on a license plate mounted below
  • Easy, no-drill installation
    • Mounts between existing bracket on your trailer and tail light
    • Slips over mounting studs on tail light - no hardware required
    • Can be installed on the left or right side of your trailer


  • Quantity: 1 protector
  • Overall dimensions: 5-1/2" tall x 5-5/8" wide x 2-13/16" deep
  • License plate light cutout dimensions: 2-1/2" long x 1-5/8" wide
  • Mounting slot dimensions: 1" long x 1/4" wide
    • Spacing between mounting slots: 9/16"
  • Plate thickness: 5/64"

Defend vulnerable tail lights from mishaps while backing up, loading, and unloading your trailer with this attractive aluminum tread protector.

Protects without Limiting Visibility

Ledges on top and bottom of CE Smith tail light bracket protect light from collision.

The top and bottom ledges on this protector are the first line of defense between your fragile tail light and accidental collision. And the ledges won't obstruct the light's visibility.

CE Smith tail light bracket has open sides to fit side markers and a cutout on the bottom so light can shine on your license plate.

This versatile bracket can be mounted onto either the right or left side of your trailer. Open sides allow visibility of the side marker light, and a cutout in the bottom of the protector lets light shine down onto a license plate mounted below.

No-Drill Installation

Pre-drilled holes in CE Smith tail light bracket for hassle-free installation

This tail light protector is easy to install and requires no additional hardware or drilling. Simply mount it between the existing tail light bracket on your trailer and your tail light. Just remove the tail light, slip the protector on over the light's mounting studs, and reattach the light to your trailer's tail light bracket. Pre-drilled holes in the back of the protector fit differently spaced mounting studs. An additional, larger hole lets you feed wiring to and from the light for hassle-free installation.

Rustproof Aluminum Construction

Shining aluminum tread plate gives your trailer a rugged look while resisting rust and corrosion. Aluminum is lightweight yet durable, making it suitable for heavy-duty, outdoor, and saltwater applications.

CE Smith tail light bracket installed with matching CE Smith license plate bracket

Add CE Smith's aluminum tread plate license plate bracket (CE26053A - sold separately) for additional style.

26051A C. E. Smith Tail Light Guard for Trailers - Diamond Plate

Customer Reviews

CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - 5-1/2" x 5-5/8" - Aluminum Tread Plate - Qty 1 - CE26051A

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (34 Customer Reviews)

Shield your trailer's tail light from damage with this rustproof aluminum protector. Mounts between the existing bracket on your trailer and your square tail light using the light's 2 mounting studs. Aluminum tread plate adds rugged style.


I added these light protectors in conjunction with changing the tail lights from old incandescent tails to Miro-Flex LED tails (another review...). They are perfectly sized for a 5 X 5 square surface mount light with 2" O.C. stud mounts, and they completely enclose the tail light. My trailer is already a 1/4-acre of Aluminum tread plate, so these protectors fit right in.


Great product and super easy to install. Web-site is fantastic! This is the most helpful site out there, with multiple pictures, dimensions and installation instructions. Always come back to browse and shop for more.


Easy to install Exceptialy well made. All of my friends with trailers, and even passers, by have asked where I purchased the brackets.

Hold up well after a year of being stored outside.
Rick F - 07/08/2021


Thanks for great service, good prices, too! Everything arrived in good shape, exactly what I ordered. Will buy from you guys again for sure.


install was easy, the diamond plate appears to be able to with stand a medium hit'' Needed to use a rubber gasket to include accessories (license plate bracket) to get a tight install '' as the diamond plate protrudes and leaves a uneven surface for a tight fit.

Appears to hold up in salt water area, of course some corrosion apparent, but overall it is doing its job on protecting the tail lights.
Edward b - 09/15/2017


etrailer had always treated me right. I do enjoy the great quaility of their products...


The taillight guard performs exactly as described and meets expectations. I have saved at least 2 taillights from being destroyed since I bought this, as, on numerous occasions I have backed into bushes, or low lying obstacles. Though I have a rear camera on my vehicle, it doesn't give me a good view from behind the trailer. License plate bracket is a useful accessory. I have had no problem with the taillights I purchased along with the other items.


Trailer light protector as advertised. Just installed. Tested stepping on it, did not flex to any significant degree.

Lights also as advertised. Took cover off and the electronics are completely sealed.

Looking forward to a long life with these purchases.


My aluminum “kit-built” trailer has only been in service for a short time, and the original tail light cover-mounts that came with it were already showing signs of poor quality and design. It did not take many back road trips for them to show just how flimsy they are. After one of them essentially disintegrated, I looked to etrailer for a heavier and sturdier replacement that would look good and stay in one piece. This heavy duty aluminum cover-mount (CE26051A) fit the bill perfectly. Universal mounting holes are compatible with most tail light sets; it can be attached to most trailer frames in a variety of ways (I used bracket item CE26057AA); it looks good; and it is clearly sturdy and meant to last if mounted properly. Be aware that mounting bolts for both the bracket and the cover-mount are not included, and that both items are priced per piece, not pair. (All necessary hardware for installation is easy to find.) Overall, I am very satisfied with these items and with the attentive service I received from etrailer, especially their question answering service and quick shipping.


Product as advertised. Should keep my boat tail lights from getting knock off unloading and loading my boat in the river.

Works great. Have not knocked anymore tail lights off.
Johnny R - 06/21/2016


These really dress up the trailer!! They are light weight aluminum but protect plastic lights from bumps and scrapes. I am very pleased!

Still like new and protecting my lights very well!
Tom M - 12/10/2017


These work well. I launch and retrieve in current and used to loose lights fairly frequently. With these my tin boats bounce off without damaging anything. This was my second set (diff. trailer) based on the success of the first set.


lites and protectors are great … had put them on my 2 year old trailer and have upgraded to a beefier trailer and had to have them on the new one. the reflector strips are just what I needed on the new trailer since the strips the manufacturer put on the trailer were damaged in transit. the new strips were easy to install and reflect from a 1/2 block away. thanks again etrailer …...


Fit tail lamp assemblies pretty well, looks good. Could be improved with side reinforcements for even better protection.

Protectors still look good and remain functional after 2 years of use.
Jim - 05/02/2017


Nice product !

In the past I have
broken my trailer tail lights.

It's an extra but worth every penny !

Fit around the light top & bottom are protected & look good to boot. Very happy!

T. H


these were just what I wanted.
They fit great and were constructed well. They arrived promptly and were packaged great.
Thanks for your product and I will do business with you again in the future.

The product is working out great and Ive had no problems.
John E - 04/05/2018

by: was the ONLY place I could find the parts I needed when rebuilding my trailer AND my order came super-fast!! Thank You!


Everything came as ordered and within 3 days. The products are of good quality and priced competitively. They have products for my trailer that I could not find anywhere else. I will do business with eTrailer again in the future. Extremely happy!


My trailer lights are still in one piece thanks to the light protector!


I was glad to find etrailer, the selections was great and the pricing was right, thanks. I will order again.


Metal is a little thin. Wish they made the heavy steel protectors galvanized.


Good product as described and quick shipping. I'll be on the road Monday as I thought that I'd be getting the then. Excellent!


Great heavy made light protector


Arrived very promptly & quality looks g ood.


Product appears to be well made. Initially I thought it came as a pair, but they are sold INDIVIDUALLY so be sure to order qty 2!

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See what our Experts say about this CE Smith Accessories and Parts

  • Can I Prime And Paint The CE Smith Tail Light Protector
    You can prime and paint the tail light protector # CE26051A. As of right now we do not have one that comes in black. Below is a link to a video review on the product.
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    Using the CE Smith Tail Light Bracket # CE26057AA to mount the Tail Light Protector # CE26051A (with your light inside) to your trailer is a great setup and will indeed provide you with a secure and durable attachment. This solid connection along with the protection that the shield provides will do a really nice job of helping to keep your lights out of harm's way. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
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  • Can Aluminum Light Guard be Used on Steel Trailer
    You can use the CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - Aluminum Tread Plate # CE26051A on a steel trailer. Since they are dissimilar metals, over time some corrosion can occur of course so you may want to back the light protector with what is called barrier tape, or barricade tape, which can be found at local hardware stores. Otherwise, you there is an option for a steel guard, the Light Guard - Unpainted Steel # LG440NP which is a similar dimension. I have added links to video reviews...
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    For your Miro-Flex LED Trailer Tail Lights # TLL28RK, we have the CE Smith Light Mounting Brackets # CE26057AA or the bunk mount brackets # CE27630A. We also have the CE Smith Trailer Tail Light Protector - Aluminum Tread Plate # CE26051A or Light Guard - Unpainted Steel # LG440NP to further protect the lights when mounted.
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