Optronics LED Backup Light for Trucks or Trailers - Submersible - 27 Diodes - Oval - Clear Lens

Optronics LED Backup Light for Trucks or Trailers - Submersible - 27 Diodes - Oval - Clear Lens

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  • Tail Lights
  • Oval
  • LED Light
  • White
  • Recessed Mount
  • 6-1/2L x 2W Inch
  • Submersible Lights
  • Optronics
  • Backup
6-1/2" x 2-5/16" Oval. Waterproof, LED trailer light is certified for backup light function in a 2-lamp system when a pair of lights is installed. Durable polycarbonate housing and lens. Recessed mount with grommet. Accepts 2-prong plug. Lowest Prices for the best trailer lights from Optronics. Optronics LED Backup Light for Trucks or Trailers - Submersible - 27 Diodes - Oval - Clear Lens part number BUL22CB can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Optronics Trailer Lights - BUL22CB

6-1/2" x 2-5/16" Oval. Waterproof, LED trailer light is certified for backup light function in a 2-lamp system when a pair of lights is installed. Durable polycarbonate housing and lens. Recessed mount with grommet. Accepts 2-prong plug.


Features:

  • Oval backup light for trailers and utility trucks
    • Certified for backup light function when installed as a pair in a 2-lamp system (second light sold separately)
  • High diode count creates a strong light pattern
  • Sonically sealed, waterproof housing and lens unit is submersible
  • LEDs make great replacements for incandescent lights
    • Last 50 times longer
    • More efficient - provide brighter light with less power output
    • No bulbs to replace - no brittle filaments
  • Durable polycarbonate housing and lens
  • Clear lens over white LEDs
  • Compatible with 12V DC systems
  • Recessed mount with grommet (A70GB - sold separately)
  • Accepts industry-standard, 2-prong plug (A49PB or A45CB - sold separately)
  • DOT compliant
    • Meets FMVSS 108 requirements in any 360-degree position


Specs:

  • Dimensions: 6-1/2" long x 2-5/16" tall x 1-13/16" thick
  • Diodes: 27
  • Power draw at 12.8V: 0.125 amps
  • Lifetime warranty on LEDs


Optronics BUL22 Series LED Backup Light Diagram

Sonically Sealed, Waterproof Trailer Light

The waterproof construction of this light makes it ideal for use on trailers that may be submerged, like a boat trailer. The housing and lens are sonically sealed together to create a single unit, which means that water will not get into the light and damage the diodes or circuit board.



BUL22CB Optronics LED Backup Light for Utility Trucks or Trailers - Submersible - 27 Diodes - Oval - Clear Lens

Alternate part number: BUL-22CB






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Video Transcript for Optronics Trailer Lights - Tail Lights - BUL22CB Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number BUL22CB. This is Optronics 6-1/2-inch Oval, LED Backup Light. It's going to meet Department of Transportation requirements in any 360-degree position. It's going to be a great replacement for incandescent lights. You don't have to worry about replacing any bulbs and you don't have to worry about those brittle filaments. It's going to feature a crystal clear lens. It's going to feature a sealed housing and lens unit.

It does require a grommet mount that's going to be sold separately with part number A70GB. It's also going to feature 20 clear LEDs. Here on the back, you can see that it has the connection point. This does use a 2-Wire pigtail connection for your ground connection and the reverse light function. Don't let the 3-prong plug confuse you. It just uses the 2-prong. It's going to connect at the back corner here and at the front location there. Once you have your 2-wire plugged in, it's actually going to cover up that third slot, preventing any dirt or moisture from getting in there.

Don't let the 3-prong connection confuse you. It does only call for a 2-plug pigtail just because it only has one function, which is going to be the reverse light function. Again, even though it has the 3-prong connection, it only calls for a 2-wire pigtail. It's going to be sold separately. We have a couple different options here at etrailer.com. Part number A45CB is going to be a straight pigtail and part number A49PB is going to be a right-angle pigtail. A few dimensions to go over real quick.

Overall length is going to give us a measurement of 6-1/2 inches, it's going to give us an overall width of 2-5/16 of an inch, and it's going to give us a depth of 1-13/16 of an inch. That's including the connection point here at the rear. If we just want to take a depth measurement from the front of the lens to the back of the housing, that's going to give us an overall depth of about 1 inch. The LED light draws 0.161 amps at 12.8 volts. We're going to go ahead and hook it up to our power source and show you what it looks like with power running to it. We just need to make our 2-wire connection.

Again, these are available and sold separately here at etrailer.com. We just need to make our connections. You can see there that it's a really bright LED signal. The clear lighting and the clear lens allows a lot of light to come through. It's a very nice, strong consistent LED signal. That's going to do it for our review of part number BUL22CB. This is Optronics 6-1/2-inch Oval, LED Backup Light. .


Customer Reviews

Optronics LED Backup Light for Trucks or Trailers - Submersible - 27 Diodes - Oval - Clear Lens - BUL22CB

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

6-1/2" x 2-5/16" Oval. Waterproof, LED trailer light is certified for backup light function in a 2-lamp system when a pair of lights is installed. Durable polycarbonate housing and lens. Recessed mount with grommet. Accepts 2-prong plug.

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Used these as back up lights for my boat trailer. Nice and bright 249317



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I have just receive my order today. I was very please with the sale person who was very helpful in picking the lights that I need and the parts that would work the best for me. I am putting new wiring and lights on my utilities trailer 229445



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Plenty of white light for my dodge flatbed to backup by. Way better than the incandescent bulbs that I had before 190043



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These lights are great. They light up much better than the stock incandescent bulbs that were in my ranch hand bumper. I can see great when backing my truck up now. They also fit better than the original bulb housings. 177461



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My experiences have been nothing but pleasurable dealing with Etrailer. They have what you need when you need it and you always know what you're getting because of their highly informative website. There are great product descriptions and tons of pictures and videos. Cathy is very helpful and very good at her job! A+ 144886


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  • Comparing Brightness Ratings of Optronics LED Tail Lights
  • The Optronics LED Backup Light # BUL22CB is brighter than backup light # BUL10CB although I would not describe it as significant, though that can be subjective. Optronics measures the brightness of their lights using candelas and the # BUL10CB has a candela rating of 125, while the # BUL22CB has a candela rating of 160. There is also the backup light # BUL52CB which has a candela rating of 175. The reason I would not classify the brightness as significantly higher is because these...
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  • Are Opti-Brite LED Work Lights w/ GloLight Ring - Flood Beam Submersible
  • The Opti-Brite LED Work Lights w/ GloLight Ring # TLL149FB-2 that you referenced are not submersible. They do have the IP69K rating which means they can stand up to severe environmental conditions and cleaning methods but they aren't designed to be submerged. For your application I recommend using the Optronics LED Backup Light for Trucks or Trailers # BUL22CB which is submersible and has a 27 diode design to give you a lot of light (as you can see in the attached review video). Please...
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  • Replacement Clear 6-1/2 inch Long Clear Trailer Light
  • Sounds like you have something like the part # BU70CB or the # BUL22CB as they are both 6-1/2 inch long 2-1/4 inch wide clear lights that mount in a grommet and use a 3 prong style connector like part # A45CB.
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  • Brightness and Installation of the Optronics LED Backup Light # BUL22CB on a Boat Trailer
  • I have attached a video demonstrating the brightness of the Optronics LED Backup Light, # BUL22CB, for you to check out. This light is waterproof and will work well on your boat trailer as a reverse light. Along with this light, you will want the Two Wire Pigtail, # A49PB. The end of this plug is molded rubber that, along with dialectic grease, will help seal the plug from water and moisture. To attach this light to your trailer, you will need the grommet, # A70gb. If you will not...
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  • Recommended Extremely Bright Trailer Reverse Light
  • I'll do my best to be just as helpful as Rebecca. I do have a few options for you depending on the exact size you'll need. I know you said you aren't worried about being compliant with the DOT but the best options we have both are. The Optronics GloLight LED Backup Light # BUL111CB is a 6-1/2 inch by 2-3/8 inch light that will fit into an opening of 6-7/8 by 2-1/2 inches. It's a clear lens with 22 diodes. All of the different sizes and shapes of GloLights we have get very good...
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  • Backup Light Recommendations for a Enclosed Utility Trailer
  • I spoke with my contact at Optronics and he informed me that this Optronics Trailer Light, part # BUL78C3MB, is certified to be used as a utility light for a trailer but not as a reverse light. He said that if you were to use this as a reverse light he would recommend that you contact your state and local laws to determine if that would be an issue for passing inspections. He also said that these lights will not be as bright as most reverse lights normally are. If you want a similar...
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  • Is the LED Oval Trailer Utility Light Brighter than the Incandescent Oval Trailer Back Up Light
  • I went out to the warehouse and checked all of our clear oval lights. The Sealed, 6-1/2 inch LED Clear Oval Trailer Utility Light, 10 Diode, item # BUL72CB, whiter light than the light emitted by the incandescent Oval Trailer Back Up Light, item # BU70CB, but the light does not illuminate as large an area as well. The advantages of the LED light is that it does not draw near as much amperage as the incandescent light, it lasts much longer and it does not produce the heat produced by incandescent...
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  • Output of the Optronics 6-1/2 inch Oval Trailer Lights
  • Optronics uses candelas to rate the brightness of their lights instead of lumens and the output of the Optronics 6-1/2 inch Oval LED Back Up light, # BUL52CB, is 175 candela. At a distance of 1 foot, the candela output is equal to the output in lumens. The next brightest 6-1/2 inch oval light would be the part # BUL22CB which has an output of 160 candela. The part # BUL10CB that you referenced has a candela rating of 125 which would make it the dimmest offering which I would not...
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  • Installation Recommendations for Using Westin Driving Lights as Reverse Lights
  • If you are only planning on using these lights as reverse lights I believe I have a better solution for you. All you would need to do is tap into the reverse circuit of the wiring of your trailer and these lights would activate when your tow vehicle is put into reverse. For reverse lights I would recommend using an LED style light as the draw is drastically less, yet they still put out a large amount of light. I would recommend you get Optronics Trailer Reverse Lights # BUL22CB. They...
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  • Current Draw and Light Output of Optronics Backup Light # BUL22CB
  • The 6-1/2 inch Oval LED Backup Light you referenced, part # BUL22CB draws LED light draws 0.161 amps at 12.8 volts. The output of the lamp is 160 Candela, according to my contact at Optronics. At a 1 foot distance, the candela output is equal to the output in lumens.
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  • What Is The Amperage Draw On The Optronics 55-Watt Halogen Utility Light # QH36CTS
  • The amp draw is 4.5 amps per light or 9 amps for both lights on the Optronics 55-Watt Halogen, Multi-Directional, Area Utility Light # QH36CTS. If used on your 2004 Chevy Silverado you will need to use the Draw-Tite Wiring Kit # 118151. This kit will allow you to run a separate 12 gauge wire with a 10 amp in-line fuse to the positive side of the vehicles battery. This will keep the lights from drawing power on your factory wiring harness which could cause problems. You will also want...
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  • Can I use a Halogen Spotlight as a Reverse Light to See Better Behind my Horse Trailer
  • These will certainly provide enough light. My concern would be that they provide too much light and would considered rear-facing headlights. There are DOT restrictions about how bright rear-ward facing lights can be so as drivers behind you are not blinded. The Custer Halogen Light you were looking at does not comply with this regulation. I would suggest instead, using brighter reverse lights. We have several backup LED lights that will be brighter than standard incandescent lights,...
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  • Looking for 6-1/2 Inch Oval LED Trailer Light to Use for Back Up Light
  • We do indeed have a 6-1/2 inch oval LED lamp that is DOT certified for use as a backup light. The part # is BUL22CB. A utility light like the one you referenced, part # BUL78CB is not DOT compliant because the clear lens allows the light to be bright enough to be blinding. A wiring pigtail, part # A45CB and grommet, part # A70GB will also be needed.
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  • Reverse Light Options for a 1998 Salem 5th Wheel Trailer With No Existing Reverse Lights
  • The Bargman Surface Mount Tail Light With Backup and License Light, part # 30-92-109, uses an 1156 style 12 volt bulb like the back up lights on most older vehicles and will improve the lighting behind your trailer for visibility. If you are looking for the maximum lighting possible I would recommend the 6-1/2 inch Oval, LED Backup Light, Grommet Mount, part # BUL22CB. You may need to run a wire for the reverse lights from your 7 way connector on your trailer if the trailer has not...
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  • is there a Certain Amount of Time LED Trailer Light BUL52CB Can be On
  • As you probably already know, LED lights draw much less power than regular bulbs. They also do not get as hot so you can have them on longer without worrying about them burning out. There is no official amount of time the lights can be on. As far as which would work better as an interior dome type of light, I would go with # BUL52CB because it has more diodes which would produce more light than # BUL22CB. With either light you will also need a pigtail # A45CB and a grommet, # a70gb.
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  • Installation of Extra Reverse Lights on 2006 Ford F-250
  • The amp draw is 4.5 amps per light or 9 amps for both lights on the Optronics 55-Watt Halogen, Multi-Directional, Area Utility Light # QH36CTS. With that much amperage draw I would not recommend to connect them to your factory wiring harness. It could cause overloading problems and damage your vehicles wiring harness. If you want to install the 55-watt lights on your 2006 Ford F-250 you will need to use the Draw-Tite Wiring Kit # 118151. This kit will allow you to run a separate 12 gauge...
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  • What Circuit Does Backup Light for Truck or Trailer # BUL22CB Tap Into For Reverse Light
  • To use the Backup Light for Truck or Trailer # BUL22CB as a reverse light will require you to tap into the reverse light circuit of your trailer or tow vehicle like you stated. Since you mentioned having that circuit at the trailer connector that would be the way to go. The reverse light circut is the one at the center pin.
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  • What is the Best Way to Cut an Oval Hole in a Trailer Frame to Install a Backup Light
  • To cut an oval hole in a trailer for a light such as # BUL22CB what works well is a hole saw. You can drill a few holes, one after the other and then trim and shape the hole for the grommet and light to fit in using a cutting tool of your choice such as a powered rotary tool with a cutting wheel. For hole saw drill bits you would want to go with something that has a smaller diameter than the height needed for the light. This is because you can always make a hole larger but if you cut...
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  • Wiring Reverse Lights and Winch on a trailer
  • If you do not have one already, you will need to install a 7-Way connector on your trailer. I recommend using the Hopkins 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector # H20046. The white wire from the harness is for ground, the red is left turn and brake, the brown is right turn and brake, the green is for taillights, blue is for brakes, the black is the 12 volt power wire and yellow is accessory (or in your case reverse lights). I have attached a link that will take you to our selection of...
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