Recommended Lights for 28 Foot Gooseneck Horse Trailer


My main goal is to gain backup lights on my 28’ gooseneck horse trailer. It already has surface mount oval optronics led tail lights. Would this light put out a good amount of backup light if I replaced the tail lights with these? Or would I just be better off leaving the tail lights I already have and add something like the optronics BUL78CB? I’m looking for a few lights to mount on the outside of a horse trailer for loading/unloading and saddling/unsaddling. Are the ILL70CBAWN the best combination of light output, flood coverage and also being low profile?


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The LED Trailer Tail Light - Stop, Tail, Turn, Backup - Submersible - 14 Diodes - Oval - Pigtail # STL68RB will help give you backup lights, with 4 bright white LED's. Since you stated that your main goal is to gain backup lights, the Sealed 6-1/2" Oval LED Trailer Utility Light, Flange Mount, 10 Super Diode - Clear # BUL78CB has 10 bright LED lights that will give you a much better light for backing up, so I recommend leaving your current lights and adding these brighter lights. They have a raw lumen output of 700 lumens and an effective output of 490 lumens. To give you an idea of what that means, 600 lumens is equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent light bulb.

For your loading/unloading and saddling/unsaddling, the Opti-Brite LED Interior Strip Light w/ Awning - Sealed - 11-5/16" L x 1-5/8" W - White # ILL70CBAWN are not your best option with only 171 lumens. For that application, I recommend the The Optronics LED Rectangular Interior and Exterior Light # ILL22CB. This light measures approximately 4.5 inches x 2.75 inches x 1 inch with an effective output of 810 lumens.

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