50080290 Rectangular LED Kit with Wiring
Product includes: Driver- and passenger-side taillights; tinned wiring; plug; connectors.
Product lacks: Sidelights; center taillight (both required for trailers wider than 80 inches).
Product highlights: Bright LED array is highly visible. The watertight potted LED pod is protected inside the Fresnel housing. All hardware is stainless steel.
Best application: Freshwater or saltwater trailering. Low amperage draw spares the vehicle’s power system.
Downside: Impressed by Wesbar’s watertight Fresnel housing, SeaSense chose a different tack, shielding a watertight light pod behind the Fresnel. The Fresnel drains quickly and the design may actually provide added protection to the LEDs.
52722-5 Rectangular LED Taillight
Product includes: License-plate illuminator; side-clearance, stop, turn and taillight equipment.
Product lacks: Waterproof connectors; sidelights; center taillight; wiring.
Product highlights: It was proved watertight in our dunk tank. We tested a single light but kits are available from Grote.
Best application: This product serves as a handy driver-side taillight replacement — admit it, you’ve backed into a tree or hydrant before. It is watertight, making it ideal for saltwater use.
Downside: Grote’s watertight housing was durable, but we cut it open and found the LED electronics unprotected by potting and vulnerable to water if cracked. Also, it lacked LED reflectors to intensify the light, accounting for its low score.