Lights are one of the first accessories to think about. They are not a luxury but a real necessity. They are not just any lights, they must be functional, they must offer great visibility and they must also be waterproof as they are often underwater when we unload or pick up our boat. But there are so many brands, types and ads on the Internet that sometimes we just don’t know which lights we should buy for our trailer. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when buying lights for your boat trailer.

Some important characteristics

First of all, keep in mind that there are several types of boat trailer lights: turn signals, taillights and stop lights. Some are sold separately, but there are also kits where you can find them together. These multifunctional lights are installed on each side of the trailer. You can even find packages that include, in addition to the above, clearance lights for large boat trailers, reverse lights and license plate lights. But before you buy your kit, make sure the lights will fit into your trailer inlets and that they are easy to install.

There are also different shapes and sizes depending on the needs and structure of the trailer. We recommend the rectangular lights.

On the other hand, you will find traditional (incandescent) lights and LED lights in the market. In terms of duration, illumination, performance and efficiency, LED lights are better than the others. The system used by LED lights allows them not to overheat or get damaged.

Before purchasing your lights, make sure they are waterproof and can be submerged in water and last for a long time. Every boat trailer user knows that boat trailers are exposed to water most of the time.