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DOT Approved Trailer LED Reverse Light and an LED Interior Trailer Light

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1 Do I need to be concerned about adding these lights to the rear of my utility trailer to be used when backing up? I may have missed where these lights were DOT approved in the description. 2 If I put this on the inside of my open utility trailer for loading at night or in low-light situations, should I be concerned if cargo were to shift onto on of these lights?

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Optronics light # BUL78CB is a utility light so it is not DOT approved to be used as anything other than that. For the interior of the trailer it will work fine, it doesn't have to be DOT approved since it isn't a tail, marker, reverse, brake, or turn signal light. It is about as tough as any other trailer light that you would find but I would not expose it to repeated impact from cargo. the lens or flange would eventually crack.

If you are looking for a DOT approved reverse light with LED bulbs use # BUL10CB. The matching rubber grommet for this light is # a70gb. And you can use wiring harness # A49PB.

These lights are durable and the LEDs have a lifetime warranty. The light is also sealed meaning no water can get in so it is also good for marine applications.

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