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Should Hole Where Wires Come Out Of Submersible Trailer Light Be Sealed With Silicone


I purchased the Optronics TLL-9RK kit for my boat trailer On the product description video it showed the wires coming out a fairly large hole near the top of each light. On the photos under the light, it shows the wires coming out at the bottom. My kit has them coming out near the top! Should I silicon around the wires at the hole to make it waterproof or are they somehow sealed inside the opening? thanks for any help you can give me!


Expert Reply:

There is a lot of confusion when folks say submersible or waterproof.

The difference is that submersible lights will have a small hole that allows the water to drain out if the light has been submersed in water.

Waterproof is a sealed light that will not allow water into the a light assembly.

It is always a good idea to disconnect the lights before backing a trailer into the water just to make sure. You can use silicone to seal around the wires on the back of the light. Any extra precaution to keep water out of the light is never a bad idea.

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