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Optronics Trailer Lights - Clearance Lights - MCL48AB Review

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Review of Optronics Trailer Lights MCL48AB


Today we're going to be taking a look at part number MCL48AB. This is the Optronics micro-flex LED amber side marker light. The amber PC-rated light is going to function as both clearance and side marker light, as well as mid-ship turn signal. The light must be mounted at a 45-degree angle. LEDs are great replacements for incandescent lights. They last a lot longer, they're much more efficient. You don't have to worry about replacing bulbs, and you don't have to worry about brittle filaments.

This unit's going to feature as sealed, waterproof, housing and linge 00:00:30 unit. It has a surface bound design. You can see the mount holes right here. If we take a measurement, the distance between the mount holes, that's going to give us a measurement of about 4 3/4 of an inch. It's going to include all the wiring back here. The white wires are going to be for ground, black wires are going to be your power supply; it's going to be the lead wire.

Your red wire's going to be allowing you to use this as a mid-ship turn signal. It's going to contain 16 amber LEDs. Earlier I mentioned that it is PC-rated. What that means is that the light beam emitted from a light with a PC-rating can easily and clearly be seen when you're standing directly in front of the light, as well as when you're standing on either side of the light. Here in the front it's going to contain 4 LEDs or 4 diodes, and it's going to have 12 other diodes that surround those main diodes. Those are angled. That way you can see it easily and clearly from the side.

Taking the measurements of the overall dimensions, it's going to give us an overall length of around 6 inches, overall width of around 2 1/4 of an inch, overall depth, it's going to measure about 1 3/8ths of an inch. This light draws 0.8 amps at 12.8 Volts. It is Department of Transportation approved, and Optronics is going to put a lifetime warranty on the LEDs. Let's go ahead and hook it up to our external power source. That way you can see what it looks like with power running into it. Let's go ahead and make our connections here, and then I can show you the functions of the light.

This light sends out a nice consistent signal. Again, LED system. You can see all the diodes in there; again, amber LED light. We apply the turn signal. You see how that illuminates for a brighter signal output. Then when the turn signals are not being activated, it goes back to function as that side marker and clearance light. That's going to do it for our review of part number MCL48AB. This is the Optronics micro-flex LED. .


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