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Peterson Trailer Lights - Tail Lights - V457L Review

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Review of Peterson Trailer Lights V457L


Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Peterson rectangular trailer tail light with the license plate illuminator. This red rectangular trailer light serves five functions, stop, turn, tail, rear reflex, and license plate light. It features a rugged corrosion resistant bulb socket. It contains one incandescent bulb. It's a really nice polar white base. It also features the red snap on replaceable lens.

You can see the holds here at the side, so when you're needing to remove this for your installation, you will need to remove this to gain access to the mounting holes. All you've got to do is push in on those tabs, and then the lens will snap off. This is designed for the driver's side or left hand side of the trailer. If you need a matching light for the passenger side, you can find that at Etrailer.com with part number V457. It is sold separately.This is designed for horizontal mounting.

Mounting hardware not included. Here on the back, you'll notice that it features a two wire design. Your green wire is for the stop and turn signals, brown wire is for the tail lights, and then located right here it says, "Ground screws", so you will need to provide a ground screw. Then the ground screw would connect to a metal base that's inside there. It provides your ground connection at the installation area.

The product is made in the USA. It's Department of Transportation compliant.A few measurements that we'll go over with you real quick, and then we'll hook it up to power, that way you can see what it looks like. Edge to edge, this direction, it's going to give us a measurement of eight and thirteen-sixteenths of an inch long. Overall height, about five and one-sixteenth of an inch tall. The overall depth, that's front to back, measures about two and three-quarters of an inch deep.

The license plate bracket holes are separated on center by seven inches. Then when it comes to the mount holes right here, up and down they're separated on center by about two and nine-sixteenths of an inch to two and five-eighths of an inch. Side-to-side they're separated on center by six and three-quarter inches.We're going to go ahead and hook it up to power, that way you can see what it looks like with some power running to it. For demonstration purposes, I'm just going to place on a screw here for a temporary ground connection. Again, the green is the stop and turn. Black is the tail lights. Turn off our overhead lights. You can see here it sends out a pretty nice, consistent signal. It does have a glow here at the bottom, which would illuminate the license plate. Then when we apply our brakes, you can see how that increases the signal output. It's going to do that same thing when we activate our turn signals. That's going to do it for today's look at the Peterson rectangular trailer tail light.


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