Optronics LED Oval Trailer Tail Light Review

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Review of the Optronics LED Oval Trailer Tail Light

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Optronics trailer tail light with backup light, part number STL68RB. Here in the back of our trailer you can see we're going to be upgrading our lights to a bigger light with the backup light. It features 14 LEDs in a red and clear lens, and because it's LEDs its going to be more efficient, there are not bulbs to replace, and it's going to last a long time. It's a 10 and 1/8 inch light that serves four functions. You have your brake lights, your turn signals, and your tail lights. You've also got reverse lights. It's a DOT-compliant light with a sonically sealed watertight housing.

It's a flange mount light, and you will need to provide your own hardware. It comes in a quantity of one, so if you're looking to replace both tail lights, you want to be sure to pick up a second one. Now, I'll go ahead and show you how to get this installed. First let's remove our old tail light. We'll want to be sure and set our hardware aside, because we're going to be reusing it. Now that the wire's revealed you can see we're already set up for our reverse light, we just weren't taking advantage of it.

Let's go ahead and snip our wires. That's always good to be careful not to let them fall back inside. Now our new light's wires come pre-stripped, so let's go ahead and strip our old wires. Now when stripping them, you only want to do about a quarter inch to reveal the wire. Perfect. Now let's go ahead and connect our wires.

To do so we're going to use some butt connectors. The ones we're using today are part number DW05714. We're just going to slide one on. We want to make sure you kind of clean the wire up a little bit. We'll just slide it on, that way there is no exposed wire, and we're going to crimp it down.

Now we'll just repeat that same process for the other three wires. There we go. Now let's grab our new Optronics LED light. In this instance we're able to connect color for color when connecting our light, but it's not a bad idea to check which wire performs which function when disconnecting your old light. So let's go ahead and do white with white, and so on and so forth. The white's going to be our ground, the red's going to be our tail light, the black's going to be our brake light and turn signal, and finally the brown is just going to be our reverse light. Great. Now that they're all connected, let's test it out. Let's first test our brake light. Then our turn signal. Then our tail lights. And now let's do our reverse. With everything functioning as it should, let's go ahead and run our old hardware back, and then we've got it. That's going to complete our look at the Optronics trailer tail light with backup light, part number STL68RB.

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