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Old 10-31-2008, 06:58 AM   #1
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LED marker lights

Do you see any difference between this marker light and this marker light (except for the price)?

Is this marker light a bit more 60s vintage?

I don't know if folks have strong feelings about putting 70s bullseye style marker lights on a 60s Airstream. I'm more of a safety over style guy myself, but I thought I would ask.

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Old 10-31-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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The diff between the 2 double bull lights is the color of the base. I like the 3rd choice but have never seen it before. Early 60s had teardrop shaped markers.

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I switched to LED's a while back and actually was working on producing boards for turn, tail and stop replacements. Then the dollar started to dive against all foreign currencies and I opted out.

The difference between the first two is the number of LED's, one had 13 the other 6.

My MOHO had the double bullseye style on it so that's the way I went. I'll let you know later how many diodes are on mine. They have been in action for a couple of years now and have been great.

The benefit is that you'll never have to replace a bulb likely in your lifetime if you switch to LED's.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:38 AM   #4
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Do you see any difference between this marker light and this marker light (except for the price)?
I've put the LEDs on our trailers, they look almost the same as the incandescent versions. The difference I noted is the LED units tend to be a little darker when not lit.
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I was planning on replacing all of the marker lights on my Airstream with the LED type, but we have the teardrop style and I have been having trouble finding them. I found some at a truck stop and they were pretty pricey. I think they were like $18.99/ea. That really adds up when replacing all of them including side, front, and rear.
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I replaced all exterior lights on my trailer with LEDs. The marker lights should be at least twice as bright as regular bulbs.

Double Bulls Eyes should cost you less than @9.00 each

There is a truck supply by me that has the Tear Drop style if you want to go period they are out there.

If you consider changing the brake/tail lights do not use the replacement bulbs. LEDs require that they be focused on the lens to produce the desired effect. The replacement bulbs are at right angles to the lens.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:27 PM   #7
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The period lights for the '67 Overlander are the oval "non-bullseye" units. The cat's eye marker lights I linked are the closest to OEM I could find on a marker light, but I'm not sure how they attach to the skin. Right now, I'm just getting the lights working for the tow. Even so, I figure that if I buy good running lights now I can just use them after the trailer has all new copper wiring throughout. I really like the LED for visibility, low draw and low maintenance. I just don't want to get too funkadelic in terms of appearance... although I have to say some of the lights are kind of interesting like this or this. I may order one of the catseye lamps to see how it looks. I'll post my results... or the lack thereof.

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