Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
LED Tailights

Bought some LED tailights and they have 3 wires each. Black, red and white. I'm figuring the white is neutral, which is the turn signal ? or does it matter. Place that I bought them from is out of business. Hope they work!
__________________

SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverHoot View Post
Bought some LED tailights and they have 3 wires each. Black, red and white. I'm figuring the white is neutral, which is the turn signal ? or does it matter. Place that I bought them from is out of business. Hope they work!
White is ground. I think the black would be tail and red would be brake/turn. If it's the opposite, you'll know right away when the running lights are brighter than the turn signals. Simply reverse the red and black if that happens.
__________________

overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,895
Images: 12
LED lights are polarity sensitive. I would contact the manufacture and ask for the wiring diagram.

Just wiring them and testing may not work as some configurations will not result in the lights come on at all. The "D" stands for "Diode" and diodes only pass electricity in one direction.
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
I don't know the manufacturer and do not see it anywhere on the light.
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
HowieE's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
Princeton , New Jersey
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,895
Images: 12
Are these complete fixtures or just bulb assemblies?

Can you post a picture. If so at least the back showing the wires.

Where did you buy them? Might they have some information?
__________________
WBCCI 12156 AIR 3144 WACHUNG TAC NJ6
2004 Excursion 4x4
1991 34 ft. Excella +220,000 miles, new laminated flooring, new upholstery, new 3200 lbs axles

HowieE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
ddstech's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
Folsom , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 467
Images: 4
Sr. Hoot,

I held the leads to a car battery and found that one is the brake/turn, one is the running light, and the last one is the ground. You wont mess it up by testing it. I can tell you which is which later tonight when I get home, but it wont be till 9pm or so.

Matt

I want to say red is the brake/turn, white is the running light, and black is ground.
ddstech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 06:31 PM   #7
x
 
XXXX , XXXX
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,601
Silver hoot the ones I got from Inland RV have the same three wires. They are made by Signalstat. The white is ground, the red is running lights and the black is stop and turn signals.
wasagachris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 07:20 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
Picture?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HowieE View Post
Are these complete fixtures or just bulb assemblies?

Can you post a picture. If so at least the back showing the wires.

Where did you buy them? Might they have some information?
They are complete sealed assemblies with the three wires exiting the rear. Doubt that a pic would help much but I'll snap one when it gets light out.
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 07:26 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks Matt, since you say it won't mess them up I'll probably just try what you did.
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 07:28 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks Wasa!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wasagachris View Post
Silver hoot the ones I got from Inland RV have the same three wires. They are made by Signalstat. The white is ground, the red is running lights and the black is stop and turn signals.
I 'll give the 1st try as you suggest.
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 07:31 AM   #11
x
 
XXXX , XXXX
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,601
Silverhoot you can easily see visually which is brakes and which is running lights. Brakes and turn signals is very much brighter than running lights. BTW wear sunglasses if holding them close they are really bright. I could see clearly around my shop in the dark with just the clearance lights on.
wasagachris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
Got it!

Red is for the stop/turn
Black is the running lights
White is the neutral/ground.

Thanks everybody!

Michael
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 10:54 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,102
Blog Entries: 3
Proof

Yeah!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4783.JPG
Views:	73
Size:	273.2 KB
ID:	125797  
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 12:18 AM   #14
4 Rivet Member
 
ddstech's Avatar
 
1958 22' Flying Cloud
Folsom , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 467
Images: 4
There you go. Looking good!
__________________

ddstech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 27' FC led lights Road Geezer 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 7 01-10-2012 06:23 PM
LED interior lights: A complaint hampstead38 Lights - Interior & Exterior 0 03-23-2011 08:38 AM
LED replacement for '64 Auto-Lamp 7" taillight Globie64 Lights - Interior & Exterior 8 03-12-2011 07:37 PM
Running Lights LED - How do I route the wire? AirHome Lights - Interior & Exterior 6 02-20-2011 07:15 PM
LED Interior lights Matt Kline Lights - Interior & Exterior 1 02-19-2011 05:31 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.