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I have LED lights on my trailer. A fellow boater I see has advised I disconnect the lights from the tow vehicle before launching (I drive 90 minutes to the ramp). I thought LED didn't need to be disconnected. It's no big deal to do this (I make a point of never being in a hurry at the ramp) but I'm curious as to your thoughts on this? D. Becker, East Lansing, MI
Answered on: 9/2005
MIKE: LED lights are fully encapsulated meaning they are completed sealed and submersible. Not only are they extremely corrosion and vibration resistant, you should not have to disconnect your LED's when launching. GEORGE: I'm with Mike on this one. Don't unplug the lights. Two reasons: (1) They are sealed in epoxy and (2) light emitting diodes don't generate any heat so putting the lights in cold water isn't going to have any effect. Incandescent bulbs are what generate heat, not LED's.
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