Recently, we’ve photographed and tested many quite expensive, “in use”, 3 and 7-
It’ becomes apparent to anyone taking the time to study outdoor used LED Light Designs … that sooner or later, “seal failure” leads to water (and/or 100% Humidity) getting inside the lamp, which … “first, degrades” … and soon, “fully destroys” the “LED” Electronic Circuitry that’s needed to keep the “LED Array” illuminated.
So what good is a PROMISE of a LONG “LED” LIFE? … which is basically the only feature that “LED” Lighting Manufacturers have to brag about … if, in reality, the LED Circuitry can’t be reliably protected from Heat and Moisture degradation so that their LED Lighting can be “Unconditionally Guaranteed” by a reputable U.S.A. company for at least, 10 years of normal, uninterrupted use?
Furthermore, take notice of how a fading and/or partially lit* “LED”** lamp … that’s wet inside … and has Lenses and Reflectors internally coated with grime appears to the public. Their obvious high failure rate, non compliancy record and Non-
On any given day, anyone can easily find, anywhere in the USA and Canada, already in public use … all kinds of “LED” CHMSLs and other Brake/Turn LED Lamps that are partially or totally disabled from water infiltration, which was, most likely, “sucked in” when the Lamp Assembly was “super heated” from extended use … in hot outdoor temperatures … while gaining even more heat from the Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays … and, most probably … from a “combination of all three”* … and then, imagine! … all of a sudden … this entire “Hot” Lamp Assembly is totally inundated with cold water … from a sudden rain storm … a garden hose … from a Car Wash nozzle … or by being totally submerged at a Boat Launch Ramp. *Such as can be caused by a common Traffic Jam on a hot, sunny day
Under real life, accumulated “Hot” outdoor conditions … which will sooner or later be applied to all Trailer and RV Lighting … the typical “Sealed” Multi-
Under these conditions, “Water Suck-
Factory Imperfections and vulnerabilities are inherent in any inexpensive (or even expensive) Hermetic* Sealing** method and can easily appear after just one (or a few) drastic thermal expansion and contraction cycles … which, in reality … is nearly an impossible problem to avoid when trying to design “Serviceable, inexpensive, 100% Waterproof” Multi-
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