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Old 09-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Question about LED's and winter storage

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Question. I am getting ready to put my trailer in winter storage. Get's cold up here, -30 is not out of the question. Are my LED's Ok with that kind of cold for a long time? Should I simply remove them? They weren't cheap.


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Old 09-06-2016, 07:40 PM   #2
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I leave mine in and it gets that cold (with no problems).
ooops. I just saw the minus sign in front of the 30 . It doesn't get THAT cold here but I still see no reason that cold weather would harm an LED.


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Old 09-06-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
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Your LED's will be fine. Mine have been in that cold of a temperature. In fact, my snow machine trailer is outfitted with LED lights all the way around and they operate just fine in temps that cold.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:33 AM   #4
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I actually called the manufacturer of the ones in my unit and they said they were good to -30 but to just unplug them .

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Old 09-07-2016, 07:01 AM   #5
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I have had LED taillights and signal light and marker lights in my truck and never had a problem with it in the cold... even down to -40..
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:24 AM   #6
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Ditto - that's the great part about solid state devices. They're pretty impervious to most conditions. I've even switched my outdoor (stick) house lights to LED. And we too get temps to -30F (-35C) pretty routinely. Outside house, boat trailer, RV - all have LED's, without any issue....

I had a couple of times years ago, where traditional bulbs shattered on startup outside (very cold glass with a hot filament inside). And fluorescents just won't even flicker when they get too cold. But LED's always just work.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:47 AM   #7
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That's the great thing about the changeover from CFL's to LED's in the home market. Nearly impervious to cold. CFL's in outdoor lights often fail in our -40 overnights, but LEDs keep working fine. Keep in mind that in an RV they won't be operating at that temperature; just stored. No problems at all leaving them in place.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #8
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Unless you soak them in liquid nitrogen and hit 'em with a hammer, your LED's will be fine.

They will tolerate anything Earth's atmosphere can dish out.

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