You should always have appropriate, functioning and reliable trailer light boards. They serve the quintessential purpose of safety and they are also a legal prerequisite before you hit the road. It does not matter what type of trailer you have and where you are headed to in the United Kingdom. You will need to adhere to the prevalent regulations and that clearly require number plate, reflectors and lights at the rear. Trailer light boards can serve all these three purposes. You can have lights that can be controlled, the reflectors would work all the time and especially in the dark, you can place your number plate and you may also opt for some additional components if you want.
Trailer light boards were traditionally confined to bulbs. You do not need incandescent bulbs or any conventional variants. You can choose LED trailer light boards today that would not require the replacement of bulbs from time to time. In addition to being reliable, LED is also eco friendly and you are likely to get a much longer lifespan of such lights when you compare it with traditional bulbs. LED trailer light boards comply with relevant laws and you would not get into any legal trouble.
You should choose the most appropriate trailer light boards and this shall depend on the type of trailer you have, the voltage you can assure which will partly depend on the tow vehicle or you may have a battery aboard the trailer itself. Trailer light boards may also be self powered if they have batteries or draw the energy from alternators. There are trailer light boards with dual voltage if you want to consider such a feature. Trailer light boards come with varying lengths of cable. Four metres is the norm. You can expect to get a substantial range of dual voltage trailer light boards, wherein the width would be three feet wide and you would get a four metres cable for a cost of around thirty quid or a bit more. If you do not need dual voltage, the cost can drop down to fifteen quid or so.
You can go for longer cables, say six metres and that would cost you a little more. You can also choose trailer light boards with fog lamp. Not all trailer light boards come with mounting brackets, some are magnetic and you may also shop for lighting modules if you want. Choose what works best for your trailer. It is a good idea to always have a spare around in case anything unforeseen happens.