Indicators flashing correctly?

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With more traffic on our roads than ever before, it is essential that we are responsive to the road. We need to take a proactive view of driving rather than just reacting to problems. Our indicators play an increasingly important role on the roads, as a vital safety function. They allow us to know what fellow motorists are planning to do on the road. Whether they intend to turn, merge with traffic or change lanes, the indicator shows a change of intention. For avoiding hazards, cyclists or moving around parked vehicles, they are just as important.

Indicators flashing correctly?

With more traffic on our roads than ever before, it is essential that we are responsive to the road. We need to take a proactive view of driving rather than just reacting to problems. Our indicators play an increasingly important role on the roads, as a vital safety function. They allow us to know what fellow motorists are planning to do on the road. Whether they intend to turn, merge with traffic or change lanes, the indicator shows a change of intention. For avoiding hazards, cyclists or moving around parked vehicles, they are just as important.

Indicative Importance

In turn, we use them to show other road users what we intend to do. This is even more important when pulling a trailer. A trailer tends to cover over your vehicle lights. Therefore having a malfunctioning trailer indicator can make for a dangerous situation on the road. The most prominent tell tale sign that your indicators are not working properly is if they flash ‘fast’. You go to indicate. The ticking of the indicator or the flashing of your turn signal is flashing faster than usual. The most likely reason for this normally is that one of your indicators is not working. However, with a trailer light, it may not be the actual reason. This might seem like a strange feat of engineering and you might wonder why it happens.

A Reduction in Power

The simple truth, is that your car relies on a certain amount of power load to detect a bulb failure. Or rather, it relies on identifying a lack of power. Your brand-new trailer LED indicators are probably only using a very small amount of power. It is comparing the load to a filament bulb and this is the result. Therefore, a low amount of power is detected and the system thinks the bulb is out. Now it will likely flash rapidly or show a bulb warning on your dashboard. In some extreme cases, modern cars may also turn off electronic features such as Adaptive Cruise Control. If the system thinks you have a bulb out, it can make a big impact.

  

A Stress - Free Solution

This might have led to some initial stress, but do not worry. There is an easy way to solve this problem. Use the LEDARC universal TSP07 Smart LED Ballast Bulb Failure 7 PIN Socket & Plug. It is a system specifically for trailers with LED Lighting. Our plug and play Ballast failure socket is a simple solution. It replaces the power ‘load’ the system expects. The additional load that has been reduced by fitting LED bulbs in that power circuit. The same goes for any power circuit, which relies on a power load. In this example, it is your indicator light. However, it applies equally to tail, or brake lights. This is just an unfortunate by-product of some vehicles. The exact same LED lights might function perfectly in a different make of vehicle. Our ballasts are available in a socket or a socket & plug format for rapid installation.

An irritating problem, but fix it in just a few minutes with our easy solution. The simple and effective way to stay safe on the roads, whatever everyone is doing around you.

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