Speedy Trailer Lights™
More than 3/4 of all recreational boats (power and sail) are under 26 feet and towable. But trailer lights have hardly changed in 100 years; the wiring is time-consuming to install and not very reliable. A perfect target for wireless innovation.
Ten years ago, SailTimer Inc. made the first-ever sailboat wind sensor that could transmit to smartphones/apps. Now we are moving some of the same wireless and sensing technology into DOT-approved LED trailer lights.
Just attach the left and right lights to the back of the trailer, and they’ll flash all lights while you are right there; no going back and forth to turn on different switches. Unlike wired lights, there is also an LED in the vehicle to indicate trailer lights that are on or not working. These even come with optional wing nuts and lock washers so that you can quickly and easily put them on the trailer with no tools.
No need to dismantle your vehicle tail lights and wiring. No adapter to buy. No more deciphering large numbers of wires in your vehicle tail lights to connect to 4 wires on a trailer connector or transmitter. As we enter the era of electric cars and autonomous navigation, you do not need to connect any wires at all with these smart trailer lights.
These are the best you can buy. With low-cost boat trailer lights, the quality can be amazingly bad. The example in this photo was rusty after only two trips down the boat ramp. Those cheap lights have slots for the mounting bolts, and bounced off the bolts with road bumps (and had to be held on with duct tape!). You don’t want that. Time to move trailer lights into the digital and wireless age. Speedy Trailer Lights™ attach securely. They are submersible, with an IP68 rating and no exposed metal other than stainless steel bolts and screws.
These are not magnetic tail lights that bounce off the back of your trailer. With Speedy Trailer Lights™ you get 1/4″ stainless steel bolts through the case that securely attach to 2 holes on the back of your trailer. These cannot bounce off, guaranteed.
There is a carbon-fiber battery pack inside the left and right lights, with the same type of rechargeable lithium battery cells used in laptops and electric cars. The replaceable battery pack provides an estimated 18 hours of typical use between charges. There is an LED indicator for battery level in the vehicle.
Submersible tail lights with waterproof on-switch and micro-USB charging socket.
In the vehicle, use zip ties to attach one sensor to the turn signal (as shown below) and the other to the back of the brake pedal. Plug those in to the power or OBD socket with the included connectors, and you are ready to go.
This is a new product and perhaps a whole new category. So if you are interested in partnering or retailing, we’d be interested to hear from you. Or tell a friend who has a trailer.
Start your adventure early™. Instead of hours trying to get trailer lights wired correctly, you could already be there, enjoying the outdoors.