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#1 Horvik OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 06:51 AM


I am new to LED lighting and am considering this for the front end of my tractor for snowblowing. I have a 15 AMP charging system on the Kohler and with this in mind which lights are good for this?


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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:41 AM

I'll be watching this thread for info as well. Hard for me to keep all this wattage & amps straight.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:57 AM

Any will work but I advise against it. LEDs don't produce enough heat to melt snow. If your in a snow storm ice and snow will build up on your lights and you won't be able to see.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 10:02 AM

LED's use much less power than conventional bulbs so they will not tax your electrical system at all, in fact they will reduce the load from lighting which leaves more power available if you want to use an electric actuator or other 12v powered accessories.

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Posted October 22, 2012 - 01:28 PM


If you are willing the shell out some decent dough, I would strongly recommend one of the lights from Vision X.

I run a couple of their Solstice series lights and the light output is fantastic, and due to their relatively high power consumption they do in fact generate plenty of heat. The cast aluminum housing gets plenty warm even running them at a mere 12V, though they can handle 50 V with no worries.

All in all, an LED that is 10W, produces ~ 900 Lumens , housed in a durable cast aluminum housing... for about a hundred bucks. oh, and if you don't like the beam it throws, just swap out the lens for a different pattern. :thumbs:

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With Vision X 10 Watt LED Technology, each LED is rated at 900 lumens of output. That is a ton of light coming with a amp draw of around 1.1 Amp per LED. .

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 09:11 PM

I have thought of the idea there is a Wheel horse on Mtf with the grote tractor plus led bulbs but at 150 + tax a pop No way here is the Low cost equivalent from what i under stand THERE TOUGH good quality for cost stand point And There Round 110 MM
http://www.ebay.ca/i...=item3a763145f9 i ordered me 27 watt ones for Christmas the ones i ordered at 1800 lumes Each and 2 amps a light
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 05:46 AM

Looking forward to hearing how those from Downlight DIrect turn out for you 8tyman8.