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#1 Cjet69 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2018 - 10:51 PM

I replaced the old 1156 bulbs with some JDM LED bulbs. The LED's are definitely a brighter and whiter light. In the first pic you can see the difference between the new and old bulb.

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Posted February 03, 2018 - 06:22 AM

You have to love those bulbs

I found you have to watch which ones you buy

Bought some cheap ones before and they were not any brighter

I found ones like yours last summer and started to replace the 1156 in the camper van with these

More light, less draw on the battery

I bought some 1157 type and used them on my trailer

The guy I was getting them off has a nice variety of them

Think he has every type for the old GT's

Going to get some 156 style this year


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Posted February 03, 2018 - 09:59 AM

Most Auto shops should have LED replacements for the older standard size bulbs. Quality and price will vary. I'm using LED replacements from Walmart. So far they're doing well. I don't remember what I paid for them.
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Posted February 03, 2018 - 10:55 AM

I went a different route with the LED conversion on mine. I did BOH first and liked it so well I did the same on Hulk II and RED.

On Pg 21, starting at post 307 you can see the R&D I did for this. On post 315 is a youtube link. I left the 1157's in place so I can run both if needed, but the Led's out do the 1157's by a long shot.

http://gardentractor...hulk-ii/page-21


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Posted February 03, 2018 - 12:19 PM

If I need to turn the lights on on the tractor, it is time to park it and quit for the day.


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Posted February 03, 2018 - 12:41 PM

If I need to turn the lights on on the tractor, it is time to park it and quit for the day.

 

I can not think of a time I have used the lights on the Massey

I have the original headlights on the Massey but the back lights need replacing so I got the cheap led marker lights for replacements

Driveway can always wait for daytime, I'm in no rush, plus I have a 4 x 4 truck


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Posted February 03, 2018 - 04:16 PM

I had not seen those replacements and me with a lifetime supply of 1156 & 1157's from years of stocking up at the boneyard. For trailers I suggest going to a shop that services big truck highway trailers. Those sealed LEDs on rear of trailers are cheap $10 or so. I use them on my boat trailer and utility trailer. No more bulbs on trailers.



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Posted February 03, 2018 - 04:23 PM

If I need to turn the lights on on the tractor, it is time to park it and quit for the day.

Tell the snow that, maybe it will quit


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Posted February 03, 2018 - 08:16 PM

If I need to turn the lights on on the tractor, it is time to park it and quit for the day.

There are times that it is too hot to mow in the middle of the day, and the only way to get-r-done is to start after the sun sets.


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