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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:40 AM

First post!

I'm looking to replace headlights on GT20 (Ariens 03114900). What I've found is part is a GE 4414 (or 24478) 18W with only 300 hours life (cheaper than buying these straight from Ariens). There's lights with same diameter/socket with better life but, eating 33W or more. Question is: how much watts can I suck from my GT alternator without having issues?:confuse:

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:51 AM

Welcome, covus! Can't help with your bulb decision, someone should be along shortly on that. Glad you joined, always room for more! Post some pics of your Ariens when you can, we like pics.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 08:55 AM

Welcome to GTtalk covus . The old NAPA Lamp book I have shows a 4414 bulb having 100 life hours but maybe different brands have different ratings , it lists 1.41 amps , so with 2 you would be around 3 amps , doesn't seem like too much but maybe someone else could answer that better , Al

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 09:14 AM

Going the amperage way, a 33W is 2.6amps, so 5.2A for two. Seems a lot.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 11:18 AM

Do you know how much current your alternator puts out. You may have the capacity to use improved lighting. If you look at factory options for the tractor and there are extra lights or other powered options then you should be fine.

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Posted December 02, 2011 - 11:39 PM

I ordered both sets of lights: OEM compliant 18W and 33W with very same size and socket. Four sealed bulbs for under $30 while each Ariens bulb was $33 at local dealer! I'll keep you updated if the 33W works or simply drain the battery while running!




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