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Lights.....
« on: July 20, 2020, 01:22:29 PM »
I need to get some really cheap lights for my riding mower.  Really cheap!

I did clean up the housing and lenses, and replaced the bulbs, and rewired the headlight switch so that it operates off the battery, instead of the generator. That all helped, but the bulbs are just common 1156 type bulbs, so they don't really put out much light.

I'm looking for some ideas for some lights that are a little brighter than that. But cheap!

Advice, suggestions, ideas are welcome.....remember though cheap!  :wave1:

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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 01:31:26 PM »
Look at Northern Tool or Harbor freight. They have some bright LED 12 V lights that may work for you.
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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 01:31:42 PM »
GE 4509 13v 100w a/c landing light
About 15 bux.
 


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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 01:52:47 PM »
GE 4509 13v 100w a/c landing light
About 15 bux.
 


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I have actually used those in the past as work lights when rigging out winch trucks for the oilfield.

They are great lights, but require a housing to use them.

I really need something self contained with a housing and a way to mount it in some way. Either small enough to mount where the existing headlights are, or even mounted to the top of the hood.

Good suggestion though.  :th_thicon_idea:

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 01:53:39 PM »
Look at Northern Tool or Harbor freight. They have some bright LED 12 V lights that may work for you.

Great idea. Thanks!  :th_thicon_idea:

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 02:41:45 PM »
Look at Northern Tool or Harbor freight. They have some bright LED 12 V lights that may work for you.

Funny you should mention that! The wife just picked up the mail, and I got a new Northern Tool catalog today!  :rocknroll2:

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 06:34:38 AM »
GE 4509 13v 100w a/c landing light
About 15 bux.
 


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I have actually used those in the past as work lights when rigging out winch trucks for the oilfield.

They are great lights, but require a housing to use them.

I really need something self contained with a housing and a way to mount it in some way. Either small enough to mount where the existing headlights are, or even mounted to the top of the hood.

Good suggestion though.  :th_thicon_idea:
I have 2 I mounted in a couple small pcs of wood bolted to a pc of angle that I use on the land. An old 12v car battery will last a couple nights w/o a recharge powering um. Of course I am not running all night long.

They do get HOT.

I can hook you up with the LED versions af them. However they are a little $$$ for a lawn mower.
About 225.00 ea.
 


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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 06:57:35 AM »
GE 4509 13v 100w a/c landing light
About 15 bux.
 


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I have actually used those in the past as work lights when rigging out winch trucks for the oilfield.

They are great lights, but require a housing to use them.

I really need something self contained with a housing and a way to mount it in some way. Either small enough to mount where the existing headlights are, or even mounted to the top of the hood.

Good suggestion though.  :th_thicon_idea:
I have 2 I mounted in a couple small pcs of wood bolted to a pc of angle that I use on the land. An old 12v car battery will last a couple nights w/o a recharge powering um. Of course I am not running all night long.

They do get HOT.

I can hook you up with the LED versions af them. However they are a little $$$ for a lawn mower.
About 225.00 ea.
 


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Yeppers! Those might be a bit rich for my wallet!

I found these that I am going to order from Northern Tool. Pretty small too.

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200648983_200648983

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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 04:53:54 PM »
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IY3YLCI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
$16.99 pair



Those are really nice looking lights and a great price, but a little big for where I plan on mounting them on the mower.

Good suggestion though. I might get these to mount on my golf cart though.

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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 08:39:28 PM »
Fry's electric store used to
have every manner of LED
lamp and every size at one
time or another, but I'm not
even sure they're still in
business anymore.
The last time I was there, they
were all but bare of merchandise,
and I believe there was 1 person
watching the door, and 1 person
checking. I don't recall seeing
anyone else working in the store
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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 09:11:15 PM »
Fry's electric store used to
have every manner of LED
lamp and every size at one
time or another, but I'm not
even sure they're still in
business anymore.
The last time I was there, they
were all but bare of merchandise,
and I believe there was 1 person
watching the door, and 1 person
checking. I don't recall seeing
anyone else working in the store
I hear you. Use to be a time that I would drive to the Austin Frys for the latest computer monitor or whatever. When Amazon became a thing I checked there prices for certain video card. They were $25 cheaper and thats with shipping. Never stepped foot in a Frys again. Im guessing that was 15 years ago.
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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 10:13:14 PM »
I was stopping by the local store up
until the last part of last year for
whatever small electronic thing I
might need. Losing Radio Shack
really kicked me in the teeth.
Plus,  usually when I need a tiny
little resistor or capacitor or something
like that, I need to be able to go
pick it up right then and not wait
until a delivery driver feels up to
bringing me whatever I ordered.
Not counting maybe having to buy
a quantity I don't need and paying
a bunch of freight.
Oh well.   .  .  what can you do?
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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 09:42:54 AM »
I do miss Radio Shack. Bought lots of various things from them over the years. We had one locally for many years. When they moved from their original location to the new one, they focused on pretty much cell phones and selling phone service contracts. That's when I quit going to Radio Shack.

The original location had all sorts of electronic stuff! Just about anything you could think of. The new store, didn't carry hardly anything but cell phones, RC models. and some home electronics. Of course they would order something if you wanted it.

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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2020, 08:34:06 PM »
The radio shack stores in this area
always had your basic electrical
components, resistors, capacitors,
etc.,  but did prominently display
the gadgetry.
Did you ever go by harbor freight
and look at their lamp selection?
They used to have LED bars as well
as the incandescents
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Re: Lights.....
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2020, 12:53:37 PM »
The radio shack stores in this area
always had your basic electrical
components, resistors, capacitors,
etc.,  but did prominently display
the gadgetry.
Did you ever go by harbor freight
and look at their lamp selection?
They used to have LED bars as well
as the incandescents

I did browse Harbor Freights site. But the lights I found at Northern Tool have smaller housings so they will fit better.