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Old 11-10-2013, 02:24 AM
StanWilhite StanWilhite is offline
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LED "off road" lights

Since I mow a lot at night, I've used 55 watt "off road" lights on my mowers for 35+ years, but I'm now considering going to LED lights for a brighter light, longer life, and less power drain.

After doing quite a bit of research, I've found that a lot of the LED lights are apparently (judging from the testimony of a lot of dissatisfied customers) low quality Chinese knockoffs that don't even come close to the quality and performance of some of the higher priced LED's.

Just wondering if any of you have any experience with these lights that you'd be kind enough to share?

Thanks, Stan
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:41 AM
DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING is offline
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Aw direct. Maxxim led lights.
I bought 2 for our leaf vac . Yes $110 each but well worth it. Purchased 3 years ago and still working well.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:43 AM
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You can't beat rigid lights

There are some high quality knockoffs
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:49 AM
Southern Lawn Care, LLC Southern Lawn Care, LLC is offline
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I ran the Rigid LED lights on my jeep when I had it. They were great and man can they take some abuse. Tree limbs slapping them bouncing off rocks you name it. Never had a issue with them and would buy them again for sure.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:53 AM
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I only buy Whelen lights. you can get par 36 or par 46 scene lights that are really bright. also you can pioneer model lights that are literally brighter than sunlight. stuff is expensive but its worth every penny.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
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Maybe one of those "LED bars" that guy put on their off road vehicles, I think those are brighter than car lights.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:36 AM
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We used to sell Maxxima lights for a while and switched to Optronics due to direct buying power. They both make very high quality lighting. I am especially impressed with the new single led work lights that have amazing output in a small easy to mount package.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:21 PM
StanWilhite StanWilhite is offline
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Thanks for the replies so far....I'm gonna look into the lights mentioned.
Stan
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:17 PM
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Ive been thinking about adding lights as well. Ive been wondering of a 20" or 24" light bar would work well and just mount it to the top of the ROPS. Ive been trying to work out amperage draw and how much my motor puts out to see if I can run it off the mower battery or if I need to install a deep cycle marine battery and run everything off of it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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Ive been thinking about adding lights as well. Ive been wondering of a 20" or 24" light bar would work well and just mount it to the top of the ROPS. Ive been trying to work out amperage draw and how much my motor puts out to see if I can run it off the mower battery or if I need to install a deep cycle marine battery and run everything off of it.
A lot of the ads for LED lights state the amperage that is drawn for each light. You can also look up the formula online for determining the power needed for each light.

The LED's are a lot easier on the electrical system of a piece of eqp than a normal incandescent light. And yes, a light bar would look good and work well attached to a ROPS, but I would definitely mount it underneath the bar so it wouldn't catch on limbs etc.
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