Originally Posted by basher
No S*** Sherlock, the difference is ZERO failure rate, no extra switches in the cab and you have to plug in lights anyway. saves a whole bunch of wire and keeps under hood clutter to a minimum.
The point you have lost in your theoretical dissertation is reliability, simple in field repairability, and equipment interchangeability are all important to plow contractors.
I am not arguing that your concepts would not work, but they are either expensive to pay someone to install
CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP.
or time consuming if you do it yourself.
Yeah, it sure is time consuming to change your signal bulbs with LED. Takes about 20 seconds each, INCLUDING lamp disassembly and reassembly.
Why waste the time reinventing the wheel and building a system only the installer understands when proven equipment can be purchased, installed and repaired quickly and relatively inexpensively?
Nobody is reinventing anything!!!!
Step 1: unplug power hog incandescent bulbs.
Step 2: plug in low power LED.
And only if you're absolutely paranoid about absolute protection of EVERYTHING, do you SNAP IN inline fuses when installing the harness.
EITHER WAY, a conventional harness is better than that trash you're suggesting.
Are you SO INEPT that you can't even REPLACE BULBS???
Reliability is best when you don't have your MAIN HEADLIGHTS AND SIGNAL LINES hanging out IN FRONT of your vehicle, frequently OPENED TO SALT AND DEBRIS and the possibility of being ripped apart by a minor collision by a drunken kid in the middle of the night, thus requiring an expensive tow by a 2wd tow truck that can't even make it to where you are stopped, when otherwise you might be able to just drive home.