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additional lighting on vehicle

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rich414, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    I have a skidsteer and added magnetic lights to the top of the cab. The lights are yellow and very dim. Anyone out there have any suggestions at a reasonable cost. PHOTOS? what about LED's at a reasonable cost??
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
  2. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    Are you looking for strobes or flood lights?
     
  3. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    looking for a flood setup
     
  4. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Wait, your looking for magnetic floods to replace the ones you have? Or permanent lighting to replace the magnetics? I'm confused.
    Anyway, heres a link for magnetic floods. If it's something else your after, browse the lighting section of the same website. They have quite a selection and decent prices. I have ordered a lot of stuff from them and have nothing but good things to say about the products, service, and prices.
    http://truckntow.com/pc-11027-147010-magnetic-spot-light-4-way-plug-25-cord.aspx
     
  5. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Big PIAA Driving lights, 6 or 8 inch!!! Will do the job.
    Robert
     
  6. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    i have those same lights Minus the big huge cord and magnetic mount that i got from northern tool There pretty good cost $8 got like 4 for my old JD gator


    Is your ground/wires all connected tight at secure???
    Because that could be the problem!
    Or your battery is gettin' low....
    I run a separate battery for all of my trucks,skids, and ATV's


     
  7. cris1ford

    cris1ford Junior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 1

    Hi looking for someone that repairs strobes. I have to that are in need of repair.
     
  8. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    What do u mean by repairs strobes what's wrong?
     
  9. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    here are photos of what I have done.. the 2 side lights were about $35 each and are flood lights, the center was $50 and was called a flood, but I think that it is a spot...cernter light is white and bright, the side lights are dim and kinda yellow....I have taken a lead off the battery and there is no difference is brightness when connected trhought the smoke lighter plug in the cab. I am probably unrealistic with my expattations, but I want it to be like day light at night in front of me and to the sides......

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  10. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166



    i think i know what your problem is!
    THE WIRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bet if you cleaned up that wiring and wired it to their own toggle switch it would work alot better!
    Like no offence but i really think it would work.....
    Also why are you running them to a cigar. lighter outlet?
    If you put them directly on the battery it would prob help
    Just my 2 cents! take it or leave it
     
  11. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    :laughing:only to a cigarett lighter is a bad idea to much amps are being puller get an external power terminal from AW Direct you run a battery cable from the hot of your battery to the terminal and then run leeds from your lights to the terminal alot better idea.
     
  12. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Understand that the wires are a clusterf$&% mess...I have come directly off the battery to the lights and the brightness is no better than the inside smoke plug, even using one light at a time..I have also tested the lights off the truck and same thing.. The guy on the internet that I bought the lights from, sent a different "bulb" model at no cost and same thing.....
    So what next? LED lights?.Northerntools has LEDs at $35. Crap or good???
     
  13. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Try to find some halogen or HID (high-intensity discharge) tractor turbine lights! every time im Driving down the country road at night i see them and those light are freakin bright! these lights are expensive though!

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  14. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

  15. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

  16. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    found one of these lights in my garage....
    decided to make a video....
    Are your lights brighter or dimmer than these???



    Didnt feel like hooking them up to the battery so i hooked them up to this!
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    heres the video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30QslcdQBSs
     
  17. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    U did this video?
     
  18. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    yes
    Im a techy on the side....
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  19. rich414

    rich414 Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    too funny... I have no clue if my lights are as bright as your, all I know is I am not happy with what I have.. I want to light up my path.. and what I have is NOT doing it. it dull and yellow. I might get a beer and go put the light on the bobcat an try and get a video......