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led work lights?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by sgrizz, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. sgrizz

    sgrizz Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I am thinking of putting a spotlight on my quad when i am plowing because the plow blocks the stock lights when it is the up position. I dont want to put a 55 watt light on it due to the draw on the system with the thumb warmers and the hand grips, led strobes. Trucklights and soundoff have led work lights in spot, flood and trapizoid . Has anyone used these on thier equipment or plow trucks? Thankspurplebou
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I have not tried them yet, but will be this winter. Some people have stated that the LED light will not work in the snow, but I don't know. I do know that I took my LED Maglight out during a storm last year and lit up the whole backyard. I hope they do work well, it would be nice to reduce the electrical demand all around. Like most things, may have to try a couple different brands to see what works best. And of course, you get what you pay for.
     
  3. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
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  4. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
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  5. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I have used Trucklite Brand LED work lights on a Concrete saw and on my Semi over regular Halogen Blub work lights and I can tell you the Halogen lights vibrate apart and the LED Lights have not, and working at night they are brighter and last longer , The higher cost of LED's work light's maybe hard to swallow at first but will be better off in the long run
     
  6. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    the only thing about them not working is that they dont put out enough heat too melt the snow that hits it, but on a quad if that was too happen you should be able too reach up and wipe it off.
     
  7. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Do you have a link to where you can buy these? I googled it and found a lot of information about it, but not finding a site to buy!
     
  8. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
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  9. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
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  10. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Can you hook these up without a relay just on a toggle?
     
  11. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    mine are......just on a switch
     
  12. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    These seem like they would work good for either a back up light or a spreader light! Can you take some night pictures.....................oh wait it is on your spreader LOL!! Never mind that idea!
     
  13. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have some pics from last winter....I will try to find them.......they may already be on here......standby
     
  14. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
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  15. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. they look awsome.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  16. sgrizz

    sgrizz Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for all the replies on this . My other problem is what led light is better for my use ? Does anyone know how far the beam on the floodlight projects out ? Or the spotlight beam , I am looking for extra light that goes out futher than the stock lights. I will be using one light mounted on the quad not two . thanks
     
  17. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Well if you are looking for out-front visibility, then you want a spot pattern, and I would go with the 1000 Lumen model. Even better get the 3000 Lumen model, and it will be like you are riding in the sunlight :)
     
  18. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Oh and a decent toggle switch will be fine. These lights only draw between 1 and 5 amps depending on the model.
     
  19. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    wheres the 3k one?....
     
  20. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Same thing i was thinking!! The bigger the better!!