1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

6 volt light on a 12 volt system?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rja, Jan 11, 2001.

  1. rja

    rja Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have always been told that the stupid question is the one not asked. Thus said, here goes...
    I have a 6 volt tractor light which was left over from my Ford 8N. I need a rear light on the Kubota L3000. The 6 volt light fits nicely and there is a hot wire already directly underneath it (nice design Kubota!). My question is: will this light just burn brighter and then die or will it be ok? Is there any resister? that I could put on it to lower the charge? Will this hurt the tractor's electrical system? I really hate to junk the old light and spend more $$ on a new one. Please don't laugh too hard and thanks for you input. Rich.
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru Member
    Messages: 56


    It wont hurt the electrical system, but it will definitely fry your old bulb.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge Member
    Messages: 44

    I am certainly no electrician. But I did almost buy a 54 Chev P/U that he had taken from 6V to 12V. For all the guages he just ran them through some kind of resistor or step-down, and everyting was fine. At the same time, I'd think you get a $20 set of fog lamps or something else from an auto parts store that IS 12V and hook that up.
  4. SpringValley

    SpringValley Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Nice icon eh?
    If you really like the light, you should be able to buy a 12V bulb for it. NAPA should have one.