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Upgrading the nite saber 2 lights.

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Sixt5, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Sixt5

    Sixt5 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I plow on a huge farm and was thinking about changing the bulbs to an led or something similar to get some more light on the road as there are no street lamps for me.

    Anyone done this? My comany would throw a fit attaching a light bar to the roof but bulbs aren't out of the question.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,391

    There's a few different led upgrades for plow lights, but they are salty. Could add a light bar to the plow frame like alotta plow jockies do
  3. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,550

    I take it you are operating some one else's truck? I have plowed with both. My new plow has the night saber 2 lights on them. They are a really nice upgrade over the old ones however I'm not sure I noticed that huge of a difference for your situation. Are the lenses on the plow you are using fogged over? If they are that will make a huge difference, when they are fogged over it diffuses the light really bad. If they are believe it or not the kits you can buy to polish the lenses so that they are clear again actually do work really well. I have had two separate employees that had really foggy lenses on their personal vehicles that used the kits and they looked brand new.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,239

    Nite Sabre 2's suck after aboot 2 seasons, the lens fogs over.

    Go with LED's for long term reliability and they are far superior to any halogen.
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  5. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,914

    The King of Snow and LED lights has spoken....:puke:
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  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,582

    I thought Buff's on a walk about
  7. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Be careful with just "upgrading" to LED (or HID) bulbs in an existing housing designed for halogen bulbs. Generally speaking, you will end up with crap output, hot spots, dark zones and tons of glare for oncoming drivers. Oh, and many of the LED bulbs currently available won't even last a winter. And as has already been said, if your lenses are oxidized, you won't gain anything at all.

    If however you purchase and install a light housing designed for and including LED bulbs, you'll probably fare much, much better.
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