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Western Products Updates Plow Line With New Halogen Headlamps

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Michael J. Donovan, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    That's what I said yesterday.. but it got deleted??? Guess they don't want us to know where they got this technology from!!!
     
  2. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,226

    I posted this for Western and I'm the one that removed the posts I thought were uncalled for...Western had nothing to do with it
     
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  3. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,900

    yup i said it too, and
    mike decided that it was not proper to ask the question....:nono:....
    so today i bought 2 Sylvania Ultra Stars for my red plow to try.....
    see a lot of posts about problems with red plows, mine included and received good help...
    thought it was part of the purpose of the forum

    this post will probably be deleted as soon as i hit post also
     
  4. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,878

    I have new snow-ex plows, and will be putting in lightbars, it is insane how weak these 10k plows lights are
     
  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,737

    At least there is now groundbreaking halogen technology to help you see with 36% brighter light than before.
     
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  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  7. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    Well it looks like I'm late to the party on this thread, but I don't get what all the rants could have been about.
    The announcement doesn't say they invented new bulbs. It says they have changed the Night Hawk lights, and that they are brighter and sealed up better, and are built tougher.

    Personally I don't see anything to complain about. The front lens on the current ones have those little tabs that can break off, and when they do you have to replace the whole light. We would also get some with condensation inside (although that was usually on ones that had been in big boxes that had got wet).

    And while I was a little surprised they didn't go with LED's I'm sure DD gave it full consideration and opted not to.
     
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  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,900

    ^^^^they were not rants, a lot of it was what you just mentioned, the need to upgrade
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,806

    Kind of hard for us to respond as what was said was already deleted. And we can't really repost it because it will get deleted again.
     
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,604

    prove it... o_O:confused::laugh:
     
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  11. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,737

    What I'm betting on, is that no one from DD shows their face in this thread after seeing the outcome of their "upgrades" being posted and made public.
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Thank you for shedding some light on the subject......:hammerhead:

    I only wish they would spend the R&D money on real R&D.

    Just about every major manufacturer that I can think of, are switching over to LED.

    As a plow manufacturer, they should be doing/looking out for their customers. Halogen headlights consume too much power, I have to run my seat heaters on low......:hammerhead:
     
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  13. nealybird

    nealybird Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    hmmm. I've never heard of that problem. ... So what happens with them on high, blows a fuse? and the plow lights are on the same fuse with seat heater? Those Boss LED's have a heating element added, so I'm not sure if the amp draw is much less, if any.
     
  14. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,060

    Put down the DD Kool aid

    You didn't sense the sarcasm?
     
  15. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,158

    I dont have a problem with the DD lights and I think they work good. They are much better then the old unimount lights and even the Boss lights before the Boss LEDs. Maybe DD just thinks everyone is adding light bars all over the place anyway.
     
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  16. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,655



    Just like the Boss people show their face in the EXT thread....Or their "Game changing" cover for their Salt spreader...Which by they way...DD has had on their spreaders for many years now....You just need to throttle it back there scooter....We get it...Your not a DD fan....:hammerhead:
     
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  17. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,671

    Sarcasm sensors are an upgrade and draw more power...
     
  18. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,655



    Also...Aren't the almighty Boss LED lights an option??....A $600 option at that...Kinda like their "Smart locks" were until recently ...
     
  19. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,737

    No they're standard now. I would assume not enough people were buying the $600 option so they raised the price of every plow $500 and made them standard.
     
  20. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,737

    I completely agree...all this stuff from every brand is marketing at its finest. Doesn't matter which one. DD, Buyers, Boss, Meyer, doesn't matter it's all marketing.

    Boss's EXT is a great example.

    "Game changing"...the only game changing that flaming pos has done is setting records of how it short of a time period it takes to become scrap metal. If pat destroyed a wipeout in 20 hours or less, I'd hate to see the outcome of him with an EXT. Bet it wouldn't make it 2 hours.
     
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