Page 1 of 8 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 79
  1. #1
    Platinum Member jgrreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    781
    Location
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default LED headlights???

    Does anyone know of a source for LED headlights/worklights??

    I see JD is selling them now. They say they last 100 times longer than a regular bulb, and they charge roughly 100 times the price!!!!

    Thanks,

    -Jer.
    ________
    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
    Wish List:
    PTO hydraulic pump to run custom fab'd hydraulic snowblower, broom, weed wacker, or PHD. Side link from MtnView Ranch....

  2. #2
    Super Member Scooby074's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,816
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Tractor
    BX 25, ZD 326

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    Grote makes them now. I havent used them personally, but Grote is good stuff. Any dealer of grote stuff should have access to them Grote Industries: Product #63671 - Spot, 24V, NEW I think these should be good from 10-30V according to their website. You might want to be sitting when they give you the price though. Heres a much cheaper (around $120)Grote Spot http://www.grote.com/product.php?product_number=63641

    If youd rather round lights that are cheaperTruck-Lite LED Worklamp 81360

  3. #3
    Platinum Member jgrreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    781
    Location
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    Thanks!!

    -J.
    ________
    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
    Wish List:
    PTO hydraulic pump to run custom fab'd hydraulic snowblower, broom, weed wacker, or PHD. Side link from MtnView Ranch....

  4. #4
    Platinum Member jgrreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    781
    Location
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    your lead led me to another brand called Maxxima, as well as a site called vehiclelight.com that carries really nice heavy duty round light.

    The Grote Trilliant is on ebay for $465.00!!!! Wow!!! It does look pretty bombproof though. By the sounds of it I'd likely interupt the local wildlife's sleeping cycles by having them around though!!!

    I suppose if they are super tough, and will really last for the life of 10 tractors, it's worth it. At least that's what i'm going to tell myself.....

    I was thinking that I would put two rounds on my ROPS to increase the forward/side lighting to see past the FEL, and one biggy (maybe a trilliant) in the middle of the ROPS (hanging under the crossbar) for the rear. Anyone have any opinions on this plan?? Is the trapezoidal pattern the way to go??

    -Jer.
    ________
    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
    Wish List:
    PTO hydraulic pump to run custom fab'd hydraulic snowblower, broom, weed wacker, or PHD. Side link from MtnView Ranch....

  5. #5
    Platinum Member ampsucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    569
    Location
    Southeast Kansas
    Tractor
    BX24

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    white LEDs have been the last to come on the market mainstream. red, yellow, green, etc. (mostly for traffic signals and stop/turn) have been around longer.

    expect white/blue to be more expensive. still not commonly available in 120 volt configuration (for home lighting use) or in sealed beam focused spot configuration in any voltage. about the only place you'll commonly see white is in low voltage flashlights and worklights.

    and yes, you pay for the diodes and circuit boards with any LED, so they are more expensive. generally not worth it unless you have a situation that demands low wattage or low heat production (solar home/RV/camping/industrial, etc....)

    however, unlike compact flourescents, they actually do live up to their lifespan claims and may be worth it in the long run if you can live long enough to see the payback time....

    amp
    Kubota BX24 (loader, hoe, 60" belly); Ford 800 tractor; Scott's/Deere 42" mower; 5' and 6' rear blade; 54" Howse tiller; 20' 7,000 lb carhauler trailer; 2 other trailers; 5' dethatcher; 10" single bottom moldboard plow; middle buster plow; 600 lb roller; 3pt auger; front tire chains; Stihl and Honda small engine equip.

    Growing with you season by season.

  6. #6
    Super Member Scooby074's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,816
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Tractor
    BX 25, ZD 326

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    your plan sounds good. But as good as the Trilliant sounds (from what ive read online they were quite sucessfull in the Baja races) i couldnt spend that kinda money on one. At near $500 your getting into HID light territory. Ive installed HIDs on equipment before and they are extremely bright and give a good light. Led's would last longer though. Id probably go with the cheaper LED ones front and rear. It probably wont be as bright as the top of the line, but it should be adequate.

    The Only LED ones i see on Vehiclelight were floods? Traps might be better for what your doing.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,100
    Location
    VA
    Tractor
    JD2010, Kubota3450,2550, Mahindra 7520 w FEL w Skid Steer QC w/Tilt Tatch, & BH, BX1500

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    They will be available at 90% off by the time the warrantee runs out.
    This side of 40
    JD2010, Kubota L3450/FEL w SK QC, L2550 w FEL
    Mahindra 7520 [Pinky] /FEL w Skid Steer QC/w Tilt Tatch & BH, BX1500 [Mighty Mouse]
    IH37 Baler, CCM165 Drum Mower, JD Rake
    JD 127 bushog, Flail, SK Tilt Tatch , KK tiller, Rhino rear blade, Post driver, post auger, chipper, pallet fork, Grapple/Loader Buddy, Homemade Splitter/DC Welder

  8. #8
    Platinum Member jgrreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    781
    Location
    Regina, Saskatchewan
    Tractor
    JD 4720

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074 View Post
    your plan sounds good. But as good as the Trilliant sounds (from what ive read online they were quite sucessfull in the Baja races) i couldnt spend that kinda money on one. At near $500 your getting into HID light territory. Ive installed HIDs on equipment before and they are extremely bright and give a good light. Led's would last longer though. Id probably go with the cheaper LED ones front and rear. It probably wont be as bright as the top of the line, but it should be adequate.

    The Only LED ones i see on Vehiclelight were floods? Traps might be better for what your doing.
    Ya, 500 is a lot....

    Maybe I'll do two round traps front, and two round traps back.

    -Jer.
    ________
    2005 JD 4720, 400x loader with bucket, bale spear, pallet forks, Markham LD grapple, Markham snow blade, Schulte BX 74 snowblower, Caroni 1900 flail, 8' Aerway, 3rd SCV at rear, hydraulic toplink from CCM, LED lights front and back, added EH hydro circuits, big pile of 3pt implements.
    Wish List:
    PTO hydraulic pump to run custom fab'd hydraulic snowblower, broom, weed wacker, or PHD. Side link from MtnView Ranch....

  9. #9
    Super Member Scooby074's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    5,816
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Tractor
    BX 25, ZD 326

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    Good luck in your choice. I would probably go with the cheaper grote traps over the truck lites. Grote Leds have always done good for me.Maybe others can comment on the quality of the trucklites

  10. #10
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    229
    Location
    GA USA
    Tractor
    '97 NH Boomer 1925 HST 4WD, // Kubota B3030 HSTC

    Default Re: LED headlights???

    I have 4 of the 81360 Truck-Lite's, and am very pleased with them. At current time, they only come in a trapezoidal pattern, which for most tractor work is the best pattern, but it also means the lamp assy must be mounted base down to get the correct beam dispersion.
    '97 NH Boomer 1925 HST 4WD / 4' Bush Hog Squealer / RDTH 60 finishing mower / old unknown make rear blade & unknown disc /40+ year old 6' IH labeled ex highway dept rotary cutter / misc other.

    new: Kubota B3030 HSDC

Page 1 of 8 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.