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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    Quote Originally Posted by JRP View Post
    If you wire an LED backwards it it a short circuit. They conduct when forward biased, and glow when reverse biased. Be sure to observe polarity.
    I'll mention that to him. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRP

    If you wire an LED backwards it it a short circuit. They conduct when forward biased, and glow when reverse biased. Be sure to observe polarity.
    Well, I'll be the first to point out I was wrong. Disregard what I wrote above.
    JRP

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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    -tractor-stuff-003-jpg-tractor-stuff-002-jpgHere is my nothing fancy installation. Two 27 watt LED floods looking forward and two toward the rear. All are fed from the 10 amp work light circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notforhire
    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=284938"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=284937"/>Here is my nothing fancy installation. Two 27 watt LED floods looking forward and two toward the rear. All are fed from the 10 amp work light circuit.
    How do they work at night?
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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    Quote Originally Posted by JRP View Post
    How do they work at night?
    They seem to give plenty of light. They are floods, so I don't think they have the reach of regular headlamps, but should do well for snow removal ect. I had used regular driving lights on my last tractor, by disconnecting the headlights and tapping into that circuit. It worked well, but required more time and effort than using the work light feed. I don't do much night work, and the LEDs made for a easy hookup. Total cost was about $140 w/ brackets and wiring.

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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    I bought 2 12v Par-36 55 watts ATV/truck/RV Utility Rubber Work Lamps (around 15$ each) and installed it on brackets inside the ROPS so it's not in the way when going in the woods. I connected it with the connectors that are located under the seat. I already had the Kubota 35 watts worklignt installed and connected at the same place. Since all 3 cables goes to the sams fuse that is 10 amps, I changed it for a 15 amps (35 watts + 55 watts + 55 watts = 145 watts / 12 volts = 12 amps). A 10 amps fuse is too tight for those 3 lights at the time but, since it only draw 12 amps when they are all on , it won't damage the wires. I have to admit that I never try letting them on for a very long period of time (hours). Hope it will help you.

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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    Can you put up a picture of inside ROPS lights - I want to do the same but I am really not sure about the brackets? Did you make them or buy them?

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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    There must be a rule or something, they all do it. My kubota and MF both are the same. On my Kubota since I have a cab with worklights I just unpluged the harness from the bulbs so I could use the running lights.

    My MF has a fancy setup so you can't use the worklights while the 4 ways are on so I have to use the grill mounted lights on the road at night. Have to almost drag the bucket or raise it silly high.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRP View Post
    Go for it. Stupid kubota engineers mounted M6800 headlights low, below the FEL bucket. The plastec lenses also faded milk jug white. I added two lights higher, inside the FEL frame hood guard. I clipped one wire in the factory harness that went to the factory high beam filament and wired it to the new lights. Now the low-high switch operates the factory low (dim) beam, or my high and bright beam which shine over the FEL bucket instead of into the bucket back. The work light circuit goes to the rear work light.

    Do it.

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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    Funny all the LED posts now. Back in the old days of 2008 when I did my ROPS work lights, LEDs were way more expensive, and there weren't anywhere near the number of options that are available now. Because I used Halogens, my factory rear work light wire still sits unused.

    I wired in 2 relays off the battery (one for each pair of front & rear lights), then installed kubota L39 worklight dash switches to make it look factory installed. If I were to ever want to add LEDs to that setup, there's enough power to run about 20,000 lumens worth of LEDs up on the ROPS.

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    Default Re: led lights tying into factory lights? Kubota L4330

    Quote Originally Posted by PandDLong View Post
    Can you put up a picture of inside ROPS lights - I want to do the same but I am really not sure about the brackets? Did you make them or buy them?
    Take a look at my light mount photo, in my earlier post. Just flip the light over and they will be inside the ROPS.

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