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    Anyone else trying/tried out LED or HID Tractor / Offroad lighting ???

    I just got in a 24" lightbar (16000 lm ) for the back of the Tractor to help when Clearing snow this coming winter..

    I am simply replacing two of the old style Flood Lights
    I really cant wait to see if there is a huge difference
    Maybe I should take a pic tonight of the old lights shining on the Pole Barn wall before I switch them out..
    Then take a pic of the same spot at the same time tomorrow night

    Hmmmmmmm

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    A close friend is big into rally racing in Minnesota and another that likes to live in the middle of nowhere pennsyltuckey, both swear up and down about Hella (I'm pretty sure) flood lights. One reason, they come with covers so you don't have to clean bugs off to dirty them with mud an hour later. And "bright as the sun through a magnifying glass" was mentioned by one or the other.
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    Please do take before and aft pics, Glen. I could use an upgrade for my tractor for the same application, plowing snow.

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    These are the lights I am replacing, the lightbar should fit along the Straight back ridge of the Canopy

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    I found a curved lightbar that will fit the front also, but I want to see if there is a substantial improvement first before spending the money
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    Timely topic,,,,,
    2 days ago I found myself & 4Runner in the woods after dark. No , I was not dumping a body.
    I was trying to light the path for my son, who was dumping branches from a truck.
    I pulled head-in & struggled to get out with my back-up lights.
    Then one of the kids at the archery range has a set of LED boat ramp lights mounted to his truck. They are at Bass Pro & I will give a full review of them by Sunday.
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    No I won't, no I won't! You can't talk me into anything else Glen !!!!! Tc
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    We just started switching to LED on our boats, which I guess qualifies as off road. They seem to cast quite a long and broad beam, and there must be something about the light frequency, because they seem to now refract as badly in the mist. I expect they will be better in snow too, although they don't do any better in heavy fog. They are also quite easy on the eyes at nigh, not like the high pressure sodium lights that seem to suck all of your energy through your eyes. They use a lot less power as well so you can have more lumens and less concerns about punching down your batteries, especially if you are running at lower RPMS.
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    My brother has LED headlights, an LED light bar over the windshield, and a LED light bar on the cattleguard on his Jeep. I think he also has LED lights that go on by the mirrors. I don't think it's seen any dirt, but the lights are blinding even during the day. It's like being in the sun, but whiter. (Yes, he has switches for them; no, he doesn't use the lights on the road).
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    16000 lumen Glen, did I read that right? You will be super happy with them if they are cree diodes.
    Used 2000 lumen units in open pit mining and they lit up the other side of the quarry without issue.
    Found a video of a guy testing out a unit over some Audi headlights that has slightly higher lumen but show a pretty good example of what you have to look forward to.

    Look forward to your shots when installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Timely topic,,,,,
    2 days ago I found myself & 4Runner in the woods after dark. No , I was not dumping a body.
    I was trying to light the path for my son, who was dumping branches from a truck.
    I pulled head-in & struggled to get out with my back-up lights.
    Then one of the kids at the archery range has a set of LED boat ramp lights mounted to his truck. They are at Bass Pro & I will give a full review of them by Sunday.
    I had the same problem backing up my Avalanche in the woods.
    I opted for high output led replacement reverse light bulbs to avoid adding aftermarket lights on the back. They worked awesome except folks sometimes didn't like when I backed out in front of them at the arena or malls.
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