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    JD 50 Headlights

    Hey all, I've got a 1954 JD 50. I burned out a headlight the other night when I was using it to unload silage. Just curious, does anybody know if there are LED replacements for them? It would be nice to have a bit more light output! I've searched it but have come up empty handed so far....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmott5215 View Post
    Hey all, I've got a 1954 JD 50. I burned out a headlight the other night when I was using it to unload silage. Just curious, does anybody know if there are LED replacements for them? It would be nice to have a bit more light output! I've searched it but have come up empty handed so far....

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    years ago, i took my steel light holders off, and went with the rubber backed sealed beams. no problems since. i wanted to keep my back light on, cause of the red light in it for going down a road. i had to hunt down another one on account of the inside of mine was bad. my bulbs has lasted good too--should back then the red bulb was like $16 bucks IRCat jd.
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    Are you running 12 volt or 6? I found a replacement that said it worked on 12 volt, but it was $90 a bulb so I didn't purchase any. Not sure if they would have worked on a 6 volt system though.

    If you have a part number for the sealed beam bulb you are currently running, just google that number followed by "LED replacement". As for your red tail light, just put a little tail light lens repair tape over it and now you have a red LED tail light too.
    '50 Model M w/electronic ignition, 12v conversion, and a 3pt conversion plus a homemade snowplow, a Deere Model 51 trailer plow, a Woods RM59 finish mower, a Bark Buster splitter, and a few other toys.
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    Running a 12v system, I'm willing to put money into the bulbs if they are bright and will last. I'll try to run the part number for replacements and see what happens

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    Found led replacements for the AD2062R bulbs on eBay. Ordered a couple as I'm curious to see how they perform. They only put out 150 lumens but are probably better than the OEM bulbs. Guess we shall see...

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    Let us know what you think of them. I've been debating whether or not to switch my M to LED lights for a while. The only time I really use my lights is for snow plowing, but the little 35watt bulbs are pretty dim even when they are shining on snow.
    '50 Model M w/electronic ignition, 12v conversion, and a 3pt conversion plus a homemade snowplow, a Deere Model 51 trailer plow, a Woods RM59 finish mower, a Bark Buster splitter, and a few other toys.
    '69 Sears Suburban 14 48" deck and 42" back blade, an estate rake, and a sweeper.
    '07 F250 XL Powerstroke, crew cab, short box, 4x4.
    '85 F150... I finally sold my very first truck after racking up over half-a-million miles on the original drivetrain.

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    Installed them today.... Seem to be much brighter with a nice crisp, white light. Haven't tried them at night yet tho. And of course, while switching out the rear light bulb, I dropped the glass lens and busted it.... There goes another $25....
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