I'm normally a man who likes to keep it stock and factory original. When I purchased my X728 it was previously enjoyed by another. Which was perfect. I wanted to do and try things I would normally would not. Like I had a Cozy Cab installed on it. The machine already had some very minor scuffs in the paint so if the rubber seals scuffed it so, oh well.
Before I picked the X728 up, I also had the dealer install the larger alternator on it. I was concerned about the additional load on the electrical system with the 2-Speed heater blower motor, 2-speed wiper motor, 2-speed vent fan, and the dome light.
This summer I added four 3 watt amber emergency vehicle flashers. I programmed then and synchronized them to flash like the ones do on the corners of the roof of the real farm tractors. They look sweet and maybe I won't get pealed crossing town with the machine. I also installed a Pioneer radio that connects to my iPhone via bluetooth. Added two Kicker speakers. Very sweet. Then I decided that two 15 watt LED flood lamps mounted below the cab to shine under the snow thrower while transporting across town and to let me see 'behind' the headlights if you will.
So why not switch all the lighting (headlamps, back up and taillights) to LED? Reduce the total watt consumption of the electrical system to allow for the other accessories. Main reason of logic, the hood just does not open as easy with an aftermarket cab. And with the snow blower dangling off of the front, that's just more to work around to access the battery. As a side note, I did wire two 4 gage copper wires with the battery quick disconnect connector to the cab so in the event I need to charge it or boost it, I can do so calmly.
I found everything I needed at: superbrightleds.com. Except for the headlamps. The stock incandescent headlamps are a GE-894. They are widely used as driving/fog lamps in cars and headlamps in ATV's, tractors, etc. I found some in California and purchased them. Pretty Sweet at first. 7 watts each vs 38 watts each was a huge savings. Did not like them. While blowing the seasons first snow, they seem to make the snow flakes glow large and not penetrate through. Only used them 3 times and one is already burnt out. So the old lamps went back in today for the headlamps.
I found some CREE '50watt' LED replacements which actually draw 9 watts for $25 for the pair. Thinking I might give those a try.
Have anyone else experimented with LEDs? If so, whats your findings?