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    All lights replaced with LEDs = 13 amp load off the alternator/battery

    It's raining. I can't do work, and I'm waiting for maintenance supplies coming tomorrow. So time to play with lights. LED replacement bulbs in the headlights, work lights, flashers, and taillights. And added some side facing lights I had laying around.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Ew6UKbQJA

    The OEM headlights and fender work lights are normal automotive #862 bulbs, despite having a special green part number. Usually used for fog lights on cars and trucks. They are 38 watts each. The LED replacement uses only 5 watts. This is a total 11 amp load reduction on the alternator and battery.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NJ9MZH0


    The OEM flashers are normal automotive #1156 bulbs. They are 27 watts each. The LED replacement uses only 8 watts each. And they are significantly brighter and more attention getting with the snappy on-off. I actually had these in the headlights of my 425 and swapped them into the 1026r this morning. The only issue is you will get the bulb warning on the dash when the flashers are on. I don't really care. If you have a 1025r, I presume this is the same bulb used for the red tail light?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01H54SP6O


    For the 1026r's tiny little red tail light, that is a normal automotive #194 bulb. They use 4 watts each. The LED replacements are 2 watts each and definitely brighter.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018GYRGH6/

    In total, this is a 13 amp load off the alternator/battery. All of the lights are now brighter and more effective. And frankly it looks really sharp IMO.

    Then I also had some LED marker lights laying around in a box. So I put them into the sides of the flasher/tails on the ROPS. Red marker light comes on with the taillight. And the amber marker flashes with the flasher.
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    Thanks for sharing! Have you noticed the headlights being brighter?

    Curious if there are flasher bulbs available that won’t trigger the bulb warning.
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    Fantastic post!!!! Thank you for your efforts in identifying the led replacements and posting links!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelchm View Post
    Thanks for sharing! Have you noticed the headlights being brighter?

    Curious if there are flasher bulbs available that won’t trigger the bulb warning.
    You probably won't find bulbs of this type that handle it due to the heat it would generate. I also don't want to install load resistors, which would also satisfy the control unit, since that would defeat the reduced load on the alternator.

    I'll take some pictures once it gets dark.
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    Here's a panorama of the headlights and work lights. And a shot of the tractor. Best I can do in the cold rain wearing shorts and sandles.
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    13a. is a significant savings. I can hear my 1026 pull down a bit turning on the forward lights @ idle. Should make for more winter torque for plowing/blowing snow.

    So, watt do you plan to do with the extra whats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
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    So, watt do you plan to do with the extra whats?[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.greentractortalk.com/forums/images/smilies/laugh.gif[/IMG]
    Add more lights, obviously 😛
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    Wow! Great post! Im assuming these LED bulbs would also work on a 1025r? Specifically a 2016. .
    Anyone have experience with them?


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    This has got to be the mod of the year. So simple a caveman can do it. I just finished the 4 forward facing lights in under 15 minutes using only a small blade screwdriver. I have never had the lights apart before this. The old bulbs went into the 2 bags that the new ones came in. If I ever “trade the 1025r “ in I will swap them back. The amount of light they produce is higher, never mine the amps saved. Having a Curtis cab now I think radio and speakers without thinking power draw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jep View Post
    This has got to be the mod of the year. So simple a caveman can do it. I just finished the 4 forward facing lights in under 15 minutes using only a small blade screwdriver. I have never had the lights apart before this. The old bulbs went into the 2 bags that the new ones came in. If I ever “trade the 1025r “ in I will swap them back. The amount of light they produce is higher, never mine the amps saved. Having a Curtis cab now I think radio and speakers without thinking power draw.
    What bulbs are those?

    And are the bulbs all the same (headlights, side lights, rops work lights)?


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