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post #1 of 18 Old 01-03-2014, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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New Ariens deluxe 28. Lights and lube question

Hello fellow snowblower owners. I have very recently purchased a new deluxe 28 and have completed the belt break in, first five hours of run time, first oil change etc..... In short, this is the best machine ever! Auto steer allows for ease of operation and it has plenty of power

Before the first run, I put a thick coat of wax and used silicone spray for the non-stick effect and yes, it works well. What is everyone else using? I have seen the cooking spray, but want to be sure I am using the best of the best. It isn't everyday, one buys a machine like this and know it will last a long time.

Also before the first contact with snow, I added two 55 watt fog lights on some custom pedestals on top of the intake. They are powered from a power wheels battery and controlled by a switch mounted under the control stand. They work great, but would like to wire direct with the factory light. Any thoughts around this? Will it handle it? I don't have hand warm ears so it might work? My alternative is cree 4000 lumen bicycle headlamps, or maybe led lights.

Thanks for all the feedback and know that this machine is the baddest thing around and only mad, I did not purchase one earlier in life!
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I'd try and add some LED lights they use very little power and your machine wouldn't even know. I would be worried about 2x55w lights wired into your factory wiring I think they may be too much. I could be wrong but that's just my opinion.
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I was wondering if you could take some pics of how you did your lights and post them for us to see. gayland
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Hi everyone. Once I figure out how to load pics, I will get them on here to view
Until then thank you for the responses.
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Pics of 55 watt fog lights attached

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Here's what I did......

I used all 10W CREE LED's. I used two -FLOOD- and two -SPOT-. My blower only has an AC power source, so I used a -BRIDGE RECTIFIER- to convert it to DC so the LED's wouldn't flicker from the AC current. I then used 2 - 2200mfd / 50V smoothing capacitors on the DC side to help clean up and stabilize the DC voltage. I have it wired up with a SPDT switch which allows me to use my stock headlight OR my LED's. I have both left and right DC lines fused with 2A fuses and also have the main AC line to the rectifier fused with a single 2A fuse. I'm running 4 - 10 watt CREE LED's and they are consuming less than 2 amps total. I have attached the wiring diagram below (one I stole from another forum member here). The switch and fuses are not shown. I also have two video links posted below showing them during the day and at night.




-HERE- is a video showing them during the day.

-HERE- is a video showing them at night comparing them to my stock light bulb. The stock one is first....you'll know when I turn on the LED's.

- 2013 Ariens Pro 32 (926039)
- 2014 Ariens Path-Pro (938031)
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I'd try and add some LED lights they use very little power and your machine wouldn't even know. I would be worried about 2x55w lights wired into your factory wiring I think they may be too much. I could be wrong but that's just my opinion.
I would agree with you. A single 55W bulb would be too much, let alone two.
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seeing that you already have the 55w lights on there kc, see if you can find led replacement bulbs. try LED Replacement Bulbs for Cars | 12v | Super Bright LEDs

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