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post #1 of 18 Old 01-23-2014, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Can I add an LED to my blower.

I own an (16yr) old 5/23 Craftsman 536884810 although I did not come with a light I think similar models did. My safety switch is disassembled because it fell apart and I don't really need it but is it possible to get a wire from the engine that would run a low watt LED? I also know similar models had electric start but mine does not.
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-23-2014, 04:01 PM
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if there is a stator on the motor yes if not you could add a rechargable light. the electric starter works off 110v from your house so there is no way to power a light off the starter circuit

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You'll have to check around the engine to see if there is a wire tucked (maybe under the gas tank? ) and test the voltage coming from it. Maybe call the manufacturer and ask what amperage is available from the stator assuming you find a wire for a headlight.
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The easiest and least expensive thing to do would be to buy a battery operated light. I personally have never used one, however, they seem to get pretty descent reviews. Here's a link to a pretty inexpensive one.

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Thanks for the replies fella's. I saw a guy on youtube who installed an 18v cordless drill battery and LED on his blower and it looked sweet. I am worried about vibration so LED might be the way to go, never even though about a simple battery bike light, that just may be the ticket. Thanks again!
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In case you can't find what superedge88 suggests, I picked up a couple of -THESE- to use with my Path-Pro. They actually work pretty darn good and are amazingly comfortable.
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You would need to post the number of the engine itself. The blowers model number doesn't show a headlight or one as an option. If you can see where the electric start would mount usually there is a short one, two or three wire lead in that area if it has the ability to run a headlight.

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Can I replace the bulb (#1683) of the built-in factory headlight with a LED on my 2012 Craftsman Professional 30"?
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You need to read this: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ed-lights.html

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Thanks, Kiss4aFrog. I actually did read all of that last night & was still left unsure. I'm hoping to find an LED that will fit right into the socket for the original bulb. But I've been unable to find one for a 1683. If needed I should be able to reverse the polarity & I don't care if it flickers. As long as it doesn't cause me to have a seizure!

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