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Question Cree flashlight/headlight attached to snowblower w/o stator

I read thru many posting here regarding LED lights for snowblowers. I haven't seen much of a discussion regarding the use of separate Cree Flashlight/headlights attachment. I have a Toro 826 Powermax OE - w/o a stator .

Seeing how bicyclist are riding with CREE XM-L T6 flashlight/headlight attachment got me thinking that I can do something similar with my snowblower. I do not plan to drill any holes or make any modification to the metal for these attchment of lights - hanging it off the handle bar is my only option for this season (I also do not want the lights falling off due to the vibration).

I'm currently looking at these 2 options on Ebay (a headlight and a flashlight) - any comments or advices would be appreciated.

Headlamp with O rings to hold in place
US SHIPPING Securitylng 6000LM 5 x CREE XM-L T6 LED Bicycle Light Headlamp | eBay

Flashlight (2 or more)
2000LM CREE XM-L T6 LED Flashlight Zoomable Lamp Torch + Charger Battery | eBay

with Flashlight holder
360 Degree Bicycle LED Flashlight Mount Holder For Bicycle Torch Clip Clamp | eBay

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I briefly considered getting some lights for my blowers but being retired I never have to blow snow in the dark. However, when I was looking I wanted something that wouldn't concentrate the light. I was looking for more of a floodlight than a spotlight. Something you might want to consider.

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I like the idea of the holder that could easily be attached to the snow thro's handle bars. I've got a bunch of those flashlights already... most of them zoom in and out.
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Below is a Xeccon 1210 mountain bike LED headlight and a bar mount on my Snowmaster.

Employing two lights (one on each side) would provide better balance and eliminate the shadowing thats going on with my setup.

Isolating them from vibration is the main challenge.













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The mountain biking forum MTBR does an annual review of headlights. It's more info about lights than you ever wanted to know, and you'll end up spending more money than you ever wanted to spend!

http://reviews.mtbr.com/2016-bike-li...out-headlights

The reviews are detailed including measurements of actual lumens output, and pictures of the beam patterns. The beam patterns are also compared all on one page here:

http://reviews.mtbr.com/2016-bike-li...-beam-patterns

I ended up buying the Gloworm XS for my handle bars, and Gloworm X2 for my helmet (
(2200 & 1500 lumens) They're unreal - brighter than some cars headlights. It's way more than you'd ever need for snow blowing but I do use the helmet light all the time. I just put on my bike helmet when I need to wander around the property at night!

From one of my rides:


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post #6 of 31 Old 11-27-2016, 10:31 AM
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I have battery powered leds on both of my two stage machines, two mounted on the snotek and four mounted on the sno thro. Bought two packs of three at costco for $15 each. They are brighter than needed.

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If I were buying only one light I'd mount it on my head, not on the machine.

A) it automatically points where you're looking
B) you will end up using it for lots of things, not just when snow blowing.

If you're doing 2 lights then one on the machine is beneficial. Having multiple lights coming from different angles helps with shadowing and depth perception. But do you really need that while snow blowing at 0.5 miles per hour?

What is important, for me anyway, is to be able to turn my head and see the bear that's coming to eat me for dinner.

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$70 for a light?

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Below is a Xeccon 1210 mountain bike LED headlight and a bar mount on my Snowmaster.

Employing two lights (one on each side) would provide better balance and eliminate the shadowing thats going on with my setup.

Isolating them from vibration is the main challenge.












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$70 for a light?
How about $750

http://www.lupinenorthamerica.com/Be...n_Lamphead.asp
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