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LED lights for the bucket

I just bought three of these, two for the outside back of my box truck. I'm going to put one on the front of my blower. For $7 you can't go wrong.



https://www.lightingever.com/180w-da...200011-dw.html


Just a heads up if anyone wants to grab one, two , or like my friend 10. It's a steal. I have led canopy ceiling lights in my garage I got for $8 from them, on clearance. The same exact light is selling for over $100 now. I got 7 of them my garage is like daylight when they are lit.



If you catch them right you can get a great deal. Everything I bought from them has be of the highest quality.

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One of those draws 180W. How are you going to power that on a blower? Even a fairly-high-output blower alternator is in the range of 70W, I believe.

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One of those draws 180W. How are you going to power that on a blower? Even a fairly-high-output blower alternator is in the range of 70W, I believe.
That would definitely be a problem. The upgraded charging system on my battery start converted blower is described by Briggs as "10 amp", so depending on whether we take that as 10 amps at 12 volts or the 14.2 volt regulator set-point, we're looking at 120 - 140 watts. There's not much for options that'll put out more than that on a blower. The factory setup on my 420cc Briggs was good for 60 watts / 5 amps FWIW (at about 12 volts when fully loaded).

Some engines that could be mounted to a blower can have bigger stuff retrofitted (some Briggs can be upgraded to 16 amp or more), but you'd likely have to do an engine swap or add a belt driven alternator to get 180+ watts on a blower.
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Test one I would be shocked if that is really 180 watts. more likely 180 watt equivalent?
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Maybe it's equivalent. Admittedly, 180W of LED draw is an awful lot of light. But even looking in the manual, for Specs, the wattage still just says 180W, nothing about equivalent. An amperage spec would be variable, given the input voltage range of 9-32V. But the wattage should be constant.

Hook it up to a car battery, measure the current draw, and let us know!

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Jsup,


They are claiming 12,000 lumens.......
That's supposedly the equivalent of 15 sixty watt incandescent light bulbs!

Though it's not an exact science, and varies somewhat from manufacturer to manufacturer, any led bulb tends have a wattage rating of about 1/5 that of an incandescent that gives the equivalent light in lumens. So for example, a 40 watt "equivalent" led draws approx. 8 watts.

So think about this:

15 sixty watt bulbs would require 900 watts to light up.

What's 1/5 of 900?

ans: 180 watts.

So......could be an actual power requirement.
Edited to add: Thanks for the lead on this company BTW.....I'm looking for better or brighter outdoor LED floodlight bulbs to use on our property. These guys are definitely worth checking out!


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One of those draws 180W. How are you going to power that on a blower? Even a fairly-high-output blower alternator is in the range of 70W, I believe.

Holy crap. Good catch. My friend who shot it to me said on the phone 18 Watt. Not 180. I didn't even bother to look, I just took his word for it, and ordered them. Oh well, sorry for the bad call. I'm just worn out this past week, and missed it. Maybe someone can use them for a truck, like I will.
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I'll measure the amp draw when I get them. I needed two anyway, so if I wasted $7 not the end of the world.
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Edited to add: Thanks for the lead on this company BTW.....I'm looking for better or brighter outdoor LED floodlight bulbs to use on our property. These guys are definitely worth checking out!


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Everything I got from them is high quality. Check their prices, sometimes they are just what everyone else is, but sometimes if you watch long enough, you can get a bargain.
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....... Maybe someone can use them for a truck, like I will......



Or alternatively, you could add an automobile alternator to your blower........
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