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Finally got lights

I've been looking into getting a light for my snow blower, literally for years, and always found an issue or two to stop me. I made a purchase this season and want to report on what I did because I've seen several posts on lights. I purchased a 2-pack set of bike headlights on Amazon for $20.

I attached each light to the outside handle arm so little light is blocked by the chute and I have two lights to offset any light blocked. The lights use rechargeable batteries with a 10 hour life which should last me through 3+ snowfalls before recharging.

Here's some features that were important to me:
  • Water resistance: Per the listing the lights are rated IPX4, which allows for multi-directional water splashing.
  • Brightness: The listing says 700 lumens per light and this seems about right, which is plenty.
  • Shadows: I have no shadows because I use two lights.
  • Directing: The mounts swivel so I can aim the lights slightly downward which I like.
  • They can easily be removed if I need a flashlight.

I don't believe I can name the specific product in this post. If that's allowed, perhaps someone could let me know.

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Nice, congrats! Please name the product, or link to it. I don't think anyone is going to get annoyed about it seeming like advertising, and it just helps others in a similar situation. If a moderator disagrees, please chime in, but people often link to products, and it seems helpful, not hurtful, to me.

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Tony P:

We have a whole slew of blowers from Ariens to Yamaha groups, you can list anything you want as long as its not advertising for it.

That said I have gone with headlamps which to me is better. Bless LEDs!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing I think would be some help is a rear LED flash blinker due to A holes coming down the road when I am at the bottom of the two driveway outlets.

I peddled my bike to work in the dark and I had one mounted on my helmet. That way I co9uld look around, it was not always straight ahead that was important (things like meese)

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When it's dark out I use a headlight with flashing rear LED and recharge after every use plus the lights on the Yammy. Wherever I look there's light, have to be careful not to blind drivers.





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That would be a good place to mount flashers for better visability at night.
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That would be a good place to mount flashers for better visability at night.
The lights shown are bike headlights. They came with taillights (2 headlights and 2 taillights) but I don't use them. My place is in an area where coyotes are a bigger issue than vehicles, which is one of the reasons I needed good lighting.
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[QUOTE=Coby7;1713243]When it's dark out I use a headlight with flashing rear LED and recharge after every use plus the lights on the Yammy. Wherever I look there's light, have to be careful not to blind drivers.

I have one of these too. I've quit using my battery powered ones and will likely "Goodwill" them. I'm out in the country where the only light is what comes off the moon so having some sort of flashlight, headlight is a necessity.
This thing is great for all kinds of uses and being rechargeable it's wonderful as my others seem to need new batteries way too often when I need to use them.
Even if the blower has a headlight this is a nice addition as it throws light where you are looking. That comes in handy.
Tony, I have some recent trail cam shots of coyotes in the driveway so I know what you're talking about.

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Also handy under the hood of your vehicle where it's always dark and gives you hands free.


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