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I do a lot of night snow blowing and the light that came on my troy built is ok. What I'm looking for is a simple magnet with an LEDs that can be recharged. I've looked around but not sure what to look, for any advice would help..
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There’s a lot of threads In this forum about LED conversion or addition to. Better then battery power


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Jeremy, there are a lot of companies that make the magnetic lights that you can put rechargeable batteries in, just check at some auto parts stores like N.A.P.A., they sell them.
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Another alternative would be to get a rechargeable head light. I had the replaceable battery style but since I switched to rechargeable I'd never go back.
It comes in so handy for many things where some extra light is needed. Best thing is it's aimed where you are looking.
They don't make the one I originally ordered but this is just like it. I like that you can focus the light.





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Some headlamps have a magnet though I agree on the rechargeable, I have gone to that as much as I can.
I found some with magnets that are motion sensor ops (sticker too) great for dark cabinets.

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What is the model of the Troy in question ? Does it have hand warmers or wired for future hand warmer installation ?

Have you considered getting a 18W AC/DC LED flood from Amazon, Ebay, .... You could also go with two 10 Watt.

If you get one that says 12-24 volt AC/DC it can be used in place of the headlight you already have but will be much brighter since the LEDs produce more light for the same used wattage.
I'm guessing you have a halogen bulb that runs on AC. With this style of LED you don't need a rectifier as it's built in so it will work on AC.
With LED my preference is to go with flood lights and about 5000K color. But that's open to personal taste.
I'm using both of the following. The first one is a 18watt and I've needed to use a rectifier with it.

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Hello guys and gals,
I do a lot of night snow blowing and the light that came on my troy built is ok. What I'm looking for is a simple magnet with an LEDs that can be recharged. I've looked around but not sure what to look, for any advice would help..
Thanks,
Jeremy
Jeremy, welcome. I had issues with magnets that didn't hold properly due to vibration and went to a pair of bike lights from Amazon. I've included photos. The pair only cost around $24 on Amazon. It's called a "Keenstone Bike Light Set, Rechargeable Bike LED Lights Front and Back 2 Pack, Bicycle Headlight 700 Lumen Zoomable and Bike Taillight Easy Install & Quick Release Includes Batteries and Charger". It's working very well for me. The pair of lights give me a wide path and substantial distance. They rotate so you can set them to light up high or at ground level, wide or narrow.
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Put some NiteRider Bike Lights on it.

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Another alternative would be to get a rechargeable head light. I had the replaceable battery style but since I switched to rechargeable I'd never go back.
It comes in so handy for many things where some extra light is needed. Best thing is it's aimed where you are looking.
They don't make the one I originally ordered but this is just like it. I like that you can focus the light.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q3K9WMV...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Fancier than what I use..I got some bright led hat visor clips..I can buy the cheap visor lights for a buck and use the batteries from them in my good visor lights.
Two lithium batteries for a buck.
Next year I hope to have a little better...the one in your link looks pretty nice.





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