LED lighting?? When? - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 12-16-2013, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Question LED lighting?? When?

I just purchased a new 2013 Husqvarna 12527HV snowblower from my local dealer. It does not have an LED headlight, but the standard incandescent light. In fact, all the models on the floor had incandescent lighting. Yet, the Husqvarna manual states all models from 2012/2013 come with LED lighting standard.

Anyone know why there's model out there without the LED lighting??
Cory S is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 12-16-2013, 03:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 84
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 9
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 6
LEDs are polarity sensitive and work only on DC electricity. If your blower doesn't have a battery and DC charging system with voltage regulator on it that is the reason why. The 110 volt electric and rope start engine use a cheaper charging sytem for lights. That system produces AC electricity that will only work with incandescent lighting. Roger
rhenning is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 08:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Saskatchewan,Canada
Posts: 191
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Yesterday I stopped at a dealer and all the ones on the floor had LED and no battery tray on the machine. The one you bought, it wouldn`t have been a brand new old model?
darcy32171 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Come to find out, the models on the floor were leftover 2012 models!! I got a little discount, with free delivery also. The LED would have been a neat option, but I guess it doesn't make or break the sale. Got the 12527HV for $999.00 Can't complain.
Cory S is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 03:27 PM
Senior Member
 
superedge88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 604
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 6
Thanks (Received): 20
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 12
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ed-lights.html
Easily change the lightning to some awesome bright LED lighting!
superedge88 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by superedge88 View Post
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ed-lights.html
Easily change the lightning to some awesome bright LED lighting!
Yeah, I saw the sticky on that. Pretty easy. I do have great lighting outdoors at my home, so the standard lighting will work fine for now. Now MAYBE if I could get a hold of the complete LED housing right from Husqvarna, and make it look OEM, that would be sweet. (If the cost is reasonable obviously)
Cory S is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 03:37 PM
Senior Member
 
superedge88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 604
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 6
Thanks (Received): 20
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
LEDs are polarity sensitive and work only on DC electricity. If your blower doesn't have a battery and DC charging system with voltage regulator on it that is the reason why. The 110 volt electric and rope start engine use a cheaper charging sytem for lights. That system produces AC electricity that will only work with incandescent lighting. Roger
The LED lights they are now putting on the newer husqvarnas probably just have a bridge rectifier built into the light.

If I had to guess I bet that if you bought the new LED replacement light from Husqvarna I bet it would work, but it's just a guess.

I'd just scrap the dim halogen and mount a couple of 9 watt LED's, one on either side of the console, and wire them up on a bridge rectifier and call it a day.
superedge88 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 12-17-2013, 07:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Saskatchewan,Canada
Posts: 191
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Up here in Canada when I was at the dealer that had the Husqvarna blower, I asked about just the light. He said it was ballparked at around $80. Maybe cheaper for you folks down south.
darcy32171 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome