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The LED bulbs that plug right into the connector on our snow blowers that would replace our bulbs like in Ariens, Well don't we need to put a rectifier on these? I know the bulb just plugs in but the old bulb doesn't care if it's AD or DC but I imagine the LED does so those who have put the bulbs in, How did you do it? I was planning to just put spade connectors on the wire next to the light and mount there. How did you do it?

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You'll have to check at the bulb to see if the existing bulb is run off of AC or DC. If DC, then you are good to go. If AC, then you will need a rectifier, or an LED that has one built into it.
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no idea if there is one built in, May just add it since I have about 5 rectifiers on hand LOL But I just had to ask.

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The LED bulbs that plug right into the connector on our snow blowers that would replace our bulbs like in Ariens, Well don't we need to put a rectifier on these? I know the bulb just plugs in but the old bulb doesn't care if it's AD or DC but I imagine the LED does so those who have put the bulbs in, How did you do it? I was planning to just put spade connectors on the wire next to the light and mount there. How did you do it?

jd in nj says plug in play for him iam tempted and found cheaper led then he used on ebag for 10 bucks


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I thought about just trying it, but if it was a no go isnít there risk of killing the bulb? Only paid $12 from super bright ledís so not a huge loss but rather not lose a bulb, may try if I get brave lol

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I thought about just trying it, but if it was a no go isnít there risk of killing the bulb? Only paid $12 from super bright ledís so not a huge loss but rather not lose a bulb, may try if I get brave lol

Keep in mind that even if you are getting the correct DC voltage to the bulb, it may still not work if the wires are not the correct polarity. You may have to either reverse the bulb if possible, or reverse the wires.
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