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2018 Ariens Platinum 30 SHO LED Light Upgrade

Just bought the Ariens Platinum 30 SHO 921051, AX414cc. Love everything about the machine but the weak halogen light and its placement so I added some solid upgrades. I know there are a ton of posts on LED upgrades but I added a lot of details in the below document that I didn't see anywhere else. My contribution to the forum.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qbegrrqux...grade.pdf?dl=0

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Great info, nice job. Make sure you post it in the LED Light Thread. Glad the module worked, i looked at it, but didn’t know enough about it so to be sure it would work, i only understand the basics, I’m a car guy...LOL. But it sure makes install easier. I used the original method and have had no trouble with the components in a box under the console, ran on the old blower 4 years.

You really did a nice job The only think i would change is loose the blue inline spice connectors. I have seen way too many hacked up vehicle systems with these in them, after a few years in the elements they just don’t perform. Get yourself some “crimp, heat , shrink” connectors. They are all in one connectors with solder built in and wrapped in heat shrink, just crimp them, heat them with a heat to seal the heat shrink, then keep heating till the solder melts and makes the connection solid!

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Absolutely phenomenal! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for the feedback! You know when I put those last 2 splice clips in I knew I should not have but working in the cold garage I wanted to get it done. I guarantee I would have had to replace them. All other connections were hand soldered and shrink tubed. So I went back and stayed old school and took them out and hand soldered and shrink tubed those too. Thanks for catching. New picts below and I updated the document.

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Wow, excellent contribution. That pdf is jam packed with detail and tons of images.

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Hmmmm….I also used that same AC/DC converter on my new 28sho. However, I just put my halogen light on a switch, so I could turn it off when using the handwarmers. Maybe I should think about swapping that bulb out for an LED as you did here so I don't have to worry about blowing my 5A fuse if I turn on all three switches. Why did you go with the ice blue one? Brightness? I think I'd rather it matched my other LED's in color temp, even if it sacrifices some brightness.
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You did a beautiful job on the write up and install.
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In your write up, i dont think you mention haveing to modify the stock housing to fit the LED, Maybe i missed it. But i got the led you have, and had to enlarge the opening significantly to fit the bulb. Its enlarged so much, i doubt the stock bulb would go back in. I got it it in, but after i fired it up, i am not a fan of the blue light, it really doesn’t provide much of an improvement.

After a little research, it looks like a 881 bulb will fit the stock housing and plug, I have 1000 lumen, bright white on the way, ill report back

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