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Direct LED Bulb replacement possible? 1028/1128

hi there, I have an 1128. The bulb type is an automotive #892 base.

That's as far as I've been able to get.

Wondering if anyone has had luck finding an LED replacement. By my very basic calculations I'm guessing a 6W-8W LED is the best option so the hand warmers don't cause too much voltage drop. A voltage drop on non dim able LED's as you know isn't pretty.

With that said, if no bulb replacement is possible, what have you used as a direct LED housing replacement to mount on the existing mounting bracket?

Right now my hand warmers act like a high and low beam switch. Turn them on and you get. 30% brightness drop lol.

Thanks in advance for help!!!

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you will have to switch out the whole light set up.

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hi there, I have an 1128. The bulb type is an automotive #892 base.

That's as far as I've been able to get.

Wondering if anyone has had luck finding an LED replacement. By my very basic calculations I'm guessing a 6W-8W LED is the best option so the hand warmers don't cause too much voltage drop. A voltage drop on non dim able LED's as you know isn't pretty.

With that said, if no bulb replacement is possible, what have you used as a direct LED housing replacement to mount on the existing mounting bracket?

Right now my hand warmers act like a high and low beam switch. Turn them on and you get. 30% brightness drop lol.

Thanks in advance for help!!!
Please give us the wattage of your current incandescent bulb, and wattage of your handwarmers if possible.
Also pictures of your blower would help so that we could make suggestions for mounting a new light.

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Please give us the wattage of your current incandescent bulb, and wattage of your handwarmers if possible.
Also pictures of your blower would help so that we could make suggestions for mounting a new light.
Will do,

I do know the current bulb is 16 Watt. I'd wire in a switch so I could go all lights or all hand warmers if necessary.

Changing out the assembly looks to be a breeze as it's just a light mounted to a bracket. It's not built in.

I'll grab some close ups.
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Sorry guys, I forgot to grab the close ups. I'll try and get that by this weekend. Thanks so much for the replies. Much appreciated. I did find that other retrofit thread. Very interesting. I'm thinking mine will be a breeze. But I'll get those photos first and go from there.

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Before trying to replace the #892 with an LED replacement such as HID White 10W 880 889 892 890 Samsung 2323 LED FOG Bulbs Light 6000K 12V DC | eBay for example, I would suggest you measure the DC voltage with a multimeter, then measure the AC voltage riding on the DC. If The AC riding on top of the DC is more than 2 volts peak to peak or close to a volt rms you might see flickering depending on engine RPM. It can be annoying. Not really room to add big filter capacitors so you might want to change the whole light housing at this point. Lots of them for sale on line of different quality.

I kinda like this one, it says water proof and looks ruggedly built. Only thing it doesn't mention cord lenght.



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I'm just about to revisit this issue. So I'm breathing new life into the thread...unless of course someone already solved it...I like the suggestion by coby 7. I suppose I could use a rectifier of some sort if there is flicker.

I'll let you know what I decide.
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Just found this old thread if anyone is looking into this:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ed-lights.html
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It just so happens I have one of those waiting to go on my PowerShift !!

Waiting on the slow boat from China to bring the rectifier and caps for the install.

It's about 14"
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hi there, I have an 1128. The bulb type is an automotive #892 base.

And for me (us?) to know what housing you're talking about the model and serial number of the machine would be helpful as would the series of numbers from your specific engine. It might be possible to look up the engines specs and find out the answers without you having to pull out a VOM and doing tests, readings and math.

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