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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:33 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket lights for a 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So, the work light assemblies and the LED bulb showed up. I'm going to post the pictures here from my phone and comment on them later, when I'm at my laptop.











 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket lights for a 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The photos posted in reverse order, from the last one taken to the first one taken. That's just how my phone arranged the files.

Anyway, starting from the bottom photo, that is the aftermarket N-series work light that I bought from ebay. I see a couple of things to think about right off the bat.

1. I would really like to find a little rubber cover for that toggle switch. Otherwise, you're asking for water to get into the switch.

2. The assembly, as-is only has one wire, the hot, I assume coming in. The existing light bulb is "grounded" by its metal rim and the little metal clips that hold it in place. Sort of questionable, since the metal clips go to a painted surface in the bezel, but it must usually work. Smile

In the second and third pictures up from the bottom, you can see how the bulb that comes with the assembly is really very, very convex. It sticks out from the bezel like it's being held by an 18 hour bra... The LED light that I want to use is much flatter. And, the LED light has two terminals. I will need to fish accomodate both a hot AND a ground wire. I can probably just make a little ground pigtail and screw it to the metal case.

The fourth picture from the bottom shows the difference between the original bulb and the LED bulb from the back. The LED bulb may need a little more TLC to hold it in the bezel, since its rim is "glass"... or whatever the lens is made of, as opposed to the metal rim of the original bulb.

The fifth picture up shows the original assembly, just zoomed out a little more than the other pictures to show how the bezel is fastened and how the original bulb is held.

The sixth picture up (which is the top picture) shows how the replacement LED bulb fits into the bezel face. It's not nearly as rounded as the original, but the bezel does mate up with the LED bulb.

Now, if I want to use this LED bulb, I need to figure out how to secure it to the bezel, since the existing metal clips probably won't work. I'm actually thinking adhesive...something that would hold the bulb but could be cut out with a knife or something, if the bulb needed replacement (although, the LED bulbs say that they will last 22 years...)
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket lights for a 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was able to get the LED bulb to work with the clips in my worklight.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket lights for a 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

doublebass73 wrote:
(quoted from post at 05:58:16 04/18/19) I was able to get the LED bulb to work with the clips in my worklight.



Hmmmmmmmmm.

I mean. I figured that they would clip in; but I was worried about the clips putting pressure on the glass rim of the LED bulb. Maybe it's more acrylic than glass and the pressure is OK.

That's good to know.

By the way, I ordered two work lights. They came. The next day, I received a third one in the mail.

Manna from heaven.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket lights for a 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Also, that picture does me another favor. I was wondering how the bracket mounting was supposed to work. I can see that my tractor's fenders don't have the inverted "EL" bracket that yours has.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Aftermarket lights for a 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

lastcowboy32 wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:05:26 04/18/19)
Also, that picture does me another favor. I was wondering how the bracket mounting was supposed to work. I can see that my tractor's fenders don't have the inverted "EL" bracket that yours has.


I think this site has those brackets.
 
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