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Just got a shiny new voltage regulator from my friendly neighborhood John Deere Dealer. They've changed it! It's the right one according to the parts catalogue, but... The new one appears to bolt up with the fins towards the frame. this leaves the soft backside exposed and just doesn't seem right. Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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Howdy All,

The mail man delivered my LED replacement headlights I won on EBay for my 210. They are made by Tractor LEDS LLC. They claim that the install is plug and play but I had use a larger diameter crimp on ring connector for the ground. Other than that it was plug and play. The housings are CNC machined aluminum. The quality of work is awesome. Each light is fitted with its own projection lens. The two outer lights have wide angle projection lenses and the center lens focuses straight ahead. I hooked them up and turned them on and they are very bright. They shine through the headlight lens in the daylight easily. The picture I took had the sun setting behind the tractor.
I do have one glitch though, when the engine is running and the lights are turned on they flicker. If I wire their positive supply directly, to the positive side of the battery, they stay lit fine with the engine running. So I guess I have two choices.
1. reconnect the power supply to the light switch directly to the battery with an in-line fuse. This will mean the key will not have to be on for the lights to work.
2. Install a small relay in the light circuit so that the power feeding the lights is wired directly to the battery.

I left the lights on for 1 hour to see how hot they would get. It was 47 degrees outside and the two outer lights were 76 degrees and the center light was 80. Temperatures were taken using a Fluke infrared thermometer. Those temperatures indicate that the large heat sinks are working fine.

Here is a pic of the lights


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Here is a pic of the lights installed



Lights OFF at sunset


Lights ON at sunset





All Pictures taken with an Iphone with the flash turned off. I will say the factory Headlight lens does a great job of putting light right in front of the tractor. The difference is night and day as compared to the three 1156 incandescent bulbs.

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Josh,

The sellers name is themlruts

Lights OFF after sunset. Boat House and trees in the distance.





Lights ON after sunset. Boat House and trees now Visible!



Pic of tractor taken from end of yard



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Scott,

I thought of doing the same thing. I read that the 1156 LED replacement bulbs are brighter than incandescent bulbs but don't do a good job projecting the beam of light forward with the stock JD silver painted reflector. Now if the stock reflector had a mirror like chrome finish like a car, then I suppose any bulb would work better. The bulbs I put in do not rely on a reflective bulb housing as they have integral projection lenses.



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Hector, great job! When I search ebay using seller name or tractor leds llc I can't get any listing: I should get the listing even if item is sold. Do you have an item description/number for what you bought so that I can look up.
 

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This is why I added a set of aftermarket work lamps to my 400 tractor. I cannot see anything while throwing snow in the dark.

I *did* install an LED 1156 in place of the old style bulb inside a step-well of a school bus.. The driver said the door opens and the light turns on- blinding the kids. They simply cannot see the doorway to enter the bus, let alone see the step well.

Too Funny....to have too much light. It would require an eye-brow over the top 1/2 of the light lense to shade the top half from the eyes.

Hector;

You will likely receive complains from the neighbors, you go driving around at night......or the Game Warden!!
 

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Scott, I read LED without some mechanism to project the scattering light will blind if one looks at them directly. They need appropriate housing and it looks like what Hector brought has them unlike other bulbs we see online.
 

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Guys,

Here is a link to their website.

http://jdleds.com/products.html

I paid $130 for mine including shipping. Pricey but I am afraid of the dark!
. I put my tractor away tonight and it is like driving a car. Those lights are bright.

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All,
I mowed last night with my new lights till about 9:00. I can report that the visibility was great. When the sun comes up I will see how good a job I did and how many spots I missed.
. There is a down side to mowing in the dark, MOSQUITO'S! I donated a pint of O Positive in the process. Oh well.

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I installed the 1156 LED replacement on some of my equipment. These bulbs are something else. They contain 21 LED's

Yes.....21 LED's on a single 1156 bulb assy.

less than 9.00 apiece.

Do not look directly at them. I made that mistake.

www.tacbusparts.com or Call Transportaion Accessories Company @ 800 848 0756 in Johnstown Ohio. They ship worldwide.

Ask for the 21 LED 1156 bulb(s)
 

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I installed the 1156 LED replacement on some of my equipment. These bulbs are something else. They contain 21 LED's

Yes.....21 LED's on a single 1156 bulb assy.

less than 9.00 apiece.

Do not look directly at them. I made that mistake.

www.tacbusparts.com or Call Transportaion Accessories Company @ 800 848 0756 in Johnstown Ohio. They ship worldwide.

Ask for the 21 LED 1156 bulb(s)
Hi there, Scott. I know this is an old thread, but I was considering getting the 1156 LEDs for my 210, and wondered if you had to do much in the way of modifications to make these bulbs work? Thank you so much sir.
 
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