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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Trucklite makes a drop in LED replacement for the Model 60 that is in the front bumpers. Has anyone tried them?
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 08:58 PM
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As soon as the price drops to a reasonable level I'll buy them. Aren't they something like $500 for a pair?
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:12 PM
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I saw them for $74 a piece at a truck supply place.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:48 PM
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Just make sure they're 12v - I might ask you to pick me up a pair if they are.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:52 PM
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Here's where I saw them: http://www.levineautoparts.com/
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Is it this one?

http://www.levineautoparts.com/mo60auledovs.html
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I don't know, I just can't see the worth in them. I can replace a lot of $1.50 bulbs for $75. I've been driving for close to 40 years and I haven't spent anywhere near $75 on bulbs in that time.
I don't even see the justification to save the electrical load, since adding up all your running lights is less than 2.5 amps total. Add in your stop lights and that's another 4.5-5 amps, but only for brief periods.
The $500 headlights are even crazier.
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I justify them to myself on the basis that they are sealed from moisture. I haven't spent anywhere near 75 bucks on bulbs ever, but I have wasted many hours chasing water out of Rover light housings. The main issue though is bling.
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Sorry, I was thinking of the headlights by Trucklite, $500 is a lot of cash to drop for two headlights, I dont care how great they are.

As far as LED drive lights, I have replaced all my bulbs with cheapo LED bulbs from China on Ebay. They are about $7 for a pair or less and fit perfect and delivery is about a week from China. So far no problems through this last Winter.

The best upgrade was switching my dome light to a 40 LED array that plugs right in to the original socket, it's daylight in the cab with that light on.
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You can get 93 110 and 94 90 front bumper signal lamps anywhere. They are just trailer lights.
Try these guys, they sell tons of types:

http://www.awdirect.com/

I switched out all the company trailer lights to LED with epoxy lined crimp connectors (just so they would last through a few winters without having to get redone) and I haven't had to mess with trailer lights since.
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I switched out all the company trailer lights to LED with epoxy lined crimp connectors (just so they would last through a few winters without having to get redone) and I haven't had to mess with trailer lights since.
I guess Southern California Winters aren't quite the strain on lights as New England Winters
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I guess Southern California Winters aren't quite the strain on lights as New England Winters

No, that's for sure.
I lived in Hermosa Beach, and New England is quite different.

Up here you are lucky if you get one season out of trailer lights and wiring with the crap that comes from most trailer manufactures.
There is nothing more fun then getting pulled over at 2AM on the NJ Turnpike with a couple trailer lights out. I forget how much it cost me per light out, but after that the LEDs seemed cheap.
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Thanks Mike, I forgot all about AW! That's a great price for the originals! I saved mine from my bumper swap, but it looks like they're worthless with new ones at that price! Good price on the LED's too, but IMO they would look absolutely terrible on a Defender. They are great on a trailer as you said though. Trailer lights around here don't last well either. It seems like just about every year one light or another is finicky. I don't use the trailers enough to warrant replacing everything at this point, but I have always planned to replace them sometime with sealed LED's.
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we keep them in both red, amber and white led which is the rage and have a few different companies that manufacture them that we sell for large tractors and trailers with water tight harnesses
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Sorry, I was thinking of the headlights by Trucklite, $500 is a lot of cash to drop for two headlights, I dont care how great they are.

As far as LED drive lights, I have replaced all my bulbs with cheapo LED bulbs from China on Ebay. They are about $7 for a pair or less and fit perfect and delivery is about a week from China. So far no problems through this last Winter.

The best upgrade was switching my dome light to a 40 LED array that plugs right in to the original socket, it's daylight in the cab with that light on.
Where'd you get that light?
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o.... to add to the post, I tried to track down a set of Trucklite (Rabolight-UK I think) rear LEDs that would fit the 94 soft top. I called and emailed everyone at trucklite U.S. and U.K. and they do not make a 12V 3 light (stop, turn and reverse) or 2 ligth (stop/running and turn) LED system. Heartbroken. If anyone knows who besides them may I please have the info :D.
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If your housings are fine just buy the LED bulbs from www.superbrightled.com or some other place that sells direct bulb replacements.
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Where'd you get that light?
This is what I bought for the dome light. If you look around you can find all kinds of lights that may suit your need better. Today I noticed high powered LED light just like this one that I didn't see when I bought mine, it may be a better option.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/White...Q5fAccessories
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And also don't forget, as silly as it sounds, just painting the inside of the existing housings with "bumper chrome" paint will really boost the light output.

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Hans,
Since they are the same ligths as the GM truck bodies, I bought a set off of ebay and used the reflectors off of the GM Lights as they fit the 94 . Regarding LEDs do they make LEDs that make a 90 degree bend so that the LED light surface is facing rear?
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