LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

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LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:39 pm

I know there have been a few threads on this topic but we have a friend that wants to put these on his 1966 Cub. What is the consensus on the best bulb that you've all found? Not wanting to break the bank, but want one that is equivalent to or better than the original 4.5 inch incandescent bulbs.
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Re: LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Larsen https://www.larsenlights.com/par-36-45- ... lood-light will work with the round lights on the a 66

I have these on 1965 and 74 and 79. They are far better than the standard.
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Re: LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:59 pm

inairam wrote:Larsen https://www.larsenlights.com/par-36-45- ... lood-light will work with the round lights on the a 66

I have these on 1965 and 74 and 79. They are far better than the standard.


Thank you! I have a few Questions about them.....

  1. How could I wire them up while using the original connectors?
  2. Will these bulbs work correctly with the factory style light switch, and have the dim/bright functionality?
  3. Which type should I get for headlights and which type for the rear worklight (flood, trapezoid, etc) ?
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Re: LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

Postby inairam » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:27 pm

You have to replace the connectors. They came with the bulb and are crimp on.

The high low on the switch will show little difference due to the low load of the light. But otherwise the switch is fine.

All of the par 36 bulbs will work. I use floods. The one at the bottom of that page is fluted and closest to the orginal look.
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Re: LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:15 pm

inairam wrote:You have to replace the connectors. They came with the bulb and are crimp on.

The high low on the switch will show little difference due to the low load of the light. But otherwise the switch is fine.

All of the par 36 bulbs will work. I use floods. The one at the bottom of that page is fluted and closest to the orginal look.


The connector I am wanting to retain is the round black plastic one with 2 spade plug-ins. I hate to have to cut them off and not be able to use them because the back of the light housing has the female socket/grommet (with male spade terminals) that the connector plugs into. Surely I could just replace the spade connectors on the inside of the light housing and retain the outer harness plug.
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1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 with c-2 mower & c-54 grader blade 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1975 with homemade mower 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v
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Re: LED Bulbs for Sealed Beam Lights

Postby inairam » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:00 pm

I was talking about the spade connectors inside the housing.

There is no issue with the connector for the wire harness.

By the way in addition to Larsen, Stiner sells a nice 12v LEd rear work light /red tail light that fits in the pancake and round lights. 12 volt only
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