caution light

Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:55 pm

I been trying to find a 6 volt yellow beacon (caution) light, but all I find are 12 volt, anyone know where I can find the 6 volt light
thanks

Re: caution light

Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:35 pm

I don't know if there any but we have one 6v Cub set up with a 12v rotating beacon, a Cub Cadet-size 12v battery runs it and I just charge it up after using it.

Another way is to plug it into 6v, it will turn slower, and not as bright, but still works.

Re: caution light

Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:46 pm

thanks Bob

Re: caution light

Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:03 pm

Could you not just change to a 6v bulb?

Re: caution light

Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:26 pm

I have an older style revolving bulb type light that uses the same size bulb as an 1133 head light bulb. I tried that and it works, but the motor turns slower.

Re: caution light

Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:13 am

thanks for your suggestions guys

Re: caution light

Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:38 am

So, I know this thread is a bit dated. But I just got a magnetic rotating light for my Super A. It was a 12volt DC with a cigarette lighter plug for a car (Picked it up at Tractor Supply). I cut the plug off and wired it into the tractor using the wires for a headlight. (Since I have the plow, one headlamp has been removed) If you can find the bulb type you can search for a 6volt version. In my case it was a 12volt BA15S (Bayonet 15mm, Single Contact) bulb. I just needed to look for a 6volt BA15S bulb, which I found at bulbtown.com. The only thing is, as John said, the mirror will rotate slower around the bulb, but its not that big of a deal.

Re: caution light

Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:15 am

You could use a 6V to 12V step up voltage converter for this application. I have no affiliation with any of these manufacter's or suppliers.

Here's a cheap one. It only produces up to 1 Amp but that should run a light ok. You'll have to isolate the ground on the output side from the tractor.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Industry-Grade-DC-6V-To-DC-12V-1A-Step-Up-Converter-/221182096801

If you need more amperage (20A) and a lot less grounding hastle, this one is already isolated. Note: Your generator may not be able to keep up at full load. This device is also quite pricey.
http://www.powerstream.com/dc6-12.htm

If you are handy with a soldering iron and electronics, you could also make your own DC to DC Converter.
http://iq-technologies.net/projects/power/030/

Re: caution light

Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:40 am

thank you for the replies

Re: caution light

Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:43 pm

No personal experience with these devices. The 1 amp converter probably could be wired in parallel with identical units for greater amperage loads. But only trying it can prove or disprove that theory.

A big selection of vehicle lights exists that will accept H3 halogen lamps. Most of them have amber lenses available. And that lamp configuration is available in 6 volts. A 55 watt lamp would draw a bit over 9 amperes at 6 volts.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=6+ ... &_from=R40

6 volt flashers are available. A heavy duty unit would be required.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=H3 ... r&_sacat=0

Re: caution light

Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:38 am

Funny, I just finished wiring up a rotating light I got at a flea market. Fun to watch, but not sure how much I will use it. I wired it to a 2 wire 'trailer' style connector.

A better alternative may be a blinking/steady LED mag mount light? I got the idea from Yogie and I just leave it on the radiator cap most of the time (the hood is painted). I did move it to the mower on a foggy day to be more visible from behind on the road. The wires never get in the way :wink:

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Re: caution light

Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:18 am

Here is my SA with it.I have the cable run though the Oil filler hole on the hood then down the side of the block and connected to the headlamp wire and grounded on one of the hood-bolts.
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Re: caution light

Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:36 pm

I use two Foxfire construction AA powered LEDs on Betty and they're fantastic! I have well over 8 hours with them on and they're still bright as ever. Two things I wish were different: 1) they need a stronger magnet. I used 3M Industrial adhesive clear velcro and they hold fine and 2) the power button should be larger for cold fingers. Aside from that, if you ask me this is a super solution:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009WTN5N4/ref ... 1_ST1_dp_1
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Re: caution light

Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Here are pics of the Foxfires. They are not dinky lights either. 6" X 4". And no I don't work for them or get commission for saying they're good. :P
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