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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:24 AM
    jethro

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    I hear this all the time from various people and am totally confused by it. I have two very high power LED pod lights on my snowmobile, they get so god damn hot it's a miracle they don't melt the lens. All LED's produce so much heat they need heat sinks just to keep operating. Matter of fact I have a burn on my hand from my Nitecore 1000 lumen headlamp. All my Surefire flash lights have a "hot" warning on the front element. What am I missing in the conversation? LED's get hot as ungodly fuck! I would not be surprised to hear that high power LEDs produce way more heat than halogen lights.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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    I guess it depends on the design, I was thinking of led light bulbs specifically. Since they all use heat sinks to release heat, they typically don't heat up the headlight housing like a halogen or hid will. I guess ultimately it depends on design, but those bars are designed to shed heat via the sinks on the rear of the bar, reducing heat buildup in the housing/lens area to maintain service life of the diodes that emit light
     
  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    That's really surprising. Typically, LED boards need to run cool. They have heat sinks and fans to keep the boards cool but don't really produce a lot of heat, they're just sensitive to it. My Rigids don't get warm to the touch, even after running for a while. They don't ice up on me but I've also always had them close to the engine bay and the salt from the road seems to keep them clear.

    I'm really surprised to hear your LEDs on the snowmobile get that hot. I'd be curious to know how long they actually last, heat on the board kills LEDs.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM
    jethro

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    The pods on my sled I have 2000 miles on already. They will likely last for a long time, Ski Doo doesn't put these things out if they don't last and charge as much they do. And my Surefire flashlights are regarded as crazy high quality lights made to mil-specs. I've had some of them for a dozen years and they get hot as fuck. Like do not touch the front hot!! They make LED flashlights that can start fires with just the light output, there are videos on Youtube. Managing the heat is part of the design of the case.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    Hu, cause another option is just replacing the bulbs in my work light housing, but if they won't melt ice...


    Why are there so many options these days. Its so hard to do simple things, information over load and everyone says different stuff depending on where ya look:goingcrazy::goingcrazy:

    Edit: I ordered a roof-top light, $50 and tons of good reviews. Few people on a snow forum said it should be good for what I want. Should be here Monday and I will test it out, if it sucks I'll send it back
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    Looks similar to what I have for the truck for plowing. That one works quite well, very bright and a good variety of flash patterns. One thing I've noticed is that LED strobes seen to be more visible with line-of-sight, but don't 'throw' light to be visible to somebody coming from around a corner as well as a conventional bulb does.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    They have good reflective properties though!
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    I notice that the LED's on my snowmobile are bright as hell but don't seem to throw as well as the halogen headlight.
     
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    good to hear you like yours, hopefully I find a similar experience. A few of the reviews I read on some did complain about a very direct light that didn’t spread well. And from some of these other comments, sounds common.

    I’m hoping these don’t throw to too far, I’d really just like to see everything around me, and when I’m by the road other cars see me.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    Usually cause they are a whiter light, which is less usable. Most usable light is lower on the temp scale, a mix of yellow and white. LEDs are typically just white light.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Yeah, they are a lot lighter than the halogen in the main headlamp. A lot of people change out the shitty stock bulb to an LED, but since I got these pods I kinda like the mix of color temperatures, so I keep it.
     
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    Just installed some 4 inch focals in the tractor. THUMPING BABY:rofl::rofl:

    But does sound much better. Thing actually came with a half way decent head unit. Has pandora,spotify, iphone connect and a bunch of other features on a single din. Stock speakers were 40rms and so are these, just a much better speaker.

    Cant wait to rock out in the snow storm with my rooftop light and music crankin':headbang:
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    That is a nice looking Truck.
     
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    That's awesome! Sounds like a fun way to spend a few hours!
     
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    I'm honestly looking forward to it. I hope we get a ton of snow this winter. I ordered a snowblower and push box for the tractor and installed a block heater on it last week.

    As Bart Scott infamously once said

    "Can't Wait" :hungry:
     
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    I'm also hoping for a white winter. Last year sucked; ice cold all the time, unless it was supposed to snow. Then it'd warm up, change to rain, and drop back into the freezer 2 days later. Give me 6 feet on the ground between Thanksgiving and April Fools any year over that shit.
     
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    Yeah nothing worse than a never ending mud season. I'm not sure how this year will go, farmers almanac and others seem to be hinting at a slow start...
     
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    We had a never ending ice season. Not a ton of snow here, although plenty north, but I had 4 solid inches of ice on my driveway for a lot of the winter. I almost bought a sander for my truck. Didn't need the plow, but a sander would have been better than filling buckets all winter. And I live in a sandpit!
     
  20. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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