Thread: 12v battery
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:57 PM
WayneC WayneC is offline
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Default Re: 12v battery

Originally Posted by BarelyAWake View Post
Most of Wallyworld's $15 driving lights are 55w, tho small they are quite hungry. Still a driving light (or fog) would make an excellent headlight. They also have "trim" lights, those small ones on running boards etc. - available in both red and yellow, they would make great brake light/turn signals. Best yet those are available in LED for about $5 each.

At VIP auto (a major chain auto parts store) I saw the same style driving/fog lights in LED - I'd check those out for max batt life, prolly not as bright as the 55w halogens, I suppose you could have one of each, run the LED for normal conditions and to save power, saving the halogen for "high beam" use.

Lookin good man!

Just wanted to mention, at "Home Depot" or it's equivalent they have 12v DC halogen spot or flood bulbs w/focused housing, meant as a replacement bulb for home lighting - make a housing/mount for the connectors and the "spot" would make a great distance headlight - or one of each, flood for area light/spot for distance. They consume a touch less power and at $3.59 - it may be worth it to make a mount

I use the Walmart small driving light set, about $15US but as barelyawake mentioned, I removed
the bulbs and replaced them with one of each of the Home Depot bulbs--20W spot and 10W flood.
Using a 12V 7ah battery gets me about 3 hrs of use. I also use a tire scrubber generator with a
rectifier circuit to charge the battery on the go...buys me another hour or so. Also running led head and tail lights and a 10W mini bulb like above in a torpedo front fender light.
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