Murray LT Headlights

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Old 07-11-14, 02:35 AM
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Murray LT Headlights

I'm doing some maintenance to the deck of my 15yo Murray lawn tractor and started thinking about the dim headlights on it.

What is the best way to improve these? The bulbs are the originals so I know there must be improved ones that will fit. It also looks like polishing the plastic covers might help?

It calls for a Murray 90084 bulb which looks to be a 1156 generic number. The tractor is a 1999 model 42591x31A.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
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Old 07-11-14, 08:26 AM
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If the socket will accept 1156 bulbs, you might consider LED 1156 equivalent bulbs. They are more expensive, but you can get some that are brighter than an incandescent 1156.
 
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Thks for the reply, my experience with LED's so far is their output is less than incandescent? Is there a particular brand/model LED you know of? (Ended sentence with a preposition....sorry Miss Padgett!)

What about halogens? Are there any of those around in 1156 that might be brighter? I have seen Silverstars(Sylvainia) in 1156 that advertise to be 30% brighter, does that mean they project more light "across the yard"? Using "across the yard" similar to "down the road" in car talk.
 
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Old 07-11-14, 09:33 AM
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The CREE LEDs are pretty durn bright, but directional. I do see they sell halogen 1156 bulbs... they calim they are 250% brighter than regulars. I think I might try them on my motorcycle.
 
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Hi Cheese........these higher output blubs won't melt the puny looking wiring harness they put on these tractors?
 
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Old 07-11-14, 04:34 PM
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Most mowers have a separate circuit for the lights and it only puts out a few amps. I don't think it can really even supply enough power to melt the wires. The wires are heavy enough to run these little lights though.
 
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