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    I purchased halogen bulbs that are supposed to fit the original sockets. What is the difference between those bulbs and a halogen sealed beam with adapter that I found on Barn?

  • #2
    This is a sealed beam a totally different animal
    To use these they take the place of the stock lenses and you'll need new wiring pigtails and retainers to hold them in. This may not be the route you want to take
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    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      Thanks Mitch. This answers all.

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      • #4
        Phil, if you are 12v neg you would be much better off running LED lights. I know you already have the halogen bulbs, so once your wallet heals from that, look into the LEDs, MUCH MUCH brighter, and drawing WAY less juice!

        https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...386-led-lights
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #5
          Okay. Sounds good, Thanks Wiz.
          Phil

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          • #6
            I bought the 6 volt halogens and ended up sending them back. For the cost they really were not any better than the 50/32 bulbs at $1.45 each vs $27.00 each for Halogen.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by old31 View Post
              I bought the 6 volt halogens and ended up sending them back. For the cost they really were not any better than the 50/32 bulbs at $1.45 each vs $27.00 each for Halogen.
              I also have a new set of halogens, which I only bench tested to see if they were much better than the standard bulb.
              Mine are the 25/25 bulbs, and I thought they were about the same as my stock bulbs.
              I'm actually satisfied with my original bulbs.
              The main thing is to have good aim, focus, and good reflectors.

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              • #8
                i actually do it completely different, I run 32/50 BUT they are setup as a DUAL filament system. meaning I can light both filaments at the same time giving me over 1215 lumens of light vs, 649 lumens on a 35 watt Halogen OR even 927 watts on a 50 wt halogen. The best part is if they blow...its 1.45 to replace.. I use a modified wire system connected to a floor switch to illuminate both filaments OR just leave it at the standard 32 cp....Its pretty amazing and have been running it this way for about 4 years...it MUST be done with a Alternator and a 12gage wire to the alt..not the standard 14....there is also some other modifications that are done but I had a new custom Model A wire harness done with it the way I wanted by Tree Harris and blade fuses built in also...
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                • #9
                  Mark, that is impressive, and still at 6V?

                  I use these at 12V and with them only using 25watts, at 12v, the total draw is only 2amps, and I get 3500 lumens each!


                  http://www.jdmastar.com/product/318/...-Set-of-2.html
                  Last edited by DaWizard; 11-07-2017, 06:31 PM.
                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                  • Mark Maron
                    Mark Maron commented
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                    Of course and including, FOG LIGHTS, Dual Tail Lights, 3rd Brake Light, Turn Signals. Cig Lighter....all on a 6 volt model A....

                  • Mark Maron
                    Mark Maron commented
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                    However can they be correctly focused,.I don't think so, and you have to use 12V...

                  • DaWizard
                    DaWizard commented
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                    Mark, they can and are correctly focused. I made certain that I get maximum light front and center.

                    They are widely adjustable, not only in and out, but side to side as well. I fine tuned mine down to a gnats ass.

                • #10
                  I really must do a side by side photo comparison. I'm not so sure you folks out there appreciate just how bright these light really are compared to even halogens.

                  Mark, everyone, what would you have me do to convince you that using any style of incandescent bulbs, including halogen, is living in the stone age?

                  I know change is slow coming, but since I have done all the leg work, it seems simple to me.
                  Last edited by DaWizard; 11-07-2017, 07:16 PM.
                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                  • Mark Maron
                    Mark Maron commented
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                    Da...show me that they can be used for 6v and you have my attention.....otherwise...nope but i's interesting also..

                • #11
                  Just dropped another dime to the folks that sell those, and still no 6v luck. About the lowest voltage they can run on is 9v and that is barely activating the drivers. So for now, sadly, those who run 6v are still in the dark.
                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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