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Old 07-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #1
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I have converted most of the lights in my Ford TO 6 VOLT LEDs. They work well and limit power usage. I am' however' still still using the original headlight bulbs and was wondering if anyone could recommend an easy swap for better front lighting.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:53 PM   #2
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I have 6 volt sealed beams in my '39 and happy with the conversion. Plenty of light for night time diving.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:15 PM   #3
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What year vehicle?

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Old 07-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #4
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I'm sorry its a '37 FORD sedan
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:26 PM   #5
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Richard, I'm in the exact same situation with my '37. Hope someone knows of a good source for 6V LED headlights or a better option for the lights. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:44 PM   #6
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What have you done for the tail and stop lights?
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:13 PM   #7
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Get a set of Unity 6 volt sealed beam driving lights,your problem is solved!
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:42 PM   #8
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What have you done for the tail and stop lights?
thanks Lawrie
I don't mean to hijack the OP's thread, but what I did for my tail and stop lights is I installed 6V LEDs that are dual brightness. Very bright for brakes and somewhat dimmer for tail lights. They fit in the stock lamp housing and work great. I got them from rswhitmore, a Ford Barner. His email is rswhitmore@yahoo.com. He's a good guy and knows his stuff.

I also installed a third brake red led bar in my rear window. It's called the BrakeLighter. It is made by this company. www.jandlenterprise.com products
It works great too.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:27 PM   #9
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Thanks Ed
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:20 PM   #10
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Good idea Snouts out. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:29 PM   #11
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I did some extensive searching for brighter headlight bulbs for 6 volts. LED's as bulb headlights are not produced by anyone, anywhere. Why? I have no idea. It seems that there would be plenty of demand in the 6 volt crowd. Maybe some enterprising entrepreneur will see this thread and go to work!
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:40 AM   #12
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What about 6v quartz halogen bulbs? 6v VW beetles used them

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Old 07-15-2016, 05:37 AM   #13
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I have some Quartz halogen direct fit refocus base bulbs for my 36 from classic and vintage bulbs, -- there may be other ones , I have seen some made in India but they didn't have consistently positioned filaments, Anthony sets up at Xhershey to sell his bulbs, he also had a sample of a Led headlight bulb sold in England and while it was nicely made it didn't focus well or project a useful beam of light, perhaps if a reflector was designed for it
I have been using Anthony's bulbs in my A for 15 years, brighter than seal beam, fine with the generator (uses less electric than a seal beam, or a 50cp bulb, and so far none of his bulbs have burned out, perhaps because I bought spares too
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:24 AM   #14
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Headlight relays work great for they take the load running through your light switch.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:17 AM   #15
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This is the company that I go to (and maybe the same folks Kurt in NJ mentioned) for halogen headlight bulbs that fit directly into the stock Ford headlight sockets on my '35. They are much brighter than any other bulbs that I have previously used that will fit in the stock Ford sockets. I just had one of these halogen headlight bulbs fail on a recent trip and had to install a standard filament type replacement bulb because that's all I had with me. What a huge difference in brightness now between the two headlights. I plan to order more halogen bulbs asap. OBTW, they are not cheap .

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Old 07-15-2016, 11:27 AM   #16
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I have 6V halogen bulbs in the stock headlights in a 37 sedan. Along with bulbs I recommend replacement reflectors if your reflectors are tarnished. My lenses were yellowed with age that wouldn't scrub off so I also installed reproduction lenses. The combination of new lenses, reflectors, and halogen bulbs really makes the headlights work. Still looks good unlike the old sealed beam conversions.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:39 PM   #17
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thanks for all the great ideas concerning Headlight improvement.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:09 PM   #18
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I agree with steves46 i always put light relays close to the headlights and run a # 10 wire from thr starter relay to the relays that way your lightswith only worked the relays. You will have bright lights. You can do this on your tail lights they will be much brighter.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:13 PM   #19
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Brooks, could draw a sketch of your wiring also what kind of relay is being used? I don't really wiring so bear with me. Thanks
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:19 PM   #20
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Brooks, could draw a sketch of your wiring also what kind of relay is being used? I don't really wiring so bear with me. Thanks
I'm not Brooks! But I have a diagram I drew up a while back if it helps.
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