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Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:00 am
by Novice
The new Led headlight bulbs being marketed for the model T. Make it possible to have daytime running lights without straining the Ts electrical system since the 55 watt equivalent Led bulb only draws 1 amp for the pair of headlights. and on low the draw is practically nothing but plenty bright for being seen. On Magneto cars a small deer feeder battery will power it for up to 7 hrs and You will probably need gas before they go dead. on My generator car You can just barley see the amp meter move on bright/high. I tried both and prefer the round led 55 watt. The wedge shaped 75 watt bulb produces a funny looking U or C pattern depending on which sockets are in Your car OEM or reproductions.

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:54 am
by Novice
BTT

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:26 pm
by Steve Jelf
I just leave my headlights on. They're mag lights, so they're on whenever the car is running. No battery involved.
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Magneto lights are fine for running lights and for driving at night in town where there are plenty of street lights, but not good enough for dark country roads.

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 am
by Mustang1964s
Can you let us know where you found the LEDs?
Or post a link. I would love to get a set of either one.

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:28 am
by Ruxstel24
www.ledlight.com

Mine are a little less bright, but work way better than stock. PN 78989W

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:04 pm
by Novice
Steve. The round 87455W 6000K white. is what I use from LEDLIGHT.com they also make a 12 volt version. and the 74475W 5-30 volt non polarized bulb which I don't recommend for several reasons. See the post LED Headlights. I just BTT 6V LED Headlight BA15D
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Description. 6V LED Headlight. Works 6V AC or 6V DC. 60 quantity 5730 smd leds. Optically filament aligned so you get maximum light output through your headlight fixture and lens. The headlight is dimmable using a variable voltage supply. Being dimmable helps out with the older vintage and classic vehicles voltage system and wiring is not 100%. There is a total of 16 forward firing and 44 side firing leds. Each 5730 uses up to 1/2 Watt of power. This bulb up to 950 Lumen or 60 CP candle power to 70 MSCP. Very bright. Compatible with C-6 filament designed light bulbs. Comparable to a 30 Watt to 55-56W Watt incandescent light bulb. This bulb works in both 6 volt negative ground and 6 volt positive ground vehicles, tractors and motorcycles. This lamp can operate 6 Volts and has both a low beam and a high beam filament. Long life up to 30,000 hours. Long warranty please see warranty details below. This 6v bulb shape will fit your headlight without any issues with installation. The shape is this bulbs is smaller than a normal BA15D headlight bulb. The maximum diameter is 1.058" inches. The maximum overall length is 1.944 inches. CE and Rohs listed. Extended warranty please see detail page for more details. The BA15D base has two bayonets that are same height and two contacts on the bottom. Compatible with: #1158 1158 BA15D 919-1931 Ford 1926, 1927 Ford Model T 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932 Model A A-13007-C Snyders A-13007-D Snyders 6572BX Langs

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 am
by Original Smith
If the sun is out, why do that?

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 am
by TRDxB2
The purpose for Daytime Running lights and/or having your headlights on when its not dark is so others can see you better, a must for motorcycles.

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:55 pm
by Les Schubert
Larry
It improves your chances of getting there alive in one piece!!
Each to their own of course

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 pm
by BobD
I always have the headlights on when I drive my T.
Not unlike a motorcycle, the shape of a Model T does not seem to register with some drivers as a vehicle.

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:27 pm
by hpetrino
FWIW-
Here in Califunny I believe it's actually illegal to drive with only your "parking lights" on, day or night. You can always drive with headlights on, but not just parking lights.

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:56 pm
by Ruxstel24
I believe it’s law in Canada for all vehicles to have DTRL...Most US locals it’s law on a MC. ;)
I run mine all the time, LEDs.
Agree with the visibility thing, anything to help be seen by other drivers. :shock:

Re: Daytime Running Lights

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 pm
by Les Schubert
Dave
In Canada all new vehicles have had DTRL since I believe 1990.
Older vehicles are “grandfathered” just like seat belts etc and don’t legally require them