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Username Post: Harbor Freight        (Topic#358863)
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11-18-19 09:26 PM - Post#2780471    

I'm working on a Yamaha Timberwolf ATV. My kids broke one of the headlights. I want to replace them w/LEDs. It had 2 of em...20W each, so that is one of the requirements. I'd bet money on it, that a 15w LED will be a lot brighter.

The original lights are the size of a playing, a 4 LED light is the perfect size to fit in the original holes in the plastic.

I just drove all over town...Harbor Freight, Autozone, Checker, Advance, Napa, Murdocks, and Tractor Supply. Except for Napa, they all have em.

The problem...I want to run one Spot, and one Flood light and wire it so that the flood is on on low-beam and that both are on on high-beam. The only store that has them of the same housing/light in both types is HF...they have a rep of being, how would you say, not that reliable.

As a side point, the lights at Advance were the heaviest. I assume that means something. If you are buying a welder, heavier is better (it has more wiring in it).

Anybody, have any experience w/HF LEDs?

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11-19-19 07:55 PM - Post#2780555    
    In response to Stinky

I really like harbor freight, for tools.

I just got a wrench replaced under warranty I bought in the 1990s that I broke.

No receipt, no problem.

I say just try the lights out, most everything is made in China now anyways.

If it doesn't work you can try more expensive brand.

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11-20-19 08:55 AM - Post#2780589    
    In response to Stinky

HF is hit or miss. Use a 20% coupon so it doesn't hurt so bad if they crap out.


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11-21-19 09:53 AM - Post#2780654    
    In response to tommy49

My experience has been good with them.

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11-22-19 09:31 PM - Post#2780794    
    In response to wagonmaster

Look on the website and see if there are reviews for the lights. While reviews are very subjective, I don’t pay particular attention to one review. I look for common threads. If a lot of people are complaining about the same thing you can trust that it is a common problem.

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12-08-19 02:49 PM - Post#2781719    
    In response to 1965C-10

  • 1965C-10 Said:

I just got a wrench replaced under warranty I bought in the 1990s that I broke.

Bought in the 90's and just now put it into use....LOL

I to have used various products from HF....almost always w/the 20% off....and always if I need a tool for a one time use. If it works and survives for another round...I consider it lucky!

I don't expect any lasting quality or precision out of anything I try from HF.

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12-09-19 05:58 PM - Post#2781824    
    In response to scrambldcj8


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