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Old 05-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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I have 2 4.5" military lights that are 28 volts with 3 prong. I need too know what 12 volt light bulb to replace them with? I would like to mount them on the rear of the rack and tie them into the reverse back up lights plus tie them into a seperate toggle switch. So that I can light up the rear area of the jeep.......any help would be appreciated......thanks

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Buy some new lights at WalMart, so much cheaper than tring to convert what you have.

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I personally would rather have some cool military lights than cheap Walmart lights, so Lets hear the ideas! I think you would have to replace the socket and bulb... But not sure. Im sure others have ideas
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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Anybody know know of a 4 1/2 inch bulb with 3 prongs that would replace this 28 volt with 12 volt?
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Yup, those are PAR 36 style bulbs...You can get them in various voltages and wattages, with either screw , blade terminals, or both....Just google up "PAR 36 12v spade"

Dont sweat if the terminals on back of bulb dont match connector, just cut it off and crimp on either screw or spade terminals.
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BTW, you don't need all three terminals for only single beam backup/cargo lights.....here is great example that would serve well in your application:

Lampline.com - $6.95 Sylvania 36PAR36/HAL/WFL30 55091 Replacement Lamp
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BTW, you don't need all three terminals for only single beam backup/cargo lights.....here is great example that would serve well in your application:

Lampline.com - $6.95 Sylvania 36PAR36/HAL/WFL30 55091 Replacement Lamp
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If you wanna tie them in to reverse lights and have separate dash switch for cargo/area lighting when not in reverse and key off, then do it thru 5 prong relay where pin 87a allows normal operation with reverse, and use pin 87 used when switched
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #9
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found some 4.5" lights with only two prongs.....had to bend them out but it worked.....now to think about where to mount them and how to wire them

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