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04-04-2013 02:32 PM
adc
Converting NAPA Lights to GE4509's

Hey....my first post here....GREAT INFORMATION you all have provided.

Thought I would share what I found out when I went to buy my two lights.

Found all the parts I needed and went to pay for them....AS I WAS CHECKING OUT....the parts guy looks at me and says...

"You can buy these work lights with the 4509 bulb already installed and save some money...." I say WHAT...???!!!

NAPA PART NUMBER 80374

Sure enough, same work light for $11.99 + tax and the same bulb as I was buying separately for $18.69 + tax, you can buy entire assembled light (same rubber housing) for $23.49 + tax...Saved $15.57 and the time it would have taken to change out the bulbs.

Look forward to getting these installed....on my boat



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03-13-2013 01:12 AM
Ppride14 I just mounted a pair of these through the holes on the fairlead of my winch...all I have to say is WOW!! These suckers are bright! Plus, I spent a fraction of what some of those off road lights cost.
02-20-2013 10:46 PM
silver rubi
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Originally Posted by rebelBullDawg325 View Post

You don't need actual aircraft grade bulbs. Just a par36 size. The 4509 is a standard bulb. That's pretty bright in that specific size.

UPDATE: you can now buy par36 LED bulbs from various places. Just search them online to find the one you want. They will be brighter, less power draw, and different color options.
I know. Thanks. I'm getting ready to mount many on my Rubi for offroad / EMS SAR lighting
02-20-2013 10:31 PM
Neffco Just ordered mine on amazon. Sweet write up. I never thought lights should be so expensive. The par36 is the same housing I use for my work lamp on my welding rig, just never knew about the ALL 4509 upgrade. Who'd uh thunk?
02-19-2013 10:57 PM
rebelBullDawg325
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Originally Posted by silver rubi View Post
Look at Whelen for aircraft bulbs..
You don't need actual aircraft grade bulbs. Just a par36 size. The 4509 is a standard bulb. That's pretty bright in that specific size.

UPDATE: you can now buy par36 LED bulbs from various places. Just search them online to find the one you want. They will be brighter, less power draw, and different color options.
02-18-2013 12:39 PM
silver rubi Look at Whelen for aircraft bulbs..
02-18-2013 12:19 PM
RandomYJguy So i had done this on my wrangler, what i am wondering is how many Lumens are these bulbs? GE4509 bulb.
01-09-2013 04:25 PM
Bubbas94yj I'm gonna have to try this out. Just put light brackets on windshield.
01-08-2013 01:11 PM
RioGrande95YJ Just did this, so sick! Didn't think such cheap lights could work so well!!
01-08-2013 12:31 PM
jdneal88 you can go with a par 46 housing and ge 4537 bulbs, if your wanting bigger lights. im thinking about getting two for my bumper and using the par 36 and ge 4509 on my windshield
01-02-2013 12:27 PM
Mountain goat Someone on here mentioned the 15 $ Walmart lights and I can't find the post again... Do the aircraft landing lights fit in these housings?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Blazer-100.../15111226?t=1&
12-25-2012 08:10 PM
89quest Thanks for this one guys, Im going to get the stuff @ napa tomorrow, santa was so nice to give me the $ to manage to pay for this mod. Yes a very merry Christmas indeed!!!
12-25-2012 07:42 PM
Enemy Interesting thread!
12-24-2012 12:53 PM
95YamJam They last way longer than that. I have at least 40 hours on mine and still going strong. Not sure why they list them so low...
12-24-2012 09:58 AM
techflork
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Originally Posted by 95YamJam
4700 13V 100/100W Sealed Beam PAR36 Spot/Flood Lamp

Spot and flood bulbs.
They live about 25 hours. Wow
why would you buy a bulb that last 25 hours? It says on that link post above...
12-23-2012 08:03 PM
dolson60174 ok...problem resolved had the switch wires reversed..problem solved and DAMN these are bright, i think i vaporized a cat crossing the street!!! I also think I felt recoil on the jeep when I turned those things on..

thanks for all your help and merry xmas to all and to all a muddy trail!
12-23-2012 04:37 PM
dolson60174 damn now i keep blowing out my inline 30amp fuse..everytime i switch it on, BAM...any ideas?? ground issues?
12-23-2012 03:08 PM
dolson60174
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Originally Posted by AZ_Zoner View Post
I thought the same thing after I got mine together. Ended up using windex as a lubricant and motorcycle tire removal tool. Its a little wider and will grab the inside of the rubber housing. The windex lets it slide around a little easier.

cb

yup with my mtn bike tire remove it work as well! thanks!
12-23-2012 02:50 PM
AZ_Zoner I thought the same thing after I got mine together. Ended up using windex as a lubricant and motorcycle tire removal tool. Its a little wider and will grab the inside of the rubber housing. The windex lets it slide around a little easier.

cb

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Originally Posted by dolson60174 View Post
any tricks on getting the bulb out of the housing? i feel like i might shatter the existing
12-23-2012 02:10 PM
dolson60174 any tricks on getting the bulb out of the housing? i feel like i might shatter the existing


Quote:
Originally Posted by 95YamJam View Post
I got my lights on. Damn they are bright. I need to aim them initially but will more than likley adjust them when on the trail. I can reach out and move them,
Specs are GE4509(napa equivalent) 100w @13v.
Trucklight Rubber housings(napa part # to be added)
Mounts, Wireing, and 30 A relay by me.




Lights on with headlight low beams.


Just for ref:
Low beams headlights

Highbeams:

highbeams with new lights:

I need to get some night shots. They are stupid bright for less than $50.
09-16-2012 02:05 PM
thatch
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Originally Posted by 95YamJam View Post
They live about 25 hours. Wow
08-08-2012 08:08 AM
YJkiddo Lol they are brighter than my high beams

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08-05-2012 05:08 PM
YJkiddo My home made fiberglass light bar with the two aircraft landing lights. Still have to hook them up who

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07-31-2012 12:28 PM
YJkiddo I have yet to put mine together. Finding the material for a light bar.fiber glass by the way
07-31-2012 12:18 PM
YJkiddo Wow. Clean Jeep. Lights look good in that spot too
07-31-2012 04:41 AM
90DesertTanYJ I am gonna do this soon. My nearest NAPA is about 30 miles tho. Probly take two trips, once to order and then once to pick up.
07-30-2012 09:31 PM
99er
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Originally Posted by 99er View Post
I installed 2 par 34 lights with the aircraft landing light bulbs ge 4509. Wow, they burn like the sun. I put them up front next to my winch on each side and ran wire back to a relay I mounted near the battery. I also installed a dash switch that goes to the relay. I tapped into the radio for the switch power so the light cannot be left on after the key is turned off. The TJ has the 117 amp alternator and the gauge does not move when I turn on the two 100 watt bulbs. Looks like these will work well even though they have a short bulb life.
Here's some pics
Lights mounted on winch plate.


Switch on the dash - off position.


Switch - on position



Relay near the battery
07-17-2012 10:57 PM
busemans Mine are still going strong
07-17-2012 02:41 PM
99er I installed 2 par 34 lights with the aircraft landing light bulbs ge 4509. Wow, they burn like the sun. I put them up front next to my winch on each side and ran wire back to a relay I mounted near the battery. I also installed a dash switch that goes to the relay. I tapped into the radio for the switch power so the light cannot be left on after the key is turned off. The TJ has the 117 amp alternator and the gauge does not move when I turn on the two 100 watt bulbs. Looks like these will work well even though they have a short bulb life.
05-11-2012 10:17 AM
busemans i know, i drove around in our weird storm last night with them on and i could see everything
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