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Possible alternative for Hudson 6V headlights
I installed halogens a number of years ago and was happy with the results, but this sure looks like a better solution;
edited June 2019
I've just installed LED's in my '37. The LED 6-volt headlamps are available with the same base that fits the pre-war cars (with their own reflectors and lenses), and they're plenty bright. And the 2-filament taillights go right into the regular taillight socket. I also found that the LED dashlight bulbs actually made my instruments readable at night. I also ordered a turnsignal blinker, which actually makes my bulbs blink at a much better rate than the oldstyle blinkers did. However, I only did one test drive at dusk, so I need to do an extended night drive to really judge how much better than headlights are than before.
I bought mine at this place
in England, on the recommendation of a friend who had ordered lights for his '34 from them. They were easy to work with and the shipping costs weren't bad. However, I think the "Classic and Vintage Lighting"
folks (who make the halogen 6v lights) now sell LED's, and they have an outlet in the U.S.
edited June 2019
12 volt LED conversions are also available. But are around $100. I run 100 watt H4's w/relays.
It looks to me that you can just simply swap out the bulbs - to either 6 or 12 volt LED, for $30 each. They list 1926 - 28 Hudson, 32-33 Hudson and 33 Terraplane. Were the 33 Hudson and Terraplane headlight bulbs different than for 1934?
Man, that Studem15a conversion sure looks like a lot of work. We've seen the Australian company mentioned here before.
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