A friend of mine called asking about the halogen light conversions. I don't know much so I thought I would ask the experts here.
He wants to adapt them for a 1912 REO truck that has no generator.
Will they run off of a battery long enough to be of any use?
Herb, I would direct him toward led lights they do not use to many amps off a battery. I have seen tractor units that are used for night plowing ect. Have him look at a tractor store for led's or Pep boys for driving lights.
I fitted some Hella driving lights which have perfect reflectors. I love them
Does his 1912 REO have acetylene lights?
PIAA 550 driving lights with yellow lens, mounted in stock headlamp rings, had an xtra set just sitting around.
work just great, yes it is a 12v system
Yes they are Victor acetylene lights. They are the same size as Model T Ford. So he is contemplating the halogen conversions that the vendors are selling.
How 'bout mounting an acetylene tank and using them they way they were intended? It will raise the "cool factor."
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Herb; I use an acetylene tank mounted on the running board and it works great. You can use a standard size B tank with Prest-O-Lite brackets, you just need to go to the welding shop and get the B tank with the outlet mounted off center; that one is designed to be mounted on it's side. You mount it with the outlet high up so there is no problem with the acetone in the tank polluting the acetylene. I use my headlights often, and that's the setup I use.... works great!
I have the Halogen light kits from Lang's installed on my '12. Very satisfied with them. I don't have any sort of charging system, the lamps have been used for up to four hours while driving around looking at Christmas lights with no sign of battery drain. The battery in my car is a tiny 12V car battery, the cheapest one Pep Boys sells.
Thank you all. I will see of he reads this tonight.
I like the idea of using them as they were intended.
Herb, I changed my 26 Tudor to Halogen lights all the way around including the interior light. I thing the headlights are as bright as my Lincoln...I love them...