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Replacement bulb for OEM lightbar

I see a lot of discussion about replacing the spotlight lamps with tractor bulbs and similar products. Those apparently require some specific mods I really don't want to do. Is there a Silverstar or other high intensity bulb that is a direct replacement? I've tried Batteries Plus, O'Reilly's and Advanced with no success.
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The quick answer is NO. There is no good bulb upgrade for those light modules.

Now you’ve already done the research and know that the tractor bulbs work. There are LED replacements that will turn night into day and up your visibly factor by cagers 1000%. (Always good to see and be seen).

The only “modification” needed is to remove the old bulb socket and wire in a set of spade connectors to take the two wires from the LED lights. Simple and easy and takes about 10 minutes a bulb. If you are really uncomfortable doing that, any auto repair shop can do it for a one hour charge, maybe two if they are trying to make their boat payment that month.

I just did mine and am super pleased with them. I have all the photos of the job that I’ll be happy to share and should take the mystery out of it. Just PM me.

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You will not be disappointed with LeLimoman's recommendation. Not difficult to do, never have to deal with blown bulbs from vibration and you will spread daylight over the dark road and be seen in the blazing sun. Go for it.
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If it is the Suzuki oem bar, you can replace the bulb and lenses with the 4411 as others have already said OR any of the following....

Suzuki part number 99950-70276-006
Honda part number 34901-MN1-671
Yamaha light bar bulb......... ABA-T1912-V3-0S


I believe that the Yamaha and Honda bulbs are less money than the Suzuki ones.....

and the Yami bulbs have lasted longer than the Suzi ones as well...





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when I replaced my bulb to 4411's on my 2004, it was just a simple snip the wires and crimp some connectors onto the lamps...pretty simple and living proof that if a monkey can do it,,,anyone should be able to. The bulbs made for tractors and lots of vibrations are worth the switch.
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Gene, are those bulbs brighter than the OEM incandescent bulbs that come with the light bar?
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I had Grote survelance lights on my C50 and I liked the GE 7400 Par 36 sealed spot beam that came with them. When I had a burn out I tried a 4411 and didn't like it nearly as well. The 7400 is a spot instead of a Trapizoid pattern. The 7400 spot is available at truck and trailer places and the light is 33,000 candle power and 35 watts. A far better alternative to the OEM Suzuki light bulbs.

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Gene, are those bulbs brighter than the OEM incandescent bulbs that come with the light bar?
I believe that the honda and the Yamaha bulbs are 5 or 10 watt “brighter”

I would have to look in my parts drawer to confirm the exact numbers....

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Without being able to confirm with actual wattage numbers, I will say the Honda bulbs that I replaced the stock Suzuki bulbs with where brighter from their appearance.

The Suzi bulbs both failed after 200 miles, the Honda bulbs had about 500 miles on them and where still going strong before my LED swap.
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Thanks everybody for your replies. Appreciate all the help.
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