LED Tractor Lights: What You Need to Know
August 4, 2023 33 min read

LED Tractor Lights: What You Need to Know

LED lights are gaining popularity among farmers and agricultural workers for their efficiency and cost-effectiveness, making them a preferred choice. Tractor operators understand the significance of having unobstructed visibility during fieldwork or construction tasks. Utilizing top-notch tractor lights can play a crucial role in ensuring safety and productivity. When choosing tractor lights, it is vital to take into account factors like brightness, durability, and ease of installation.

Benefits of LED Tractor Work Lights

LED tractor work lights make your workday safer and easier. Our LED tractor lights are durable, with weatherproof IP ratings starting at IP65. LED work lights on your tractor improve safety and efficiency by improving visibility in low-light conditions and extreme conditions such as heat, fog, rain, and cold weather or snow.

LED tractor lights also will reduce maintenance time and costs. LEDs can last up to 50,000 hours, much longer than halogens and HID bulbs. LED lights also provide brighter illumination while using less power than other bulbs. 

Our LED tractor lights are durable and can withstand vibration damage when working in uneven fields. Traditional bulbs can break or malfunction when exposed to high vibrations costing you money to replace them.

LEDs are available in a range of color temperatures (CCT) and can mimic natural light, which causes less eye strain when working at night. This can reduce the operator’s fatigue which may improve productivity.

Types of Tractor Work Lights

We offer a variety of LED lights for your tractor. Whether you need to increase your visibility or need strobe lights for safety purposes, we offer a wide range of lights, such as light bars, light pods, and strobe beacons, to fit your needs for your tractor. 

LED Light Bars

LED light bars provide bright and widespread illumination for tractors while working. When it comes to enhancing visibility in various settings, LED tractor lights offer unparalleled illumination. Unlike standard headlights, LED light bars emit powerful beams that provide extended lighting capabilities. 

Our selection of LED tractor lights ranges from 4 inches to 50 inches in size, encompassing a wide range of styles to suit your preferences. Additionally, we offer an assortment of beam angles, including spot, medium, flood, combo beam, and selectable multi-beam options. The flood beam angles, in particular, prove beneficial for illuminating expansive fields, making them ideal for agricultural purposes such as harvesting.

LED Light Pods

Our LED light pods are available in a variety of beam patterns. Depending on your needs, the best options for your tractor will be flood, spot, combo, and side shooter beam patterns. 

Flood

Flood beams spread light over a wide area in your close surroundings with a 30-180 degree angle of illumination. 

Spot 

Spot beams typically have a 5-25 degree illumination angle and shine further ahead than a flood beam, allowing you to see a longer distance straight ahead.

Combo 

Combo beams are a combination of spot and flood beams in a single light. Combo beams allow you to see a wider area closer to your tractor while also extending visibility further ahead of the tractor.

LED Strobe Lights

Our 360-degree LED warning lights and strobe beacons provide maximum visibility for your vehicle, ensuring safety from all angles. These amber-colored LED beacons and strobe lights are commonly used on construction and agriculture vehicles. In the past, halogens were used for beacon lights, but modern LEDs offer numerous advantages that halogens cannot match.

LEDs have a significantly longer lifespan and can produce the same or even greater amount of light while consuming much less power. This efficiency allows the lights to remain on even when the engine is off, reducing fuel costs and the risk of draining the battery. Additionally, we offer a wide range of in-stock sizes, flash patterns, and styles, all backed by our lifetime warranty.

Surface Mount LED Strobes

Typically employed on utility vehicles in the agriculture and construction industries, grille and surface mount LED strobe lights offer enhanced functionality. These compact LED fixtures provide a customized aesthetic for your vehicle and can be strategically placed to improve visibility for other drivers, elevating the appearance of your tractor. 

Each of our strobe lights can be easily controlled through a built-in or paired switch within the vehicle. Our diverse range of lights includes various shapes, styles, colors, and mount types, offering support for multiple strobe patterns.

Where to Mount LED Tractor Work Lights

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is a professional organization for individuals interested in engineering knowledge and technology pertaining to food, agriculture, and biological industries and resources. To ensure optimal visibility, it is advised to utilize fixtures and materials that are labeled by the manufacturer as meeting ASABE standards. Extension agents and equipment dealers are available to assist operators in selecting the appropriate equipment.

Lighting Requirements for Tractors 

Tractors and self-propelled equipment traveling at 25 mph or less must be equipped with the following lighting components: headlamps, tail lamps,  warning lamps, and turn indicators. The recommended guidelines include the following for appropriate positioning of lights or lamps on tractors and self-propelled equipment.

Headlamps: Two headlamps should be mounted at the same height, spaced as far apart as practical, and equidistant from the centerline ("centered laterally"). The standard also specifies the brightness of headlamps in terms of their beam intensity at a distance of 25 feet.

Work lights and general service lights: Forward-facing work lamps or general service lamps should be directed downward to provide close-range illumination for the equipment. During highway travel, rear-facing work lamps or general service lamps must be turned off.

Tail lights: Two red tail lamps should be symmetrically mounted at the rear of the vehicle, at the same height and distance from the vehicle centerline. Tail lamps should be positioned between 16 inches and 10 feet above the ground. They should be evenly spaced from the vehicle centerline, as widely as practical, but no farther than 10 feet apart (5 feet on each side).

Warning lights: At least two amber flashing warning lights should be mounted with wide spacing, visible from both the front and rear of the vehicle. The lamps should flash in unison at a rate of 60 to 85 flashes per minute and be positioned between 16 inches and 12 feet above the ground.

Rotating or strobe beacons may also be utilized. Further requirements are applicable to machines wider than 12 feet.

Turn indicators: In addition to red tail lights, the equipment should be equipped with turn indicators. Both the turn indicator and the warning light on the corresponding side of the equipment should flash to indicate a turn.

Red or amber turn signals should be positioned following the same guidelines as the tail lamps. The correct turn indicator should flash in synchronization with the warning light on the same side. The opposite turn indicator can remain off or become brighter but should not flash.

When a turn indicator is activated, the warning light on the side of the flashing turn signal should flash at a faster rate (at least 20 more flashes per minute than the normal rate, up to 125 flashes per minute). The warning light on the side opposite the turn direction should remain steadily illuminated without flashing.

You can place LED tractor work lights in the following locations: 

  • Bumper
  • Grille
  • Surface Mount
  • Rollbar/Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS)
  • Headlights
  • Rear lights

Importance of LED Lights for Tractors

Ensuring adequate lighting and marking is crucial to uphold the safety of agricultural equipment operators and other drivers. The purpose behind implementing standardized colors, placements, and types of lamps is to offer consistent information to drivers regarding the presence of farm vehicles and machinery on public roads, particularly during periods of limited visibility such as dusk, dawn, and nighttime.

by Lauren Scott

SEO Copywriter


Lauren Scott is an SEO Copywriter for Super Bright LEDs.  She enjoys writing about off-road and power sports and indoor residential lighting. When she's not writing about LEDs, Lauren enjoys watching horror movies and spending time with family, friends, and her cats.

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