Mowing at night is BETTER!

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Mowing at night is BETTER than during the day! Last night was the first time I used the headlights on my LM2101 and it was awesome.

As @DJDDay mentioned it was easier to see your mowing lines, in fact I could see any single blade of grass that had been missed. Although not many these have always annoyed me and were easily addressed on my return passes.

I was in fact startled to notice cut circles where I was going to fast and the mower began to bounce a bit. I have new sod in this section and the small gaps between each square are still there, I slowed myself down and it went away. I would have NEVER seen this in the daylight.

However, the most important aspect is the heat factor. Yesterday heat 97 officially, it hit 99 at our house, but at 8:30pm when I was mowing it was only 86.

I did expect this to cause me to drain my battery before I finished; however, it held throughout (push power and 5.0A).
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I noticed the same thing, you can see everything.

I do something similar in the house if I drop something small and can't find it; grab a flashlight, get your eyes down as close to the floor as possible, and scan the floor with the flashlight as low as possible also. If you've never tried this before you'll be amazed how easy it is to find things.

Referring to your heat comment, I'm not sure I read it right... usually cooler temps are better for battery longevity.
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I think he was referring to the headlights putting additional drain opn the batteries.  But that should not be an issue as LEDs take very little power.

I too am a big fan of the headlights.  The quiet operation also aids in not being a nuisance to the neighbors as well.
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Yes @szwoopp that is what I meant.
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@Blue Angel, I do that as well with the flashlight. Sometimes what you see can be a bit disturbing, especially when you are looking under stuff that doesn't get moved often.
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I don't feel like I can see better overall. However, I have already used my headlights probably six times this year because it's often dark or near dark out when I get around to my weekday mow. In the past I HAD to get it done earlier, but it's more convenient to mow later after I help get m daughter to bed.

I don't shy away from the sun and heat. I didn't even mind the last couple of years struggling to push my dull reel mower around the heat and humidity of southern summers. It was a good workout that removed some good water weight.