The headlights DO work to mow at night!

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I've had the 21SP mower for several months and not until tonight did I try nighttime mowing.  Pleased to report, it was doable.  I wasn't in a pitch-dark area, but it was dark enough to know that had it been pitch dark, I'm confident I'd still be able to see well enough to mow safely.
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I did the same tonight. They're amply bright to mow in the dark.
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I've been doing this for 3 years, generally around 10:00 PM. Great praise topic dave .
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One of those things you dismiss when buying it, and then one day you're like "Oh yeah! What a nice feature!"

Other battery mowers have started copying Ego's headlights. And you know what they say... Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! :-)
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another thing that I really like about the ego mower is that it has continuously variable self-propelled speeds instead of the three vastly different speeds of my other mower
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Me too...sun is setting earlier now. They illuminate what is directly ahead, and that's about all you need.
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Love em
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In WI, dew falls at sunset. It is against my religion to mow wet grass. Besides, why now at night? Are you trying to sneak up on the grass?
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What is dew?  Haha, I live in the desert and could mow in the morning and usually not need to worry about dew.  I had to mow my lawn twice yesterday to catch up from being gone for vacation - I had to cut it higher the first pass then another pass with the deck lower.  I started later than I should have so that's why I was using the lights.  I've mowed in the dark with my old mower without lights and it wasn't hard but the lights made it easier to see where I needed to go.
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Hahaha. Im in minnesota. Its always dewy when i mow. I do it at night cuz my toddler and wife sleep then. That way i get more family time.. tiring but worth it.
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With all this "talk" about mowing at night, which I have never done in my 30 years of cutting grass - I have to get a portable LED lights for my gas mower and try it once to join the club ... : )
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Ohh—be careful about noise ordinances using gas power equipment at night!
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Thanks for the warning - my neighborhood is "loud."  With all this "summer heat" we have been getting here in Chicago, a lot of my neighbors are actually cutting grass late to avoid the heat, so I will fit right in.
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@David HD: You could always by an EGO mower instead...  ;)
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Yeah Right?  I have my eyes on the "snow blower" next, as soon as I get rid of my old gas blower.  How is your new toy coming along?  I am jealous you got yours already.  At this point, you should have 5 coats of wax on that baby.  Do send us some more pictures of your "shiny" new toy!!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Mower Headlights, How Much Can You See.

I was wondering just how much can be seen with the headlights on the mower, and if anybody has used the mower when it is dark.
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@Kevin: I use the LED's on my EGO mower all of the time.  I work late, and often I am cutting just as the sun is setting.  I can cut in pitch black darkness and see just fine.  In fact, it's sometimes easier to see where my previous row is at when cutting by LED.  The sun would often make seeing my lines almost impossible.   Unrelated: I also prefer vacuuming my hardwood floors in the dark (at night) with the LED's on (I have a Shark).  It makes it easier to see where the dust/pet hair actually is!
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I started mowing the same time my neighbor did.  When it got dark she  had to stop & go inside.  I turned on the lights & finished my lawn.  That is the first time I had ever done this.  Was very surprised how well you could see. 
I just bought the Ryobi electric riding lawnmower to replace a old gas one. 
It has LED headlights.  ( Wish EGO would sell one. ) It is a welcome addition to my EGO mower, Leaf blower, & weedier.
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