Very Nice Job! I was wondering how you liked the LEDs mounted high. I have a zero turn that I am going to mount LEDs on but thought I'd put them lower and in front of my controls.
The factory kit mounts way out on the front end and even mounting them in front of the control arms exposes them to the branches/bushes I stick the nose of the mower underneath. I was a little afraid of banging into them with my feet/legs, too. I'm continually having the caps knocked off the caster tops and decided to place the lights in the safest place I could find, slightly behind the seat and close in on the sides. I angled them down a bit, too, so the light comes right in close to the deck on the ground.
Are the LEDs you're using giving you adequate side light for those zero turns after dark?
They're supposed to have close to a 60 degree beam angle (more flood than spot), but it seems like more than that and it's fairly broad coverage between the two of them. As you can see from the shadow angle on the bottom of the seat (original and emphasized photos below), the coverage is pretty good. Brightest where they overlap in the middle.
Thanks for posting but you must realize that you've put folks like me that have had the parts forever but not installed them yet in a spot. I have the lighting, tach/hourmeter, deck repair parts that I've put off for ...years, waiting for that "good time" to do them all at once. Now I'm encouraged that at least two of the three projects CAN be done in a day. There goes my best excuse for not getting it done.
You'll be happy to know that I can procrastinate with the best of them... I bought the lighting stuff back in June, and the tach/hour meter in October 2014 for an entirely different project. I just installed the new shocks on my BMW wagon that I also purchased in 2014, and even worse, just installed the Onan generator at my camp that I purchased in August, 2000 (well, the one it replaced was doing OK until a few years ago)...