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Emergency lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tacomamedicman13, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    southerntaco889

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  2. Dec 4, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Tacomamedicman13

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    <1 % tint, shorty antenna, gps,xm,rader, whelen light bar, chest box in bed, led 3rd break light, DOT red/ white tape down the side makes her stand out when clearing an intersection at night or parked on the side of the road, front skid plate and ex tip
    i like your set up its nice and clean and prob moves some traffic the hold thing is wiring all that and not running out of 12v for it and cutting the holes for the stobes
     
  3. Dec 5, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    southerntaco889

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    Cuttin the holes was nothin. What u mean having a problem running out of 12V?
     
  4. Dec 5, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    Would you mind telling us where you drilled for the strobes? I'm planning on doing my install very soon. Pics would be awesome as well.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Check into Sound Off Signal. They are by far some of the brightest lights I have ever used/seen! I have a 4 head sound off ultralite that is as bright as an 8 head I used to have and both are/were gen 3 leds.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    Tacomamedicman13

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    i mean like the 12 volt jackets for the lights how do you make sure you dont have to many or run out of places to put them
     
  7. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    Tacomamedicman13

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    <1 % tint, shorty antenna, gps,xm,rader, whelen light bar, chest box in bed, led 3rd break light, DOT red/ white tape down the side makes her stand out when clearing an intersection at night or parked on the side of the road, front skid plate and ex tip
    where do you recomend to buy led lights that are good but cheap?
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    If you check out that link I posted above you can see the tubes stickin through the bottom of the bucket. The only thing I dont like is since its 2 layers thick right there you can kinda see into the headlight but only if you get right up on it. Nobody else has noticed yet.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    I don't understand the question i'm sorry. If you're talkin about running out of 12V outlets to run all that? I have everything straight wired through relays and switches. Sorry i'm not getting the question.

    I got all mine through a buddy of mine that does all the work on the SO and FD's vehicles for the county. I've asked him about getting some for other people and he wont because they'll get mad at him if he gets caught but check ot Strobes n' More.com they got some Whelen knockoffs that I've heard are really good and they have the same warranty on em that Whelen does. They bout 20 buck cheaper per light too depending on the size you get.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Thanks man thats what i mean i will have to hard wire it all then instead of using the 12v cuss there are only 2 in the truck and i have 2 spliters on them already and dont want to over load it yeah i have heard of strobes n more thats were i got mine amber light bar.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    O ok then lol, glad I figured it out and could help. I actually don't use the 12V outlets for anything but phone chargers. Everything that I have in my truck is hard wired to a auxilliary fuse block that I have under the hood for all my goodies. I hate having plugs sticking out everywhere. Makes for a much safer and cleaner setup. But to each his own lol. Im just OCD I think when it comes to doing installs on things. I spent almost a week during the afternoons after work putting in my strobes cause I wanted my cables run a certain way and my power supply mounted a certain way. Good luck with whatever you decide to do! If I can help any way just let me know. I'm more than happy to answer any questions I can.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Thanks i appericate it id like to hard wire everything just dont know how to do it im new to all this stuff and add switches and all i have ocd too when it comes to wires trust me its got to be perfect and neat.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    How hard is it to make the top break light into a strobe light?
     
  14. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Is there room for a strobe up there? I don't think I hide-away would fit up there very well, but you'd also have to rout a thick strobe cable up to the brake light also.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Thats insane!! (the switches i mean..) Any info or more pics about that?
     
  16. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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  17. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    I was not sure if there was a way to get the brake light to flash up there at all and how hard was it to wire those swithes?
     
  18. Dec 10, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    you could get the third brake light to flash with a wig wag flasher or any flasher, just have to run a wires from the third brake to the flasher..
     
  19. Dec 10, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Tacomamedicman13

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    Thank you that should work so any wig wag system would work for it and just hard wire it to the flashers?
     
  20. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    I strongly advise against putting strobes in your 3rd light. I did that on my last truck and left em on for maybe 10 minutes at a quick EMS call and they melted the lens majorly! The wig wag idea should work though. Just wire it into the same switch you run everything else off of. That way you wont have a million switches in the cab.
     
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