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60 Watts is plenty

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by FordFisherman, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Just finished installing hide-a ways of my 2004 F350. 60 watt kit from e-bay (crimestopper I believe was the name 159.95) I read a few posts recommending the 90 watt systems but the 60 watt system is very bright; too bright in fact:dizzy:. I/m going to install a low power switch to cut it down to 30.:drinkup:
     
  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    FWIW - Most times I see people only talk wattage without taking into account the number of outlets. You have to consider the wattage/outlet. If you have a 4 outlet 60 watt kit you would have the same light output as a 6 outlet 90 watt kit.
     
  3. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    If you use 6 strobes with the 90watt kit then yes it will be the same as the 4 outlet 60 watt pack. I only use 4 heads on the 90watt pack for 22.5 watts. During the day, you cant even notice the 60watt packs.
     
  4. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    This 60 watt kit came with 15 watt ultra-brite bulbs-- Its vey bright during the day; I havent't used them at night yet...
     
  5. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    I'll stick with my 90watts
     
  6. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I agree, 90watts !


    Can strobes be to bright?? :)
     
  7. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    If your out plowing for an extended period of time I could see where the backflash off the blade could be too bright; But for safety I agree that strobes can't be too bright.To plow one of my lots I need to back out onto a busy road; thats why I installed them. Not suggesting that anybody switch to 60 from 90:dizzy:, but this particular strobe kit with 15 watt ultra brite bulbs is surprisingly bright. And no I don't work for the company, just trying to get the word out to other plow contractors of what I think is a pretty good deal. That is the purpose of this site, to help and inform others, right?
     
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I'm not trying to say your wrong or anything.

    Its all about what you want / like..

    Thanks for the input
     
  9. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,569

    The act does not go unapriciated. I looked at this before I bought the same set from e-bay. I have the same thing where I don't need strobes most of the time, but when I have to back out on to 4 lane highways, it would be nice. Thanks for all of your input!
     
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,569

    Put mine in today. Not to bad overall... except hiding all the wires. I installed the control box under my cup holders under the center console. They are pretty bright!

    No complains here!
     
  11. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Good Deal!!:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  12. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    The Ultimate test for the strobes will be to have someone with a Seizure Disorder stand infront of the truck at night and turn them on... If they have a Seizure they're too bright!
     
  13. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Ummm....ok.....:confused: Let me know how that turns out.....