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Advice for Plow Emergency Lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Mattymax, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Mattymax

    Mattymax Junior Member
    from Nj
    Messages: 29

    My truck is a 2008 Ford F-350 single cab 8' bed. Plow with salter.

    I need some warning lights or light and need some advice on what to get. Will a single mini bar on the top of my dump insert be enough ? What about a single beacon ? I kinda like either one. LED Beacon is kinda cool with maybe two small surface mount lights on either side of the dump. I am trying to get away without doing grille lights or hide aways so I don't have to modify light tail lights/head lights

    What are you guys running ?
  2. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    I run a inside dash flasher in the top center of the windshield, a whelen beacon on my back rack in the middle both run off of the cig plug and in the back I have a back-up buddy that strobes as well.
    I think your truck would go well with a mini light bar on the top of the dump insert and maybe some flush mounts if you wanted. A mini gets 360 around your truck pretty well.
  3. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 701

    A single beacon should be more than enough for drivers to see you. When you're driving around and night with people plowing and you notice a truck's lights easily when approaching them, then that's pretty much the type of light you would want to get. I personally never see truck's flashing grill lights or headlights or taillights unless I'm right next to them, but I can see the flashing beacons far away, which gives me enough warning that someone's working over there and to watch out as I get closer.
  4. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    I'm sure you'll get all sorts of responses ranging from adding 35 blinky lights on every flat (and some curved) surface to a single round beacon on the roof. BTW, all are correct - for the person that posted their opinion.

    Personally, I like to keep things simple and focus on what's really important with warning lights - warning other drivers. (Not blinding them or sending them into seizures.) In that vein, we run roof (magnet) mounted mini bars on all 10 of our Super Duties - that's it. We save the rest of the money we could have sunk into lights for the stuff that makes us money, like good plows and preventative maintenance.