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ATV Strobe Lights

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by hondapro4004x4, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    Hi i own a 2006 Honda Rancher 400 AT. I have a 50'' Moose plow with chains on all 4 tires. I have been looking at putting some strobes on it for a while now. I was thinking about getting the ones that you install on the inside of the head/tail lights so that they can be seen from all sides of the ATV. Is this a good idea or should i do something else?
     
  2. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Sounds, good just have to make sure to keep the power supply dry, unless you get the weather proof one, or your better option might be leds.....
     
  3. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    most police atv's we have used leds on.
     
  4. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    strobes are nice but if the connections get wet they wont work, also they will put off alota heat and could melt the headlight houseings. iv seen strobes in backup lights on pickups and it melted the houseings. also youd have to get a potted(sealed) strobe supply.

    id suggest leds. there warrantyied for 5-7yrs. they draw less power, and dont produce little if no heat.

    i have 12 led lights on my wheeler for plowing. 2 to the back + a 12" led stick that has 4. i also have 2 faceing forward, and 2 on each side.
     
  5. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    thanks for the help guys. and chuckraduenz do you have a video of your wheeler with the leds because i would like to see what they look like in action...thanks
     
  6. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

  7. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    thanks for the pics ..... do the LEDS flash like the strobes or do they just stay lit??
     
  8. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    they flash very nicely, you can change flash patterns...etc
     
  9. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    the ones i have are steady burn if you hook them up to 12v. but i have a flasher wired to them that has about 15 flash patterns. 4 of them have a flasher wired to them, 4 otheres have one pattern in them. they flash when power is applyed. the leds i have arent made no more. they have been replace with the new style ones that have the patterns built in. mine are 911ep led stars. but the whelen tir3 is a great led product. they have patterns built in. its just a matter of wireing power and ground, and setting the patterns. or you can go cheaper yet and find a knock off china brand. but my 2cents are go name brand usa made.
     
  10. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

  11. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

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    in the next week think im gona have to take an up todate video...
     
  12. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    thanks everyone i think that i will look into the leds i am still a little shady on the whole flashing part but i think that i'll figure it out
    but plz make sure you post that video
     
  13. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    oh srry i forgot to add to my other reply....r the LEDS hard to install?? thanks
     
  14. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    no, they are very simple.
     
  15. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    fairly simple. most leds have a flange that goes around them and then it one screw on each side. you can either used the wood type screw with them, or get machine screws with a nut and mount them. if you need help just let me know.

    then it just find an area to add a switch, and run wires to the leds.

    ill get a video this week.
     
  16. hondapro4004x4

    hondapro4004x4 Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 22

    okay thanks...just one more question.....do these LEDs use much power because i will be useing them when i plow and i use a winch to lift a 50'' blade and i dont want my battery to die on me
     
  17. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    LED's use very little power
     
  18. chuckraduenz

    chuckraduenz Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    about 1/2 - 1amp ea light
     
  19. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Where did you buy the LED's from? Does anyone know of a kit that includes all the parts? That would be a great thing to have avalable on the market.

    Toggle switch, flasher selector, wire, connectors & 4 lights for $19.95 + s&h.
     
  20. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    that'd be a perty cheap kit!