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Best Dual Rotator

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by SharpBlades, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    What is the best double rotator? Both for rotator speed and for light output... Thanks
     
  2. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    From what I have seen. Also, I have only used a Code 3 mini rotator bar. I think the Whelen Guardian series by far are the brightest bar with the most reflection to them. For my truck, next will be strobe lights, or a strobe light bar. I like the bar I have on now, but during the day/ around corners it doesn't help as I would like it too. Hope it helps.
    Aaron
     
  3. cti531

    cti531 Member
    Messages: 60

    I second that on the Whelen Guardian...I have been looking at a ton of lights the past few weeks (rotators, strobes, led's, led mini bars etc.) and the Guardian sure seemed brighter than the other rotators I have seen. Of course these were all indoor and I haven't seen them in the field.
     
  4. I bought a guardian suction magmount last year to get my new truck going. Liked so much mounting to my back rack . It provides a powerful signal
     
  5. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    It's tough to beat a Whelen in just about any category. If you want something bright and made not too far from you, try a Star halogen mini bar. If you want it even brighter than stock, see me about my custom slotted filters. Even a Whelen can't beat them.
     
  6. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
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  7. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I would say for halogen bars it would have to be a Code 3 420 mini bar or Whelen Guardian. Whelen is brighter but the Code 3 has a fast rotator option which is cool.
     
  8. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    have used both and both are good lights.:drinkup:
     
  9. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Thanks guys... the Code 3 420 and the whelen guardian were pretty much what i had it narrowed down to. I just wanted to make sure I wasnt missing one.
     
  10. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
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    Messages: 637

    Go with the 420 if you like orange, go with the whelen if you like yellow. I have both and they are both great lights. The fast rotators are almost way too fast if you ask me
     
  11. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Or just go with the Whelen Responder LP Super LED and be the coolest and brightest plow truck around!
     
  12. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    So can you upgrade to the faster rotators? I don't mind mine, but maybe it would be nice having a faster rotation. Any idea on the cost?
     
  13. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
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    Messages: 637

    Code 3 420 and Whelen Guardian both run on average about $100. You can upgrade to faster ones I imagine. I like the speed of mine now. The fast ones are almost crazy
     
  14. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yeah I have the Code 3 420 bar on my truck now and I am very impressed with it so far. I've had it going on 3 years I think?
     
  15. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
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  16. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    i have a code 3 420 with the high speed rotators and i love it
     
  17. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    Yeah I'm finding the high speed rotators on ebay for about $23 a piece. I may give it a shot, worst case scenario, I'll just put the regular ones back on. In fact, I think I'll check with CAP (where I bought it from) to see if they can get me the faster rotators.
     
  18. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
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    Messages: 637

    I like having the guardian and the 420. That way when I get sick of one and want a change, i can put the other one on.
     
  19. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Ya i personaly think the high speed makes the bar more noticeable...it makes the pattern more of a random strobe then roatating beam if that makes sense lol.
     
  20. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
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    Messages: 637

    I enjoy the rotating beam instead of the seizure inducing madness!! I have videos of both on my phone to compare, but no idea how to get them on here