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Buying lights, need a brand to buy. help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Snowplow freak1, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Snowplow freak1

    Snowplow freak1 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    URGENT HELP WANTED!!Buying lights, need a brand to buy. help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I recently was working for a company and was told that starting this year we had to use our own trucks and they most have "hide-a-ways". To be honest, im new at snow plowing and i have no clue what brand to choose, etc....... What i am asking is what is the difference between strobes and LED. Where is the best place to install them, what brand should i buy, whats the name of the product. is there any additional products that should be bought to go with the original product. Videos of each product can help to. Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2010
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Either whelen strobes or whelen vertexs leds. Both are hide aways. And are to be installed in the head and tail lights. Sirennet.com is a really common place where I'd say 75% of the guys on here get their stuff. They have a lot of videos explaining the products they sell. Or go to youtube and search sirennet. There is more vids there. I'd recommend a simple over head led like a sound off or something along those lines. Its quick and simple. And they throw a lot of light.
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Yea and if you wanna do it your self I typed up a step by step guide which is very helpull. Oh btw get whelen, and safteylightingandequipment.com is the place to go
     
  4. Snowplow freak1

    Snowplow freak1 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    rbronkema ghtfd.... could you post the links to the "simple over head led like a sound off" and ajslands.. do you mean to post a thread asking for step by step guiudes to installling the hideaways or to post a thread of my instructions
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    :)ok so i had to switch from phone to laptop...


    heres what you do,
    1. get a drill that can hold a 1" bit
    2. go to harware store and get 1" but, a 7/8" bit and a gramuet i think its called (a piece of rubber put in a hole to prevent metal from slicing wire), also you will need silicone and 10 amp glass fuse, 3 amp regulard fuse, and a few butt connectors, and some 14 ga wire, and a switch, 2 switches if you want to change pattern and 3 if you want to have a Hi/ LO powermode (i just have 2) (mode and on/off
    3. put your power supply under your seat (drivers seat) drill a hole under the carpet, this requires pulling up that plastic step, run all your wires under it and there will be a hole in your firewall some where, so find it and put wires to battery, and run your passenger strobe thru there too.
    4. that 7/8" hole that you put under your carpet, put your other 3 wires in there, and run the 2 back ones up into the lights. and the drivers side up thru the engine compartment.

    5. headlights first, (if you werent able to find a 1" bit, you can use a door handle drilling bit)
    6. mark where you want you lights, mine are on top, and drill slowly, if you do crack it, there only about 500$ lights to replace :) .... so drlll. place the strobes in the light, make sure there not touching anything and silicone time. si,licone it it and your good,
    7. ok so after your headlights are done, pull your tail lights out, if your smart, you would know that you have to turn your bulb holders counter-clockwise, and they will come out, and then your tail light will come off, now if its warm out side you can drill this out side but if its cold, below 40' then do it inside. drill the hole where you think the light wont touch plastic (it will melt the plastic). put the light in and silicone the S*** out of it, you dont want water getting in there.
    8. hook all your wires up and your good. (you can not have the ground be a poice of metal for your power supply, you must complete the circiut, and run it to the neggitave of the battery, then hoook up your switch, and your good,

    this took me about 2 hours total time.

    have fun and if you need help pm me Good luck
    [Reply] [!!]
     
  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    How much do you sell strobe tubes for, if there less than 24.00 I would like to purchase one.
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    http://sirennet.com/minilightbars.html

    I have the 3rd lightbar on the top. The sho-me able 2. The 235.00 bar. I posted the mini lightbar page so you can see whats out there as far as mini bars. All of those bars are good reputable name brands.
     
  9. Snowplow freak1

    Snowplow freak1 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    alright thanks
     
  10. RobE

    RobE Junior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 29

    I buy all my lights from www.strobesnmore.com

    they have the cheapest prices, fast shipping and great all-around service.
     
  11. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    On some things yes, but not on everything.