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can a code3 led be made in CHINA?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by cameo89, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I just ordered some code 3 amber leds from a guy on another site, they are new and claim to be a retrofit led for code3 mx7000 lightbar, so they arrived today and I removed the "L" bracket on the light and it reads "Made in CHINA" can this really be a code 3 led?
    below is a link to the lights, first pic is the ones I bought.

    http://www.elightbars.org/showthread.php?12018-Federal-Signal-products-and-Vistas-Code-3-products-and-MX7000s-SHO-ME-Sound-OFF
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I guess any things possible, but I doubt the actual true brand names are made out of the country.
     
  3. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    They look as they do in the pic, but I don't see any code3 badging on them, maybe ill contact code3 to ask.
     
  4. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    believe it ... code 3 parts are "outsourced" while the lightbar is assembled in the USA ... whelen parts are made here along with assembly of bar ...
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Learn something new everyday I guess.
     
  6. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Yup me to..I sure hope there official code3 cause I spent $220 on 10 of these.

    plus I seen your post over on there to, you really should post pics with it.
     
  7. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    yeah I just took pics of a lot of that stuff. Pry gonna post them tomorrow. Payment is pending for the MX permenant mount.
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I just took pics of most of that stuff. I have a payment pending on the perm mount already. I'll pry post those pics tomorrow.
     
  9. nrplowguy

    nrplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Almost all of Code 3's light heads are made over seas. Also most on their mini bars and beacons are made there too. As far as I know most if not all full size light bars are assembled in the US.
     
  10. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I wired up a few tonight and these lights are Bright, I just try to do my best to buy name brand, because of all the bad remarks on over seas cheap led lights. On that note ill have 2 code3 power supplies and 8 strobe tubes and all hardware/wires to install in a mx7000 $75 each set or $140 for all
     
  11. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    whelen is the only manufavturer who can quilify for a Made in the USA sticker and they are also been winning lots of grant bids because of this
     
  12. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    hell yah .... i support Whelen till the day i die ... pioneers in leds strobes and rotators great warranties .. outstanding performance on there lightbars have delt with whelen since 1995 .. only ever bought one mini bar from Fedsig ended up selling it .. they believe quality not quantity ..
     
  13. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    hell whelen lead time is over a month now
     
  14. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Here are some pics of the lights

    Yons Droide X 3-10-11 908.jpg

    Yons Droide X 3-10-11 909.jpg

    Yons Droide X 3-10-11 911.jpg

    Yons Droide X 3-10-11 912.jpg
     
  15. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    told ya ....... stick with whelen great company
     
  16. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    let me put it this way i am good freind with the production manager at whelen and over to his shop alot i gave him 2 5 ppund pails of magic o this winter for his ice jam her had
     
  17. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I do have a complete whelen strobe hide away system tho. Code 3 lightbar, strobes N' more e3's and now these code 3 leds.
     
  18. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I finally received my code 3 excalibur lower frame and trays to start my custom led build, ill try to post up pucks of my build in the next few days...I can't wait for it be done and on my truck! :)