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color filters for lightbar

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Omaha Plowboy, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Anyone have a know a good site to order color filters/inserts for light bars ??? I need (2) purple filters/inserts for my Federal Signal Jetsonic lightbar.
     
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
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  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    you can try Camp Safety Equipment in Cincinnati Ohio... They may be able to hook you up. YES PURPLE is out there... Have a DARE cruiser in town that has a Vector with all Purple. He got them from Camps...
     
  4. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    I have 4 purple filters/inserts, just need 2 more too finish the side off. 3 front plus a clear, 1 back need 2 more, and have a clear. Turned ally lights too face backwards. Nice for extra lights backing up.
     
  5. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    You don't need filters for clear!
     
  6. dmjr77

    dmjr77 Senior Member
    Messages: 225

    Why do you need purple lights for plowing snow?
     
  7. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Don't need, but they are legal. I just happen too have 4 purple filters, only need 2 more too finish the bar off. (each side takes 8 filters. 4 front, 4 back.) One side is blue and and the other is purple. Just cheaper too buy 2 purple filters.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2007
  8. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Actually yes you in Federal Signals "Jet" series lightbars.

    The only exceptions being if you wanted an all clear lightbar, or had colored domes.
     
  9. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I find it very stange you can run any color for plowing.

    If I could chose my color I would be running blue. It is not necessarily my favorite color but it is my favorite color LED.
     
  10. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I know around here purple are for funeral cars
     
  11. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Without any filters, it's way too brite. I wouldn't want too blind anyone or cause anyone too wreck their car. The domes are clear. I called the local PD and they said red is the only color I can't legally run. A buddy had 4 purple filters and I bought 6 blue and 4 clear filters off ebay. Just haven't seen a couple purple filter on ebay for a decent price lately. If I can't find them, www.lightbars.net has the blue ones for $2.50 each. If I have too buy 6 more, wouldn't be the worst thing I guess.
     
  12. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    dude get amber its what everyone else runs....not to get on your case about it but someones going to see purple lights going off and think the circus is in town and not think safety
     
  13. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Everybody does have amber, that's why I don't. I like too be different. Believe me, purple and blue gets everyone's attention just as well, if not better then the amber does. Besides, 2 purple filters or 6 blue filters is less money out of my pocket then 12 amber would be. Oh well if they think a circus is in town, as long as they can see me and don't pull out infront/behind me while I'm working, LOL.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2007
  14. m00nraker

    m00nraker Member
    Messages: 50

    Not to deny that you may be able to run purple, but I wouldnt take the word of the cop you spoke to at the station. A lot of cops really dont know the laws as well as they should.

    I would call your DMV and ask them.
     
  15. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    That's a good point, I'll do that with in the next day or 2. I don't fore see any issues though.
     
  16. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Just for grins I looked up the Nebraska state law because as mentioned sometimes the local officers are not well versed with the emergency lighting laws.

    This is what I found for Nebraska:

    Section 60-6,230
    Lights; rotating or flashing; colored lights; when permitted.

    (5) Blue and amber rotating or flashing lights may be displayed on vehicles used for the movement of snow


    I doubt that you would ever have a problem as you have not yet up until this point. This is just an FYI.
     
  17. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Cool, think I just might have too order 6 more blue filters. I know where too get those fairly cheap.
     
  18. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    One of the local muni is running green/yellow on thier whelen bars. Looks good with something other than yellow. They stand out and catch your eye.
     
  19. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    I just called "Wiseguys" www.lightbars.net and order 6 blue filters. $24.00 including shipping isn't bad. Should have then next week. No biggie to me, I just didn't want amber like everybody else, LOL.
     
  20. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Green is either Command (fire service) or Security guards.

    FYI on the visibility issue...
    Most Visible Clear
    Next Amber
    Followed by Red
    Then Green
    Darkest Blue/Purple