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Debating on front led location

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Brian Young, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Im debating to put a set of small led lights on the sides of my grill on a 2016 F250. There seems to be a perfect area where they would face directly left and right. My question for the guys who run forward led's, how bad is the flash back while plowing while it's snowing.
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    So you're going to mount it on the chrome part of the grille or on the inside of the grill facing sideways?
     
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Mine's just black but where it jets out, I guess you'd call it the middle part of the grill. There's panel that runs the entire height of the grill and it's about 2.5" wide and yes mount there on each side.
     
  4. rebert

    rebert Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Here's how I did mine..

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  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,873

    If a mini bar isn't enough to keep someone from hitting you, then all the lights in the world won't make any more difference.

    Don't hack up a grille/headlights/tail lights etc for flashy lights.
     
  6. rebert

    rebert Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    a close up

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  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    LOL about 10 minutes ago I was thinking the same thing, if anything I'd like to put them right at the rear of the bedside but these beds rust fast enough without drilling holes in it.
     
  8. GrowingSeasons

    GrowingSeasons Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    i would recommend against drilling any kind of holes in ur truck but that just my opinion look into hide aways in the head lights or taillights and if ur looking for something in the back i run a 48" sound off signal nline light bar mounted between the bumper and tailgate and its really bright and stealthy
     
  9. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Can you post a pic of the 48" sound off in the back?
     
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Thanks for the replies and pics guys. Ive decided not to add anything at this time to the front. I might however add some Fennix ? 120's to the rear at some point, I like how I can use these in place of the oem reverse bulbs. IDK, we'll see, the Hella MLB 200 I got for this truck is very bright and with the white/amber combo it should be seen well enough.
     
  11. cbservicesllc

    cbservicesllc PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,416

    So drill into your headlights and taillights instead of the bumper or the grill? I think I'd rather drill into the former... And that's what we do, no issue...

    I personally think putting lights on the corners or close to it is the way to go, it gives warning the full dimension of the truck vs just one light on top of the cab
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2015
  12. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I mounted 4 feniex t6's in my front grill of my 2012 f350 and did not drill a single hole. I also have strobes n more e4's in the grills of 2011, 13, 15 F550 without drilling any holes.
     
  13. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Can you post pics of how our did it?
     
  14. AG09

    AG09 Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Here you go. Hope this helps.

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  15. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Looks good.
    To the OP
    Here is how I did mine. Obviously it's an XL.
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  16. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    ^^they are Fed Sig 6 LED self contained units. Very bright. Like them a lot!
     
  17. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    They all look guys, nice and clean! I think Im going to add some Cannon 120's to the rear for a start. Im not a light junkie but just remember last year a few areas we do it's so much easier backing into the street than going around again to pull in or back dragging and while our led's are bright it just didn't catch peoples attention enough.
     
  18. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    I'm all about side and rear warning (rear corner visibility when backing out of a driveway, or front corners when pulling out). Looking side from the grille sounds good, flashback should be minimal.

    When it comes to forward warning, those two bright 55W headlights let people know you’re coming. It's not like you’re trying to pull people over... never understood the concept behind heavy front facing warning lights on a plow vehicle. :confused:
     
  19. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Mine ended up there for warning oncoming traffic when pulling large agricultural equipment. Some of our equipment requires an escort as well. Thats me!
     
  20. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    That makes sense. If something wider is behind you.