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Do you wire flash pattern switch in the cab ?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by SnowFan, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. SnowFan

    SnowFan Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    This is probably a matter of preference. But ...

    When you run wire from your LED lights to the switch in the cab to activate them, do you also run the "pattern switching wire" inside the cab to a momentary switch or do you just select the pattern once and leave it ?

    Also, any suggestions for sources of switches ?

    This is what I've been looking at so far ...
    https://www.superbrightleds.com
    http://www.delcity.net/
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I'd want it in the cab

    http://www.online-led-store.com/cigarette-lighter-adapter-on-off-momentary-switch-10a-fuse-pszacceps003s



    Mine came with it though

    http://www.able2products.com/update/11_1200_v1.htm
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,552

    Couple of trucks I ran a momentary switch to change patterns, dump truck has recon panel so that you can change on the board at dash, service truck is just what ever pattern it wants to flash that day
     
  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,552

    This is my setup in my daily driver truck.

    Red toggle is rear strobes
    Blue toggle is front strobes
    momentary is pattern change

    Mounted inside the center counsel.

    They are fed from one more switch on the headliner switches to power and kill the whole shootin match so you don't have to open the center counsel every time you pull into a lot.

    A lot of BS, but in my nice truck I wanted a clean install so this was my solution.

    20160115_155009.jpg
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    I see ur truck is nothing like ur shop....

    Set and forget.
     
  6. SnowFan

    SnowFan Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thank you everyone who replied.
    I'll post pics if I ever get these lights installed.
     
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    same here. i set the flash pattern, and leave it that way.
    i have no need to change the pattern.
    strobe boxes are set for quad flash, led bars are set for action flash, alternating/simultaneous.
     
  8. chevyhauler

    chevyhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    I have an LED lightbar (cheap magmount with the cig lighter power/pattern) and I think that I have changed the pattern once since I bought the truck.
    I have roof marker strobes and hide a way LEDS for my new truck. Have not put them in yet (never enough time) but have given a lot of thought to how I will do it. Power for both will be (already is) in the overhead. Pick a flash pattern that I like then leave it that way.
    Do you see yourself getting bored with your flash pattern? Only other reason is to show someone that you can change it.
    just my .02
     
  9. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    When George at Wicked Warnings (yes, that's a shameless plug) installed my strobes and wired my roof light, he set the roof to match tne strobe pattern. Three years ago, hasn't been touched since.

    Set and forget.
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    I did recently download app that controls the flash pattern thru my mood ring. Seems to be locked in on aggressive
     
  11. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,552

    What clean??? Heavens no...
     
  12. chevyhauler

    chevyhauler Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    that's AWESOME!!! LOL
     
  13. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    my younger self didnt care and would just set it on aggressive and roll out. However, I have found that at night I will often times find myself searching out the slow rotator pattern in my mini bar, both for my, as well as my customers comfort. I know I wouldnt want my bedroom lit up with 19,000 flashes per minute in the middle of the night.

    Maybe Im just using that as an excuse to cover up that my eyes arent what they once were, and cant take the light abuse?
     
  14. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    very rarely see it so no. and i only use my overheads lights when i am clearing intersections.
    otherwise i use the 4 corner strobes, or if in a warehouse lot no warning lights at all.