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Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Omaha Plowboy, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    I can't find info on model number of the halogen light bulbs or sockets used in the Federal Signal Jetsonic lightbar. I'm usually pretty good at pulling up info like that. Anyways, what I looking into is replacing the halogen bulbs in the rotators, take downs, and ally lights with LEDs. Just the simple ones that plug into the light bulb sockets. Want LEDs that are as bright or brighter then the halogen lights currently in it. Want lower amperage draw on the trucks electrical system, and from my understanding, LEDs last longer, and don't produce no where near the heat the halogen bulbs do. Anyone have a link for what I need ???[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  2. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

  3. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    After reading another thread, I'm not sure I want to anymore. The heat the bulbs put off keeps the lightbar from icing over. That might be a issue with LEDs. If I do anything at all to it, might add a strobe kit. But on second thought, what would be the point ??? 4 rotators do a damn good job all by themselves. Thanks for that link. Has everything I wanted to know about my lightbar and alot more.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  4. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

    Your welome, you just gotta know where to look. A strobe kit might be nice for lower warning, especially on a tall vehicle like yours.
     
  5. HAZMAT

    HAZMAT Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I don't think you could fabricate the Jetsonic with LED's to easily if at all, and the light bar itself doesn't provide a very good platform to add any lower level lighting. I see you have blue filters on it are you on a local FD?

    - Kevin
     
  6. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Nope, just a plow guy. Here in Nebraska it's not a problem to run blue lights on your snow plow. The vast majority still run amber, but a few plows have blue lights. City/county plow trucks run blue/amber strobes. I might Blue/Amber/Blue if I can find (4) amber inserts for a fair price.
     
  7. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    so we can run blue also??, i wondered about that
     
  8. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Local PD told me it's legal to run Blue, state DOT office I emailed said I can run blue.
     
  9. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    lodogg89, you ready for tomorrow morning ??? I can't wait, I want it too start now. I love the late night plowing. Day time plowing is okay, but I love plowing in the middle of the night.
     
  10. HAZMAT

    HAZMAT Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Yeah I edited my post after I read in another thread about your state laws. Here in Michigan blue is strictly for police use only. Red is for every other emergency vehicles and tow trucks here are allowed to have them. Then you have your amber for "caution". Purple is funeral and green is incident command. You can combine clear with any setup. Federal Signal is good stuff my siren and siren speaker are Federal Signal. All of my lighting is CODE 3 though. Actually let me know if your looking to add to your light setup Plowboy, I have a CODE 3 deck blaster and I have blue lenses for it. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=52484

    - Kevin
     
  11. Omaha Plowboy

    Omaha Plowboy Member
    Messages: 66

    Only thing I want are (4) Amber inserts. The Blue inserts look nice, but I'm thinking BLUE/AMBER/BLUE would produce a interesting light show, LOL. I may start looking for a cheap, but not too cheap CB radio for my plow truck. Might be fun to mount a PA speaker in the lightbar's speaker housing. Maybe play cheezy Christmas music through the PA while plowing.
     
  12. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    omahaplowboy, i sent ya a pm, do you know if we can have clear lights at all, was thinking of maybe running 1 clear, 1 blue and 1 amber on each side.
     
  13. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

  14. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

    You can run all of the colors you have listed there.
     
  15. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    I know I keep preaching the NFPA 19 lighting deal... In a nutshell.. Says Reds/Blues/Clear can be ran facing front/both sides, Amber and all colors but clear to the rear if your on a street. (emergency vehicle stuff) The reason for no amber to the front is the not so bright people think that any amber to the front is a turn signal, Clear to the rear is a blinder!

    Now being in a parking lot, Of Course use clear to the rear. Your on Private Property!!!
     
  16. HAZMAT

    HAZMAT Junior Member
    Messages: 19

  17. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Sorry.

    This makes me wonder then, using this logic, in a private parking lot we could run any color we want on our plow truck then? On private property none of the colors would be out of the question correct?
     
  18. HAZMAT

    HAZMAT Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Its all good, You know I am not really sure what the jurestiction is in private parking lots. I suppose a phone call could clear things up because you have to account a lot of factors (Is the light visible from a public roadway, you'd be requesting the right of way on the property, etc)

    - Kevin
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2007
  19. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,603

    I'd keep that email and a get-out-of-jail card with you in the truck :eek:
     
  20. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106


    The laws from state to state are different. The Nebraska state laws were posted in another thread and blue was acceptable for plow trucks there.