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ebay led flashing lights what do you guys think

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by DRBLawnBuster, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    i was on ebay just looking at lights and i came across these. I no there probally not the best out there but i was thinking for $14 bucks how bad could they be . Look at the video of them on the bottom. I was thinking of mounting a amber one and a clear one in the grill and then the same on the bumper or somewere back there. Give me your opionin.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ambe...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
     
  2. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    also that first flash patttern is what i like the best.
     
  3. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Look like garbage to me.
     
  4. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I would be careful about buying stuff out of country. My buddy just bought a gauge for his car they sent him the wrong size and even the wrong gauge, he wanted a fuel gauge and got a boost gauge. It came out of Hong Kong I told him good luck with that!
     
  5. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    ok thanks for the in put, im looking to buy somethign just like that do you have anythign you could recommend
     
  6. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Spend some more buck$ (yeah, I know, I like "bargains" too) and go with SoundOff Signal or another "known" brand. There are some guys on this forum who can give you good advice and also maybe sell you what you need to get started. "Our" guys definitely know a strobe from an LED from a halogen, and it won't be an international call if you need to talk to them about a problem.

    This is just a suggestion, take it as you will, but you might want to stick with all amber. I don't think clear would comply with your state's motor vehicle law [(ORC 4513.17(C)(1)]. You don't want to be a "cop magnet," especially if you're out trying to make some money by plowing.
     
  7. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  8. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Yeah, well, since I'm originally from MA, we don't have "language issues" when I call you, either. "Pahk the cah . . . " :p
    Some of those eBay vendors might speak better English than we do, or they might not.

    And your site was one of the ones I was referring to earlier; I just didn't want it to look like I was doing "free advertising" for you. ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  9. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    LOLOL, yeah that's wicked awesome!


    You should have your parts this week.
     
  10. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Generation 1 Junk... Lenses may melt in the heat and lights will wash out in the daylight.

    Get an american made product with a guarentee...
     
  11. trip5981

    trip5981 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have these lights, I thought the same thing about the price and if they were junk I would just get rid of them. They actually look pretty sharp on the truck when not lit because no one really notices them. They are pretty bright at night. Daytime not very bright at all and you really cant see them if your not dead in front of them. Plus they have that little goofy box that is required for them to work. I ended up switching them out. Your best bet is to get some tier 3's or something along that line. If you search Wheelen on ebay you can get some pretty good prices on them as well and for some reason they dont show up if you just search "amber LED" or "amber warning".

    Hope this helps.
    trip5981
     
  12. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    well i no you guys said there not so great, but i went ahead and bought a set. FOR the plowing i do they will fit my needs good and since im only 16 i dont have money to buy a ton. Im only looking for a little extra light at night. During the day my lightbar that im getting will be perfect
     
  13. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Ok, I hope they work well for you.

    What light bar are you buying?
     
  14. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    not sure yet im looking for somthing under $175 got any suggestions
     
  15. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

  16. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

  17. xll_VIPER_llx

    xll_VIPER_llx Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    you can also check this site out.... i have the mini lightbar from them and it has 15 functions and is bright as hell..... i have the stl-fusion c wouldnt trade it for the world. Also buying colored lenses is under 5 bucks a lense.

    https://www.speedtechlights.com/
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  18. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    which one did you buy
     
  19. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    sorry you said it didnt even realize
     
  20. basheroffroad

    basheroffroad Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I just received a set from the main distributor in china http://www.fancyqube.com/products/831648.html I separated the lightheads and have them in my grill and on my toolbox I can't say anything for the ambers but the blues I have are extremely bright at night in direct sunlight they may wash alittle but thats why I have the halogen rotators on the roof. also as far as buying chinese or sending money to china I bet those who have made that comment have bought something from a walmart in your lifetime and I'll bet if you look close you will see a little sticker somewhere on almost everything in your house that says "MADE IN CHINA"