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green lights in ohio

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by jd$jess, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    does anybody in ohio know if we can run green lights or a combination of green and amber on our trucks
     
  2. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    From what I was reading the law says that you can not have any kind of flashing lights.


    (1) Flashing lights are prohibited on motor vehicles, except as a means for indicating a right or a left turn, or in the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, or overtaking or passing. This prohibition does not apply to emergency vehicles, road service vehicles servicing or towing a disabled vehicle, traffic line stripers, snow plows, rural mail delivery vehicles, vehicles as provided in section 4513.182 of the Revised Code, department of transportation maintenance vehicles, funeral hearses, funeral escort vehicles, and similar equipment operated by the department or local authorities, which shall be equipped with and display, when used on a street or highway for the special purpose necessitating such lights, a flashing, oscillating, or rotating amber light, but shall not display a flashing, oscillating, or rotating light of any other color, nor to vehicles or machinery permitted by section 4513.11 of the Revised Code to have a flashing red light.

    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4513.17
     
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Why green??
     
  4. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    ODOT started using green lights and they are crazy bright. It will be interesting to see if they will allow us private guys to run a green and amber combo.
     
  5. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    That's what I was wondering if odot can use green it must be ok for us private guys ..... No ?
     
  6. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    That's what I was wandering if contractors could use them since odor is ,they are bright , they use clear,amber ,green combo
     
  7. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    Odot stupid spell check
     
  8. CELandscapes

    CELandscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    One of the contractors in Troy switched last year to running the bright green. I saw a bunch of trucks thursday running them also
     
  9. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Yes, you can run them. My son just outfitted a 2014 F350 Crew Cab King Ranch with an amber and green show-me light bar and multiple amber and green Tomar RECT-14's. Looks AWESOME !!! He checked with law enforcement before he did it. Also checked with the place that installed all of them, Parr Supply in Plain City, Ohio. They outfit all our equipment with lights.
     
  10. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    You can run any color you want on private property. Just don't go on the public street with them.
     
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    You stole my name!
     
  12. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    I have been running Amber / Green Soundoff Ghost lights for a year now on the rear of my truck and havent had any problems with our local Law Agency, as a matter of fact I have even had a few officers say they liked them. I have run thru town with them on and as long as they were visiable from the rear I havent had a problem. If you view my You Tube link I have a Video of them
     
  13. SPSkyo8530

    SPSkyo8530 Member
    Messages: 31

    We have 2 trucks set up with green and amber. It looks real official.
     
  14. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Would like to see a Video of your Setup
     
  15. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    how are the lights he got for his truck . how much was the tomar lights and the light bar from parr supply
     
  16. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    jd$jess,

    I think the Tomars were around $70 ea. and the Show Me light bar was right at $500.
     
  17. jd$jess

    jd$jess Member
    Messages: 42

    okay thanks I will check them out
     
  18. Fordman2011

    Fordman2011 Member
    from 45356
    Messages: 46

    I am running a green and white speedtech light on mine and havent had any problems yet. And it looks pretty awesome to!
     
  19. Fordman2011

    Fordman2011 Member
    from 45356
    Messages: 46

    I see your from Tipp, my hometown is just 2 towns north of you. I am away at school and have been craving me some hickory river! ussmileyflag
     
  20. CELandscapes

    CELandscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    Company 7 in englewood puts hickory river to shame I think. But hickory is catering my wedding. That puts you in piqua?