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help on a light bar

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ChEc0, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    Hey guys i was just wondering what u guys have for led light bars right now i have 2 strobes on my back rack and i want a light bar in the middle
    i just found this one http://www.needlights.com/ab111200.html so if anyone knows anything about it please help me out and if you guys have picks of how u mounted yours that would help also
  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    I have that same light bar. If you get the permanent mount it comes with two slots for the bolts. I bolt a piece of flat stock on the top of the back rack and then drilled 4 holes in the flat stock and the light bolts to that.

    Regards Mike
  3. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    is it nice and bright and how is it to wire up would i be able to tap into the strobes i have now and keep them on one switch or does it have to be seprate

  4. PlowKid150

    PlowKid150 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    be careful with the 12 volt plug in bars, i had one and it melted right through my cigg lighter. i didnt notice it was happening till i smelled the plastic melting while i was out plowing. talk about a damn mess.
  5. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    i dont plan on using the cigg. lighter i wana just run a switch for it
  6. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Probably a good idea but I would'nt tap into your strobe. I'd run a separate switch.
  7. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    How bright is this lightbar? I've heard about some led lightbars that are not very bright. Also, is it well made. Is the plastic heavy duty? I appreciate any help as I'm considering buying this unit.
  8. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    I have that same light mounted to my backrack using the 91002REC backrack bracket kit. You can remove the magnets from the bottom, you will be left with 4 bolts sticking out of the light, drill 4 holes in the backrack bracket to match and your good to go. I ran 3 wires from the light to 2 dash mounted switch's, 1 is on/off and the other is flash pattern. The light is pretty bright and seems to be well built. They do make the same light in a permanent mount kit but it seems to be much harder to find.
  9. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    what kind of switch did u run for the flash pattern cause its got 7 different ones and the permanet one isnt hard to find go to http://www.needlights.com/ab111200.html scrool to bottom and selct it from models
  10. BigBurban

    BigBurban Member
    Messages: 31

    I have this light bar also....It is very bright and seams to be well made. LED's are nice because they draw very little power compared to strobes. As long as you can add about 4 amps to your strobe circuit safely you could wire it right in.

    The mag mount has a momentary switch mounted on the bottom to change patterns.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2005
  11. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    i wish i could see one on a truck to see how it looks i dont wana get a light bar and be the *** of the group out in the snow
  12. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Dude, I instantly came up with about a zillion smarta$$ comebacks for that one, but I'll save them. Just thought you should know:> ha ha! By the way, I love that lightbar, I think I might get one. I was toying with the idea of putting four quad flash LED ovals inside an old jetsonic minibar because the LED minibars I've seen are big bucks, but that ones decent priced.
  13. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    ya im allset the with remarks and im pretty sure im gonna get that light bar