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Hide A Ways in lightbar

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Mark13, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Random though today while looking at my lightbar. Would it be possible to put 2 strobe heads from a hide a way system in the lightbar? I was thinking put them in the bottom so the tubes face up.

    It might be a dumb idea that would never work or look good but it sounded like a good idea.

    I was thinking something like this (where the dots are):
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  2. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    yes it would i had done that for some one with a 36" mx7000 i put a whelen 20 watt hid-a-way strobe kit i between thr rotators (RsRIRsR)
     
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking that I'd tie it in with the ones I want to put in my front and rear lights, so a 6 head 90w system.
     
  4. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    that would work to
     
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Did the system you setup look pretty good?

    I'd probably have them on a seperate switch so if the rotators were going I could control if they were on or off. Or just use them and not the rotators sometimes.
     
  6. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    yeah i wish i could have kept the bar it came out nice and that would be a goo idea to do the seperet switching
     
  7. Mark13

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    I'd like to do my front/rear/and bar all on seperate switches. So my truck doesn't look like an amber/white christmas tree all the time.
     
  8. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    yeah i have a 3 postion slide switch for my truck and 3 other switches and one momentary switch all on a code 3 mastercom siren
     
  9. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    i dont like the white strobes when plowing it messes with your eyes more than amber dose and if you put hid a way in the fog lights wont they shine off the plow
     
  10. Mark13

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    I don't have fog lights so I was thinking my highbeams. That's why I wanted them on a switch, So I can control what strobes are going to reduce the "annoyance" of the reflections. My taillights will probably get used the most out of them all. And I don't really want all amber since they will also be used for the fire department along with plowing.
     
  11. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    ohhh i seeeee
     
  12. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
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    A friend of mine did it and said it worked fine. Just make sure you seal the outside properly. Also make sure the bar can handle the extra heat.....You dont want to ruin your bar.....
     
  13. Mark13

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    I never thought about the heat. It shouldn't be to big of a deal. Its got a pretty good sized lense over the lights so lots of surface area to disapate heat.
     
  14. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    i was told to keep the bulbs atlest 2-3" away from a lense
     
  15. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I wasn't going to put them right next to the lense, I was thinking in the middle pretty close to the diamond shaped mirror so they reflect off and out the sides/backwards nice.
     
  16. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
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    sounds good