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hide-a-ways in roof lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by grec-o-face, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Has anyone visited this idea before??

    I'm getting ready to strobe my truck and was thinking about putting some hide-a-ways in the cab-lights. At first look, it seems like there just isn't enough room.... Anyone have any input on this??

    Thanks All
     
  2. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Not enough room.
     
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I have a cheaper set of 4 corner strobes if you want to try it. I think it's a cool idea if it would work. $100 takes everything...........box with adj flash pattern, bulbs and harnesses. New.
     
  4. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    You will melt them.
     
  5. M1N1TRK

    M1N1TRK Member
    Messages: 48

    You could possibly do it by taking out the regular bulbs and placing the strobe tubes in the housing. But im going to have to agree with flipper, that even if you could get it to fit into the housing you will end up melting the plastic.
     
  6. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I think it's worth a closer look at least. I'll let you guys know if I burn my truck down.:confused:
     
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

  8. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

  9. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

  10. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Let me restate. I have done it for more then one person on both Fords and GMs and they have melted the lenses.

    Now maybe with LEDs as they run cooler.
     
  11. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Trust me, the set I'm selling won't be melting anything anytime soon. That's what I was referring to, not strobes in general ;)
     
  12. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Why not just use LED's? Strobes burn out.
     
  13. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    I've ran strobes for 8 years on several trucks and have replaced maybe 2-3 bulbs. If you're burning out bulbs often something is wrong.
     
  14. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    Never said I was burning out bulbs often. In fact mine have never burnt out, because they're LED's.
    The fact still remains that sooner or later strobes burn out.
     
  15. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Gotcha.................but typically a box will have issues before a bulb will, and even that's not common. LED's burn out too. Nothing is indefinate.
     
  16. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    As for answering the OP, consider a set of Wig Wags, it would be the answer to all of this nonsense ;)
     
  17. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    We have done both strobes and led in cab lights. There are differnt type of strobe tubes some of them are very close to the lens and this will melt them. But leds will only go in the direction the are facing.
     
  18. carver60

    carver60 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    leds dont creat heat so get leds and you will be good. whelen vertexs will fit in there perfectly. check sirennet.com or strobesnmore.com out
     
  19. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    leds are not directional.......vertex will light up that roof light great facing upwards.
     
  20. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    before i get flamed...yes they are directional....but they will work fine pointing off axis if they are quality