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how many strobes do

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by RSK, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    hi guys
    how many strobes lights do you have on your truck i have 10 led strobes on my rig :rolleyes:
  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    my truck dual roof strobe on during plowing///hideaway strobes///arrow stick

    my brothers truck dual roof strobe

    third truck roof dual rotator
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    im pretty sure its 12 on mine....8 in the light bar and one in each light corner
  4. jbone

    jbone Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    I considered putting led's in mine but either way I dont need lights. I should have them for safety but oh well. Keep in mind the more strobes on your truck the harder it is for other drivers to see. We have that problem in some local fire depts. They have so many lights on their chiefs trucks you cant see anything but them at car accidents. Just a thought
  5. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876


    I think they are silly.

    No offense but if you guys wanna be a cop. Go take the exam.
  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    LOL, RSK, you posted your question in the wrong forum, this is the picture forum. By the way this question is asked every year, do a search for "strobes" and you can read yourself on how many lights people have. Most all answered this question before and wish not to type a reply for a second / third time.

    Good Luck
  7. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    and you will always get people asking why you have strobes, that they are stupid etc. luckily its america and you can do what you want. :nod:
  8. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    22" Dual Strobe mini-bar on top

    Hideaway's all 4 corners


    Only use the lightbar usually though...
  9. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    some people dont know any better !! LOL
  10. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    lol,you know i agree

    If the driving public can't see one bar light on top of your truck just give up,putting those hide away strobes is foolish and impractical and makes the truck look like a toy not to mention a waste of money that most drivers won't see to begin with.
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    IMO the hideways catch my eye first before the lioghtbar in certain situations. From a long range the lightbar comes into view first. I think the more the better as long as you use them properly and not use them to try to get people to pull over for you. You can never have too much warning to other drivers about what you are doing. Some still can't figure it out.:realmad:
  12. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    You've got that rite.No matter how many lights you put on drivers still can't ever "see" you.

    Also since no one has brought it up contact your local DOT since strobes have rules on what you can and can not use them for and where you can or can not have them on your truck,different rules for different states or provinces.
  13. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    10 in my Whelen Liberty LED Lightbar
    2 TIR3s on my liscense plate
    2 Hideaway Strobes in my Reverse Lights
  14. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    on strobe that sits on the top of my truck and blinks lol nothing fan fan
  15. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    One Highlighter on top. That is all I need.
  16. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    I disagree about them being just for cops. There are many purposes for strobes on a vehicle. Warning lights are made for all types of occupations. This is one situation where other drivers must be aware of what you're doing on the road. It is foolish if they're used when you're not plowing, but once you drop that blade, they should go on!
  17. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i drive a tow truck part time i love rely and need my lights have you ever been trying to load a car up on the side of the highway with cars and trucks whipping by at 60+ mph its tough i guess this carries over to my pick up thats why i have all the lights but i usually just use the roof strobe
  18. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Wait till you've been plowing for 10 hours stright and the snow is falling, big flakes, the strobe flash reflecting off the flakes will give you an instant headache.

    I had a 60 watt set in all corners of the truck and then upgraded to the 90 watt Whelen 6 head kit, what a mistake, they are so bright and blinking off the snow drove me crazy. I even sold my Whelen Strobe light bar, that was bad as well. Now, I loaded the truck up with LED's, the new Whelen LED light bar, and a few others, cost a ton more but totally worth it, no flash what so ever, plus a lot brighter and less power.

    If anyone is interested let me know, I'll make you a great deal on the strobe kit, heads and controller.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2006
  19. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,923

    Most states require that you have "A " amber light that can be seen for "X amount of feet, on when engaged in snow plowing/removal.

    I have a duel (amber) rotator on the roof.

    I agree with you, some people get a little carried away with all the lights...

    I makes them look like a rolling carnival side show:waving: ... JMO
  20. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Hideaways in the front are no good. LED's are worth all the money. Strobes just bounce and reflect off the snow, AND THE PLOW. LEDs.........much brighter and better.....