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Installing strobes in turn signal lens

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Sierrasan, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Sierrasan

    Sierrasan Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I just purchased some Whelen strobes to install in my amber rear turn signals. Does it matter if the strobe goes straight in from the back so that it is pointing to the rear or can I install it in the side of the lens so that the strobe is sideways to the rear of the truck? I am concerned that installing it the wrong way will reduce the amount of "flash" coming from the lens.
    Hope my description makes sense.


  2. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Make, model and year of vehicle?
  3. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    well to get the most relection out of you tail light lense i would try and mount it as close to the bulb as possible ... thats how i have mine .. and then you can get the most reflection out of your light output ...
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    need more info but typically it would be installed to the side on centerline with the reflector. the turn signal bulb comes in straight from the back
  5. Sierrasan

    Sierrasan Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    That's what I was trying to figure out, if the strobe should be installed the same way as the bulb or if the strobe can be installed from the side of the reflector.
  6. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Both will work but depending on the vehicles light shape, one will produce better results. And again I ask, make, model and year?
  7. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i think he needs the application to better assist you...lol