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LED color question

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by gman2310, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. gman2310

    gman2310 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I want to install LED Hideway in my tail lights of an 03 GMC 2500. I was going to put them in the yellow turn signal part. The question is, do i put amber leds or clear leds? What is going to be brighter? Same as red, do you put red behind red or clear behind red?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Same color as the lens....
    Why do you want to put ANYTHING behind the red lens?
     
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Put clear in the reverse lights. There fore you still have signals and brake lights
     
  4. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 778

    Some states may not allow white flashing lights.
     
  5. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 778

    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^

    Or you could put Amber hideaways in the clear lense too
     
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    If you're on private property it doesn't matter. We don't run them between sites. Hell I turn them off if there's no one around
     
  7. gman2310

    gman2310 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    We do some convenience stores that are open 24hrs, i dont want to interfere with reverse lights. I want to mainly stick with the amber turn signals
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Look into fenix cannons. I just did a set in my truck. Reverse lights when in reverse, strobes when "on"
     
  9. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i always put clear bulbs behind colored lenses. it gives the brightest flash.
    colored bulbs only go behind clear lenses.
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    You never back into a road to push a driveway in?
     
  11. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Nope. Don't do driveways. Never will

    I did one driveway 6 years ago and got stuck 4 times in an hour. Never again lol
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Do you drive through the lawn to get to your parking lots?
     
  13. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I said we don't run them between sites. I also don't leave site in a storm unless someone breaks down.

    I also sit in the truck and where slippers and a t shirt. xysport
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    Neither did I.

    So when plowing a site, you never back into a road to push the driveway in?

    And goodie gumdrops, not all of us are dedicated to one site.
     
  15. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I see what you're saying now. Yeah I try not to. I'll drive around the lot and drive in if its not in the middle of the night. I don't like backing into roads people are idiots
     
  16. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,889

    PHP:
    So instead of backing into the road and pushing the entrances, you'll drive in circles multiple times to clear a single entrance?
     
  17. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Well, this thread had certainly taken an interesting left turn - followed by a trip right down the tubes!
     
  18. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    No. I know how to do it efficiently. No traffic I don't care. We are pod hourly as well. From the first flake until we're done
     
  19. gman2310

    gman2310 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Yea....salesperson from Angelos told me use same colored bulb as the lense
     
  20. info4tim

    info4tim Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    Yes ditto on same color lite as lenses...always. Read up on light refraction specs, etc from like colored lites thru same lenses.