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LED Strobe Advice

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by beneb, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. beneb

    beneb Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Hello Everyone.
    New to the site. I recently purchased a '12 Silverado 2500HD to plow with. Decided it was time to get my own truck instead of driving for someone else. I'm working on getting her all set up and I had some questions about strobes. I've been looking around and I'm thinking I'm going to buy some Feneix Cannon hide-a-way strobes. I want to put some in my back up lights to be on when I'm in reverse and then hooked up to a switch for strobe mode. The previous owner of the truck was kind enough to have put 2 nice switches in my overhead console and it appears he drilled the mounting holes in the tail lights. My question is, is this a good placement for the hide-a-ways? Or should I attempt to get the dealer to replace the tail lights under warranty and drill new holes?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. beneb

    beneb Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    sorry forgot pictures

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  3. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJqheJaW9-4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ2XW_qECUs
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,980

    Yea go for it
     
  5. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    very simple procedures. i ususally HEAT THE 1 INCH HOLE BIT AND JUST SINK IT into the bezel .
     
  6. beneb

    beneb Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    BTW, here's a picture of the switches if anybody is interested. Exactly where I was going to put them if I had bought a truck without. I haven't gone and tracked down all the wires yet, but I popped off the console the other day and it looks like they go above the headliner to the passenger side.

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  7. beneb

    beneb Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    As in, put the hide-a-ways in the existing holes? My concern is that I won't get a lot of light projecting to the rear when I am backing up. Or...I could add more lights in other places... Thumbs Up
     
  8. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    i have CLEAR whelen vertexes in all my reverse light bulb holes , on steady burn when in reverse . also have capabilities of 24 other patterns with a momentary switch .

    sick
     
  9. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,901

    Really? Under warranty?
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,980

    This is correct, you won't, not from the factory light. As you said you can add lights for reverse if needed. The holes in the housing will not be warranty fyi....
     
  11. beneb

    beneb Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I thought I might be able to do some creative persuading regarding safety, headlight functionality, moisture, future repairs, yada yada yada...how about replacing my tail lights?

    I'm not talking about replacing the factory bulb, though. I was just going to pop some hide-a-ways into the holes on the side of the housing that the previous owner drilled to supplement the factory bulb. I know the rule of thumb is to get that light as close to the focal point of the lens as possible. Just wondering if anybody could share any pics or videos or something of where they mounted in tail lights to compare. I see lots of videos of peoples trucks with the lights flashing but it's hard to tell where they are mounted. I'm kind of thinking I'll just stick the lights in there and see how I like it, and maybe add lights later.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,980

    For what we are doing, it don't have to be that precise. I would just use those holes
     
  13. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

  14. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Have you made a video of your truck with them on? Sounds cool
     
  15. jimbo64

    jimbo64 Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Try your strobes in the already drilled holes as the previous owner did as I assume it's all wired. If you're not happy with it then change things. I replaced my cargo box lights with strobes in my F250 reg. cab and they work great. The cab light is plenty bright to see in the box.
     
  16. rjk512

    rjk512 Member
    Messages: 43

    The Feniex Cannons seem pretty nice, comparable to the Whelen Vertexs from what I understand...

    The previous owner seemed to have a plan of his own, looks like he did a nice job with both the holes and switch placement - they look perfect on that overhead panel.

    Best of luck.