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LED warning light ideas??

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by SantiniServices, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. SantiniServices

    SantiniServices Member
    Messages: 45

    it getting close to snow and i dont need some jerk running into my brand new truck. anyone got any ideas for leds warning lights for my rig.

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  2. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Maybe a mini led lightbar on the top of the dump and some strobes in the back. All I have to say is that is a very nice truck!
     
  3. ManorD24

    ManorD24 Member
    Messages: 35

    If you click on the plowsite link and scroll down you can see a larger pick of our F350 at the firs dept. There are 2 leds on each side of the dump body, 2 on the rear of the dump towards the sides so the sander doesnt block them and then we have the strobe light bar and 2 remote strobes in the front corner lights. The leds are all red so they might be alittle hard to see. In my personal truck i'm adding leds to the grill, most likely the small whelen tir3.
    If your looking for a good web site i've used www.strobesnmore.com several times with no problems and there prices are good.

    Really nice truck, best of luck with it

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    Last edited: Nov 13, 2007
  4. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    I would also run some strobes in the turn signal lenses in the mirrors. That would be neat looking and original.
     
  5. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Ok this is what I think,

    BLUE - strobes
    RED - LED's

    you can put some LEDS in the rear of the dump body as well & some strobes in the tail lights.

    AWESOME truck btw!!

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  6. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    You can't have red or blue strobe lights as they are emergency colors. It is against the law to have those. Only way you could get away with it is if you were a fireman or emt worker. You will have to go with yellow. You could do two yellow LED's in the front and two in the rear of the body.
     
  7. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    I think he was just using the colors red/blue to show where to put strobes/leds
     
  8. SantiniServices

    SantiniServices Member
    Messages: 45

    thanks for all the ideas guys im a volunteer firefighter and my other car an 04 explorer is loaded with blue leds. im trying to stay all amber and all led. ive talked to people that have put leds on the top of the dump body and they said that they reflect off the snow and make it hard to see but im open for opinions. i dont think ill be able to put strobes in the mirror lights theyre way to small u need to be able to fit the strobe in there.
     
  9. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    blue =leds
    red= strobes

    All amber lights

    I would put 2 whelen super strobes self contained on the top head board of the dump. leds recessed or surface mounted in head bord probably a linear 8 500 series whelen or similar stobes in the rear in the posts and appran of dump bodie some liner 3's in the grill and hid-a-ways in the turn signals. all front facesing lights be on seperate switch so not to get bounce back with plow on .

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  10. SantiniServices

    SantiniServices Member
    Messages: 45

    cat320 i like your style the more the better
     
  11. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    I saw you checking out my TIR6's in my F350 grill in the parking lot of Genoa the other day while I was eating lunch :p

    I also have a set in my x-over box in the back. They offer great protection from the front and back, but they leave something to be desired from the sides. I can't decide if I'm going to add a lightbar or if I'm going to add more lights (LIN3's?) to the sides of the front and rear bumpers.
     
  12. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
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  13. SantiniServices

    SantiniServices Member
    Messages: 45

    matt
    i like the tailgate lettering on the truck tailgate it looks awsome. i like the bumper idea but can u see the grille tir6's when the plow is on???
     
  14. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    I actually don't know just yet. I just picked up a Snoway 28V this weekend and have yet to get it hitched up. I suspect the lights will clear the blade

    fyi, The tailgate is actually just a huge magnet.
     
  15. SantiniServices

    SantiniServices Member
    Messages: 45

    thats a huge magnet good luck with the plow one of the guys who works for my father has a snow way on his 2001 f250 and loves it does it have the down pressure feature??
     
  16. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    yea its got the DP
     
  17. New Heights

    New Heights Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    What are you looking to spend on it?
     
  18. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Talk about flashback from hell.
     
  19. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Most definatly.There is an f350 tow truck in town that would put what i would do to shame. but the whole key to the lighting thing is switches. I would not put them all on one on /off switch front,back ,leds ,hide-a-ways rear back up lights all would have to be set up to work independent of one another.
     
  20. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Yep, I was just using those colors so they stood out. I would use AMBERS & CLEARS.