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Looks like I might actually have to get my plow lights out!

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Strobesnmore, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Looks like we might get some real snow this weekend. Figures the one weekend I can't go skiing but at least ill get to play with the plow and earn some points with my neighbors, family, and friends.
     
  2. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    If you need some warning lights for your plow, we have a really great supporting vendor here. Oh, wait a minute. Never mind. Be safe out there!
     
  3. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I have fun plowing. I don't charge and do family, friends, strangers, elderly, and whomever else I come upon needing a hand. I build this really nice LED backup light that slides in my Reese hitch. It has 3 1500 lumen floods on it. I'll post a pic later.
     
  4. mranum

    mranum Member
    Messages: 32

    I wondered about doing something like that. Back up lights that could slide in a receiver and just plug would be pretty handy. Thumbs Up
     
  5. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    New lights all finished and ready to go. These will be for sale down the road.

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  6. mranum

    mranum Member
    Messages: 32

    Only problem I can see is backing into snowbanks. :p Been there done that and wrecked a few trailer plugs located under the bumper. My thought was to have a short riser on them to get above the hitch just a bit, but yet still low enough to not block the tailgate.

    Looks like they would be bright lights though. Thumbs Up
     
  7. I do charity or karma plowing too. Along with tow straps and jumper cables, family, friends, widows etc. know who got their back. A thank you is more than enough , go do something nice for someone else. I used the beacon I purchased from Strobes-N-More Friday, helping some friends stranded along the road just before Nemo hit. Question I e-mailed about the light was answered promptly, I called in my order, talked to a live person with out going up phone "tree", got free shipping for being a Plowsite member. You are now even higher on my list. I hope things get back to normal for you Roadies.
     
  8. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 429

    More like these will be smashed to bits dow the road.. I saw a half dozen of those varoius under bumper lites dangeling this storm .They work great untill theres snowbanks , a common occurance in a blizzard.
     
  9. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    Saw those too. Plus LEDs do not have the heat to melt the snow that gets on them. If you want to use LEDs you have to put them up on a headache rack.
     
  10. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Although that may be true for some of the cheap LEDs, decent LEDs will surprise you. When I was setting up the six Whelen LINZ6's in the lower half of my light bar, I had it sitting on my basement workbench where the lights were about waist level. It took me a few minutes to get the flash patterns I was looking for. And let me tell you, that part of my body got plenty warm!
     
  11. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    The key to not damaging the lights is not to overtighten them. I have hit numerous snowbanks with them and when I check them I just re-aim them and they are fine.
     
  12. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    You sad it has 3 led lights but i only see 2 led lights???