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mini light bar

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Green Grass, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
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    I am currently looking for a Mini Light bar to go on top of my back rack. I am looking for a light bar that is thin and bright. Wondering what you guys are running and your thoughts on what you have.
    Thanks a Ton
     
  2. outdoor1

    outdoor1 Junior Member
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    the mini raptor from speed tech lights awesome bright and for the money i have them on all my fleet truck, never a problem:mechanic:
     
  3. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
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    the STL Raptor?
     
  4. outdoor1

    outdoor1 Junior Member
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    its about 14" long 7" high ssits on our back racks duel colour blue/amber
     
  5. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I dont run any lighting, but if I were to run a mini bar I would do the Whelen Responder LP http://www.sirennet.com/whr2lpp.html or a Federal Signal Highlighter http://www.ilfireandpoliceequip.com...-Sirens-amp-Parts/Lightbars/HighLighter-c109/ or a Sound Off Pinacle http://ledguy.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=74_130&products_id=401 and if your willing to really drop a dollar or two Federal Signal Mini Legend http://www.lonestarpse.com/fesi24mileli.html - Please stay away from Speed Tech Lighting they are the worst. You get what you pay for.
     
  6. outdoor1

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    so i guess you have had a problem with stl, please let me know maybe i have made a mistake buy for 25 plow trucks running 15 hours a day in -20 -35 conditions in a canadian winter running these lights for the past 2 years with out one problem, beating the whelen in price and brightness. maybe i made a mistake.:dizzy:
     
  7. Stik208

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    http://forums.libertypse.com/showthread.php?464-Speedtech-Lights

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    I ordered 2 grille lights from them and a switchbox. Switchbox still works fine but the grille lights that were guaranteed 100% waterproof were ruined within 6 months from moisure and fried the wiring. Thats the last set of lights i ordered from them.

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    their customer service is horrible, and their products are very cheaply made.

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    All I know about them is they have very bad reviews from people who have bought from them, IE lights stop working within a few hours of being taken out of the box. Leds burning out. Problems returning items and never getting refunds.
     
  8. SharpBlades

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    whelen responder with the linear 6 heads. very bright and great price
     
  9. wizardsr

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    I really like the Able2 Sho-Me Luminator mini-bar. I've got a few of them and I really like them. Very bright in the daylight, and they have a photo sensor to dim them down at night. And yes, they're that bright that they need to be dimmed at night. Expect to pay $400 for a mag mount.
     
  10. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
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    Speed Tech is a member of BBB and has an A rating which is good in my book.
     
  11. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
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    I have never had any issues with Whelen brand, yeah they r costly but keep running in any weather! I happen to have an extra Edge mini for sale. Let me know if interested.
     
  12. IMAGE

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    Price shipprd to 58103?
     
  13. wizardsr

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    BBB rating means nothing. All a company needs to do to get an A rating is pay dues... :rolleyes:
     
  14. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
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    i have 2 STL mini led raptors for 2 and 3 years now , no probs whatsoever....very bright and priced right
     
  15. The Lone Plower

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    Whelen Responder R2 w/LINZ6 lightheads. Very bright. I got lucky and picked mine up a couple weeks ago at an auction for $200. :yow!:


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  16. pohouse

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    Sound off Signal, mini pinnacle. EPL7000. super bright, 28 flash patterns. I like it.
     
  17. Mark13

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    Federal Signal Mini Legend. Mine's awesome.