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Mini Pinnacle VS Whelen Responder LP?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by APLC, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    :help:looking to purchase one of these light bars this week. I have read great things about the (mini pin) and the price is fantastic. Now I know the (Whelen) light also looks good and has had good reviews and light output + its WHELEN, but also is $76.00 more then the (mini pin). And i dont want to pay just for a name, I would like to stay around $300 or less. I also plan on ordering from strobes and more and show some support to the Plowsite vendors. any help will do thanks is advance ussmileyflag
     
  2. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    I have friends who are volunteer fire fighters, and seeing both bars durin the day and at night has made ne a firm believer in the whelen over the pinnacle. It's amazing. Hope I can help.
     
  3. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Thanks was hopeing that someone has seen them in the daylight thank you. Anyone eles?
     
  4. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    That being said, however, if you're on a budget the pinnacle is an amazing bar for the money, you'd be happy with it. the difference isn't that great.
     
  5. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I am choosing for a lightbar right now too and I like the responder with the clear lens but ti has to be a perm mount for easy changing of the pattern, thats a downfall to me
     
  6. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Also I dont really care for the amber dome, I was a little upset the blue and red have clear but amber doesn't
     
  7. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    They should have clear, my buddy has one that is amber. Were looking for the same thing.
     
  8. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Just saw a you tube vid demonstrating the lights features on the Offsound mini pin. This thing looks awesome! Does anyone know if you can dim the brightness? I know that it's good to have it bright but sometimes pulling into a driveway at 3am I don't need to light up th e whole neighborhood.
     
  9. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,763

    ultra strobe has the led highlighter for 209
     
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Yes, turn it off.
     
  11. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    EXACTLY...:drinkup:
     
  12. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Love the sarcasm, but I'm not an idiot man. I've seen some that have 2 levels of brightness. Just wondering If this model has that feature.
     
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Wasn't trying to be sarcastic. My last truck had a full size whelen edge and hideaways, when id go to certain places id turn everything off and just put my hazards on for when id back out of the drive. I've personally never heard of a dim setting but interesting idea.
     
  14. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    Yeah this one I saw had 2 settings on it. Don't know the brand and it wasn't anything fancy. Im torn between the whelen and soundoff. Both seem real nice. Anything is better than what I got now.
     
  15. 7_below

    7_below Senior Member
    Messages: 245

  16. firefighter4418

    firefighter4418 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    i got a pinnacle and i love the bar nice and bright and the price was good to sure beats my old dual rotator that i used to run
     
  17. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    i recently sold a whelen mini liberty that had hi/low power.. it was a nice feature.. the pinnacles look nice, but i'm running a whelen mini liberty now half white/half amber and it's ridiculous. i love it
     
  18. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    well I went with the Whelen Responder, ordered it from Strobes And More this afternoon, will post my review of the light in day and night as soon as it gets here :nod:
     
  19. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Axixtech falcon, F86 thats what im buying, Fleetsafety.com give it a look, i've done a lot of research and thats what im buying
     
  20. APLC

    APLC Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    It does look like a great light I already went with the clear dome Amber Whelen Responder mag mount from strobes and more for $299+ free shipping