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My custom led lightbar build

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by cameo89, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    This is a custom code 3 led lightbar to simulate a code 3 2100

    Needless to say I started this to save money vs. just buying a full size led lightbar, as of now Im at apx. $460, with another $100+/- till Im done...

    Parts used:
    1) Code 3 47'' excalibur lower trays, frame & feet
    2) code 3 2100 tops (Amber)
    3) 20 code 3 ledx modules (16 leds per head) = 320 total leds
    4) 16 channel federal signal led flasher (have not ordered yet) MODEL 650302
    5) MR11 alleys
    6) MR11 Take downs
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    more to follow
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011
  2. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    This is kind of step 2, all wires are clamped, zip tied and ground and power wires are just waiting for a led flasher

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    more to follow
     
  3. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    Looking good so far
     
  4. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I just wired up 2 of the heads to see what it's gonna look like, I can't wait for my flasher so I can fire up all 20 heads

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    These will be the amber 2100 tops used

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    These are the new style code 3 2100 mounting feet Im in need of

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    Enjoy and comments and suggestions are welcome

    More updates and pics to follow
     
  5. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Thank you Sir....
     
  6. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    This just a first run, all heads are running on a random pattern untill I get my led flasher

    plus I have 1 module not working a 2 that are yellow instead of amber, those 3 modules will be replace here shortly

    Video link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpclMVUHBAM







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  7. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
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  8. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Gettin a little closer....


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  9. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Nicely done man. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  10. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    when you're done can you make me one? lol
     
  11. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    how is this comming along? Neat project!
     
  12. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Hey Cameo How about a New Video of your completed lightbar
     
  13. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Wish I could....lol another member on another site is screwing me around on my ledx modules, and I still havent had the extra cash to order the rest of my parts....but as soon as I get it done or even closer I will post up more pics and video!
     
  14. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Have you been reading that thread? I contacted that one guy to put me on the list also.
     
  15. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Yes I sent him my info. More power to him, I sure hope he can get farther than others have. I just want my stuff, its not that hard to put something up for sale, collect money or trade then ship item to the rightfull owner:gunsfiring:
     
  16. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yeah I agree. Let me know how you make out.
     
  17. Yooper75

    Yooper75 Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Very nice work, I want a LED light bar so I am going to follow this thread closely.
     
  18. 2004chevy2500hd

    2004chevy2500hd Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Very nice work! I like what I see so far.

    Keep up to great work!
     
  19. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Thank you, I have everything to finish my bar EXCEPT the 2100 tops

    I will post up more pics and video once I get the sound off 12 channel led flaser hooked up, the 2 MR11 alleys and MR11 front takedowns.

    Oh and I finally found the New style LIT mounting feet from Code 3
     
  20. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    So I finally got my MR11 alleys and MR11 takedowns installed, ordered my amber 2100 flat top domes today, I have to wait for my tops to get here before I can hook up my 12 channel led flasher to see if it will fit in the bar or if I will have to mount it in the cab and run wires to the bar, we'll see in a few days when my tops show up....

    Also scorded me a nice pair of Whelen mirror beams for my silverado, but had to change out the red 52 series lenses, ordered new amber 500 series lenses from strobes n' more on sat and one more new strobe cable to install them....Yay I cant wait

    My step son has my digital camera with him on his vacation so Ill try and get some pics when he gets home.