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My New 90 Watt 4 Head Whelen Hideaways

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by stroker79, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I just installed them and love them

    The flashback that everyone talks about was no where near as bad as i thought. and after awhile i never really noticed it. sometimes it was cool though when you hit a huge pile of snow and the you see it in slow mo, thats cool.

    The front tubes are in the marker housings and they are freaking bright! the flash direction is perfect. its mostly off to the sides but very noticable in the front as whell but i have plenty of lighting in the grille.

    the power pack is the Whelen CPS 6 head 90watt unit.

    I got the clear tubes because they are far more visable than the yellow.

    heres the vids.



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    heres the front without the headlights on. was too cold to walk around the whole truck again.


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  2. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    looks awsome
     
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Loos good...Nice JOB!!!
     
  4. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Looks great. One suggestion though from a safety standpoint I might offer is to change the way the lights are plugged in so that the fronts alternate from side to side instead of both together. This way you don't have the long period of dark time between flashes and you constantly have light in the front from one bulb or the other. Just my PO.
     
  5. F250 Boss v

    F250 Boss v Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Side Fender Lights

    Just wondering, what kind of lights, (brand/model #), do you have mounted on your front fenders? Did you install those yourself too? Thanks.
     
  6. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

    Looks great.

    I'm gonna guess that the lights on the front fenders are Whelen TIR3 or LIN3.
     
  7. iflyhelis

    iflyhelis Member
    Messages: 53

    Those stobes are great! You don't need to worry about someone not seeing you at night or in the daylight!

    Nice job!
     
  8. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thanks for the compliments.

    the front fenders are the Whelen LIN3. I did install them and all the other lights on the truck.


    Blue line, Thats actually how i had it setup originally but it looked like i was a cop car in pursiut mode. I just switched them to the way they were in the video today to see how i like it.

    The idea came from the dot street plows around here. they all go front to back and i almost think it is more attention getting because there is the absense of light. its almost more annoying because when they are lit there is more light. at least that was my thought process so i figured id try it out.
     
  9. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802


    and thats mainly why i installed them, for daylight. the LEDS are bright but the strobes seem like they are a sharper light which is better at getting your attention.
     
  10. F250 Boss v

    F250 Boss v Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Thanks for the info. Nice job!
     
  11. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    those are sweet! i just installed a set lats weekend. and i think they are sweet.
     
  12. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Looks good !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Chevyboy

    Chevyboy Member
    Messages: 50

    looks good! What kinda strobes do you have and the lights in the rear window?
     
  14. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    the one in the rear window is the Whelen slimlighter ultra. I do not reccomend it. it is VERY directional as you can see in the videos. granted it is mounted behind my factory tinted rear window but I hear the talon is far more linear.

    Its fun to conceal all the lights but if i were to do it all over again, id just do a full size light bar and hideaways. mine is getting to be a little overkill, haha. But at the same time i like it!
     
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    looks good, I think you need some more though!! LOL
     
  16. KINNCO

    KINNCO Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    hey Stroker what's an estimated cost to strobe out a truck like you did? Was it very difficult?
     
  17. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    eesh, almost a grand for all the lights. the hideaway strobes were $200.
     
  18. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    Great set up!! You would have to be blind to not see you coming!!
     
  19. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i have a set of hide-a-ways i need to put on my truck too i've just been lazy. looks great man.
     
  20. Catloader

    Catloader Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Looks good I have a few sets of hideaways on my loaders and trucks. Nice choice