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Need help lighting the new truck with LEDs

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by cpearl4788, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I bought a new 2014 gmc 3500hd with a reading dump body and now it's time to get some safety and warning lights. I was thinking two whelen freedom micro edge 2 LEDs on top corners of body? Here's some pics of truck.

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  2. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    One more from the side

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  3. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    YES! Is all I have to say.....I have always loved those lights on the corner of dump body's.
     
  4. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Nice truck! Need some more pics .that would look good with the micro's I would also add some grommet mounted lights in the back of the dump body and for summertime front warning low mount hide a ways in the light lens
     
  5. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thank you I will snap some more pics on the rear end if dump for ideas
     
  6. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Next question to all where can I order the freedom micro edge for the best deal?
     
  7. Kwagman

    Kwagman Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 170

    Why no consider Whelen's new "V" Series lights for the sides of the dump bed, and then maybe surface mount IONs or LINz6s for the front and rear.

    Whelen LINZ6 Super LED: http://www.strobesnmore.com/Whelen-LINZ6-Super-LED-Lighthead.html

    Whelen Ion Surface Mount Super LED: http://www.strobesnmore.com/Whelen-Ion-Surface-Mount-Super-LED.html

    Whelen V Series Multi Purpose Super LED Warning Light: http://www.strobesnmore.com/Whelen-V-Series-Multi-Purpose-Super-LEd-Warning-Light.html
    or
    http://www.sirennet.com/whionv3.html
     
  8. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    I looked for someone selling them online but did not find any. You can call whelen and order from them or find a dealer that can order them for you.

    I know its the liberty and not the freedom but its something to look at. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Whelen-Edge-LFL-Micro-2-LED-mini-lightbar-/221126370384
     
  9. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Here is picture of back end.

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  10. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  11. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Heres some more.

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  12. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    The way that reading body is set up I would mount a box under the rear and use a 500 series whelen in the box and maybe put another box on the side under the stop siglen or to the side unless I could find one that fit better on the sides not to stick out but I would sincronize the rear. I think recessing them in the headboard is a good idea too but I like the look of having them on top.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  13. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I think those would look good. And clean. Also I like the idea of not having expensive lights some where I can break them when dumping a load
     
  14. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I am going to my local lights guy today to get my hands on some and see which ones I like better. I'll post back tonight with a final idea... I hope
     
  15. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    2 or 4 500 series either gromet mount or in boxes on the rear of the body and atomic led roof lights on the cab
     
  16. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    You could do 4 -500 series on the cab corners and 2 or 4 of the same in the rear all a very clean look and have them synced up for flash patterns. There is no question that not having anything above the head board is better when dumping tree limbs have a way of appearing fast lol but the micro's would look good in combination with the 500 series.
     
  17. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    My idea for the Micros would be to put them on the bottom side of the cab protector so they would not get damaged. But I also like the idea 500 series lights. It would be much cheaper and look just as good if not better.
     
  18. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    http://www.whelen.com/auto/product.php?head_id=12&cat_id=74&prod_id=148

    http://www.whelen.com/auto/product.php?head_id=12&cat_id=74&prod_id=146

    They used to have one that you mounted to the head board and it gave you 180 deg coverage you could also use it on equipment cabs too because of height or tree issues the only problem I don't like is if you put a 500 facing straight out you have no rear coverage from the head board a side facing unit does not give that great of a side flash. you could put another 500 facing the rear up top.
     
  19. cpearl4788

    cpearl4788 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

  20. FSLC

    FSLC Member
    from KC, Mo.
    Messages: 46