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New LEDS

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by ColumbiaLand, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Hey guys I'm new to LEDs, I have strobes in all of our trucks, getting some leds for my new truck for the fire dept (fire police) Bought this for my grille http://www.awdirect.com/pse-ambertrade-xt3-led-series-interior-exterior-lights-xt304b/new-products/. My question is do I need a power supply for the leds? Ive heard they are easy to put in but just want to be sure I order everything I need. Do they just get wired to an on off switch? Im sure you have answered these questions many times, but any input would help. Thanks
     
  2. andyman0291

    andyman0291 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    im pretty sure that those leds are just plug and play. just hook em up to power, ground, and a switch and you should be all set. remember to put in fuses.
    you also might want to look into the whelen dominator series. basically the same thing.
     
  3. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    leds just wire to power/ground and the switch put in a fuse also.
    if your going to put a bunch of leds in and want them controlled seperately you might also consider looking into a switch box
    good luck
     
  4. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Well you don't need a power supply, they are self contained. Make sure you read the instruction manual prior to starting, it's actually available on that same page you linked to. Which model did you purchase?
     
  5. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    What? Do they run on Solar power? Oh yeah that would be a power source! Every light that's made needs a power supply! That's what the Battery is! Geesh and you do installs? Nothing like having a light that won't light! :D I'm just mess'n with you!

    Just run the red wire through the switch and the switch pwr wire through a fuse/fuseable link and to your power source. Battery or fuse box. Hook up your ground after you have the hot wire ran so you don't short anything and you should be good to go. 15 amp fuse and switch should be good. Like said before if your going to run alot of them look into a switch box.

    Good luck to you!
     
  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

     
  7. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    I don't care who you that's funny right there! I'm sorry I couldn't resist! That would have been like taking a plane flight without a plane! LOL Have a good one! :drinkup: