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Oversized warning light

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by thejudges69, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. thejudges69

    thejudges69 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Ok heres the deal i'm new to this forum and have a couple questions. I'm looking to buy a new lightbar to put on the top of my enclosed headache rack on my semi truck for oversized loads. I'm really considering buying a voltex 48" light cause of the cost. I bought a cheap one a few years ago from the uniform warehouse in cali and it didn't last 6 months and broke on both occasions. I cannot see spending more then about 500 bucks for a lightbar cause they get so abused on our trucks bouncing down the highway for 1000's of miles a year. SO my question is who has these voltex bars and how long have you had them and do you like them. I know that there foreign made and i'm ok with that, the american made stuff is just to high priced for what we use them for. Or what are you guys using or recommend for use as a cheaper solution. Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    I say go for it the light looks sweet and you always have the old one for a backup!
     
  3. ultimate plow

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

    Dont buy it. Buy a federal signal or whelen mini bar and if you want more get some led lightheads. That should be about the same value of a voltex junk bar and you will have better life and service of the name brand stuff.
     
  4. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Go with the US made lights...you may pay alittle more but they are built for long hauls like your into... you can buy a bunch of voltex's per year and still have your Federal, Whelen, Code 3, or other US Bar working without a problem. They're made to be rugged.
     
  5. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    If you need the warning lights then buy one that will last. Email me with your required specs and I'll see what I can do. You have already had a bad experience with a cheap bar, why repeat that?
     
  6. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    light bar

    I noticed you are looking for a new bar, I have a nice whelen patriot 48 for sale. Let me know if youd be interested
     
  7. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    The mini-pennicule looks nice.
     
  8. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    They are great little bars. Everyone that buys them loves them.
     
  9. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    My friend runs over sized loads and runs a liberty led

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  10. DrivewayKing

    DrivewayKing Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    The Judge I have one of the voltex 48" bars it is an ok lightbar but I had to replace many of the led modules. I am lookin to sell it on craigslist and get a code 3 led lightbar. Whelen and Code 3 are alot brighter then the voltex bars.

    02PowerStroke ur friend has a real nice truck I like that.

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  11. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    yeahs its a nice ride I work there washing it at night when its not on the road. Judge he has 300,000 on with that lightbar and still workin

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  12. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    Spend the money on a whelen, code 3, or federal signal lightbar. Its just not worth wasting your money on another piece of junk. The name brand bars hold up great for fire, police, border patrol and utility companies. Trust me nobody can be anymore ruff on a lightbar than the border patrol lol. Make one purchase and make it your last!
     
  13. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats a really nice semi.
     
  14. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Your friend has 300,000 miles on the liberty... Bet you were lucky to hit 1000 with the Voltex... Go Liberty, Gardian or something american made...that 300K should tell you something! wesport ussmileyflag
     
  15. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Pirsch - What county do you live in and why is it in need of defending?
     
  16. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Not defending anything... Read my earlier post and you'll see... I'm Old School anyhow...I'm still Halogen and sealed beam friendly! :)
     
  17. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    No Pirsch, your signature says "See...All creatures are preparing to defend the county and risking themselves! "

    So what county and why does it need defending? LOL
     
  18. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Look at my squirrel...He gave his life to protect and defend the people that believe in the Constitution and not change it for anyone person or party that wants us to become a socialist country! ussmileyflag :gunsfiring:
     
  19. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    LOL, I know Pirsch, your sig says "county" instead of "country".
     
  20. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Ooops....time for a fix....

    There that better? :salute: