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Proper way to mount LED hideaways

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Strobesnmore, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    The only way to get the most out of LED hideaways is to be sure they are installed properly. The placement of the bulb is key. Bulbs such as our E Series, Whelen Vertex, and the Nova W600 or X1100 should be mounted in the rear of the light reflector facing out. Installing the bulb in the side facing sideways is going to dramatically effect the light output. If you can only get the in the sides, top, or bottom go with the Nova W500 as they are specifically designed for that type of install.
     
  2. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I have the Nova x1100 installed in mine bought from you guys. I am glad my installer knew what he as doing as he did exactly the way you described. Thumbs Up
     
  3. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Absolutely correct! I've seen so many installs where somebody placed the bulb "where it was convenient" as opposed to where it needed to be relative to the reflector. The results are always the same - pretty lame output.
     
  4. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    WHO was your installer there Reaper.....:mechanic:
     
  5. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Wicked Warnings Wired!

    Some guy named George. Reasonably priced and one hell of a guy who backs up his work. Would never hesitate to have him do any type of wiring or install on my equipment. Thumbs Up

    Plow wiring, SnowEx 8500 V-box, Lights(both led in all 4 corners and a slick roof mount) 2 4x LEDS on salter. Rear back up lights with 3 way switch.
    Airlines for air shocks. Air compressor INSIDE of truck including dual operated switch. Upgraded Alternator to Battery cable.
    All completed by Wicked Warnings!
    Everyone who has seen my truck has asked if it was special ordered from the factory it is that clean and professional of a job. ussmileyflag
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011