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RELIABLE lights?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by spslandscaping, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. spslandscaping

    spslandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Hey guys, Ben here.

    So, here is what I currently have hooked up, and what I am looking for.

    2008 F-250
    Sound off Signal Pinnacle Emergency light
    Sound off In-Dash emergency strobe light


    2004 F-350
    HQRP Amber Light
    Sound off In-Dash emergency strobe light

    So, why am I asking these questions?

    Last year I purchased the small (2"x4") rectangle strobe lights from auto zone for $20.00 you can install in your grill, rear bumpers etc...

    I am from Buffalo. It snows, ALOT! It gets Really cold! The lights worked for 3 days and boom burnt out. I am looking for reliable, heavy duty small strobe lights (amber) that can be installed in front grill and rear of vehicle. I have a huge fear of one of my guys backing up onto a main road while plowing between houses...so when his ass end is almost at the road, the top emergency light is not being seen. So I need lights on rear that hit the street first.

    Thank you in Advance!:mechanic:
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    This light is made by able 2

    http://www.able2products.com/update/12_0400_v1.htm
    It's a pretty good light.
    As far as a top mount light, Buy something like a Whelen mini light bar with lights on the side.

    Don't buy the crap that autozone has because it's cheap.

    All the lights in the world won't help if your guys aren't paying attention. A backup alarm is important as well.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

  4. seville009

    seville009 Senior Member
    from CNY
    Messages: 736


    I put reflective tape on the sides of my plow, truck, and equipment. Put the silver tape on my bumpers sides and backs. They are very visible from far away (ie: approaching traffic when your front or back end is sticking out in the road).
     
  5. MXZ1983

    MXZ1983 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    My 20 dollar light quit....

    I was expecting it to save lives and property.

    So disappointed

    I thought China had a better product

    I'm going to shut up now
     
  7. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    What's funny is I'm on year 4 with my cracked housing China LED mini light bar. Can't tell you how many times its been dropped and stepped on in my truck by my kids. But I just plug it in and she works - bright too. Must've been a fluke.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    See, China does have better products, bet it was more then 20 dollars.
     
  9. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 488

    One word.
    Whelen.
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,963

    Another word.
    Feniex.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    Agreed... X2
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,521

    They have their place in life
     
  13. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    $20.95 to be exact
     
  14. f150skidoo

    f150skidoo Member
    Messages: 37

    X100000. I have a 11" Whelen Century mini light bar on the roof of my skid steer. I have driven the skid steer down the road in direct summer sunlight and you can still see the road signs reflect the light from the light bar.
     
  15. spslandscaping

    spslandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    What about sound off signal pinnacle?
     
  16. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    I believe the phrase "You get what you pay for" works pretty well here. And the best example of that is Whelen products. No, they're not cheap. But nothing - I repeat nothing - works as well, lasts as long and is backed as solidly as any Whelen product.
     
  17. Dieselplow82

    Dieselplow82 Member
    Messages: 51

    I get all my lights from speedtechlights.com
     
  18. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    Love the strobes n more dash lights, bright as all hell. I had two 6 LED ones on a back rack, no one ever came close!
     
  19. 54powerwagon

    54powerwagon Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    led outfiters have been good i have mine mounted on my tool box 5 to the rear one on each side . they run about 40 a piece
     
  20. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    I have their mini, model number EPL7M-BC. Paid about $230 for it. Awesome, bright, and the magnets HOLD!