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Roof clearance light strobes

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by fms, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    Has anyone seen a strobe kit for the roof clearance lamps? I'm trying to keep lighting as discreet as possible.
     
  2. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I haver alway been told, they get to hot
     
  3. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    What about LEDs on roof clearance lights? There's gotta be something out there.
     
  4. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    if your going for discrete then just do hideaways in headlights, and tailights and if you want to you can also put them in the cargo lights/third brake light like weeman's truck was just done. much safer and easier.. jmo
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    i agree also
     
  6. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    If you bought the aftermarket LED lights like the one from recon it might be made to work. You would have to see what resister setup they use in a normal led strobe head and see how you can wire it to work with the clearance lights. It would likely take a good understanding of electrical know how and automotive wiring and would involve some cost I'm sure. In the end, most likely not worth the hassle. At least that's my thoughts on it. I wanted to wire clearance lights to work as sequential turn signals but realized it was not worth the cost and work. This is not much different.
     
  7. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I dont know why everyone is so in to hideaways. Im putting 2 in my rear tails and even then, more for when its not snowing, if I had them in front and behind in the third break light, id freak, way to much flash back. Clearance lights would be brutal!
     
  8. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I don't like the front hideaways because they get blocked by the plow and too much flash back. I like the rear hideaways on my other truck, but they're in the reverse lense and clear. I may go with amber strobes in the rear, but I'd still like to convert the roof clearance lights if possible.
     
  9. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

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  10. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    use the nova led hid a ways theres 2 kinds that are very small and bright
     
  11. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I used hide a way strobes in my clearence lights. The best thing I ever did. I removed the two outer covers and relocated the running light futher back in the cover then the strobe tube is mounted where the running light was. I also removed my cargo lights and mounted two strobes there as well. I have a total of eight. Take your time when mounting the strobe tubes, measure twice cut once.
     
  12. andyman5001

    andyman5001 Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 43

    Snow7899,
    What kind of strobes did you put in your cargo lamps. And where did you buy them. I have a 2007 Dodge and there is a button in the cab for the cargo lamp. I always thought that would be a good spot for a strobe. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,037

    FF......Nice. What year is the Mack?
     
  14. gmcsierra1500

    gmcsierra1500 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 150

    my 2cents

    just a thought and i think im going to be trying this on a truck in the near future but look into the whelen OS series LED lights, they are really tiny and would fit jsut about anywhere
     
  15. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    check whellens vortex leds, they are bright as ****, and small. we are currently working on an install for a customer, and then my truck will be getting done. i will let you know.
    they will fit tho, i know .
     
  16. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I'm curious to see how it works out.
    You're not too far from me.
    Please keep me posted.
     
  17. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    i will. i am hoping for the start of next week.
    leds are cheap, roughly 80 dollars, and we have a great install and warranty package.
     
  18. hotshot4819

    hotshot4819 Senior Member
    Messages: 231

  19. dalmatian

    dalmatian Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Just wondering if you ever got them to fit in the clearance lights and if so what would it cost to do a 08 ford f350 ball park. thanks
     
  20. salt dogg

    salt dogg Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 117

    subscribed love to know:nod: