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Sho-me led flasher

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by cameo89, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I have a handful of led side marker lights, like the ones on a semi trailer, car trailer but in led form, will this sho-me led flasher work properly with these lights?

    Will this setup work kinda like the high dollar tir3/tir6?

    Flasher: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=130473986556&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=47855867562

    Lights: http://vehiclelight.com/1255a.html
     
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I'm sure they would work, only thing is the flasher might not have enough juice to power a whelen. I tried powering a code 3 6 up optix with a sho-me and it would light but, but you'd have to look really hard. It would no flash either.
     
  3. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    From my understanding the sho-me flasher should be able to light close to 100 1watt leds, maybe I read wrong! But im not running whelen lights, they are a standard 6 or 8 led side maker light, $12 jobbies.

    Now the whelen tir3-6 have a built in flaser, correct?
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yes the whelens do have a built in flasher. I know you can put them on steady burn and hook them up to a aux flasher. But the 12 dollar lights should flash. Just connect the power wires where you want them. As you will see on the flasher it will say like left front left rear right front and right rear. or something like that. Its so the leds will alternate when flashing.
     
  5. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Ok thanks! Im just hoping ill get a bright effect kinda like the TIR3 or TIR6 for a lesser amount of money.
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    yeah def. Post more pics when you are done. Oh btw, you jinxed me. I had to replace both my Yellow top optima batterys the other day. My grounds on them were shot.
     
  7. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Oh man soory about that! so how many yrs did you get out of them?

    Yeah I kinda jinxed my self also, I blew the intake gasket on my truck, so I had to use my wifes jeep to run for parts ect. and that same day her water pump started sprayin every where, so much that the alt. got soaked and quit charging, so Im hoping once I replace water pump, let alt. dry out it still charges, fingers crossed!
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    They were put in, in 08. :realmad: They still worked awesome, but I got a core charge on them so I got some money back. My boss had a water pump take a dump on him just the other day. Hopefully that alt isn't just. I know coolant isn't they best things for electric motors or generators.
     
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    Subscribing to see the end result.

    I do think they will flash and look good, but they will only be as bright as the marker light?...right? Wich would be ok, but not blinding bright.

    What about using a brake light, or turn signal light...those are a little brighter than the marker lights.
     
  10. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Im still kinda confused on the led, I've seen mostly 1watt and have heard about 3watt leds, I have no idea what a marker light is compaired to a brake or turn light.

    The Sho-me flasher new is only about $27 shipped and I already have 8 sets of led lights (few red and amber), so maybe ill just see how it looks and go from there.
     
  11. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Wow ONLY 3 yrs? I thought the yellow/red tops would last longer than that! Im kinda glad I didn't spend the extra $100 on yellow tops, cause the ones I bought have a 3 yr free rreplacment and prorated for somthing like 84 months, so in less than seven yrs ill just trade up for a new battery! Ofcourse and a few bucks!
     
  12. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Well they would hold a charge just fine just the negative terminal was stripped on both of them. I guess I got a little crazy when I tightened them down this fall.
     
  13. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Oh..I thought all yellow tops are top and side post?
     
  14. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    They are, I have the bolt on terminals.
     
  15. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    i just did the exact same thing you are talking about... i have the sho-me flasher running 6 marker lights like that on the back of my salter... its not blinding bright. its just like the marker light being on.. also even tried with a relay wired up its still just as bright
     
  16. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    Well I have 2 of the cheapo led flasher kits from the zone, its like a $25 kit comes with adustable flasher box and 4 stick on leds, I once used them as a hide away kit, wow was that a waist of time, but I still have 2 boxs hooked up and running a few led lights on my truck box, not all that bright but if the sho-me will be no different then ill stick with what I already have! Thanks for the input.
     
  17. stg454

    stg454 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I run a Sho-Me flasher to power 12 Sho-Me LED's with no problems. I know of a few guys in my FD that run the flasher with marker lights with no problems. Looks and works good.
     
  18. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

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    just to show ya what i mean
     
  19. cameo89

    cameo89 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    I just bought a Whelen ipc-188 (180watts/8 output) I currently have 1 strobe in all 4 corners and just ordered 4 more tubes and 100' of cable, plus I have a code 3 mx7000 with 8 strobes, center rotator(amber) amber sweeps on my truck already so the leds will just be a little more! Lol
    Need to start a thread on locations for my new strobe tubes.