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Strobe install in Peterson 424 lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by rwilimo, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    I have a customer with standard grommit mount round backup lamps (Peterson 426), does anyone know if you can fit strobes in lights like these? If not is there any other option, like a strobe version of this light, I cannot install additional lamps??

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    If you install lights in the oval housings, they housing will melt. I had a customer insist on doing this after I warned him. Sure enough, a month later his housings were destroyed, LOLOL.

    As for the round ones, I've seen it done, but I refuse to do it. You can't use additional lamps?
     
  3. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    Well it's a luxury bus that does wedding shows, he wants the lights just to attract attention at these shows, I don't know what kind of auxiliary light you could use that wouldn't look out of place unless you have another suggestion
     
  4. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Are there any pics of the bus online or can you email some to me?
     
  5. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Whelen LED Vertex lights would work.
     
  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    That's what I was thinking too, but I want to see exactly what this bus looks like.
     
  7. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    does peterson offer a LED version of the light? upgrade to them and add a LED strobe flasher
     
  8. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    This is from there web sight: http://www.tiffanylimo.com/models/F650LB.htm unfortunately it does not show the rear, but you get the idea. I was unaware of the led flashers, how well do they work, do they look anything like real strobes? If needed I will try to get some rear pics
     
  9. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    All that work to make a custom Limo and they use standard incandescent round lights?

    If you want to use the factory cutouts, you have a couple of options.

    1) Keep the factory lights and install Hide-Away LED's in them
    2) Buy new LED lights and use a combination flasher so that you can maintain the factory functions and use the lightheads as warning lights as well.

    So they want to have something to get a little attention when they demo the vehicle, is that right?
     
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    That's alot of strobe cable, like an extra 15' is there going to be a hot tub in the limo too?
     
  11. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    Yeah incandescent lights believe it or not. I was able to get a hold of one of the lights and I think I would have trouble getting anything inside of this, it is very tight. I'm not even sure if an led light head would fit, also don't the led heads run rather hot?? I like the idea of the combination flasher, but what would I do in the front to match?? Yes this for attention at demo's.
     
  12. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    led's run very cool close to no heat ... and there are 2 style led flashers one i believe is just a flasher to do patterns such as a wigwag or just instant on n off ... strobe style has many more capabilities and i am also led to believe it has the same patterns as the normal flasher ... i've seen them used on the 6" oval Led heads on a couple of dumps around here and they are much more eye catching than a hideaway behind a red lense .. imo
     
  13. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    LED's, in most cases, won't be nearly as hot as a strobe tube.

    I'm going to work up some info for you later today.
     
  14. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    How many lights are in the rear? Does it have four or six? Meaning are the turn signals separate from the brake lights?
     
  15. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    I have to double check, but I believe 6 total, 4 red, 2 backup
     
  16. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Ok, and let me know exactly which ones you want to flash.
     
  17. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    I am definitely thinking to make the backup's flash as well as the front markers
     
  18. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

  19. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    are those the ones that have the crazy patterns where it looks like a lin led setup but then goes randomly in blocks around the whole lighthead? i think i saw them on the vid of the whelen show tahoe/suburban
     
  20. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    yes it is the new m series