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Suggestion for safety lights for my jeep?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Aveerainc, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Aveerainc

    Aveerainc Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 129

    I plow my own driveway with a jeep and would like to know my options for adding strobe/flashing lights - I have a hardtop so a magnetic unit would not do - what do you suggest? Hideaway strobes in the headlight/tail lights?
     
  2. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    I am picking up my new Jeep next week and have been wondering the same thing. Any suggestions out there???
     
  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    Depends on your budget... With you just starting you can do the corner strobe thing but you have to remember during the daylight they'll probably wash out. If your getting a CJ type jeep you can try a rotator mounted on a pipe to put that light up higher in the air. You can mount that close to your "A" post also.

    Like I said if your just doing your drive...depending on your budget you can go semi in-expensive. You just want 360 degree coverage.
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I think with the hard tops the best way to do it is have a bracket made to go in your trailer hitch with a pipe that comes up from the hitch and then put a bracket on the top to mount a simple strobe light. You don't need anything major.
     
  5. JK-Plow

    JK-Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Another option is to get a light bar(for of-road lights) the mounts to the front windshield. You can mount both off-raod lights and a warning light too. They are made for most vehicles including the new JK models.
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I believe KC makes that lightbar like you mentioned.
     
  7. Aveerainc

    Aveerainc Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 129

    Good suggestions. I have a spare tire mounted bike rack that is removed in the winter. I could easily fab a bracket to go above the roof and hold a strobe. Now I gotta find a strobe I can plug into a 7 pin receiver to draw power.
     
  8. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    That's a great idea, along with the hitch mount, I would prefer the light on the back anyway when backing out of driveways, the lightbar also works. I used one Thule ski rack bar and brackets I had laying around attached to my hard top.

    You could go with a low-draw LED light and wire it to the parking lights so it come on whenever you are using them.

    http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx

    One of these would be slick.
    http://sirennet.com/soepl7.html
     
  9. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    This is what I did with my YJ, bought a mini light bar magnet mount. Took a couple of measurements, length plus width and add 2 inchs to each side. Went down to my local steel supplier had them cut a piece of 3/16 flat stock to my measurements. Took it down and had it powder coated or you could paint it. Then bought a tube of super fast drying windshield Urethane and put a couple real good rows of urethane on the bottom of the steel plate and set it in the middle of the roof close to the front. Parked it in a heated garage overnight and then placed the magnet mount mini bar on it. That thing will not move.

    Mike
     
  10. Aveerainc

    Aveerainc Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 129

    I have another idea...I have the 3 piece freedom top and could probably find a damaged left/right front panel and mount a light permanently on that and just use that piece for the winter and go back to good piece in the summer. That should work fine.
     
  11. mferrari

    mferrari Member
    Messages: 46

    Thats along the lines of my thinking. I know when I used to use an el cheapo beacon the magnet came off and I used liquid nails to glue the magnet back on the light and it worked great.

    If you need any assistance with the steel let me know.
     
  12. Mems

    Mems Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 202

    I bought a cheap chinese 6 strobing square system with controller that i made a deal with an ebay dealer for. I have 4 mounted in the hard top, two out the back to the rear in the top corners and two, one on each side, in the rear window towards the rear facing towards the sides allowing people to see me when i back out of driveways. Then two facing forward in the front window mounted in the top corners. Plenty of light and easy use of clear adhesive mount them to the windows. They stay inside out of the weather and work great.
     
  13. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    Try this....may be a little chilly though.

    743.jpg
     
  14. ISLDSNOWREMOVAL

    ISLDSNOWREMOVAL Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    my way is alittle jerry but works great i used a little silcone and a square metal gang box cover plate and havent had a problem for three years and when the lights of the roof you wouldnt even no it was there just an idea.
     
  15. tsut

    tsut Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 55

    Another Jeep Light mount

    The fiberglass top clamps to the windshield... so I sandwiched a flattened sheet metal disk- actually a galvanized leftover from a recessed light fixture; put the tab in the seal space (unlatch-insert near center-latch) and have a nice perch for the flasher. Its a little wobbly, but holds the mag-mount flasher nicely (duct tape around bottom perimeter is a good backup restraint for "hard stops").

    Maybe when it warms up I'll make it a bit more "professional"!
     
  16. MassHighway23

    MassHighway23 Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    try wig wags
     
  17. tsut

    tsut Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 55

    Jeep Hardtop-mag platform

    A few pictures of what I'm talking about. Hey, it works!...

    Flasher_Jeep.jpg

    recess_can-bracket.jpg

    Flasher_closeup.jpg
     
  18. Aveerainc

    Aveerainc Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 129

    Cool- thanks for sharing.
     
  19. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

  20. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    BAM! That's what I did on my Wrangler. No holes to drill and looks good.