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Two strobe heads

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Woodland, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Any suggestions on a good, reliable power supply to run just two strobe heads? I want to put two amber beacons on the truck rack but I want them to be bright. My old power supply, if I am reading correctly was running at 14 watts/head with 12 joules of light output. This was, however, a six head power supply running only 4 heads, so I believe that the heads were actually putting out more that 14 watts/head. So far, the most I have seen on a two head supply is 40watts and 34 joules thus (I assume) 20 watts per head and 17 joules. If my interpretation is correct this should be pretty close to what I had before?
     
  2. Mike - Tac 2

    Mike - Tac 2 Member
    Messages: 42

    Most 2 Head Supplies are 20 Watts or less. You want to be careful using a supply that has more than two outlets because you can drastically reduce the life span of the strobe bulbs if you are only using two of the outlets. What is the make / model of the 40 Watt you found?
     
  3. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

  4. Mike - Tac 2

    Mike - Tac 2 Member
    Messages: 42


    My Bad, I didn't know that Whelen offered the 240 anymore.
     
  5. Lowriderfd44

    Lowriderfd44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I have two, two outlet Whelens. One 25 watt x 2 and one 40 watt x 2. The 25 is plenty bright but when i went to get another, they only had the 40 watt and it was only a difference of a few dollars so i upgraded. I haven't had the chance to install it yet, but if the 25 watt is bright, i can only imagine the 40 watt is plenty bright, lol.

    Here's a video of the 25 watt x 2 during the day:

    <embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i26.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/drumrmanFD/strobeday.flv">
     
  6. schatzfan15

    schatzfan15 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    wats the name of the pattern u have on those strobe lights Lowrider?
     
  7. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Thats called action flash, its pattern number 5 or 6 on most of the Whelen supplies.
     
  8. Lowriderfd44

    Lowriderfd44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    yeah, it's a quad flash followed by four single bursts. then back into the quad flash