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Video of my strobes....

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mcwlandscaping, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Finally got a vid up of my strobe lights....posting this mainly because i didn't bring my truck up to the PS new england meetup. So guys, check it out.....ide like to do one more strobe in each corner, finishing filling the front of my lightbar, and two on the bottom of the backrack. Those all won't happen but, thats what i want. The extra strobe in each corner will come first! Two are going in tomarrow!!! Who knows when the rest will happen. Just my plans for sometime in the future.

    YUP! I LOVE STROBES & LEDS....enjoy!

    <embed width="430" height="389" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://s128.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid128.photobucket.com/albums/p169/mcwlandscaping/MVI_0910-1.flv?t=1167537305"></embed>
     
  2. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    that is sweet
     
  3. jmurphy

    jmurphy Member
    Messages: 31

    Awesome!!!xysport
     
  4. pinepointe

    pinepointe Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Nice setup, I love strobes do they blind you in a heavy snow?
     
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    havn't gotten any heavy snow yet.lol..but will let you know how they do when we do get some.
     
  6. Dodgetruckman731

    Dodgetruckman731 Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Thats so sweet, they look good, i wish i would have got the hidaways for x mas.

    Chris
     
  7. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    You'll hate the strobes in heavy snow. I went back to a rotator after running strobes up on a headache rack last year.
     
  8. kemmer

    kemmer Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 329

    is that snow on the ground?
     
  9. ChEc0

    ChEc0 Member
    Messages: 62

    nice setup man
     
  10. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    Looks good man. wanna come wire my truck?:cool:
     
  11. J29

    J29 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Strobe Flashback

    MCW,
    Be prepared for some flashback during heavy snow. The fact that you only have two strobes in the front of the bar wont make it as bad. When I had my old mini-edge bar, I could tolerate it, but now that I have the full edge bar, with 4 strobes in the front, I have to turn them of when we get that real heavy snow falling. It may help that you have them on comet flash, I use the action flash and I think the more on time of the strobes hurts me in terms of flashback. Sorry, don't mean to make this sound like a negative post, I really like your setup. Looks like you have a nice truck there. What mode did you have your camera on during that video, cause I tried that once and had a problem getting all the strobes flashes to show up on the video. Yours has every single flash. J.
     
  12. Embalmer

    Embalmer Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I agree. Used to ride with my dad, and he ran a 8 strobe partiot bar, and the glare back killed me, almost like those jap cartoons that causes seizures. Also why I resorted to the excalibur with rotors, as the glare doesnt get to you, or people following behind for that matter. but thats just me.
     
  13. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I like the set-up, but I think it is TOTALLY OVER KILL. Your light bar up top is more than enough in the way of lights.

    It is really nice, but Damn just don't see how it's practical. At night almost any decent flashing light can be seen from a distance. I can see the advantage to having the high power lights during the day time as most basic Strobes and rotators are pretty dull during daylight hours.
     
  14. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    haha yea seems a bit overkill, but nice none the less.
     
  15. JET enterprises

    JET enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    sweeeeet
    i dont agree with any of them :bluebounc
     
  16. jazak

    jazak Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 83

    Looks VERY nice MCW; great job.:nod:
     
  17. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Those look cool but i,m sure anyone that saw my welding rig with 42 leds knows that i,m a fan of overkill with lights.
     
  18. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Overkill light are the best. Looks great Mike.
     
  19. Elwer

    Elwer Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    LOOKS GREAT....Be prepared to be seen from miles away!!!!
     
  20. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    thanks guys for all the compliments, and JET, very nice finally meeting you last night......the way that it is wired and switched i have a lot of control as to which lights are on at one time.....front hideaway..back hideaway...back bar...front bar...full bar...all sepearte switches that can be turned out by themselves or a combination of several making it so i can set the strobes to a pattern where i can see while also being safe.

    Strobes are like my hobby, the more the better, as long as it's done tastefully, and that makes it kind of like an art form. Sort of like the guys that go ALLLL out on their car a/v systems. ADAM, yes, your trucks was AWESOME!! lol

    With some good advice from blue line enterprises on here, im becoming able to do my own strobe work which is really nice!!!

    J29...i did this with my cannon powershot sd350 (i think those are the right numbers) in video mode! seemed to work nicely!
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2006