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what????? hide-a-ways LED

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by skidooer, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    just wondering what you all would recommend for LED strobes in the corners????:help:
     
  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    if youre asking about brand. ive seen the Nova hide-a-led and those things are BRIGHT! seriously to the point where you couldnt look anywhere near the headlight/taillight for more than 2 seconds.
     
  3. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    yes brand and any feed back
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

  5. larryhd

    larryhd Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 213

  6. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    thanks guys keep it coming
     
  7. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    im not a big fan of the LEDs. i personally think the strobes are much better. but if your gonna get anything get whelen.
     
  8. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I've only seen Novas and Whelen so far, and both have been excellent. No installation experience yet as the economy is down and the clients I tend to serve (the guys like us on this board ussmileyflag) either aren't buying trucks, or dont want to spend the extra on LEDs yet.
     
  9. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    i like the whelens
     
  10. WetChicken

    WetChicken Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I find it interesting that sirennet charges more for colors other than white when white and blue led's cost more than the red or amber.
    I wonder if they use filters over white led's and charge more for them.


    Jason
     
  11. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I would go with the whelen LED Hideaway system. Ive seen them in person they are very bright even in the colors. I plan on getting them in my new truck.
     
  12. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    thanks alot guy's this is great info
     
  13. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    well I heard whelen's amber hideaways are not amber. But yellowish/greenish! Not good if you like your lights to match.
     
  14. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    They had a video of them on .sirennet.com they looked amber to me.
     
  15. phillups66

    phillups66 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Whelen for sure. Be careful I talked with another whelen distributor and if you are putting them in the rear of the car or turn signals you have to match the color of the LED lamp to the color of the lense. This is contrary to the strobes where you would just put a clear behind anything. Not true with the LEDs. I put a clear behind one tail light and red behind the other and there is a huge difference. Just keep this in mind. Clear lense you can put anything.
     
  16. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    All of the major brand hideaway LED's are very similar. I like the Sound Off a bit better personally. However, they are not nearly as bright as the strobes yet. I think in time, they will be, but the technology is just not there yet.
     
  17. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

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    thats a video of them in a police application. they look to have pretty good brightness. also ive seen them in person and they looked as bright or brighter than strobes to me. however they are more pricey so that is a downside. on the plus they are easy to install, have low heat, very bright.
    - Kyle
     
  18. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

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    heres another - shows how bright the blue is . the clear is even better
     
  19. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    As they gain popularity and more are produced the price will come down. The quality and brightness will improve as well. For now, those reasons are preventing them from being embraced fully by the public safety community.
     
  20. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

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