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What mini light bar are you running?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Cond Enterprise, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    Looking at getting a new light for the truck,I seem to be leaning toward the Axixtech Falcon. Strobesnmore has it for a reasonable price and the design seems pretty cool. I dont want to spend a ton and think its got more than enough light output for the cost. Any other suggestions ?
     
  2. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    A couple of questions first:

    1) How much do you want to spend?

    2) Do you want LEDs or are you open to strobes or halogen rotators?

    3) Do you have any overhead clearance issues?

    4) Permanent or magnet mount?
     
  3. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 487

    I've got a Whelen mini century 16". American made, 5 year warranty.
     
  4. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I have a whelen guardian with the strobes. very nice mini.
     
  5. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,001

    i got the axixtech mb30 mini light bar from strobes n more. I love it, its small and is very bright and is cheaper than the falcon
     
  6. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    Looking at led mostly,I used to have a Whelen Edge 6 head strobe lightbar. This new truck is gas and only has one battery so I want to keep the draw low. Way back in the day I ran a Federal Highlighter halogen rotator, that truck had dual batteries. I was watching some youtube videos and some of the lesser name units just look cheaply made but they try to gry over 300.00 for a 18" bar.......:nono:
     
  7. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,001

    throw a second battery in and make it a dual set up, that's what ima do because I have a lot of lights plus a plow and salter
     
  8. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Does your truck have the Ford Upfitter Switch panel?
     
  9. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Whelen responder lp.
     
  10. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    Didn't come with upfitters,couldn't believe the fully loaded truck didn't have them.....no nav,no power moonroof....:confused:
     
  11. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Whelen Edge 9000 Old unit but works good.
     
  12. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    we have 2 of the falcons, great lights, nice and bright. we also have 1 mini century, same deal as the falcon really bright and nice
     
  13. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

  14. Cond Enterprise

    Cond Enterprise Member
    Messages: 81

    I checked out the Axixtech MB30 ,man that thing is tiny! I have a light plate on my Pro Rack that is 16" x 7" so I'm gonna order the Falcon. The price difference is 25.00 and it keeps my total cost under 300.00 That mini bar is super bright, just dont want to stick it to my roof.
     
  15. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,001

    you can get the permanent mount for the mb30 but might look stupid on a plate that's a lot bigger lol the only thing I don't like about it is that the magnets or the permanent mount only screws into plastic, it makes its own threads type of deal
     
  16. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

  17. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    If you need any help or advice on your installation, PM me. I've done a ton of installations on Super Duty trucks.
     
  18. Gaston

    Gaston Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    try LED'S

    Are you open to LED'S?? Just up-graded to a Warrior 24" LED LightBar by LUMAX and although I haven't tried it out in real snow yet, it looks really bright and way increases the visibility I had with the regulars. I bought mine here,
    http://www.emergencylightsunlimited.com/products/led-lightbars.html
    they have them all on sale now but the do have a maximum quantity per buyer. Either way I would definitely stick to LED'S especialy where visibility is an issue. They make great rear lighting.
     
  19. IllinoisPS

    IllinoisPS Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Feniex Cobra Mini Light bar.
     
  20. stg454

    stg454 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Whelen mini justice.