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whelen edge 9000 strobe convert to led ?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by massbowtie, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97

    i have a whelen edge 9000 light bar on my truck with 8 strobes,etc.etc.im thinking of replacing my outer strobes with led and adding a flasher to have selectable flash patterns etc. has anybody ever done it ? i know it can be done but im looking for info on what you used for lights and how you installed them ? im thinking of getting the latest generation leds and mount them to a plate that installs into the existing track like the original lights do. or im thinking of using the existing plastic holders for the "j" strobe tubes that are their now and just add flat pieces to mount the leds too(as many that will fit).id also wrap as many leds i could around the corners up to where the lens changes from color to the clear area for the alley lights. the power supply that runs the four outer strobes is dead and for what i could buy a new one for i could probably replace those lights with leds and get a brighter,lower amp drawing source of lighting.something ive been thinking about doing and now that the p/s is out maybe its time to start looking into it to have ready to do in the spring
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2006
  2. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    For what it would cost to convert, you could buy a new one and not have the hassles.

    All the manufacturers debut new bars at the Fire Dept. Instructor's Conference in Indy in April. Shop around.
  3. snowjumper

    snowjumper Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    My Super LED lite bar :( 48 inch was $2400.00 I added 4 extra LED's and it costed me another $600.00 So doing it in pieces is costly:(
  4. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570


    Ive looked into doing this for a few customers and its simply too cost prohibitive and is extremely hard to get a good setup thats gonna spread good light coverage. A new Edge Power Supply is only 399 or 499, I dont remember off the top of my head, but I know that to get at minimum 4 good leds, its gonna cost alot more than that. Not saying it cant be done, but from an experienced perspective, its less costly and less of a headache to just get the new power supply. Adamson Industries in Lawrence is where I get mine.

  5. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97


    i could also get a refurbished bar(whelen 9000) with the same options for like $450 so ill have to think about this one.thanks
  6. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    massbowtie - it can be done ... looks a lil dumb ... but for about $500 .. you can do it ...
  7. John911

    John911 Member
    Messages: 31

    Buy a Whelen Freedom

    Order from AW Direct 800-243-3194.
  8. frost31337

    frost31337 Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1

    Adamson is in Haverhill now.
  9. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97

    in the process

    i am now in the process of doing it to my edge 9000 ..i found a place to buy gen.3, 3 light led modules for less than $ 25.00 each in red,white,amber or green. i havent decided how many im going to add total but the bar already has 8 strobes (all working now),frt.flashers,rear work lights and alley lights.not sure if im going to add s/t/t lights..so for 150 bucks i can add 4 leds and a flasher and install it myself..buy a 12 head flasher and add more later ? dont know exactly what im going to do yet but i already have the leds just no time

    i wouldnt use a/w direct their prices are probably one of the highest price places to buy from.
    try strobesnmore.com cheaper and great service. just my opinion

    p/s i did not get the leds their but another place i found.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2007
  10. snowman3725

    snowman3725 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    i do believe you can purchase Nova LED modules that will directly plug into the existing strobe wiring, and slide through the mounting channel on top and bottom. The thing is they would only be rear or forward facing, same as the flashers, as corner strobes are much larger. Check out http://search.stores.ebay.com/RANGE...tsZ2QQsaselZ7492046QQsatitleZlightbarQQsofpZ0 he did my bar for me. Whelen mini edge with 6 LED modules, 2 front, 2 rear, and one in each alley.:salute:
  11. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97

    i already have the modules.im not getting rid of the strobes,which i have 8 including corners,im adding led`s to it.. i just have to find the time,probably in the spring
  12. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Whalen 9000

    I think if you run strobs and led's you wont see the led's because of the power of the strobes