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Whelen mini edge ?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by M&M Services, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    How many of you guys that are running the Whelen mini edge strobe light bars have the optional take downs and alley lights??? Are they worth the extra money?
    Thank you,
  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    the only thing takedown lights are usefull on the mini bars are if you use them as rear facing cargo lights .. alley lights .. yes good for what there using them for ... if you run a full size truck forget the alley lights .. cant get enough light to shine out like they should .. ...
  3. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I love my take downs and alleys. Its on a full size bar though. I wish I had put them in the rears too at the time....
  4. tanker6

    tanker6 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 39

    buddy in the fd runs a mini edge witn takedowns and alleys. He uses his takedowns as rear work lights (so does his brother on his edge bar) but his mini edge alleys are pretty much worthless unless your looking for dents on the roof.
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    The alleys are good at night looking for house numbers
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    I just installed a 48" Edge on my Dodge, I love the strobes and flashers, but the take downs seem to shine back so far that they would almost make better headlights. On the state trucks around here, that's how they are used. I might take the bar apart and flip them around to face front.

    The alleys do seem to help light up the side area of the truck, house numbers are much easier to see.

    This is about the best $150 that I've spent in a while.
  7. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    thanks for the help guys..I am trying to spec out a mini edge but dont know if I am going to add the alley lights, take downs for the rear will work nice but still unsure about the alleys.. what is a good place to buy? I talked to a guy at sirennet.com and he said at times these bars are only around $350+options, now it is at $410+options so I may wait...
    Thanks guys,
  8. TLC Snow Div.

    TLC Snow Div. Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Its a popular light bar so many places carry them.

    LSH lights

    These places should all have the Whelen mini edge.
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413


    Will carry them, we buy alot from Galls & AWDirect
  10. GreenManEnvy

    GreenManEnvy Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    You might want to check state regulations on the takedowns and alley lights. From what I could tell - and they don't make it easy to tell! - they're illegal here in PA unless it's a police vehicle; maybe a fire vehicle or an ambulance, but they can't be used for other purposes.
  11. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    really ... so alley's and takedowns are illegal in PA .. but a regular strobe bars arent ??
  12. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Check out craiglist. You can usually find em for under $250 on there.