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Whelen or Whelen or SNM ???

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by razr777, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    Ok i need a mini light bar and been doing a lot of research and watching a lot of videos.
    I'm down to these 3 light bars and not sure what to go with and wanted to see what you guys' thought.
    They all seem to be very bright and durable the century in the 23" seems to be a bit brighter than the rest and adjustable for magnets.

    It will be used for plowing only so amber or amber/white will be the way i go.
    These are the bars i narrowed it down to=

    Whelen Mini Century Super LED 23' Lightbar
    OR
    Whelen LP Series Responder LED
    OR
    SNM Single and Dual Colored Mini Lightbar
     
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
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  3. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    It looks nice but just was not what i wanted. My other problem is i got a dodge and it has the ribs so i got to place the magnets in between.
     
  4. BORIS

    BORIS Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I have a responder and love it. The bar is so bright you cant even look at it
     
  5. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    Hey i hear SNM gives discount if your a forum member here is this true and how much off?
     
  6. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
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    Messages: 1,092

    I have a mini justice and full size liberty. For 400 you can get a justice on eBay new or slightly used, id do that. And snm only discount is free shipping.
     
  7. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I bought the SNM duel color mini, it doesn't seem as bright as my old Whelen Responder. I also have a new dodge, I had to make stainless brackets to extend the magnets out farther to clear the ribs on the roof.

    Not anymore they did away with the free shipping offer
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  8. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Oh then ignore my post, didn't know they did.
     
  9. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    Ya i'm seeing a lot post about the SNM Single and Dual Colored Mini Lightbar not fitting with the ribs and a few about brightness.
    But i see a lot liking the Whelen Mini Century Super LED 23' Lightbar they say the 23" one is very bright and adjustable magnets clear the ribs.
    So it seems to narrow down my selection to only two bars now lol.
     
  10. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    Well my mind is made up i seen both of these this weekend and the Whelen Mini Century Super LED 23' Lightbar is way brighter and i think sleeker design giving it a broader range to be seen around the truck. So i will be getting the Whelen Mini Century Super LED 23' Lightbar.

    Now the question who has the cheapest price on them ???
     
  11. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I bought the biggest mini century bar, I think the 23" and then the next size down. Have them on both plow trucks, one with a clear dome and one with an amber. Bought one at SNM and one at a local place. SNM is a pretty good bet for a competitive price I'd bet. Only reason I bought my second one local is because I was unable to get a clear dome for my bar though SNM. The bars themselves have been great, good light output all around and very durable and sleek. Both of mine are permanent mounted to my back racks. You can't go wrong
     
  12. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    I ordered mine last night i'm not to far from them so hopefully SNM gets me the mini century bar fast lol.
     
  13. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    WOW and WOW got the Whelen Mini Century Super LED 23' Lightbar today that was fast super fast shipping. But not all is good for some reason my magnets was not in the box so i called them and they taking care of it really nice people every time i call.

    But i don't know if i got a bad one or what it just don't seem as bright as the guy i saw which was why i made up my mind to get it. is there a way to turn these things up cause mine is lacking somewhere i mean really cause it cloudy rainy today it should be bright and its' not.
     
  14. Snoviper

    Snoviper Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I have the 11" and it seems pretty bright. I get blinded if I look straight at it. Have you tried hooking it straight to the battery?
     
  15. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    Well if you look straight into any led it will be blinding lol. i called whelen they said for these bars they are more like a service bar not police fire etc. so they don't use the higher intensity leds which is why the price is so cheap which i think is bs cause price is not cheap.

    I could have brought knock for less and got the same lol. He said can buy different pods which have the better leds but man by the time i do that it cost 3 times as much.
     
  16. duraplow

    duraplow Member
    Messages: 77

    I switched out most of the fleet from Whelen guardian strobe bars, to Whelen responder linears and they are wicked bright! I have a Whelen mini liberty on my truck and my old man bought the 16" Whelen century for his new Dodge and it's just as bright as my liberty, which was almost $800. Is yours clear dome or amber dome?
     
  17. razr777

    razr777 Senior Member
    from JERSEY
    Messages: 102

    All amber but i'm thinking get 4 green pos for it and clear dome but tech says is all amber stay will amber dome it brighter unless change color of pods than go clear dome.

    I'm also wiring it different so it just isn't all 6 flash together on one side and 6 on the other that is point less for 12 pods to flash like that lol.