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Whelen Vertex Install Video (Night)

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Joe Snow, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Unforuntately, the video doesn't do these things justice. They're bright as all get out. I'm glad I went with LED's rather than strobes as they'll last longer, burn cooler and I didn't have to worry about electrical interference with my radio or other sensitive equipment in my truck.
    I'd buy 'em again.xysport
    Sorry for the poor quality video....
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    <embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i207.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid207.photobucket.com/albums/bb297/Radulator/Whelen%20Vertex/DSCF6008.flv">
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    It looks good, but I prefer strobes......
  3. Gerry125

    Gerry125 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Looks good, I really need to do something like that, maybe in the spring

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    much better at night, they look fairly worthless in the day time.
  5. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Joe, if you get the opportunity, put 2 more in the cargo lights, you won't regret it.
  6. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    What happens when you use your turn signals or back up ...With those installed... ?????
  7. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I have switched reverse lights mounted under the bumper for nighttime work. As far as turn signals, it doesn't matter as the strobes won't be on while I'm going down the road, just plowing. I've still yet to purchase a light bar for the roof.
  8. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    I have those same vertex LEDs installed in my reverse lights on my 2005 Chevy, just not white ones. I used amber LEDs....I put a relay in that shuts off the white reverse lights when the LEDs are on so that I don't wash the amber LEDs out with white reverse lights.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  9. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

  10. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    How did you wire up the relay to kill the reverse lights? I use my reverse lights to trigger the rear flood lights.
  11. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    I found and cut the wire that sends "hot" to the reverse lights under the dash. I wired the "switch" side of that wire to pin 30 on a standard auto relay, and the "bulb" side of that wire to the "normally closed" pin on the relay. Then I sent "hot" from my LED light switch to the actuator pin on the relay in addition to sending "hot" to the LED lights. Then I grounded the other side of the "actuator" pin on the relay. This turns off my back-up lights when LEDs are on. I also added work lights under my rear bumper but they are on a separate switch.

    If you want your bumper lights to be on when back-up lights are off, you could probably do that with 2 relays, but it would be easier to isolate them on their own switch.
  12. snowguys

    snowguys Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    nice lights i was thinking to go to led but they told me 400 bucks for 6 lights not even installed :dizzy:
  13. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Can't get by on 4? Install 'em yourself. Gives you something to do while waiting for the snow to fly:eek:
  14. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Looks Good But I like Strobes!
  15. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Sorry but Im confused. This is how I have my lights set up. How would I go about setting up a second relay?