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Whelen Vertex - LED Hide-a-Ways

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Fire_n_Ice, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I have six of these Whelen Vertex Hide-a-Ways mounted inside of my front and rear lights and I have seen that Whelen advertises a surface mount flange kit for these. So, my question is, does anyone have or has anyone seen any of these Vertex's surface mounted and if so do you have a video of it. I have seen pictures but I really want to see a video to see how they look. I am currently looking to put 2 TIR3 on both sides of the truck but I am thinking if these don't look too bad I might give them a try.

    Granted, I know the TIR3 are cheaper and probably brighter, but I think these could be less of a directional light and give a broader light. I could be wrong. Thanks for any input ... and yes, I did do a search already and didn't find anything on this.

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  2. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  3. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    buy LIN3s they give off a broader light...
     
  4. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    That is what I was thinkin ... Just trying to think outside the box ... Besides, from what I can tell they are still slightly cheaper too ...

    Still want to see a video if anyone has one ... curious to see how they work surface mounted.

    Is the only difference between LIN3 and TIR3 the reflector?
     
  5. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    So, I inadvertently found my answer. These are courtesy of PS Member JCYONKER. I was admiring his light setup and found that he surface mounted his Vertex's. IMO, they look great, just want to see them at night. Thanks again JCYONKER!!!

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  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Actually the reflectors are the same. The difference is the optics that are in front of the LED's. They just disperse the light differently.
     
  7. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Gotcha, so which of the two spreads the light more....I would guess the LIN's
     
  8. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Yes, the LIN's.
     
  9. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Why the huge popularity with the TIR's? Everyone around me has them.....I prefer the LIN's now that I have been reseaching videos on them
     
  10. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Well, I always use the SoundOff LED3 which is a TIR type lense. I just don't think the LIN is very effective at a good light spread anyway, so why not concentrate the light where you really need it.
     
  11. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Seems to be resonable logic....I am just going to have to take a look and compare them in person. Thanks for the info.

    BTW What does the SoundOff LED cost?