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which miniled bar to buy???

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by tlcmetrokc, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. tlcmetrokc

    tlcmetrokc Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 3

    hey guys, im new to this forum so far i like all i have seen. i need some advice. i want to purchase a new mini led light bar. locally here there arent many places to go see them work. im looking at the new luminator 12-1224 by shome. anyone have it or like it. i want something bright and powerful??????
     
  2. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    All depends on how much money you want to spend, whats your budget?
     
  3. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Yea whats the budget? You can spend anywhere from 300, to 1500 for a mini led bar.
     
  4. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    yah .... $800 will get ya a Whelen Liberty mini bar (led) $500 will get ya a whelen patriot 4 strobe mini bar, or $100 will get ya a Star mini rotator bar ... so depends on your budget ? !
     
  5. tlcmetrokc

    tlcmetrokc Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 3

    money is not aas important as visibility, i have been plowing for 8 years and on the fire dept for 2. i like the looks of the luminator and the videos on youtube seems to show it brighter than others and it self dims at night...... just wondering
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Personally I would go with a code 3 mini led x bar. VERY BIRGHT LIGHT! Basically I would go with code 3 leds and whelen strobes. Thats what i like and have on my truck. They work awesome imo.

    Ryan
     
  7. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    JMO... But a Whelen Edge regular or if you want a low-pro bar... an LFL strobe is plenty enough for plowing. The best part about these is that you can do a combo bar with strobes on the 4 corners and LED's in optional locations alot cheaper than a full LED bar. Ranger Services sells alot of nice combo strobe/ LED mini bars on Ebay for a good price. I have a LFL Patriot with 4 strobes and 2 LEDs and it is Crazy Bright...
     
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    Money no prob. the only way to go is a TOMAR NEOBE (neon/strobe)
     
  9. Diesel Sniffer

    Diesel Sniffer Member
    Messages: 46

    I agree with Powerjoke. I run both Whelen and Tomar. As the Whelen's burn out and are no longer cost effective to fix, they are being replaced with Tomar products - both Strobe (Neobe) and L.E.D. They are not cheap, but you will be very happy with them.
     
  10. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    The best mini-LED bar IMO is the Whelen Responder. It is competitively priced ($250 -$350 depending on sytle) and has great light output.

    It will certailny put a hurt on Sho-ME's sales. IMO it does not lose by much (the Linear model at least) as compared to the higher priced Whelen Linerty and Code 3 LEDX.
     
  11. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

    Look at the Federal Signal Highlighter, the LED version, that is one bright light, and they only cost around $350.
     
  12. Eclipse

    Eclipse Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    The LED Highligher is a very nice bar and very bright. Maybe the pricing has come down some but last I checked they were running around $400 in magnet mount?
     
  13. Novi plow boy

    Novi plow boy Member
    Messages: 38

    I bought the Sho-Me yesterday and i pluged it in last night and I was very pleased with it. I didnt justify spending $500 + on a lightbar that is goin to do the same job as my Sho-Me will for $220. IMO words as long as you can be seen good im willing to save a few bucks and put it into something else.