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back rack strobe suggestions

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Burkartsplow, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I have a 90 watt whelen 6 head strobe kit installed with two in the front and two in the back lights. I have two more slots in the power pack that I want to add some amber strobes to the top of my back rack. I want to find something that has it own housing That does not stick out to much that I can attach to the back rack. Any suggestions with links to possible options would be great.thanks guys
  2. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    try sirennet.com or galls, thay have remote head units that will plug into the power supply. Just make sire they are the same brand so the plugs fit.
  3. John911

    John911 Member
    Messages: 31

    Try Whelen 500 series strobes with surface mount adapters. These are approx 5" x 2" rectangular.
  4. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I have always liked two two actual light beacon strobes with one on each side of the back rack. then you get a good 360 degree light.
  5. massfirefighter

    massfirefighter Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 128

    I put a set of these on a friends backrack and it looks sharp. They are sho-me microthins.

  6. HVAC Guy

    HVAC Guy Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 48

    Thats What I Would Recommend.

    Otherwise The Flat Mounts Generally Do Not Use A Power Supply, They Are Self Contained LED Patterns.

    Has 4 Wires
    12V+,Ground, Sync, Pattern.
    Generally You'd Use Another Switch. But You Can Use One Switch To Power Up Your Power Supply & The Flat Mount.

    You Would Just Need A Momentary Switch For The Pattern

  7. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    LIN3,4,or 6
    or whelen raiders
  8. MattyK

    MattyK Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 105

  9. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    I don't have a link for you, but I have read some of your other posts and since you know what you're doing I would suggest LED's to attach to the back of the rack. Show-me has a couple set ups that are really good and pretty bright, and very, very durable. If you put strobes they will reflect on the bed of the truck, especially when there's snow in the bed.
    I used to have a big 54" whelen bar with 8 strobes all the take-downs, and it was great, unless it was snowing out real bad, then I would have to shut the back half off sometimes. Also it got a lot of attention when I didn't want it. ie, cops.
    So this time things are all hidden away. If you want to get some ideas of where to put leds, just search youtube. here's a couple links of videos you can check out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsiwBhVBQBE&feature=related
  10. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    oh, i just realized that yo wanted to add them to you existing set up, so led wont work. bad suggestion. but for the same cost of two really nice strobes, you could get the who sho-me set up.
  11. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i have 2 remote head units on my back rack hooked up to my 90 watt box.

    it works great. i just forget where i got them from
  12. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Thanks for the sugesstions. I could wire in two leds if you are saying I might have trouble looking out the back with the strobes going and it snowing at the same time. I will igure something out by next year for this truck. I am getting another truck and that is going to be all LEDS for sure.
  13. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    I am not really sure about the glare. I personally have never really had a problem, but sometimes, with some of the takedowns on it would occasionally be kind of hard to see.
    The only times we really had a difficult time was when there would be all 4 of us (working for last boss) at this really big lot, and we would all stop next to each other. That was just nuts!!!
    Each pick-up truck had a 6 strobe lightbar, and rear take down, along with a 4 strobe hide away system with all the strobes in clear lenses. That was bright! Then add in 2 one-tons with 4 strobe 90w hideaways all up front in the corners and DRL's, 2 amber led's facing forward on the dump body, and 6 leds in the back of the dump body, AND 1 Whelen Motorcycle led (they provide 180 degrees visibility) on each side of the dump.
    All that was waaaay too much when we were all in the same spot at the same time. It was impossible to see when it was snowing. It looked like it was snowing orange snowflakes!!! We looked like a big orange led explosion. Took me forever to put all those damn light in...
  14. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i have a set of whelen amber 500's in boxes or flanges to mount for sale....strobe heads....and wires

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i put the whelen strip lights on my rack, love em, have had em for a few years with no problems.
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  16. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    I like that. Looks good. I have to get a back rack for my truck. I still haven't figured out what to put on the front of the truck yet. I am still thinking that I am going to get lights and put them on the plow frame. Nice video.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    thx, the strip lights are wicked bright, but also real directinal, if you go 2 steps to the right or left they are drastically reduced visibility.
  18. duramaxblade

    duramaxblade Member
    Messages: 71

    Yeah, I kinda figured. Thats the only real draw back to buying LEDs. You can get the one's that light up the whole road but you're gonna pay for them. I like the strobes. Cheap and easy to fix if something goes wrong.
  19. publicsafety

    publicsafety Junior Member
    Messages: 10