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Cheap Lights

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
Our hydroseeder has been doing municipal road work. When attached to the truck, it blocks the strobes on the truck. It had no lighting on it to warn traffic, so I mounted these lights. They are on the same circuit. You turn on the switch, and the rotator comes on. I wired in a flasher to the inexpensive marker lights to make them flash when the rotator is on. Total cost (less the used rotator) was about $15.

Here they are off (with the rotator on).

~Chuck

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plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
As usual, Chuck it looks like you are on top of things and very cost alert.
The high dollar items are nice and all but a little imagination and forethought make $$$ sense.

Bruce
 
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Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith

2000 Club Member
Location
NJ
Geoff, I didn't know they had flashing bulbs available. I standardized all our trucks and trailers with these same markers from Peterson Manufacturing (PM). I have plenty of HD flashers on hand, plenty of PM lights and lenses. This set up just made sense. During the day, the lights are not the brightest, but suffecient. As it gets darker earlier now, and overcast more often (it seems) the lights are very visible. We actually get the lights and replacement lenses in Maine for less than half of what we pay here. I think the price tags on the lights say "Bob's" on them. I will be adding the same lights with a flasher to our skid steers next. Strobes would be nice, but considering the cost, and the amount of moisture and fertilizer involved with the hydroseeder, the lifespan of the power unit would be quite short.

~Chuck
 
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