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Dont put hide-aways in 08 super duty

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by sharpcutlc, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. sharpcutlc

    sharpcutlc Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    dont put 60 or 90 watt hide-away strobes in reverse lights, the melt the lense!!!
  2. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Can you put up pictures of the damage as well as where you mounted the strobe bulb?
  3. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    how close was the bulb to the lens
  4. sharpcutlc

    sharpcutlc Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    The problem is in the new style lense in he 08 it is much small than the older style. i have a 60w unit in my 2001 and had 0 problems with it. ford just made the reverse unit way to small to mount any kind of strobe in it.. I am sending the whole unit back and already ordered new reverse lights. no pics not that much damage, i only had them on for about 5 min when i noticed......

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Nova strobe makes a led light that goes in the lens. It installs just like the strobe bulb but doesn't have the heat out put of them. The clears and blues are the most expensive at I think 142.99 at a&w direct towing.

  6. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Ive seen them hide away led strobes and have wondered how they work.
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    It sounds like you mounted them too close to the lens.
  8. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I'll be doing my first 08 on saturday, I'll post my findings when it's complete and tested.
  9. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    We'll know in about 9 months if it's a Boy or a Girl! LOL Oh yeah we were talking about lights! LOL I know I need :help:
  10. AWLCO

    AWLCO Member
    Messages: 32

    I've done at least 20 08's without a problem.
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Do you put 90 watts in? I just put a 90 watt whelens in my reverse lights on my NBS GMC, I'm sure they will be fine. Does any body know a good place to put strobes in the front of a NBS GMC.

    OSLIGHTS Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 44

    If you post a pic, I could tell you for sure, but w/out seeing it, I would say you need to mount as far away from the lens as possible. Also try to get it in the most reflective area. Should be plenty of choices on that truck.
  13. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I havent done one yet, but on one of the new town trucks, they came in from the inside of the truck side, in the lower signal lamp section, above the height of the bulb. Probably not ideal I dont think, but at least its one location.
  14. sharpcutlc

    sharpcutlc Junior Member
    Messages: 29

  15. NootDogg

    NootDogg Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 113

    We put them in the headlights. The low beam is on top and the high beam is on the bottom or vice cersa. Here is where we got ours. Any other questions just let me know. http://www.youtube.com/NootDogg8870
  16. oakvillerex

    oakvillerex Member
    Messages: 65

    i put mine in the chmsl as well did you just unplug the cargo light bulbs and put them in there?

  17. NootDogg

    NootDogg Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 113

    Where did you put yours?? And no we didn't unplug the cargo light. We drilled holes next to them and put them in there and put silicone around it.
  18. Pearcelawn

    Pearcelawn Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    That is a whole lot of money for them!! I guess I don't want them that bad.

    Looks good though!!!
  19. TLC Snow Div.

    TLC Snow Div. Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    How many watts are the strobes in the cargo lights. ( high mounted brake lights)
    There are a few guys around here who have HAW's in the rear high mounted brake lights and front clearence lights above the windshield. I was just curious how many watts is safe for those locations.

    Your truck looks very nice. I like how you did the dump too.