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Question for the experts

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by highridge, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    Hello all,
    I work for an insulation company and we run about 20, 14-24' box trucks(see pic). We've been thinking lately of adding some type of strobe lights for extra security when the trucks are being loaded and unloaded on the road at dawn and dusk. So far I'm leaning towards 4 TIR-3 leds mounted in each upper corner of the box. This will cost around $200 for the LEDs then I will also need switches. Also, if you have any suggestions for another type of product let me know suggestions are welcome.


    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I would mount them low. About eye sight when you are sitting in a vehical. They don't do much when then are mounted up high. Thats why fire trucks have lights top to bottom.
  3. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    I'd put them on the side rails...1/2 way up and then close to the floor of the box on the rail. I'd check into Tir 6's rather than 3's unless you don't have much room.
  4. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    depending on the tail lights you have you can also order stock location lights that when a switch is flipped they triple flash like a t3...they will be LED lights...no drilling or holes to patch l8tr...
  5. highridge

    highridge Member
    Messages: 47

    Interesting. What about the clearance lights up high? They are all LED is there a way to make them flash and still be clearance lights while driving?
  6. SnowJersey

    SnowJersey Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    mount a whelen linz6 on each side and call it a day. Very bright and minimal install
  7. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    I'd be happy to take a ride down there, if you want. I'm only 15 minutes away.
  8. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I would say you're on the right path with the forward and rear of the truck the area you want coverage. The TIR3s are great lights as are many of the other similar lights available. All have a few light differences not to mention price and light output. If you put them on the front I would suggest the cab and not the box, however depending on the door in the rear you might have to go towards the top or if theres room the sides of the door.