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Recommendations on Hideaway LED Strobes

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by jeff11769, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. jeff11769

    jeff11769 Junior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1

    Hi All
    I am looking to install LED strobe lights in my 09 Silverado 2500. I have been looking at the Whelen Hideaways but would like to hear what you think. I would like to put 2 strobes in the tail lights, one in the back up lights and one in the brake light. I would also like to put one pair in the front not sure where yet. Would like to hear any product suggestions that you may have and if possible if you could provide links to any suggested items.

    Thanks for all the help.
  2. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    Whelen Vertex

    Get the Whelen Vertex LED Hid-A-Way there amazing and bright and mount any where they also have a ton of flash patterns i love mine ! ! ! ! !

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I just got the amber vertex' also. I should have some video's sometime soon once I get them all mounted up.
  4. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I would go with the vertexs also, I have the amber ecco led hideaway which is the same as the nova in my 350 and it puts the light out with like 12 patterns, but the vertexs are actually a bit cheaper. I'll be getting the vertexs next.
  5. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    the vertex is the king. I would not get any colored ones thou. the "amber" shows up canary yellow. the "red" shows up amberish, the blue is almost white. Go with white and it will be bright as all hell.
  6. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    That is true...you are better off puttung a clear head in a colored lens for the best brightness and clearest color
  7. Sledhed05

    Sledhed05 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I also have an '09 2500HD and I am wondering if the hideaways will fit in the 3rd brakelight/cargo light. Does anyone know if this will work?
  8. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    As per whelen you put a red LED in red light, amber or clear in a amber light and any color in clear. They claim because of the light spectrum of leds a red in red is brighter the clear in red with the leds, That is just what Whelen themself told me. Its different then strobes colors. Who knows.
  9. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    The clear whelen ones are much brighter than the amber ones. I ran them side by side in the same display unit and I nearly went blind with the clear. You could still look at the amber one when it was on. FWIW, I would only run amber though, just my preference.
  10. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    It would be nice if the amber vertex was actually amber and not vivid canary yellow.
  11. Bernie Lomax

    Bernie Lomax Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I'm confused how the Vertex works if theres no power supply? Can you do a 6 light system? How do you control them?
  12. JCI Trans

    JCI Trans Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    it has a very small inline control box, and you can select the pattern by touching the pattern wire to a live power source. You can also link them together to sync all the bulbs together. You can check it out on whelens website.
  13. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    from what I have seen the brake lights are not nearly as strong as the reverse lights, I'm having them installed on my truck on wed so I'll let you know.
  14. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    LED do no not need a powe supply they have they own built in lamp driver led run on low voltage and at sunced together
  15. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

  16. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    they look good, what are they?
  17. redstroker_2002

    redstroker_2002 Member
    Messages: 62

    Buy them from strobesnmore i really like there system. i use the standard strobes its cheaper than led's any i got 14 different flash patterns.
  18. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Thanks...no storms to test them with yet but they're made by omega solutions, #STR604D, 60 watt 4 corner kit. I had the guy custom wire the switches to the blank on top of the airbag on/off switch. I was told 90w will melt the lens, and I had them installed by the Enthusiast on Atwood Ave. In Johnston, RI
  19. blakerugg

    blakerugg Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I agree LEDs are way to expensive regular strobes are fine
  20. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    uh, 4 Vertex units cost the same or LESS than a 4 bulb strobe system with power supply.....
    Sirennet (among other places ) has Vertex's for $66, X 4 is $264. Cheapest name brand supply and tubes I have seen is a 15 watter at $200, and that's almost useless, cheapest 30 watter I've seen is $265....