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Slow Rotating Lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by UpstateMike, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. UpstateMike

    UpstateMike Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Does anyone know where I could possibly find a slow rotating amber light. I am looking for one right around 100 bucks and don't want a ridiculously fast rotator? I like the old style like you see on the county trucks.

  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Those are huge and draw a lot of amps fyi. And are expensive
    Might want to move this post to the strobe lighting forum
  3. UpstateMike

    UpstateMike Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I didn't realize there was a strobe light forum....Thank you! Can I ask how to move it?
  4. ThompsonPlowing

    ThompsonPlowing Member
    Messages: 42

    E-bay should have something
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,123

  6. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 594

    I'm with you, those fast rotators give me a head ache. Those old school grotes are great lights.
  7. ThompsonPlowing

    ThompsonPlowing Member
    Messages: 42

    I love the new strobes.. I want to be seen!!!!
  8. UpstateMike

    UpstateMike Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks Maxwell! I like the new stuff too but I just like the classic look that you get from a slow one. I have a four hideaway system and a round strobe beacon on the roof now but I'm looking to add a headache rack and wire it into the toolbox because I'm getting moisture in the third brake light causing it to work when it wants to even though everything is siliconed and heat shrinked.
  9. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,269

    I moved it here to the Strobe forum for you :waving:
  10. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I agree. I have a Star 36" Interceptor that (in the upper half) has two regular speed rotators and two high speed rotators. If you ask me, the high speed rotators spin so fast that the "blink" is simply too short to get noticed. And when you have regular speed rotators right next to them like I do, you can really see the difference. I'll take the old regular speed rotators any day of the week.

    Then again, the lower half of my bar is all LED - mostly Whelen LINZ6's. As good as the old fashioned rotators are, the new LEDs do one heck of a job - and draw way less power. doing it.

    If you want rotators, I'd recommend getting a rotator that spins the reflector / mirror as opposed to sealed beam bulbs. The difference in current draw and complexity (and thus reliability) is significant.
  11. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    I have a couple of those big old rotator lights laying around if your interested.
  12. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

  13. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    ^---- Check out 1:09 on the video for the $80 light, he shows a basic blinking pattern. It's a class 1 like the Whelen (bright) and has a 5-year warranty, much cheaper too.
  14. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    The rotating pattern on our Strobes N More beacon will do 3 different speeds. Slow, fast, and faster.
  15. UpstateMike

    UpstateMike Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    How big of a difference is the Low dome to the High dome? I have a standard strobe now that goes about 6-7 inches tall.
  16. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    HAHA, check out the second review for it ($80 one):

    "...choose the pattern I liked the most (pattern 3, 75fpm rotator). Reminds me of my Dads old dual par 36 halogen rotators back in the day on his railroad signal maintenance truck. "
  17. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Your sig says you're in "upstate NY." If you're anywhere near Avon, NY, you can stop right in to Star Warning Systems. Go to the Customer Service area on the north side of the building. Gene will give you all the help you need.