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strobe pattern

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by DP Property, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Is it better to have your strobe lights come on at the same time left and right in the front and the rear ? Or is better to have them set so they switch between one side on the other off back and fourth?

    heads connected to outlet 1 and 3 flash at the same time

    heads connected to outlets 2 and 4 flash at the same time.

    heads connected to 1 and 3 alternate with heads 2 and 4.

    So it is my understanding that the best way for the 4 strobe system install would be.

    head 1 outlet front driver side headlight and head 3 outlet rear driver side tail light.

    head 2 passenger side headlight and head 4 passenger side tail light.

    Is this the correct way for me to do this so they flash back and fourth?
  2. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    mine alternate. i have for in the back and they go

    left cargo light + right tail light
    right cargo light + left tail light
    and then the head lights to alternate side to side

  3. Gear_Head

    Gear_Head Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 245

    we normally alternate them, we also feel that gets peoples attention.
  4. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    X pattern is the most popular, but i have done side to side and front to back....
  5. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    mine X in the front and back. but i have 8 head system. so its really pronounced. drive highbeam flashes with pass. blinker. pass high beam with driveside blinker.

    and the rear goes drive tail with pass. turn and pass tail with driver turn.

    but on the four head id recomend driver front with pass. rear. and pass. front with driver rear and let them X like that.
  6. DP Property

    DP Property Senior Member
    Messages: 158

    Ok thank you truck is a 2006 F-350 would u install front strobes in top headlight or lower headlight?
  7. plowinginma

    plowinginma Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 326

    If you had a professional install them they would have all options,, so you could pick what ever your mood is ...
  8. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I am an installer and that is my other business, depending on what colors you have in the rear, for instance white and red, then yes it will make a difference, if you have all red in the back then no, now with the outlets, depending on what power supply you have, some power supplies you are NOT suppose to turn on outlet 1 with 3 or above, such as whelen, you have to different switch wires, if you have a 6 or above outlet supply, and if you want just 2 on at one time then you put them in 1 and 2 if you want 2 or more on at one time then you put them on 3 and above