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strobes in roof lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by stryker 12, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. stryker 12

    stryker 12 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    i have seen trucks with hide-away strobes in their roof markers . anybody have that in their trucks and if you do how do u like them.ussmileyflag
  2. Lowriderfd44

    Lowriderfd44 Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    We actually just started talking about this in another thread. http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=60506

    I personally think there might not be enough room in the marker lights. Strobe tubes get hot. Without enough clearance between the bulb and the plastic housing, you risk melting your light and blowing your bulb. Neither of which are cheap to replace. lol.
  3. AWLCO

    AWLCO Member
    Messages: 32

    I've seen it done on Chevy's... Kinda sketchy if you ask me. Then again, a lot of reverse light housings are tiny too. Hide aways are designed to work with a reflector in a headlight/taillight housing, you get a lot more punch. Do the 4 corners and put a mini bar on top for best results.
  4. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

  5. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
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  6. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    I know a guy that put strobes in his MACK roof lights. A little bigger but after 8 years never melted a lens.
  7. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I put the tubes in my two outside cab marker lights. I had to relocate the factory bulbs further back, and mounted the tubes where the factory bulbs were. I have been using them for three years with no melting and no bulb failures. I use them all the time.