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Vertex or hide a blast

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Mikemike0409, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Mikemike0409

    Mikemike0409 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Not sure which ones are better Its going in a 2005 ford just in the headlights
  2. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I can only speak about Vertex's, but they are bad a$$!!!! Very bright, a lot of patterns, syncable and well worth the money!
  3. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Yes the Vertex are awesome
  4. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I would go with the Vertex or our Single Strobes N More brand. Both are extremely bright and solid 2 year warranty.
  5. ImpressPlowing

    ImpressPlowing Member
    from NYC
    Messages: 58

  6. Evil PSD

    Evil PSD Member
    Messages: 30

    Vertex by far, I work at an install shop and use them almost everyday. They aren't called hide-a-trash for no reason.
  7. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I would strongly suggest staying clear of any web site that sell all chinese lights. Many have come before you and learned a hard lesson. Most of those lights off little to no warranty and most are out of business is a short period of time. Stick with a name brand product or company and you will be much happier in the long run.
  8. Roundhammer

    Roundhammer Member
    Messages: 57

    I just have external mounts..

    I was actually talked out of internal Strobes. I'm super happy with my set up.

    Whelen Amber Ions on the grill and 2 Amber Linz6 on the licence plate bracket at the rear ( they are CRAZY bright!)

    Saved myself some good $$$ in labour too.

  9. BrandonSRH

    BrandonSRH Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Any one using code 3 hide away LED's? People seem to say those are the brightest..
  10. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    We see very little for Code 3 around here. The Whelens are great lights.
  11. BrandonSRH

    BrandonSRH Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Which are brighter the Whelens or your brand?.. Just browsing your site a few minutes ago
  12. BrittAWL

    BrittAWL Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I will say that the Code 3 6-Pack LED Hide-A-Blast are probably among the brightest LED hide aways I have seen. The Vertex were great when they came out, but now there are newer and brighter lights out there that are giving Whelen a run for their money. A close second on my list would be SOS Undercover LAWs, then Feniex Fairys.

    The one thing I do not like about the Code 3 LAWs is that you cannot screw them into the lights for added protection. Nothing a little silicone can't fix though ;)
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

  14. BrandonSRH

    BrandonSRH Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Not sure why so many are against Code 3 lights they have some if the brightest lights out there. I mentioned the hideaways because I have seen a bunch of reviews saying those of one of the brightest strobes out. Like you mentioned I did see some complaints about how they are installed.
  15. Mems

    Mems Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 202

    I dont think people are having that big of an issue with them, just that they've used the Whelen Vertexs or SNM version more. The major difference that I can see are below. Take your pick:

    SNM/Whelen: "Vertex" Vs Code 3 6 pack

    -8 LED heads Vs. 6 LED heads on both Code 3 and Whelen.
    -2 year warranty vs. 5 year warranty
    -12' cord vs 15' cord
    -100 percent waterproof vs I could not find any info for this on Code 3. (Thats what did it for me.)
    -Screw in mounting vs pop in mounting (this is also huge. Regardless if there is use of silicone)
    -21 flash patterns vs 20 flash patterns
    -35 degree "option" vs no option available to those who want a fuller/brighter directionality of the light for that type of application.
    -Price: $54.99 vs $59.99
    There is more Im sure but I dont have all day to sit here and figure em out. If people would like to add more by all means let me know and I'll change/update.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012