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What is a decent CHEAP strobe for my plow truck

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by 2dogs2, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. 2dogs2

    2dogs2 Member
    Messages: 81

    I am looking for a decent cheap strobe for my plow truck. It does not go further then a mile, since it's not licensed for the road, but state requires if I plow across the road I need a light on top.
    I have a full size 89 Blazer. I don't know if magnetic or permanent mount would be best, and if a permanent mount; what would be the best way to wire it?


  2. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    I would say look on awdirect for light prices, but if you dont use the truck on the road,and are just puting lights on for legal reasons, I would suggest getting a cheap rotator from tractor supply, or the like.
  3. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    I would say go to your local auto parts store they would probably have something pretty cheap. For something that your doing you could just have a co jack. One halogen rotator. Those things are really cheap and would be perfect for you.
  4. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

  5. DodgeGuy

    DodgeGuy Member
    Messages: 97

  6. 2dogs2

    2dogs2 Member
    Messages: 81

  7. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,770

    Ebays your best friend. Coulda got a quality strobe for that much.
  8. 2dogs2

    2dogs2 Member
    Messages: 81

    Got a wolo on Amazon for $12 + ship
  9. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    Those wolo lights are junk. They aren't bright, nor are they ISO certified. I've bought at least a hand full of lights off eBay for that much or a little more that would have been certified and at leasat 10X brighter.

    Your money, do what you want.....:rolleyes:
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  11. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I like mine. Don't see one thing wrong with it. Of course, you can't see it from a mile away but it does the J-O-B. wesport
  12. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I disagree. If a light cannot be seen from at least 500 ft away what good is it? I haven't gone the 'cheap' route with any of the rest of my equipment, why would I do so with something intended to increase the safety of myself and other motorists?

    Besides, you get what you pay for.
  13. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    500 ft? I only need to be seen from 50 ft. If you think you need a light that can be seen from a block away or from outer space, good for you. I really don't think it's necessary. Hell, I've got headlights and blinkers all around. If they can't see that they are blind anyway. I just put this goofy thing on to be legal. All it's good for is an attention getter. BTW, a lot of us have to go the cheap route so that's what we do. If you don't have to I'm happy for you.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
  14. murray83

    murray83 Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    500 feet? holly crap

    I got my lightbar used with magnets but had to snip the wires though as it was wired into the truck and I want it wired to a power point outlet so I can remove it in summer no biggie something to do on a weekend this summer,it was only $10 made by SWS its the first light bar on the page

  15. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

  16. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    It is important for me to have my trucks be visible. Reaction time, vehicle behavior and road conditions greatly increase a vehicle's stopping distance. I'm going to give other motorists as much advance warning as I can that one of my trucks may be in the street or is otherwise potentially dangerous.
  17. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I share your emphasis on safety, believe me. Nothing wrong with that!:salute:
  18. 2dogs2

    2dogs2 Member
    Messages: 81

    Personally, I would not have one at all except to be legal. My truck is for my driveway only, and I am on the road for under 120 seconds. (which is approximately how long the light will be on) I do not take my plow anywhere else since it is not licensed for the road in my state. (not that it can't be) Most of the plowing I do is between 4-5am anyway, and there are not really cars out here in the boonies at that time.

    Thanks for your concern though....