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Whelen ION LEDs

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by Fire_n_Ice, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    Does anyone have any experience with Whelen's new product called the "Ion"? I have ordered four of them in all amber (they are available in split color). My plan is to put them on the running board posts. Just curious of anyone has used these yet?

  2. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    They look a lot like soundoffs ghost leds.
  3. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    I have not worked with them before. Was thinking about adding LED's to my step up bar posts as well. Would love to see how it looks.
  4. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    they are bright and more for direct on than side warning
  5. jpar247

    jpar247 Member
    Messages: 31

    I bet the LINZ6 put out way more light, they also can do split colors
  6. kitn1mcc

    kitn1mcc Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    they are a brighter than the LINZ6 they are built for head on lighting. not for off axxis
  7. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I saw those a t the strobe shop when I was down their the other day, how much did they run you??
  8. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    if whelen is trying to compete with sound off they are doing it well. These are pretty nice lights. Done a fair amount of them already.

    prices should be around 80 per....but not from me of course..i don't sell on plowsite..
  9. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    George, where are these being installed, for the most part. I realize they can go "anywhere", I'm just curious where alot of people are putting them.
  10. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Thats a TIR style light, same brightness head on, but the linear's are far brighter off axis.
  11. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    They appear to be TIR style LED, they should put out the same light as LIN6 (same generation and number of LED's no?), just may be less effective when viewing off axis though.

    Yeah, they do look very similar to the Sound Off Ghost lights.
  12. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    They are great lights and the nice think about them is they are very thin top to bottom so with the smaller grills they work out nicely. They are very bright and we have done numerous installed in grills and under rearview mirrors. They also offer the in a surface mount version as well. We have them all on the web site. They do not offer the split patterns like the LINZ6s.
  13. Fire_n_Ice

    Fire_n_Ice Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    They do offer the Ions in split pattern/color. The demos I just looked at today were red/blue and amber/clear. FINALLY placed my order today, I'm sticking with amber/amber.
  14. Strobesnmore

    Strobesnmore Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Yes they have splits in different colors, but unlike the LINz6s the all red are not available in a split red/red. Sorry if I caused any confusion.