Strobe System for Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by HighGrass, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado short bed P/U that I want to install a "hidden" strobe system in. Does anyone have any tips or recommendations on manufacturers?
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    e-mail me at with your truck specs. length etc. I do all of the installe of light systems for the department i vollunteer for and have some on my truck as well as doing several chevys. i can hook you up with whelen engineering to get your stuff and can also give you a list of what all you will need.
  3. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206


    I have a 2001 chevy 2500hd I'm having 2 strobes in front 4 strobes in the rear and an LED arrow stick in back window. We are putting in quartersized LED toggle switches in the cubby hole in the head liner. I"m also having 2 extra switches put in for future use. I'll post pics when done
  4. myoder

    myoder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    Whelen is a well known, quality system.
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Please tell me these are like construction strobes, and not gay chinese rice burner strobe things.
  6. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    they are the same ones you see on fire trucks and ambulances.
    i put mine on in 1997 and are now in thier 3rd truck, havent had a light or power supply go out yet.
  7. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    Yea whelen makes most of the strobes and sirens out there on the ambulances. I've got Federal Signal red grille strobes on the truck and clear strobes in the side of the headlights. Clear ones are completely hidden.
  8. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    just be careful what color you use. in La. you can only use Yellow or Amber. red, white, and blue are for emergency vehicles.
  9. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    sorry-I forgot to mention I am a volunteer firefighter here in VT.
  10. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    I run WHELEN!

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