1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Video of my strobes....

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by mcwlandscaping, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    What did your setup cost anyway? I've thought of using strobes as part of an anti-theft.

    More directly.........after my car is worked over. If the alarm goes off the strobes do too on a separate battery. Or my enclosed trailer, set up and alarm and strobes outside.......even the trucks. Idea I had.
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    That is a lot of lights... I think you have enough.

    I also wouldn't be able to plow in that. It looks like you have blue lights in the front lights. Why didn't you get amber?
  3. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 713

    Woofta, reminds me of a japanese cartoon.:cool: Good luck this winter.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    i never plow with all of them on....havn't really had any snow to legitametely use them in either though!! lol..... ive got about $1300-$1500 worth of lights and switchpanel on the truck but only paid $150 for whats there lol. The hideaways aren't hard to install, i didnt' do it but understand how they go in...the lightbar, im still working on just trying to read the wiring diagrams on how it was done!! Strobes & LEDs are like a hobby i guess, have always loved em!!

    What i mention on PS about them is that they are wired and switched so i have a lot of control as to what lights are on. Here is what is individually controlled:
    -front hideaways
    -rear hideaways
    -front bar
    -rear bar
    -full bar
    -work lights

    ALARSH..all hideaways are clear, the fronts are behind amber lenses but are so powerful they come out white, and the rears are behind the red lenses and come out red.

    tthomas...i REALLY like your idea and please if you figure out a way to wire it all up, please fill me/us in on here about it!!
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Strobes look great! I'd like to have a set-up that is similar espically with the headlight strobes as well. After a long night though, you gotta be ready for a few asprin!
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    Can you run red strobes in NH? Amber is the only color we're allowed in CT. some guys run clear's in the reverse lights though and don't have too much trouble with them.
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    supposively, not legally but, durring a storm as long as you are only running them while working you'll never have a problem. All the work trucks where my dad works run red LEDs in the back and clear strobe bulbs in clear lenses up front and the police never say anything even though they are only suppose to be running ambers. We aren't using them recklously, but for safetly reasons. However, if you go down the street in mid day no snow with them on even if you have the plow on, you'll probably get pulled over and warned if a cop sees you.
  8. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Mike Thats Awesome! Jeez it looks like a freakin ambulance. People may think instead of plowing their driveway that your coming to put out a fire, arrest someone, or haul em to the hospital! LOL. When i get my truck i just want to simple 2 Strobe light on top and some lights on the back of the truck. Looks Great! -Mitch-
  9. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Looks good Mike! Is that snow I see in the pics? I need some snow, we've had nothing in NJ, I need to plow soon!
  10. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    Sure they all look real nice but are all those strobes really gonna make you more money or set you apart from the competitors??? $1500 is a lot of money to drop on strobes that you wont be able to see really in the daytime anyways.... Plus you said yourself that it hadn't even snowed one good time yet. We had all those goodies on a couple trucks that I used to drive when plowin for a guy and like tthomas said, they get annoying about about a half hour. The hideaways in the headlights bounce off the plow and go right into your face and the back lights are just useless I think. You should have just gotten one LED bar in my opinion. Didn't mean to start an argument but it just doens't semm practical or logical to have all those lights.

Share This Page