Headlight/Taillight STROBES

Rcgm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Indiana
I have been thinking of getting some strobe light's for my truck the kind u put in your headlight's and tail.Anyone got these?What do you think they worth it?Installation hard?Someone let me know seen them in Angelo's catalog.
Thanks
RCGM
 

SlimJim Z71

LawnSite Senior Member
The good ones are kind of expensive, but worth it from what I've heard. Try these two:

http://www.northerntools.com

and

http://www.galls.com

The Police ones are the bright ones. The ones from Northern may not be as bright. From what I've heard, they're not too hard to put in. You just have to drill a 1" hole in the taillight/headlight/turnsignal where you want it, and run wires to the controller.

-Tim
 

Dusty

LawnSite Member
Location
Southbridge, MA
With the controller, the 4 corners will cost you about $600. Look for someone that installs them and see if they have any used ones available. A lot of P.D.'s won't reuse them but have them removed before they sell or trade the old vehicles. I know of a fellow on the volunteer fire dept that got his that way.
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
A gumball machine on the roof does the job.

If you want a light show go to the planetarium.

$500 for fancy colored lights to feed your ego doesnt seem quite right to me.
 

FIREMAN

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
n.j.
HAVING BEEN A MECHANIC.THESE THINGS SUCK....EVERY TIME I'VE SEEN THEM INSTALLED THE LIGHT LEAKS MOISTURE IN AND THE KILLS BULBS PREMATURELY THEN YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE LIGHT HOUSING ......WHICH CAN BE EXPENSIVE
 

plowking35

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
S.E. CT
AW direct has them for about 350.00, and a local guy got me a set for 200.00. They are nice, but make sure you get duetze connectors, they are water proof. Also seal where you drill the hole into the light.
Install isnt to bad, will take a few hours.
Dino
 

CT18fireman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Brookfield, CT
Being a fireman I had them in my personal truck in although all amber the worked well with my blue strobe light bar. When using them to plow I was told by a friendly (verbal warning) state trooper that I still needed a roof light to provide 360 of light. Just passing along what I was told I do not know the laws for amber lights.
 

Mark Oomkes

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
I also have them for responding to fire calls, the installation will only take a couple hours and I have not had a problem with ruining the headlight. I would suggest sticking with Gall's on this type of thing, they are very helpful and good to deal with.
 

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