Thread: Rear reflective scene dots
09-24-2010, 11:21 AM #1
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Rear reflective scene dots
I need some feedback on products that are out there, I have researched the Scene Dots, Daimon Diamonds, and Traffik Lites. These are all the adhesive dots that you apply over the tread plate. I am looking for anyone that has used any of these products and am looking for some feedback on pricing and durability if you have an opinion. I appreciate any feedback I can get. Thanks.
09-24-2010, 10:34 PM #2
I can't speak for them all, but we have used Diamondiamonds for over a year now. They were fast and easy to install and have held up well to regular washing. No complaints so far. A neighboring department has used Scenedots and as far as I know, they have had no problems either.
09-27-2010, 10:26 AM #3
We do not use any of them, but a neighbor uses the Scenedots. After seeing these in action at night I had to ask if they could get rid of half. They seem like they are too bright and reflective.
Is there a point when we are creating a hazard by having too much reflective material and too many lights? Are we creating a blinding light with everything that is actually harming what we are trying to do?
12-06-2010, 01:45 PM #4
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12-06-2010, 01:50 PM #5I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
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12-06-2010, 02:23 PM #6
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12-07-2010, 01:29 PM #7
I have liked the looks of the scene dots, but do not have to drive behind them so I cannot comment on that. It is a tough line between being seen and being to destracting or blinding that it is a disruption. There has been a few to many times where I wonder how someone can miss this big red truck flashing and strobing and screaming sirens, but I can say there have been times following safely behind another rig thinking dang those strobes are bright!
Not sure how soon you are looking to make a choice but I usually go to conventions and they seem to have a good variety of this stuff there to check out and compare.
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