03-18-2001, 05:21 PM #1HR314Firehouse.com Guest
POV: Strobes or Haligon Warning Lights
Just wondering what type of warning lights, if any, that you are using on your POV. Also what colors are allowed to be used in your area? We are allowed to use red and clear to the front only with red and amber to the rear! I am looking to install lights on my POV but just wanted to know what ya'll have found to be a good investment. Thanks ahead of time for the help!!!!
Firefighter II/ EMT-B
Heucks Retreat Fire Department
03-18-2001, 08:42 PM #2cmjonesFirehouse.com Guest
I have a Dashmiser 2 Strobe (red/clear)on dash, Dashmiser strobe (red) in back glass and wig-wags.
03-18-2001, 09:02 PM #3APG1Firehouse.com Guest
I have a single Dashlaser, solid blue, fast speed on my dash. When I get a larger vehicle, I'm going back to my firebeam.
Wigwags as soon as HB 0106 passes the Illinois Senate.
03-18-2001, 09:20 PM #4ff21Firehouse.com Guest
I run a single code 3 dash laser allowed to run red and whire
but If I where youu and I could afford it I would look into getting into the new led lights just got back from fire college and those things are bright
stay safe and have fun 2197
03-18-2001, 11:11 PM #5nomad1085Firehouse.com Guest
On my Ford Ranger pickup truck, I have 2 of the blue Par 36 extended lens strobes on the front bumper and a blue double dashmiser above the rear view mirror. Due to some budget cut-backs, I don't have anything in the back yet. The extended lens strobes are very effective because you can see them from the sides too, great for intersections.
On the subject of LEDs, red and amber are about the same price as strobes. Blue is significantly more, and green is ALOT more. I would recomend getting a Whelen LED Slimlighter. I work at Whelen and have seen this on several vehicles- It Kicks ***!
The Federal Firebeam or Code 3 Dashlaser with the multi-flash mirrors are great halogen units if you want something economic.
Of course, for about $4,500 you can get a full Whelen SMARTlink system with a lightbar, siren, remote strobes, wig-wags, and B-Link control center. But, that may be a bit excessive for a personal vehicle.
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03-19-2001, 11:36 AM #6Smoke_N_FlamesFirehouse.com Guest
i would recomend a CODE 3 MX7000 w/ clear domes and red filters, a 6-light arrowstik (optional), wig-wags, and a PA300 Siren (if you can ave one).
03-19-2001, 09:38 PM #7cfr3504Firehouse.com Guest
I have both in my POV, halogen sealed beams in grill, and Whelen double Dashmiser under rear view mirror. Both are red/clear. In Va we can only have red/clear. I assume that you could have amber facing rear, no law for or against it that I know of. I don't have anything to the rear because technically I can't run both the grill lights and strobe at the same time, and I think having lights in the rear would cause me problems, because in Va law, you can only have 2 lights on a POV. The pair of grill lights count as 2!
03-20-2001, 06:22 PM #8cmjonesFirehouse.com Guest
In SC your supposed to have a minimum of 2 lights on front, 2 on back OR one light on top that is able to be seen 360 deg.
11-25-2002, 04:34 PM #9
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I just bought the new whelen tir6 slimlighter m version in blue. I will never go back to anything again. THis thing covers the side of the vehicle and is absolutley blinding when viewed straighton at the side it is still extremely visible. The flashpatterns are absolutley amazing. You should all check out this led dash light.
11-25-2002, 06:03 PM #10
Talk about a flashback from the past. He he. get it FLASHback. HAHAHAH.
I thought there were enough flashing light threads in this current year but I guess not.Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
11-25-2002, 10:14 PM #11
Go super Hi tech...
Get the best hands down!!! The TwinSonic is proven from
the 70s! This baby is on sale right now on eBay. Best
get a jump on it and rule the road with your traffic
11-25-2002, 10:21 PM #12
Seriously, the best electronic siren out there is the
Unitrol Touchmaster. Enclosed is a picture. If you
watched COPS last week, the North Las Vegas PD was
busting intersections with one. Here is their site-
www.unitrol.com. They might be a little pricey, but
then they will last you the next 20 years+. Here is a
11-25-2002, 10:24 PM #13
Another Unitrol model...
Here is another model from Unitrol. (a little older)
These units really sound aggressive and will clear
traffic for you. This one and others are at
www.ebay.com, search word- "unitrol".
11-26-2002, 09:08 PM #14
Ooohhh,a Unit-troll!I thought they went out with the dinosaurs.Better get the Ghetto Blaster 2000 to go with it.Oh and a spare alternator to run the Twinsonic.Hehe T.C.
11-27-2002, 12:11 AM #15
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any body know of a site that has a sample of the sound of a federal signal or unitrol siren.
11-27-2002, 01:29 AM #16
I dont know what Rescue101 was talking about, the
Unitrol line is the best electronic siren built.
Here is a small sample for you to hear. Make sure
you click your mouse on the SIREN SPEAKER to get
it. (click on the air horn too, its cool!) You
can also hear the siren in the radio traffic
background. Heres the link-
11-27-2002, 08:25 AM #17
Calffbou,May be popular in your part of the world but around my parts it's Federals (mechanical and electronic)Whelen and SVP.If you don't know what I'm talking about on the Twinsonic,you obviously never spent any time around ones with some time on them.A rather power hungry beast.I started with the days of the Federal Rotoray,so it's been an interesting journey.T.C.
11-27-2002, 08:43 AM #18Originally posted by tshayes
I just bought the new whelen tir6 slimlighter m version in blue. I will never go back to anything again. THis thing covers the side of the vehicle and is absolutley blinding when viewed straighton at the side it is still extremely visible. The flashpatterns are absolutley amazing. You should all check out this led dash light."Let's roll." - Todd Beamer, one of a group of American soldiers who handed the terrorists their first defeat.
The opinions expressed are mine and mine alone (but you can borrow them )and may not reflect those of any organization with which I am associated (but then again, they just may not be thinking clearly).
11-27-2002, 12:36 PM #19
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It's just a figure of speach. I am noit otu there to blind any one and will not blind anyone. Go see the light for yourself.
11-27-2002, 01:26 PM #20
Oh please...Originally posted by Rescue101
Calffbou,May be popular in your part of the
world but around my parts it's Federals
(mechanical and electronic)Whelen and SVP.
If you don't know what I'm talking about
on the Twinsonic,you obviously never spent
any time around ones with some time on
them.A rather power hungry beast.I started
with the days of the Federal Rotoray,so it's
been an interesting journey.T.C.
and mech. sirens where I am from. I personally
dont care for their electronics since they sound
cheap and like a car alarm. I like the best on the
market for several reasons.
1. You need the best warning device for really getting
the attention of the public. The Touchmaster is
aggressive and attention getting. Used in Phoenix,
California, Oregon, Washington and I have seen some
in Florida now. Too bad Galls backs the price up on
them so much. And everything is consolidated in one
box vs. two. (1 for lights other for siren)
2. You can be sued PERSONALLY if involved in a wreck
and most likely it looks like the Engineers fault.
So, I like the best. Plus, the Touchmaster is SIMPLE
to operate. The Yelp override is attached to the horn.
No more taking your eyes off of the road to fumble
for switches or dials.
I cant image buying a $250,000+ piece of apparatus then
putting a car alarm siren on it to move traffic.
As for the twinsonic, it was a joke and yes, I have been
working around them.
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11-29-2002, 02:42 PM #21
You speak highly of the Unitrol,yet say little of the BEST.Federal Q mechanical.HAS NEVER BEEN EQUALLED by ANY electronic.When it comes to traffic wake up calls,Make mine Federal Q and twin Grovers.Beats the snot out of your Unitrol and I don't NEED to change functions.T.C.
11-29-2002, 04:01 PM #22
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I have a way to solve this problem. Put both on an apparatus so every one will be happy. They work great together. A wail and airhorns blus a Q will put anyone in siren bliss.
11-29-2002, 08:21 PM #23
Re: The Best?Originally posted by Rescue101
You speak highly of the Unitrol,yet say
little of the BEST.Federal Q mechanical.
HAS NEVER BEEN EQUALLED by ANY electronic.
discussion is about putting sirens on POVs.
I said WE USED THE Qs WHERE I WORK. I never
bad mouthed them at all. The discussion is
Now relax and go back and naw on some turkey.
12-01-2002, 05:44 PM #24
Hey the Turkey was great.And while eating it I got another tidbit.Guess who now owns Unitrol?Think real hard now!Correctimundo,Federal.How's that turkey going down now?T.C.
12-02-2002, 02:31 AM #25
Ummm bro? Maybe you had to much turkey or something.
Yes, Federal Signal Corp. bought the Anaheim, CA
based Unitrol quite some time ago.
I dont see where sharing this piece of OLD information
So please...and you point is????
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