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    Cool Fav Light Bar

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    Personally, I think big, flashy light bars ruin the look of your car. As the wise 'smitheps' once said, 'the light bar isn't going to get you to the fire station any faster than a good old dash laser will.... put your money to better use!' I think he is right.
    Anyway, if I had to pick, I once saw this neat mini-bar in the Darely catalogue called the Ecco mini-bar. It was well made and thought out. Instead of drilling holes or using a 'rust your roof' magnet, it used suction cups. It also plugged in the the cigar plug and did not need to have all that confusing wiring done to it. The best thing about it was in middle of the bar, it had a built-in siren, with controls where the light on-off switch was. It was cool. Instead of buying a $300 siren system and a $150 light bar, you got the siren and the light in one object for only $299.

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    I run a Fed. Signal Halogen Highlighter Mini-bar. As far as the rusting is concerned, I place some duct tape over the magnets, to protect the truck's paint. No "crazy" wiring here, just plug it straight into the cig. lighter.

    The reason I chose this over the dash light, that I used to use, is the 360 degree visibility. Here in Upstate NY, during the winter time when we get hit with whiteout conditions, the more visible we can make ourselves the safer we are. The CP put out by the mini-bar makes me more visible during the day as well.

    I bought mine on sale, going by Gall's prices it cost me the same as an equivalent dash light.

    Just my two-cents.

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    To answer the original post, not NRFR/explorer's commentary, I'd go with the MX7000, either all halogen or halogen/strobe. The big plus with it is the intersection lights. My opinion: can't get better intersection protection.

    Many light bars have side lights/strobes, but most of these are directed to the 90 degree plane. The Mx7000 intersection lights cover all the angles. I used to have one on an S-10 Blazer; looked good.

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    the key is being low key. the only light you can tell i have when they all arent on is my Code 3 dash laser (best dash there is). when they are all on i have- 2 blue and 2 clear hide a way strobes in the front directionals and wig wags on them headlights, plus my $25 real air horn, not the electronic style. i move traffic and let me remind you the car i drive. 1990 crystler minivan...ill have pics of this mess soon

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    Well said Chris!!!

    Joe

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    Well said Chris!!!

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    Had a Highlighter but it burned out my power point, i have recently switched to a Sho-Me LED minibar, but my favorite lightbar is the Code3 LEDX2100

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Fireman2
    Had a Highlighter but it burned out my power point, i have recently switched to a Sho-Me LED minibar, but my favorite lightbar is the Code3 LEDX2100
    You do realize you responded to a 6 year old post right?

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    My favorite lightbar is the one that goes blink-blink.



























































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    One thatís used responsibly.

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    Who cares??? Don't need em...Don't use em

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    Disclaimer: A heavy dose of sarcasm was used in my above post.

    I think ffexpcp said it best.
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    Do the FF's put light bars in there personal vehicles?

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    i think it would be kinda awkward having a lightbar on my dashboard?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoysForLife
    Do the FF's put light bars in there personal vehicles?

    Only the "special" ones do...They feel with their super powered lights that they will accomplish so much more than those who don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33
    Only the "special" ones do...They feel with their super powered lights that they will accomplish so much more than those who don't
    Oh okay thank you.

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    r u special?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    r u special?
    so what if i am???


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    this has nothing to do with lights, i know. i just had to say that

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    Much as I hate responding to blue light topics, I'll add me two cents. Lightbars ruin the look of most vehicles (look decent on pickups though.) But they are POINTLESS unless you are a line officer/chief officer and can/do respond to scene and actually USE the "warning power" of a full-size bar. Lightbars do nothing but attract the attention of cops, who just LOVE to pull over the blue-light brigade (least in my part of Connecticut anyway.) A small LED-dash light is more tasteful and less conspicuous as far as being a cop-magnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPFire1618
    Much as I hate responding to blue light topics, I'll add me two cents. Lightbars ruin the look of most vehicles (look decent on pickups though.) But they are POINTLESS unless you are a line officer/chief officer and can/do respond to scene and actually USE the "warning power" of a full-size bar. Lightbars do nothing but attract the attention of cops, who just LOVE to pull over the blue-light brigade (least in my part of Connecticut anyway.) A small LED-dash light is more tasteful and less conspicuous as far as being a cop-magnet.

    Very Well Said

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    Your better off driving like an A--hole with out blue lights, because with the lights now your an A--hole fireman, and they can cause you more trouble then there worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    i think it would be kinda awkward having a lightbar on my dashboard?

    I have seen this... ..A Mini-Bar on the passenger side of a Ford Escort with the back covered in tin-foil to reduce the flash-back. {No it wasn't mine. }

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    Wink wig wags

    old skool wig wags all the way!! who's with me?!?!

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