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Old 06-22-2000, 02:16 PM   #1
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Lightbulb blue lights (emergency vehicles)

I was just wondering if anyone else has blue light(s) on their cars. I joined the local Volunteer Fire Department, but can't find a decent spot to mount a light anywhere. I don't want one that I have to put up on the roof or dash everytime I turn it on, and can't find anything for a decent price.

Anyone have suggestions?
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Old 06-22-2000, 02:32 PM   #2
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How about in the hood scoop?

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Old 06-22-2000, 02:42 PM   #3
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Like a rotating light or what? You might be able to fit it behind the grill/in front of the radiator if you squeeze it in there. Not real high visibility, but better then nothing. You could always get a magnetic-mount one and put felt on the bottom of it so you can just put it up on your roof when you need it. Of course, there is always the rear deck (behind rear seat), too.
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Old 06-22-2000, 05:17 PM   #4
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unless you want a light bar on the top of your car, you might want to look for some visor lights that slide on to the sun visor, somewhere around $150 for one side. or yo can go with strobes and "wig-wags" in your ligths. you can put thosepretty much in any lights on your car. i am not able to run red-lights yet, just a jr. firefighter. i'm not 18 yet. but when i turn 18, stobes in the corners and maybe some visor lights for my scooby. look at your FD during your next meeting for a book called "Galls". that is where you can find all the strobes, fire gear, and so on. maybe that will help.

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Old 06-22-2000, 06:58 PM   #5
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Old 06-22-2000, 08:08 PM   #6
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go to www.galls.com they have exactly what you need
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Old 06-27-2000, 10:33 PM   #7
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Hey silver! (nice name BTW)

Yeah check out galls.com Their selection isn't too shabby. Plus their prices are not bad either. I vollie for one of my local FD's here. I use to have a bluelight that sat on the dash. I didn't like it: it was too low to attract much attention from behinds cars, just from a distance. Now I have a Deckblaster stobe that mounts to my windshield using suction cups. They do have ones that mount to the bottom of your sun-visor. Or depending on your "commitment" . you can opt for the "hide-away" strobe lights that mount inside your headlights. Keeps your car looking OEM till you light 'em up! Unmarked police cars often have them. I'll be taking that route soon Any other questions, drop me a line!

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Old 06-28-2000, 06:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the tips guys/gals.

I already ordered a light from Galls, but had to return it because it didn't fit.

My friend has a visor light and I didn't like it all that much.

I was thinking of chroming the inside of my hood scoop and putting those strobes that go inside the headlights in there. Problem is, I might want to open the hood scoop in the future.

There aren't too many lights that will fit in the grill, because we only have 3" deep clearance before the radiator. I have checked into that. Plus, because our grill sits so low to the ground, nobody would see them, which would be worse than what I have.

The only thing I can find that I like is a couple of stobes that run $140 a piece and need to have a power supply.

I'll let you all know what I end up with. I had thought of a lightbar on top, but then I had nothing to do with the wire...unless I drilled holes. I might be committed, but I'm not drilling any holes in the outside of my baby (yet).

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Old 06-28-2000, 07:17 AM   #9
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So if they're smallish wires, just run them underneath the rubber sealing gasket-type-things for the doors. You could always run them down to your trunk and in, just have them go under the front edge where it meets next to the window. You could use the rain gutters to run them down to the window and then just run them tight along the window into the trunk.
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Old 06-28-2000, 02:53 PM   #10
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No offense intended, but you should probably just try to ride one of the engines/tanker/ladder to the scene or respond "non emergency" in your own private vehicle. You are a much better help when you are just able to arrive safely. People don't seem to recognize a personal vehicle as well as a marked emergency vehicle even when there are strobes, flashers etc.. on the vehicle. We have had 3 volunteers responding "emergency", killed en route to a call (1 was a false alarm) in this area in the past 2 years. If not for yourself think about some of the other people on the road.
 
Old 06-28-2000, 03:11 PM   #11
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OK, a shameless plug, try 911EP. It just so happens that I designed most of their LED lighting and it is the BEST! They have a flat panel of LEDs (blue is available) that is programmed to look like they rotate from a distance of >10', it's really quite trick. I spent many weeks on the code to do this so support it please. BTW, no I don't work there anymore.
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Old 06-28-2000, 06:09 PM   #12
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Lightbulb

I have a Code-3 DashLaser-M on the dash compartment. Opened the compartment, stuck a mini-bungee cord (~3 mm diameter, ~6 inches long) through the space between the hinges at the back of the lid, closed the compartment with the hooks loose inside, pulled out the loop, hook the loop around the back of the light.

Makes the compartment useless, but it doesn't budge.

Wig-wag high beams are the way to go, though. I just haven't gotten up the gumption to cut into the OEM wiring yet. Oh yeah, the siren helps too.

And yeah, emergency driving means you have to drive pretty much normally and expect people to do even dumber stuff than they do when they're not confronted by flashing lights. It's a pleasant suprise when people pull to the right and stop like they're supposed to.

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