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Flashing Lights (not cops)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bad_bo_ti, Jan 27, 2001.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking through j.c. whitney yesterday and noticed they have a kit to make the headlights flash (like a cop car) plus they have offroad style lights that flash, and seperate lights you install into taillights to make them flash, the thing is is they were all 3 different kits, came 3 different control modules that could only handle one system, does anyone know of anyplace that could set me up with a complete all 4 corner flashing light system with one control module and various add on outputs and inputs? let me know thanks.
     
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    Well the one for the head lights are a WigWag and has to have heavy duty relays. The one for the tail lights use a strobe bulb and not compatable with the wig wags. those kits usually come with 2 bulbs and you can add a second pair off the one controler to run the front turn signals depending on the brand they sell.
    I could put you in touch with a company that sells the real deal stuff but while they sell a central control pannel you still buy the moduals you want. You looking about $350+ to do what you want with the real deal stuff. The up side is it's a lot higher quality and a lot brighter. They can even get you a light bar with PA just like the cops. Course for your play toys you will have to pay. That stuff is pricy. I think a light bar without PA is like $450 then the controler and amp for the PA would be another $300. they the Horn for the Pay is like $90 for a cheap one.

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    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    whats the name of the company? and how to i contact them? is there a way maybe i could just get the stuff from j.c. whitney and connect it to one high amp switch?
     
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    Tessco is a great company, but they don't sell retail. Instead check out www.copcars.net 1-888-391-COPS. The website does not do them justice... Gary has just about every strobe and/or flashing light kit you can get. If he doesn't have it he can get it or it doesn't exist. He also has an account with Tessco if need be.
     
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    I did a little research of Ohio traffic laws. Just FYI: do with it what you may. Ohio traffic law 4513.17(c)(1) states... Flashing lights are prohibited on motor vehicles, except as a means for indicating a right or a left turn, or in the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, or overtaking or passing. This prohibition does not apply to emergency vehicles, road service vehicles servicing or towing a disabled vehicle, traffic line stripers, snow plows, rural mail delivery vehicles, vehicles as provided in section 4513.182 [4513.18.2] of the Revised Code, department of transportation maintenance vehicles, funeral hearses, funeral escort vehicles, and similar equipment operated by the department or local authorities, which shall be equipped with and display, when used on a street or highway for the special purpose necessitating such lights, a flashing, oscillating, or rotating amber light, but shall not display a flashing, oscillating, or rotating light of any other color, nor to vehicles or machinery permitted by section 4513.11 of the Revised Code to have a flashing red light.
    For the rest of it check out this site: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/revisedcode/>http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/revisedcode/</A> and go to the left column and scroll down to TITLE [45], a new screen will appear and then scroll down to CHAPTER 4513.
    I honestly don't care if you have all the emergency equipment in the world, just thought you should know what is allowed.

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    Try Galls ( www.galls.com ) They sell all sorts of emergency lighting, and do sell what your'e looking for, typically at reasonable prices.
     
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    Galls has a retail outlet (walk-in over the counter) in Lexington Kentucky. Their catalog is about 2 inches thick,too, but there's a ton of stuff like that in it. My brother has a tail light WigWag setup in his Cherokee - it's kinda squirrelly. Wasn't cheap either.

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