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Looking for Sneak Lights

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bridgeguy, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. bridgeguy

    bridgeguy Registered Member

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    I've been looking through here, Yahoo, Ebay, etc. and am coming up with a blank.

    I know that the CUCV have a "sneak light" mounted in the grill area. I've found some foreign ones on Ebay for the Pinzgauer or Unimog, but I'm interested in one from a US vehicle. Are the one's in the CUCV 24-volt only?

    My dad is a retired game warden and I know that the State of California used to mount them in Dodge's back in the 80's, and I'm pretty sure that they weren't military surplus but can't find a supplier for any new lights. This might be due to the fact that I don't know the "official" name for them.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    are you talking about the blackout lights?
     
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    blackout lights. check some place that deals in military parts, Memphis Equipment is the only one that comes to mind.
     
  4. bridgeguy

    bridgeguy Registered Member

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    Exactly what I'm talking about.
     
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    They are 12 Volt...and I got several..I'll pm youa price
     
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    I have never seen these lights in action. What are they like?
     
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    use them for looks only- they are of NO practical value. On my MV's they worked, but you couldn't even tell at night. The only time you'll see them is in pitch black after your eyes have adjusted to the dark. That's exactly what they're good for, and I bet quite a few accidents happened in convoys at night even with them on. They use a VERY small filament that is masked by a foggy lens, then pointed at the ground :D

    check out

    http://www.truck-lite.com/tl/tl/resources/images/en_US/pdf/MilitaryLED.pdf

    for a modern LED version
     
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    They work very well with night vision goggles on. You'd think you HID Hella's on there. :D
     
  10. Brocky

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    Sweet I like them. Might buy them led ones, if I go camo on the K5. Now that I think about it a guy here has them on his Deuce/half 6x6 that he uses for hauling logs. Might get them off him. Thanks
     
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    Yeah, those are blackout lights. They put out like zero useful light to the naked eye, even in the pitch-black darkness. With NODs on they're pretty bright but we've been replacing ours with IR spotlights instead- much brighter through NODs and totally invisible without them. I can see using B/O's for looks on a CUCV but other than that... paperweight material.
     

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