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    Default LEDS to bright stop the madness.!

    My local vehicle lighting installers of anything led said he just had a shipment for light bar that comes with a don't stare directly into led module causes permanent blindness.
    With this being said I must ask when does the we've created a bright enough led?
    I sure don't want to see a vehicle with lighting like a welders spark.
    Manufacturers seem to think customers need brighter and brighter lights in reality led technology is sufficient and bright enough.
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    The question is when will the authorities start enforcing the Federal regulations governing the lighting on the roadway?

    The lights you refer to probably also include the "for off road use only" warning, much of the aux. lighting installed does but few abide.

    Then there is the issue of mounting points, anything mounted over 54 inches is illegal for road use. Why plow lights aren't high enough to shine over a fully raised plow blade.

    DE requires any and all lighting not DOT approved or mounted above legal limits to be covered when on the roadway. Rarely do the street cops ticket but they better be covered during vehicle inspecting or in an accident situation.

    Of course if you are like the big time farmers and running farm/ag tags it's all moot.

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    Noticed other day a newer car passed me I'm not sure if it's led headlights or HID but I was blind.... Lol
    I use off road flood pattern led backup lights but it's solely for plowing and I've never went beyond a certain 500 lumen.
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    Some of the law enforcement vehicles are so bright they cause more danger than the safety they are supposed to provide.

    I haven't scanned the led catalogs Ina while but most had a daytime and nighttime setting. For a reason. The dink cops that run the brighter daytime setting at night really irritate me.
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    Police departments are turning in light bars led technology of the past and installing code3 talk about eyeball blinding units start @$3k
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    Default Re: LEDS to bright stop the madness.!

    Like anything else the latest greatest biggest baddest brightest strongest whatever sells product. We pull perfectly good equipment off all the time because something newer, bigger, brighter or faster just came out and they just have to have it. And we know what that's all about.

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    I believe find something you like and use it often. LEDS quality LEDS can last 100,000 hrs if the board holds up. When plastic becomes faded I can easily wetsand and buff it to clarity.
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    Default Re: LEDS to bright stop the madness.!

    Quote Originally Posted by turf commando View Post
    Police departments are turning in light bars led technology of the past and installing code3 talk about eyeball blinding units start @$3k

    Is Code3 a brand or a style of bulb? What is the brightest mini lightbar or hideaway out there nowadays?

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    Code 3 specializes in police, fire, ems led lighting. They manufacture LEDS
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    Is Code3 a brand or a style of bulb? What is the brightest mini lightbar or hideaway out there nowadays?
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    No such thing as too bright !
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    There kind of is.

    and the plow jockey doesn't operate an emergency vehicel nor do they get a siren.

    we have laws governing the intensity, aim and the height at witch lights can be used.

    just say'en

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    There are morons around here with big light bars. Cops here are just to darn lazy to do anything bout them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoFarmer View Post

    we have laws governing the intensity, aim and the height at witch lights can be used.

    just say'en
    According to the NHTSA anything over 52" above the ground is illegal.

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    a lot of theses jaggoff bars lack the DOT stamp of approval for on road use.

    this limits there use to off road and i believe they would need to be covered while on the public streets.

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    I cover mine with chains...........

    Why aren't pics allowed in the signature line?

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    what do you use chainmail?

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    Yes

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