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Old 12-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Rear LED Strobes

Has anyone found the need to install yellow LED rear strobe lights? I think these would be handy if you tied them into your 4 way flashers. They could be used as a higher set of signals and use a separate switch to make them strobe.
My tail lights are pretty low and are red only. Lights up high would be much more visible for other drivers. When you are pulled over on the side of the road taking in the view you could hit a switch and activate the strobe action.

Just a thought?
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It's been said that the higher the light is mounted the farther away it appears to approaching traffic.
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No, never even considered such lights. I would not stop so close to moving traffic with our rig unless it was an emergency.
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By DOT yellow or amber is only legal on the rear as turn signals. Be careful what you use them for so you don't get ticketed..
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By DOT yellow or amber is only legal on the rear as turn signals. Be careful what you use them for so you don't get ticketed..
What about all the vehicles that only have red lens on the rear? Mine has a stop/turn/taillight in one lens.BTW, Roscoe and Tam are in Canada, USDOT does not apply.
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What about all the vehicles that only have red lens on the rear? Mine has a stop/turn/taillight in one lens.BTW, Roscoe and Tam are in Canada, USDOT does not apply.
Besides the red ones...... In Canada, didn't notice.
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Thanks for the help. I think yellow ones tied into the signals and above the toad height should be fine. I'm thinking that I'll have to put some sort of a diode in the line if I want to add a strobe function. I think that the strobe can be seen from a much further distance than a flash.
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I would not use strobes, They are really kind of dangerous because you do not know who is approaching from the rear and some folks can have serious issues with some strobe rates.. So I'd not use strobes.

If you want to just put yellow flashers up there that flash in step with the turn signals or 4-ways. I do not have a problem with that.

Also.. Some states use strobes on police cars,,, They may.... Object to private (non-police) use of 'em.
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We have amber LED's as turn signal lights on our Ambulances. They are legal in SC for POV's too. A ton of motorcycles have added them in conjunction with factory illumination.
Sounds like it would be a great idea.
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