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    Whelen Val U Bar

    Thanks, that seems like a good one.
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    Amp Draw

    I did the math(hopefully correct) and found that just one light(alley) drew 3.48 AMPS with my Multi Meter testing for current. I then added all the lights together at 3.48 amps x 15 lights total for about a 55 Amp draw if the bar was full on. This is a Vista with 5 rotators, takedowns, alley...
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    Whelen Val U Bar

    Ok thanks. I decided against it, just too much hassle to maintain and get parts for. That includes my jet strobe and vista I have. Im really really thinking of getting a "newish' LED bar, just a simple all Amber, nothing fancy type. Less power draw and more reliable and maintenance free. I just...
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    Whelen Val U Bar

    Strange I thought parts would be common as they are cheap and simple bars. That would s why I'm getting rid of my jet strobe.....hard to find actual strobe replacements.
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    Whelen Val U Bar

    I found an all Amber Val u bar local for sale. It was originally two rotators, but he added two fast star rotators for total of 4 rotators. It has the black cover in the middle, not an all light version. Are these good lights? And worth the 175 asking price? I'm getting rid of my jet strobes and...
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    Federal JetStrobe functioning now

    Hello, everyone, again. I finally got my JetStrobe installed on my truck and all wired in, with all the known functions and patterns working great. I love it a lot and it's my first REAL lightbar, plus my truck looks real sweet with it. I pretty much wired the harness to the battery via...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    My Vista is off a New York State Trooper, patrol car. I think around 1996. Still searching for Amber domes in good condition. Got to get these reds off, because I'll get in trouble firing this thing up in the driveway, hahah. I'm like a moth hovering around cool lights. I can't help it.
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    Thoughts on Vista

    Oh I like it and keeping it. I have duties this summer at the race track doing push duties and picking up parts after a crash, stuff like that. Other guys have the cheap, LED mini bar stuff, so I will be the brightest out there, hahah. Just have to land those Amber domes and switch out with the...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    I think Federal was attempting to bring a better 360 degree viewing angle, with the Vista. Instead of going straight like a hawk or Mx7000, they made it oval shaped to get more of the front and back viewable from the side. Well, that's my guess, but it does fit well on top of my little ranger...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    Yepp my JetStrobe is all amber, although I do have red and clear inserts if I want to get my ass a big law violation. I'm a sucker for the old, big bars, loved them since a kid and always wanted one, but no reason for one until now(duties at a race track/lite towing). My JetStrobe is the...
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    Thoughts on Vista

    I got a cool Federal Vista this week for only 25 dollars in working condition and complete. It has some problems that are not a big deal and I'm going to fix it. Mainly someone rigged it up so just the rotators and front take downs work. It has 5 rotators, flashers front rear, take downs, alleys...
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    Measuring amps/watts.

    No power supply. I guess I'm coming off the battery, to my control head and then to the light bar, using a breaker for the main leads. I think that is the way to do it. If there is a better way I'm all ears. My setup will be a Federal JetStrobe or Vista with some grill flashers and rear...
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    Measuring amps/watts.

    Good information, thanks.
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    Measuring amps/watts.

    I have a multimeter. What is the best way to determine the amp draw/wattage of a light bar such as a Federal Vista? I'm guessing measuring the current as the light is on.
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    Wanted Vista domes and wiring harness

    Need amber domes for this Vista, series-A. And full wiring cable.

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