AWL Hideaways anyone use?

rohmers

Member
May 24, 2010
841
MA
I have had them on my trucks for a few years and love them! They pack a hell of a punch for the price. Give Tom a call
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
Thanks for the reply Rohmers. I'm going to try his new 2.0 version, as the older version isn't available in amber.
 

pdk9

Veteran Member
May 26, 2010
3,828
New York & Florida
I doubt you'll have any problem. The newer AWL lights use the philips 3W LEDs, and Tom stands behind his products with his customer service and reputation here
 
  • Like
Reactions: Blake

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
Yep I don't think I will. Gonna see how they compare to my Vertex's. May end up pulling the Vertex's if they impress me.
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
Thanks Firemedic. I really like the Whelen stuff, but I can't afford to do a complete build with their products based on the cost. Now I have to rethink finishing my build using AWL products.
 

PanHandleStan

Silver Donor
May 20, 2010
224
FL
The imported hide-a-ways everyone is using now (SNM, AWL, Damega, Etc) are all brighter that the vertex and perform just as well now. When it comes to hide-a-ways you have the feniex cannon the knockoff everyone is selling under their own brand and then the soundoff and whelen hide-a-ways. Save yourself the money
 
  • Like
Reactions: Blake

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
Thank you Stan. I didn't realize how expensive it can be to try and prevent yourself from getting hit and or run over!
 

Doyle257

Active Member
Jan 13, 2015
658
Cheektowaga, NY
Thank you Stan. I didn't realize how expensive it can be to try and prevent yourself from getting hit and or run over!
you want some real pain, look into the price on the Whelen M9V2
 

pdk9

Veteran Member
May 26, 2010
3,828
New York & Florida
Thanks Firemedic. I really like the Whelen stuff, but I can't afford to do a complete build with their products based on the cost. Now I have to rethink finishing my build using AWL products.

I love whelen too, but their one product that I will not use is their LAW. The vertex is like the TIR3; it was a great product when it was first introduced (what now feels like a century ago), but now there are so many better options and technologies out there nowadays, while whelen hasn't made any "wow" improvement to it. The cannon is hands down the best LAW out there now IMO, but AWL and SNM have some solid (more economical) alternatives out there
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
I even tried searching for amber used cannons and with what I found, they wanted almost the price of them brand new in the package.
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
So this is what I was thinking would be economical and effective. I already have my Dual Avenger in my windshield right below my RVM so I would put LAW's in my drl and driving light housings and put them on an "X" pattern. I would disable my DRL's so that I wouldn't have any other light in the housing.Chevy Avalanche front Amber Layout.jpg
 

pdk9

Veteran Member
May 26, 2010
3,828
New York & Florida
I even tried searching for amber used cannons and with what I found, they wanted almost the price of them brand new in the package.
Strobes n more has a sale on first generation Amber cannons right now. Check out their website
 

Carlos SpicyWeiner

Platinum Donor
May 3, 2012
5,233
Lakeland, Florida
one is 2 mode the other is 3 mode. Additionally there wasnt a quick disconnect between version 1 and 2 for the lighthead after the flasher
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
I was hoping to find a demo/flash pattern video of the new AWL Burst 2.0 Hideaways, but have been unable to locate any. I have a feeling, outside of my Dual Avenger I'm going to replace everything with one affordable product line so that everything will sync internally without a flasher and just be easier to service if need be.
 

rohmers

Member
May 24, 2010
841
MA
You will not be disappointed with AWL products. I have done full installs with it and they are great. Just as effective as anything else
 
  • Like
Reactions: Blake

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
I installed these yesterday and they're great! The six 3 Watt Luxeon Led's really shine. I installed them in my DRL housings. Will definitely be replacing my rear vertex's with these.
 

Doyle257

Active Member
Jan 13, 2015
658
Cheektowaga, NY
I installed these yesterday and they're great! The six 3 Watt Luxeon Led's really shine. I installed them in my DRL housings. Will definitely be replacing my rear vertex's with these.
Video?
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
I only have my Samsung Note smartphone so I'll shoot a video tommorrow and post it. It's already dark here and all lights look bright at night.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Doyle257

Doyle257

Active Member
Jan 13, 2015
658
Cheektowaga, NY
Would like to see a night shot at an off angle to see the light dispersed as well.
 

Blake

Registered Member
Original poster
Sep 21, 2016
211
Savannah Georgia
Thanks. I didn't think I needed to because on my screen it was full size. When I uploaded it to youtube is when it changed. Now I know!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Doyle257

Search for a Member

About us

  • Since 1997, eLightbars has been the premier venue for all things emergency warning equipment. Discussions, classified listings, pictures, videos, chat, & more! We strive to keep our staff members strive to keep the forums organized and clutter-free. All of our offerings are free-of-charge with all costs offset by banner advertising. Premium offerings are available to improve your experience.

User Menu

Secure Browsing

eLightbars.org uses SSL to secure all traffic between our server and your browsing device. All actions and transactions within are secured by Sectigo SSL with high-strength encryption.