Can Anyone Identify these detective beacons.

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These pictures are from walker texas ranger season 1 episode 1 the pilot, I've never seen them before, but I lean towards yankee, dietz, or yankee-dietz could someone help me figure out what they are? I'm showing two variations in the pictures so look closely.
 

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These pictures are from walker texas ranger season 1 episode 1 the pilot, I've never seen them before, but I lean towards yankee, dietz, or yankee-dietz could someone help me figure out what they are? I'm showing two variations in the pictures so look closely.
First is a whelen cadet, second is a whelen responder, the other two are to hard to make out
 
All of the throw lights in that episode were Whelen Responder 2nd Generation with newer rotating reflector, and mostly Cadets. The odd looking light in the last 2 pictures were the Responder distorted by camera and motion.
 
The Cadet is my most disappointing Whelen product. The worm gear was awful and kept slipping. The Code3 and FS throw lights were far better engineered .
 
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The Cadet is my most disappointing Whelen product. The worm gear was awful and kept slipping. The Code3 and FS throw lights were far better engineered .
Also the Cadet bulb was only 20 watts which put it at a major disadvantage with other throw lights using a 50 watt 795 bulb.
 
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LOL, his roof light was a fire ball to my knowledge, but then again that was a different time and quality was probably better.
The three small magnets on the FB-1 Fireball were not all that powerful and at high speeds, the FB-1 could slide along the surface of the roof. Federal quickly added a hook to the base so that one could slip it over a screw placed into the roof for a more substantial hold to the roof. With the introduction of the FB-11, FS used a single, very large magnet that held very well, no need for a hook.
 

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