Wanted Code 3 dtech dichroic filter rotators

Da-Sarge

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Hello all im looking for a few of the code 3 dtech rotators for a code 360 bar need 3 rotators and the dichroic filters for them one blue one red or 2 red/blue and one amber or amber/blue or amber/red these are for my town department trying to restore an older police vehicle for parades and such these rotators seem to be a pain to find in my area pictures of what the dichroic rotators look like are below (google ones as the bar only has its 2 standard rotators currently was a d tech mx7000 but had standard ones swapped in in amber) its a clear dome bar with a unique color filter on each rotator (these were dichroic mirrors and filters) these were used in the mx7000, 360, and some mini bars as well please let me know if you happen to have anything even just the filters to put on to the rotators would be much appreciated also a working set of the intersection sweeps as well would be a big help ide love to get this mx back to its former glory with the great looking d-tech rotators back in it again

thanks for any assistance
 

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Jennifer Rose Towing

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They are only made in R/B or B/A combos.

They come in glass and plastic as well as standard and high speed.

The coating flakes off the plastic ones over time with heat. If they are not being used much then they should last quite a long time. The glass ones do not fade.

Ideally you would want the standard speed rotators as the high speed ones flash so fast they are described as twinkling.

I have 2 mint plastic ones in each color that I am interested in replacing with R/B glass. I purchased them NOS and have only run them with low watt bulbs on my display (5 watt I think). I prefer to run a full power bulb but also want to keep them in perfect condition.

I have a video of my MX7000. It has 3 glass and 2 plastic (everyother). Being filmed so close to the bar the mirrors do not reflect properly (gotta be further back then I could get)

 
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Da-Sarge

Da-Sarge

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Interesting to know i don't personally know a whole lot about them so your info is very interesting these rotators wont be used a whole lot only special occasions like perades and the like so crazy brightness is not a big deal so running them with weaker bulbs is fine I assume they came stock with 55W bulbs or 35W
 
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Da-Sarge

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I forgot to add that your mx looks great ive always loved how the Dtechs looked on or off
 

Jennifer Rose Towing

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Interesting to know i don't personally know a whole lot about them so your info is very interesting these rotators wont be used a whole lot only special occasions like perades and the like so crazy brightness is not a big deal so running them with weaker bulbs is fine I assume they came stock with 55W bulbs or 35W
I have seen them with the H1 (55w) and 795 (50w) bulbs. My glass ones run the 795. I ran H1 bulbs for about a minute in the video then swapped the bases to take the bayonet base. Typically the only reason to run lower wattage bulbs is for power consumption while running off 110v.

If you get plastic ones that have not started flaking off (will look like glitter when it is coming off) they should last quite a while with normal bulbs if you are not using it regularly. If you cant find glass ones I would still run 50/55w bulbs if you are not using it regularly.

The glass ones use a black plastic trim ring to hold them together. The plastic ones will not have the black around the outside. I can get close up pix if the differences if you need but that is the simplest way to tell the difference by looking at them.

I am not looking very hard but if I find some Ill let ya know. They are definately a unique evolution to the standard rotator. Look forward to seeing yours when ya get it set up.
 
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Da-Sarge

Da-Sarge

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It would be a great help if you could help me find a couple ive only seen the plastic ones never seen the glass ones before the plastic ones are fine for my needs H1 bases should do fine since those bulbs are easy to get though the bayonet ones will be fine too im not picky lol if you happen across the glass ones you need ill gladly have the plastic ones I haven't found a thing of any dtech rotators for sale or anything at all :( I might be doing something wrong or just no luck here in Canada even us sites ive tried though limited to what zip codes I knew lol you might have better luck then me
 

Emergency Lights

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DTECH….. The ORIGINAL DUAL COLORED LIGHT!

maybe it is maybe it is not... just a joke, not starting a battle of who did what first!!! LOL
 
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Da-Sarge

Da-Sarge

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DTECH….. The ORIGINAL DUAL COLORED LIGHT!

maybe it is maybe it is not... just a joke, not starting a battle of who did what first!!! LOL
No idea who started it but yes one of the original duo lights :) my not have been the greatest but was very unique
 

lite-em-up

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Here's a few of my NOS D-Tech's. All are R/B and as you can tell, glass ones have the black retainers.

Love me some D-Tech!!Code-3LB420DTMNOSR-B.jpgPB120035.jpgPB120032.jpgP2260025.jpgP2260022.jpg
 

Dave F

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as much as i love seeing cool blinkies; please keep replies limited to responding to his want ad only
 

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