Green Light Thread

mugsy87

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I'm pretty sure they did my uncle went to a fire convention up there and seen them in fire chief vehicles years back
 

mugsy87

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Ok my bad my uncle said they used them only on command vehicles and only on the rear deck passenger side
 

mugsy87

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Also what's up with the different shades of green some federal stuff looks regular green and some look emerald green anyone know why
 
Did they truly use these, and in this color combination?
I've never seen a CFD vehicle with a Firebeam. But they use so much, someone could have had one. I've seen PowerArc dash lights, visor flip downs. For years when the Highlighter came out, all the big bosses' cars had a clear dome Highlighter on the rear deck. The rotators were green & clear. There was a red filter over the middle mirror.
 

cmb56

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Here another example of an East German rotating beacon. The FER 8562.1 was produced from 1963 till mid of 70s.
The green version is not present in my original catalogue but if it follows FER’s model number logic the model number should be, if it is in 12 Volt and green, 8562.1/3.

Michael
 

Mars Light

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I thought that the number after the "/" is a code for the dome color.
Can you make a short list for each color?
 

cmb56

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856 = All versions starts with these numbers followed by:

1 = 6 Volt
2 = 12 Volt
3 = 24 Volt

.1 = First version permanent mount
.2 = First version DDR pipe mount
.5 = Second version permanent mount
.6 = Second version DDR pipe mount
(.3 and .4 are not in any of my FER catalogues)

Without a / = Blue
/1 = Red
/2 = Amber
/3 = Green
/42 = Blue DIN pipe mount
/52 = Red DIN pipe mount
/62 = Amber DIN pipe mount
/72 = Green DIN pipe mount

Examples:
8562.1 = Blue 12 Volt First version.
8562.5 = Blue 12 Volt Second version.
8563.1/2 = Amber 24 Volt First version.
8561.1/1 = Red 6 Volt First version.
8563.2/2 = Amber 24 Volt DDR pipe mount First version.
8562.6/1 = Red 12 Volt Second version DDR pipe mount.
8562.6/42 = Blue 12 Volt DIN pipe mount.

I think you will get hang on it.

There are many German sites on the Internet that says that the blue light’s number is 8563.1 in 12 Volt but that is wrong.

All these numbers are from several original catalogues and brochures that I have.

Michael
 

cmb56

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These colours are not stated in any of the catalogues I have but I have a light yellow lens that I bought from the Swedish distributor and that I have installed on an amber 8562.5/2.

I call this colour for Italian yellow because Italy use this light yellow colour.

Michael
 

Mars Light

Member
Can you send me pics of the different yellow colors. amber/orange and the Italian yellow.
To see the difference.
 

cmb56

Member
I will try to do that but it might take some time.

As usual they are stored way back with alot of other stuff in the way.

Michael
 

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