- May 16, 2010
EVT said:I like how HPD has lots of lights. Seems like most large agencies skimp when it comes to lights on the cars.
RL1 said:I also think they turn off the rear lights when they have a big chase.
Mike L. said:Couple of questions, first in the pick showing the car hauler - is that last patrol cars wheels resting on the front bumper of the car in front of it? Also, in the 4th pic the slick top charger, what are those par style lights mounted on the pushbumper? Are they warning lights or are they used as a takedown/spotlight.
Nice set ups though.
nerdly_dood said:I saw an episode of COPS from Houston and what really got me was that the lightbars have clear corner strobes (front and back) in addition to colored LEDs - i'd never seen a Whelen lightbar setup like that... (the closest thing i've seen is clear front corner strobes, and all other strobes red and blue, and no LEDs.)
chono said:They look amazing!
The only thing im wondering though is why does that crown vic have stealth graphics and then have a decal on the front windshield?
nerdly_dood said:The back door says, more or less "Choose your ride" - as in, are you gonna take a cab or a cop car?
And I hate to say it, but I much prefer the current strobe/LED combo over the older all-color strobe setup - I think the all-colors-everywhere design kinda sucks - better option would be red/white to the front and blue/amber to the back, or red/white/blue to the front and red/amber/blue to the back.h
It totally ruins the purpose of each light - red means stop, blue means police, white is an attention-getter, and amber means caution or slow down - so for that reason I'm picky about where certain colors of lights should go.
cory y said:D
Boy you're gonna beat that "red means stop" horse untill its a bottle of elmers arnt ya?
The car is a TEXAS car and in TEXAS we run basically whatever the hell we wanna run whereever we wanna run it. Its been effective for decades why change it. Houston chose those color schemes for a reason. The RWAB to the front and rear is damned effective. You want a trip? Garland, TX fd is using all 5 safety colors RWBAG on their trucks and medics. With RWBG to the front RGAB to the rear and sides and you know what? It works. The general public is stupid. They don't care what color is where they (generally) see lights behind them and think "oh that's a big fire truck maybe I should move" or "hmmm that is a car with flashing lights its a cop that wants me to pull over" not "well its a big fire truck but he has blue so it must not be a fire truck". Generally, at least here, and most everywhere else, people see a flashing light and it triggers a response. Be it RWBAG.[/quote:1ijbc76x]
I'll agree that nobody but us knows what color means what... but the amber to the front has always bothered me too.... I'm not saying it isn't effective, I just like the NFPA syle where the white shuts off when parked and the amber is rear only.
Citabria7GCBC said:My partener changed the lenses on our strobe bar years ago. switched the rear clear to the front and the front amber to the rear.
It Ended up being:
+1 I don't much like clear to the rear, and I HATE amber to the front.JohnMarcson said:Good idea
HPD84 said:I know it's been some years,about time to bring it back alive! If you have any HPD Pics,please post them here.