Just in!! My Federal Signal Prototype 185 Beacon

ERIC6913

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Hello there again. This time I have something that i think is pretty unique. I got this beacon from another board member, who got it from a Federal Signal employee, who worked in the Research and Development Dept. Apparently this was a project that never made it to production, but never the less it was professionally manufactured as a one off sample. Unfortunately it was never marked 185 or prototype.


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Thanks for looking :D
 
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Very nice...I've always said you can never have enough sealed beams under a dome!
 
Awesome... I love a good concept item.
 
Ben G said:
I've got one thing to say. Video please.

I second the motion..... ;)


Very cool beacon, man!!!
 
Light-em-up did own this beacon. I had the chance to pick it up but decided since it wasnt marked that I would let someone else get it in.
 
If that 185 was on a roof, any ELB member seeing it at night would have to say:"red red clear red clear" (???) :eek: What an odd flash pattern for a 184???? ;)
 
toon80 said:
If that 185 was on a roof, any ELB member seeing it at night would have to say:"red red clear red clear" (???) :eek: What an odd flash pattern for a 184???? ;)


I would like to see red, red, clear, blue, blue
 
Pimp said:
Make a disco light... red, blue, white, green, amber.


There are a few depts in Texas that might use that setup!

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JohnMarcson said:
I would like to see red, red, clear, blue, blue
Red, blue, red, clear, red for me.
 
I have been in the public safety game since 1979 and have never seen anyhing like that. VERY COOL!!!!!! Would look really nice in my Federal collection.


Jeff
 
Tbourg93 said:
something you dont see everyday. If it only went into production....... :roll:

I would sure have been a good thing, but I don't think we'd put too much attention on it anymore. We would just go on and say: Ah, well. Just another 185... ;) Still it IS an awesome light!!
 
toon80 said:
I would sure have been a good thing, but I don't think we'd put too much attention on it anymore. We would just go on and say: Ah, well. Just another 185... ;) Still it IS an awesome light!!
and you dont normally see a beacon with 5 lamps in it
 
plybeep68 said:
Felt the need to resurrect this thread, That is an Awesome Beacon!!
never saw this thread before and i am glad you brought it back up. that is one sweet looking light. talk about one of a kind. :goodpost:
 
Yeah... I liek the idea of thread resurrection for especially awesome lights..... this one is one of the top most unique lights pictured here.
 
JohnMarcson said:
Yeah... I liek the idea of thread resurrection for especially awesome lights..... this one is one of the top most unique lights pictured here.

Thank you to all! This is not just some custom job, it uses various pieces and typical design concepts found in other federal beacons.
 
ERIC6913 said:
Thank you to all! This is not just some custom job, it uses various pieces and typical design concepts found in other federal beacons.

That's the best part. A custom factory prototype... One of the best lights on the site honestly... and I'm a whelen guy. I'd mount one on each corner of heavy rescue any day.
 
JohnMarcson said:
There are a few depts in Texas that might use that setup!

Somewhat unusual with the green on those units, John, since green is supposed to be for command vehicles in Texas. However, when I was in the small town of Seagraves a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that their newer ambulances all have green lights up front. Interesting!
 

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