Out of Service "install"

gfpd26

Member
May 21, 2010
331
Greenville, IL
While not totally an install, we did make up these domes for going to Non-Blue volly light states. The guy that owns this truck goes to the Southern states alot for work. He was constantly having to pull out the blue filters on his bar. The Sheriff had a bunch of these nasty clear MX domes lying in storage. He gave us a few sets and we bought a $1.36 can of flat black plastic paint. We also used some old plexi for the lower deck lights. It sure beats pulling filters every couple weeks. And yes, I know the one dome doesnt have clips. We were removing the domes when i took the pict. Just an idea for old domes.

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Squad-6

Member
May 21, 2010
1,322
N. GA
Using amber in southern states is a free for all, everyone & their brother runs around with amber on their trucks
 

cory y

Member
May 21, 2010
1,614
Cool idea and its good idea to leave the arrow, td and alleys uncovered cause they arnt illegal in any state iirc
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
11,043
Northwest Ohio
cory y said:
Cool idea and its good idea to leave the arrow, td and alleys uncovered cause they arnt illegal in any state iirc


Prob illegal in California.....
 

nerdly_dood

Member
Jun 15, 2010
2,312
Georgia
JohnMarcson said:
Prob illegal in California.....
Nope, pretty sure Cali allows steady-burning white lights to the front and sides.
 
May 27, 2010
155
Lebanon PA
Hello Last time I checked PA has laws against takedowns and alleys. Your only allowed 1 spotlight. Now I don't know of many tickets wrote for the one I see but still could be an issue.
 

JohnMarcson

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May 7, 2010
11,043
Northwest Ohio
nerdly_dood said:
Nope, pretty sure Cali allows steady-burning white lights to the front and sides.[/quote:8d9twktw]


Yep, I meant the arrow stick.......
 
May 25, 2010
7,072
Tunkhannock, PA, USA
Very cool idea... But I've never had any problems traveling in southern stated with my Avalanche in it's current set-up.


And in PA, you aren't allowed any roof mounted forward facing white lights to be on while driving on the roadway. But you can have them...
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
11,043
Northwest Ohio
EVModules said:
Anyone can have ambers in Calif.


But technically they must be covered or removed when not in use....
 
Jul 13, 2010
154
Lehigh Valley, Pa
Support Services said:
Hello Last time I checked PA has laws against takedowns and alleys. Your only allowed 1 spotlight. Now I don't know of many tickets wrote for the one I see but still could be an issue.

As long as your not in motion with them on they can be considered off road lights or deer spottin lights in pa.
 

FireMedicDave

Member
Oct 23, 2010
18
Oxford, MI
I've seen the "Out-of-Service" covers, but never heard of anyone ever having a problem when going to different states? Is this a big problem?


I've live in MI and have always traveled to surrounding states and to FL a few times with all red lights on my truck.....Have I just been lucky?
 

vermontfuzz

New Member
Aug 22, 2010
3
VT
FireMedicDave said:
I've seen the "Out-of-Service" covers, but never heard of anyone ever having a problem when going to different states? Is this a big problem?

I've live in MI and have always traveled to surrounding states and to FL a few times with all red lights on my truck.....Have I just been lucky?

Red lights aren't generally the problem, blue lights are. In states that have blue lights only for LE you have to cover or remove the lights.
 

mrs638

Member
Aug 1, 2010
30
Mooresville
as a previous CA resident involved in both L/E and Vol Fire .... almost any type of lighting is illegal, thanks mostly to the "Red Light Bandit" .... they usually leave those with amber to the rear only alone, but....


Only headlight & fog lights are allowed to be used while on public streets. NO white light shining to the rear is allowed per the Veh Code and "Off-Road" lights must be covered when not "off road" .... unless some of that has been amended in the last 4 years
 

Rofocowboy84

Member
May 20, 2010
1,161
Centre County, PA
Support Services said:
Hello Last time I checked PA has laws against takedowns and alleys. Your only allowed 1 spotlight. Now I don't know of many tickets wrote for the one I see but still could be an issue.

When did they say he was going to PA?
 

Jarred J.

Lifetime VIP Donor
May 21, 2010
11,595
Shelbyville, TN
Ben E. said:
You want a video of solid black domes?

maybe he wants to see what a gothic lightbar looks like.
 
May 25, 2010
7,072
Tunkhannock, PA, USA
I just noticed that you dont have the spring clips on the drivers side... I would assume that they did in fact get installed after the pics were taken... LOL
 

gfpd26

Member
May 21, 2010
331
Greenville, IL
TritonBoulder47 said:
I just noticed that you dont have the spring clips on the drivers side... I would assume that they did in fact get installed after the pics were taken... LOL



gfpd26 said:
While not totally an install, we did make up these domes for going to Non-Blue volly light states. The guy that owns this truck goes to the Southern states alot for work. He was constantly having to pull out the blue filters on his bar. The Sheriff had a bunch of these nasty clear MX domes lying in storage. He gave us a few sets and we bought a $1.36 can of flat black plastic paint. We also used some old plexi for the lower deck lights. It sure beats pulling filters every couple weeks. And yes, I know the one dome doesnt have clips. We were removing the domes when i took the pict. Just an idea for old domes.

Yep....
 

EMS_Installer

Member
Feb 4, 2011
257
Portland, OR
JohnMarcson said:
But technically they must be covered or removed when not in use....

Amber, clear, and green are pretty much left alone in CA. I lived there for years and all of the security cars trying to look official ran green filters in their bars with amber arrow sticks. I am sure that is one of those laws that if you are driving around being an idiot you 'could get effed with,' but under normal conditions wouldn't. As a matter of fact, I am sure the majority of law enforcement in CA isn't aware people can't have amber since utilities, security, escorts, etc all have it.
 

gfpd26

Member
May 21, 2010
331
Greenville, IL
EMS_Installer said:
+ 1

Did you paint the insides as well so if is starts to fade, peel, etc. on the outside during a trip the blue won't show?

We did the paint on the inside actually. As far as the "Out of Service" lettering, its not a Dept. vehicle, so we didnt see a reason to do that. He has been running it now for several months and has had zero problems with it. One officer at a gas station told him it was an excellent idea. Like I said before, for $2, it couldn't be beat.
 

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