Preemptive strobe

zack A

Member
May 24, 2010
379
NC
Quick question, will a preemption strobe work behind a colored lense?


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JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
Respondcode3 said:
yes but the distance needed to activate the sensor is decreased I have found


reduced significantly......
 

zack A

Member
May 24, 2010
379
NC
We only have one light and we activate them as we come down a slight hill. We are normally going about 20 mph or less


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JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
zack A said:
We only have one light and we activate them as we come down a slight hill. We are normally going about 20 mph or less

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It would probably work fine then.
 

PJD642

New Member
May 20, 2010
1,543
east of Cleveland
I've got my preemption strobe on my dash all by itself (not running just that, but no other lights next to it). I'm finding that it really catches people's attention that way, as well as triggers the sensors just fine. Do you HAVE to have yours behind a colored lens - is it going in a lightbar or something?
 

zack A

Member
May 24, 2010
379
NC
Right now this certain ambulance has the dash light model since it was an all LED truck. However we are having huge issues with the light not getting the sensor until we are almost clearing the intersection our selfs. Today it didn't hit it until I was almost directly under it. The light is aimed good, all the other trucks have the center strobe as the "light changing strobe." The reason I'm asking about a colored lense is taking a halogen light and putting a HAW bulb in it. This way i can retain the light as a working lighthead when the preemption strobe is off.
 

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