strobesnmore crescent VS feniex puck input

jonny521

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hello all, was wondering what you thought about the new strobesnmore Crescent that just became available and the preview of the feniex puck. Me personally i was never really a big fan of under mirror lights until i saw the feniex. When i was browsing the web the other day, I noticed that SNM came out with a new 180 light and it got me thinking should i buy the crescents for under the mirror. If i do which ones should i get, I currently have everything feniex in my vehicle, but before i had my system permanently installed i had a SNM light and it was fine for me. Im just curious and am asking for input.
 

Jman423

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The Feniex product isn't even out of development yet, and judging from past experience, they'll miss the first two to three release dates. So, if you want something soon, don't bet on Feniex.
 

pdk9

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As mentioned above, the Feniex puck hasn’t even been released yet (it’s still in R&D), so you won’t find any comparisons here for a while. The SNM crescent was only released about a week ago, so you’ll have to wait for someone to do a review on it.

That being said, if you’re budget-strapped, go with the SNM, because no other under the mirror light will be $50 and SNM’s line generally has decent quality/output. However, if you’re not in any rush and can afford a higher price point, then I’d wait for the Feniex one to come out; IMHO the Feniex price point will probably be somewhere in between the Crescent and the $150 price point of the Whelen & SOS equivalents. I don’t think there will be a major difference between the crescent and puck to the layman, but I think the Feniex version will be higher quality & slightly brighter. Also, I’m not impressed with the under the mirror mounting for the crescent....I didn’t see any mention of a flange to cover the “bail mount” type of bracket for under the mirror mounting (such as what you’d see with the intersectors to cover the wedge) so I don’t think it’ll look as clean
 

C17LVFD

Senior Member
I’ve got two crescents coming to me now. Let me get them in and see what we find.

Seth
 
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jonny521

jonny521

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Awesome thanks for the input. Yes I am aware that feniex still has the puck in R&D. I’m a really big fan of feniex so what I might do is buy two and see what happens lol. C17LVFD please let me know, I am definitely interested. What colors did you get?
 

Jarred J.

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At least you know the pucks will sync with the rest of your lighting...
 

irishff

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At least you know the pucks will sync with the rest of your lighting...
I don't know about that. Given the puddle light and tri-color capability, I would say they'll have a different firmware. We all know what happens when feniex "updates" the firmware. It has never been backward compatible.
 

C17LVFD

Senior Member
Ummm k.... So here's what I've learned...

SNM Cobras: White. They'll go in my backup lights. They're cannon equivalents. Bright Bright Bright. I've put in cannons before. Looks just as bright to me. Do not work well on a Whelen UHF44 flasher. Made by 911 Signal. Good construction it appears.

SNM Cresents: R/W to compete with the pucks/other under mirror mounted lights. Bright. I'm seeing stars after this which usually doesn't happen so... Bright. Does not work well with the ULF44 on action flash. Maybe other patterns, didn't try. Made by 911 Signal. Mounting bracket for under mirror isn't as sleek as others but it does give the ability to level the light. Trade off at 1/3 the price of SOS Intersectors. You can also surface mount it which is probably the path I'd choose. Feels sturdy. If you're going under mirror, a little black spray paint on the bracket and screw and it would be barely noticeable.

SNM X8T: R/W/A. Bright again. After a QUICK couple min test of two colors on the ULF44's action flash it appears the X8T DOES work on the ULF44... Again this is only INITIAL testing. I'm being held liable if you melt some heads or jack up a flasher. Ion type mounting options. Feels sturdy.

I talked with SNM tech support about these lights before purchasing. They did remark they couldn't speculate on whether they'd work with external flashers or not but generally not recommended unless the lighthead is made for a external flasher.

I want to do a carbide type setup so trying to source other lightheads besides Whelen when reasonable.

I wasn't expecting them all to be made by 911 Signal, but they appear to be decent quality. I'm happy with the light output. For being a Whelen, FS, SOS guy the price point makes them very attractive. I think they'd be good for secondary warning at a minimum. Seems like they far outweigh STL and other cheap stuff, and I think they'll give Feniex a run for it's money when comparing.

Hope that helps.
Seth
 
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jonny521

jonny521

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@tsquale I have there triple threat and its been pretty good. That was my temporary light in the past and is still currently used to this day.
 

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