When do you consider a light vintage?

toon80

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May 24, 2010
2,489
Laval, Canada
I can't help but think that somewhere around next year, any rotator bar will become vintage... ;)


After how much time or when do you consider a light/siren to be vintage?
 

HILO

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May 20, 2010
2,781
Grand Prairie Texas
I would think about 2 years after it is no longer made, and commonly sold. Rotator and strobe bars are still bought and used, and will be for some time until LED bar's come way down in price.
 

Newberry13

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May 21, 2010
613
SC, USA
I would say after it's been out of production, and when the newest car outfitted with one is retired. So, about 5 years after production give or take. Like HILO said, halogen and strobes will be around for a long time to come. I mean, PDs and FDs where still specing sealed beam bars into the early nineties.
 

grfd711

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Jun 23, 2010
1,546
Sherwood, AR
I don't think halogen bars are going anywhere for a while. Same for strobes. Gotta have economical choices for folks/agencies compared to the high price of LEDs.
 

RJ*

Member
May 21, 2010
346
Finland
toon80 said:
I can't help but think that somewhere around next year, any rotator bar will become vintage... ;)

After how much time or when do you consider a light/siren to be vintage?

When there are more of a light in collections than in actual vehicular use.
 

Rofocowboy84

Member
May 20, 2010
1,161
Centre County, PA
On the bulletin board at work there's a flyer for the local vintage car club. It says your car has to be at least 10 years old to join. I'm sorry, but I don't consider 2000 to be vintage.....
 

Jarred J.

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May 21, 2010
11,593
Shelbyville, TN
right after it breaks, when its warranty is up.
 

Stendec

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May 21, 2010
816
It's weird. I see guys going nuts over lights that when they were on the market were considered absolute shit. I guess that's why some people collect Edsels and coprolites.
 

JohnMarcson

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May 7, 2010
10,991
Northwest Ohio
Stendec said:
It's weird. I see guys going nuts over lights that when they were on the market were considered absolute shit. I guess that's why some people collect Edsels and coprolites.
That is one of the reasons I like older whelen stuff... They were so big and so dim, but they were trying to devolop a new style of light...
 

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