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Favourite lightbar

Code 3 MX7000/360
10
53%
Code 3 LED-X 2100
3
16%
Federal Signal Vector/Viewpoint
3
16%
Federal Signal JetStream
0
No votes
Hazard 9000 Series
0
No votes
Hazard 2000 Series
1
5%
Premier Hazard Maxim 90
0
No votes
Tomar Heliobe 930 Series
0
No votes
Other (post details)
2
11%
 
Total votes : 19

Lightbars

Postby Richmeister » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:16 am

What's your favourite lightbar? Post your reasons.

Links to lightbar websites:
Code 3 MX7000/360 http://www.code3pse.com/productdtl.asp? ... yid=1&id=2
Code 3 LED-X 2100 http://www.code3pse.com/productdtl.asp? ... d=1&id=165
Federal Signal Vector/Viewpoint http://www.fedsig.com/products/index.php?id=137
Federal Signal JetStream http://www.fedsig.com/products/index.php?id=131
Hazard 9000 Series http://www.hazard.com.au/pages/9000.htm
Hazard 2000 Series http://www.hazard.com.au/pages/2000.htm
Premier Hazard Maxim 90 http://www.premierhazard.co.uk/maxim.html
Tomar Heliobe 930 Series http://www.tomar.com/products/f2/930n.htm
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Postby Wolverine » Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:31 am

After taking a quick tour around the various links, I have chosen the Code 3 LED-X 2100 lightbar simply because I think brightness = visibility and from what I have seen out in the world the LED models seem to stand out. I also like the slim streamlined design. :D
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Postby Danny » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:36 pm

After seeing the code 3 LED-x 2100 light bar on the NSWAS Rapid response cars.I have to say that they are very effective and bright in many ways so that receives my vote.

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Postby HDTSLE » Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:04 pm

Vector lightbar for me! So much more visible on our cars than the Hazard lightbars which break down ALL THE TIME!!!!
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Postby Bundaberg 509 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:15 pm

The MX7000/360 looks mad and I'm not easily impressed!
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MX7000

Postby Hamma » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:08 pm

I voted for the MX7000. It is superior in terms of warning light emitted. I think the current combination used by the NSWP is excellent. It would be good though if they added LED's to the bottom section of the lightbar.

I like LED's too but I think the greater variety of light you can put in the better for different conditions/needs.

You can't beat Code 3 for quality or reliability with their SAE standards. Anything is better then the Hazard ripple & strobes that give off very poor warning light during the day... and all the other reliability problems they have!

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Postby 1Sqn » Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:10 pm

yeah MX7000 is more clear and visable we need something very serious in our future more safety if it urgent like emerency situations.
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Lightbargasm!

Postby Richmeister » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:02 am

I saw a Code 3 LED-X 2100 with Optix modules on an Ambulance vehicle at the MVA this evening and it was absolutely fantastic! It's got to be the brightest bar I've ever seen. Wow. Siren Expert- how much would a bar like this cost (same front and back)?
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There's a side-by-side comparison of the LED bar vs halogen rotators in the thread here: http://www.auspolcars.info/forums/viewt ... ?p=594#594
Incidentally the police vehicle in the pic managed to drain its battery and need a jump start within two hours, I saw the ambulance turn out at 6PM and the lightbar was still going strong at 8.
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Postby Wolverine » Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:07 am

Awesome photo Richey
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Postby Signal1 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:28 am

Code 3 MX7000 gets my vote. The polycarb on the Premier Hazard couldn't be that good a quality but I suppose they have been recycled so often...

I laugh when I see the VICSES cars with the Hazard 2000 series, they might as well just use the 'dunny can' from the old AIS cars, about the same Cd.
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Postby Stretcher Bearer » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:48 pm

http://www.fedsig.com/products/index.php?id=136

I still like the Fed Signal Streethawk as a standard Bar, with a lot longer light out of them, much faster rotators with better optics.

Though I am warming to our new Code 3 LED/Strobe/Rotaotr Combo bars! Even the Territory Low profile LED bars are great.

The piddly low draw on the LEDs is a great battery saver for long scene times. Especailly given that Mobile data terminals have a habit of draining batteries of late.
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Postby Richmeister » Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:54 pm

Signal1 wrote:I laugh when I see the VICSES cars with the Hazard 2000 series, they might as well just use the 'dunny can' from the old AIS cars, about the same Cd.


If you ever head out Scoresby way, head to their CFA shed and get them to put the Hazard 5000 series on the Hose Layer and the 2000 series on the Car on next to each other. The 2000 is dull enough, but they'd be better off with candles on the roof instead of the 5000 on the HL. I told one of the Scoresby CFA members that they should go down to Dandenong and steal one of the LED lightbars off one of the cars there!
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Whelen Liberty™ SX Series Super-LED

Postby deluxo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:36 pm

I like the Whelen Liberty™ SX Series Super-LED®
http://whelen.com/details_prod.php?head_id=4&cat_id=17&prod_id=325

It is slim and bright. It is clear when off. The TMU should use these for their new lightbars.
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