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Emergency light ? (wig wags)

Iv been giving the go ahead to get wig wags for my truck(vol firefighter) but Iv been doing research and when I look at headlight flashers theres basicly two kinds. Positive switch and ground switch. Does anyone know what our system is? Oh, its a 2006 f350. Iv also been looking at ones to put in the grill. Now Im not looking to go "wacker" and not going to spend 200 bucks on something but these are some other options iv been looking at.

Nova Flash 1 Headlight Flasher

S86 4 Lights LED Police Strobe EMS ATV Clear Amber | eBay

705 4 White Clear LED Strobe Light Wig Wag EMS Fire Constuction Lights | eBay

S86 4 Lights LED Police Strobe EMS ATV Clear Amber | eBay

Federal Signal 656101 FP1 Ford CV 2004 05 Plug N Play Headlight Warning Flasher | eBay

Idealy Id like to hook them up to one of my auxillary switches if possible. Anyone have wig wags? Its the only lights we can use in delaware

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Try sppedtechlights. That's where I got my light bar. A little pricey, but the quality is superb. Brightest lights I have seen. Most have a 12v lead so you can tie right into a fuse.


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i know the 03 superdutys are positive switching which will require the whelen posuhf for the flasher. just in some advice I would look into going with whelen vertex leds. Super bright and effective. I would also recommend staying with the whelen brand used some of the cheaper brands and it just didn't compare



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Do yourself a favor and use a secondary light for the front wig wags and not your headlights. Our fleet goes through head lights like there's no tomorrow because they are set up for the wig wag. Adding a white light intended only for the wig wag function is a little more work but well worth it. Besides running code 3 with your lights constantly changing from low to high beam at night is horrible for the driver and the on coming traffic.
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Get yourself a Solid State Relay wig wag set up.

Preferably one that flashes at a rapid pace so the bulbs don't have a chance to go completely off... That will save your bulbs.

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positive switching vs negative switching is simply how the switch operates. positive switch uses a switch that interrupts the power before going to the accessory, when used it allows power to flow to it then to ground.
battery power - switch - light - ground

negative switches are wired so that the switch is between the ground and the accessory so that it cannot complete the circuit to ground until you hit the switch.
battery power - light - switch - ground

both have their pros and cons but essentially complete the same job.
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I did something similar but didn't go with the wig wag setup. I did an interior light bar in the front, led hideaways all the way around, 8 head led stick in the rear and some surface modules. I got everything from CPS Authority Emergency LED Warning Lights . They had great prices compared to what I was paying before and are super bright. They got a video of my truck on the website. I'll try to post it up.
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