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Rear tail strobes

I'm looking for some advice as to the style of strobe to use for the rear tails. I would prefer a grommet style that pops in and out as I could seal it up real well. I figured there had to be some peeps out there with some better choices or ideas that will help keep a good seal on the strobe or a better style to use.


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For something in the tails Id suggest an LED lighthead from whelen, you just drill a hole in and its held in by two or three screws and the grommet it comes with seals the hole right up. They will be plenty bright and work real well, I have the older style in my other truck so they arent LED but they work great and never get water in the lights or anything

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The LED hideaways from whelen are REALLY bright, saw some on a truck the other day and they were pretty nice.

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I've had grommets on 5 vehicles and no problems.

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If it was me I would either go with an Able 2, Superior Signals, or Code 3.
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Kind of off topic but, I like how all these other companies compare their products to Whelen, I guess there is a reason why I buy Whelen, when you life is one the line, you don't want second best.

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In the past I've had problems with Whelen thats why I prefer Code 3
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Kind of off topic but, I like how all these other companies compare their products to Whelen, I guess there is a reason why I buy Whelen, when you life is one the line, you don't want second best.
Federal signal is just as good as whelen if not better. As for the hideaways, grommet or the screw in style both work. The screw in style can handle 20+watts as well. Grommet style are only recommended for 15 watts. Just put a light ring of silicone around the rear of the installed lighthead. If you use amp connectors silicone those up as well. I recommend uni bits over the hole saws when drilling into the lights.

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I've only had one strobe fail, the local dealer warrantied it, no questions asked.

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