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Yellow flashing light

Postby DickB » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:37 am

Wondering about cars and trucks coming over the hill while I'm turning the Cub around on the road, or absorbed in plowing out the Town's snow plowing up of my driveway at the road edge, so the thought has come up about a yellow flashing light for the Cu that says HELLO!. I see Amazon has LED types, magnetic base, battery (4) and they seem okay. Anyone tried them out? Suggestions?

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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Bus Driver » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:54 am

No photo available. Made a bracket that sandwiches between the seat and the seat post top plate to mount the light and the flasher unit.
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Peter Person » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:00 am

DickB,
I've thought about the same thing. Did some research a couple of years ago but never bought one.
This is the one I would probably purchase; http://www.larsonelectronics.com/p-49588-amber-led-strobe-light-w-back-base-magnetic-mount-24-leds-4aa-batteries-strobe-steady.aspx
More expensive than most, but you get what you pay for.

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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:40 am

Whatever you get should be designed and mounted high enough that it is visible for 360 degrees.
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Doodle » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:55 am

More expensive than most, but you get what you pay for.

You certainly do when it comes to flashing light. I travel busy roads with farm machinery and have tried a few. The newer LED STROBE type are good to get attention. The more LED bulbs the better. Make use of red as much as laws allow. A simple yellow flashing light does not get attention, you have to simulate an emergency vehicle as much as law allows. I highly recommend strobe, red when possible and annoying bright as possible. We are so used to seeing simple yellow flashing our minds tune it out.

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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Criswell » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:05 am

I have two flashers for my Cub. The first is the original factory fender mounted flasher:

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The second is a battery operated, magnetic base unit manufactured by Grote:

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http://www.grote.com/products/77913-360 ... rd-devices

The battery operated unit is made well and is bright and can be seen from a very good distance. That does not mean that anyone will see it if they are not looking or paying attention. The magnetic base has a very strong hold and it will not fall/slide off of wherever you mount it. When going out on the road I put it on the opposite fender from the original flasher. When I am plowing snow it is on the hood just behind the radiator cap.
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Doodle » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:27 am

I have a Grote light like that. I left mine on top of a service truck that follows machinery. The clear lens will discolor and become murky if left in the sunlight as long as I did.

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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:29 pm

The Grote mentioned above is available on Amazon for $50.
http://www.amazon.com/Grote-77913-Porta ... rote+77913
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby DickB » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:53 am

The Grote looks good. But so does this one:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060AMES0/ref ... aba2c9cbda

and it is for $36. Has a few less LEDs, and I think that's okay, but it also has a switch that, as one reviewer noted, may not be waterproof and that's a bummer.

On the Grote, someone mentioned that the plastic casing will discolor if left outside for a substantial period of time. Not an issue due to intended use being rare. But today, snow coming down by the bucket, it would be used.

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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby leerenovations » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:59 pm

Doodle wrote:I have a Grote light like that. I left mine on top of a service truck that follows machinery. The clear lens will discolor and become murky if left in the sunlight as long as I did.



If you go through a law enforcement supply store like Galls or Adamson Industries, you can purchase a cleaner/ polish that restores those. We used them on the lightbars of our patrol cars. I believed itsd made by 3M.
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:01 pm

Most auto parts stores including the lowly Autozone carry plexiglass cleaner that will do a good job on those. I have tried several of them over the years on headlights and warning lights, and the one I like best is called PlastX, made by Maguiars.
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:39 pm

Here is another option on a flashing light. I have never seen one of these first hand but have purchased other items from etrailer and been happy with their products. They shipped a wrong item to me once but took care of it promptly.

https://www.etrailer.com/Emergency_Supplies/Custer/HF20RL.html

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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:52 pm

I used one of these until I added the roof to my snowplowing Cub with its hard wired flashing lights.
http://wingstuff.com/products/29460-emergency-mini-safety-strobe?context=stop_go
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby PaulMac » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:39 pm

This is what I did. Probably got the idea bouncing around this form at some point. The light is magnet mount and will never fall off. The led doesn't light up the surrounding area like a incandescent but can be seen from a far. First time posting pictures, hope it works. The light is a Grote 77913 like the one in johns post
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Re: Yellow flashing light

Postby cub.bub » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:10 pm

I'm trying to come up with something for the rear tear drop work light in 6 volt, orderd both the red and white LED and just need to figure out the flasher part......the first thing I came up with wouldn't fit in the body of the light the way I wanted (too tight).........I'll come up with something.


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