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Old 06-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Options for flashers

I should have a bus by next week and we have to remove the emergency flashers befor we can register the bus.

I see that some people used clear lens covers and some replaced the whole light.

I want to re-use my flashers for spot lights to use when pulling in at night.

Where did you get the lenses, or replacement lights.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: Options for flashers

You might get away with "kicking the can down the road" by spray-painting the existing red and amber lenses black.

Here are a few options that came to mind (never used 'em myself, nor even worked with this vendor, and I don't even know exactly how big the existing cut-outs in your sheet metal will be but these might fit or be bigger):
etrailer doesn't actually say what lamp is in the former but I found on the Optronics web site that it takes their A1156 replacement lamp. If it's the same as any other automotive 1156 then it's 27 watts at 12.8v. Not exactly what I'd call a "spot light" but maybe enough for backing in at night..? The latter, obviously, will provide plenty of light!

Are you looking to place those on the front, rear, or both? You might want to check your state's laws regarding lighting; these might qualify as "off-road" lights which in some places are supposed to have opaque covers installed when the vehicle is on-road.

Specifically for backing in at night, and not for general illumination, you might look at a 50w or 100w 4-inch "tractor light" type thing or a fog light hung from the bumper. That'll put a lot more light on the ground, but if you're worried about backing into overhead obstacles like tree limbs or roof overhangs, maybe it's not so helpful.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: Options for flashers

biggest issue I have with backing at night is that with all the light I have(or had took some off) I still couldn't see 40+ feet away

and remember you need light for your nose swing also

I am planning to get 2 of the 7" round lights like brake lights and mount them on the sides near front with clear lenses for us in finding roads at night and watching tires etc.

The 2 stock 3" lights on mine work surprisingly well

I recommend a ground guide with a light and a radio
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I used clear covers on mine, works great... My bulbs area sealed beams and blind everyone when I'm pulling in or backing up...

There's a link in my build showing where I bought mine... Paid $10.50 each...

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...6366&start=120
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Thanks DIrtyGoat, I'm saving that link for future reference. $10.50 each is not a bad deal.
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I've got a set of 8 clear lenses for sale, if you're interested. http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...?f=12&t=208967
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Syke,

I hope to get my bus next Tuesday or Wednesday. If they will fit, I will make you an offer.
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Couldn't resist. Sorry.
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syke,

My lights are the eight hole like the ones you have (alright everyone I said eight hole not A hole). If they are 6 1/4 " from center then they will fit, let me know. I'm sending you a PM as well.
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