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Old 04-28-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

I HAVE SEEN SOME CONVERSIONS WITH CLEAR LENSES, HAS ANYONE WIRED THESE LIGHTS AS FLOOD LIGHTS? WHERE HAVE YOU OBTAINED THE CLEAR LENSES? THANK-YOU
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

I know that http://www.tacbusparts.com/ has them. Other bus parts places should as well. I need to get 4 clear covers for ours (We will change the outer front to turn/running lights and outer lights on the the rear will be stop/brake/turn... both will be using new light bulbs like what is in the standard lights).
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:20 AM   #3
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I got mine from http://www.schoolbuspartsco.com/...

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Old 05-17-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

it sounds like a great idea but doesn't the light beam just shine straight ahead and not angled to the ground where a person would want it to shine?
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

they are not ment to be headlights. think like the round light on the side of some rv's
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

Hope you are refering to Fog lights. powerful fog lamps will be ideal for this.
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

In BC it is illegal to have any forward pointing white light above 47" from the ground while on the road. I would suspect most of North America has similar rules
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

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Presumably they are legal, otherwise whoever built the bus wouldn't have done it.
I wouldn't be too sure about that. I once got a ticket on a three year old semi trailer for a "missing" light. Now, I
have no idea whether the officer or the manufacturer was right, didn't bother to look up the law, just paid the ticket.
The officer said I needed some lights on the front of the trailer, visible from the front. It doesn't matter that you can't see
the front of the trailer from the front when hooked to a tractor. Maybe he was just lonely, it was 2AM in St George,UT, he probably
hadn't seen anyone through his scale in a few hours.
I've found that it doesn't really matter what the law actually says, the rule is whatever the officer says it is. For the most part, they know
that someone from 2000 miles away is generally just going to pay the harassment tickets.

I've also seen lots of things on RV's that aren't legal.
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Re: OVERHEAD WARNING LIGHTS

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Originally Posted by Iceni John
More about using the old red rear flashers as extra brake lights:

I was behind a newer-model bus (maybe a MCI?) on the freeway last night, and it had extra brake lights almost at roof height. There was one at each side, so they weren't on the centerline as FMVSS 108 specifies. Presumably they are legal, otherwise whoever built the bus wouldn't have done it. These lights were clearly visible when the lower regular brake lights were obscured by other vehicles behind it.

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Seems there's only a minimum height requirement/restriction for stop lights.
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(g) Any vehicle may be equipped with supplemental stoplamps mounted to the rear of the rearmost portion of the driver's seat in its rearmost position in addition to the lamps required to be mounted on the rear of the vehicle. Supplemental stoplamps installed after January 1, 1979, shall be red in color and mounted not lower than 15 inches above the roadway. The supplemental stoplamp on that side of a vehicle toward which a turn will be made may flash as part of the supplemental turn signal lamp.
Entire 'Stoplamps' section is here -> http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc24603.htm


There is both a minimum and maximum height on the fog lamps tho' -
California Vehicle Code
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(2) The lamps shall be mounted not lower than 12 inches nor higher than 60 inches.
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I've found that it doesn't really matter what the law actually says, the rule is whatever the officer says it is. For the most part, they know that someone from 2000 miles away is generally just going to pay the harassment tickets.
Ain't that the truth ...

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I hooked my overhead lights to be spot lights. They are 75w bulbs each. Hooked them up in sets of 2, great if you need a little more light at night. At Talladega they were great when a generator went down. All 8 work on at one time really lights up the area....Just cant have them on while driving. But if no ones around I turn them on just to see how it looks going down the road
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