Strobe Lights Question of drilling through the headlight
Im getting ready to install strobe lights in the head,tail,and turn signal lights thinking about the third brake light question is has anyone had luck with drilling the holes what did you use?
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Re: Strobe Lights Question of drilling through the headlight
I've installed stobes on many different cars, except my 02 TA. (sue me I'm lazy) The ones I always do are the strobes that come on police cars not the lil cheapo $10 ones from PepBoys. And I've always had good results with just a decent hole saw. Bigest tip of advise is try not to drill the hole while holding the drill from the top. Try to drill while holding the drill from underneath. You wind up with alot of lil plastic shavings that love to get all inside the light houseing if you do it from the top and you wind up never getting them all back out. Also don't forget to predrill for the screws too and when you put them in use a hand screwdriver so you don't strip anything out. Good luck...
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Back in those days, the only "police" strobes available used bulbs that were held in place by a flange with two screws. That often limited mounting flexibility because you had to allow for the flange in addition to the 1" hole for the bulb itself. More recent kits include bulbs that use a rubber surround so that they just push into the 1" hole with no external flange. You can get a complete kit with 4-35W strobe bulbs, a 60W power supply and cables for about $150 (check out strobesnmore.com).
Another option I switched to a few years ago is LED strobes. You can replace existing bulbs with powerful LED equivalents then get a relatively inexpensive LED strobe flasher module to control them. That way you don't have to drill any holes in your lamps. The best LED bulbs can be expensive ($70 per pair) but the strobe module is only about $25. If you want to use your turn signals or tail lights, get a ShoMe 11.1005.STT flasher module - it automatically cancels the strobes when you use your turn signals or brakes and then automatically restarts them.
Bear in mind that white and/or amber strobes are okay in the right circumstances (we use them while providing safety patrol for charity bicycle rides) but red and blue are reserved for police and emergency vehicles... and they get very upset if they see unauthorized use
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