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    Emergency Lights

    What is the main color of your bar/emergency lights?
    What is your opinion on light color?

    Ours are all blue with some white strobes but I remember when I first started they were red and blue. It seemed to me that you could see the red from farther away and more clearly during rainy or foggy weather.
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    Traditional red and blue here.
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    Red and Blue leds here. They work great. Can't wait to see when they get them on the new Dodge Chargers we are getting.
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    Red and blue streethawk with clear center rotator. The blue actually pops better than the red, and the white outdoes both. But it's going to be trashed since I will be driving my new squad soon with the red and blue LED lightbar. I can't wait.
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    We have LED lightbars with all red on the front, with red on the drivers side rear and blue on the pass. side rear. Between the red and blue on the rear there are amber lights.
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    The full-time gig car (the workhorse):



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    All blue.....Whelen edge low profile........very bright.........
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    Red, blue and clear here.


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    Red and blue rotators.
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    Red and Blue in the the front and sides with amber in the rear with directional options. White strobes on the corners. All LED lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Traditional red and blue here.
    "Traditional" here would be blue only. Red and blue are not very common.
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    all blue LED lightbar, white and blue strobes on the front and back,,,,Dont wish for the chargers too soon, I have one and it has been in the shop more than on the road.

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    We mostly have red and blue LED lights, with a few older cars with rotators still around.
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    All blue here. I have a LED bar and the dept. is switching to all LED.

    Red belongs on fire trucks in Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Red and Blue in the the front and sides with amber in the rear with directional options. White strobes on the corners. All LED lights.
    Same here.

    Cid ,it is my understanding that the blue lights came about mainly for city PDs so they wouldn't be confused with traffic lights.Those of us in small town USA may seem that hard to believe but ask any of our metro cops who patrol an area like Canal st,in N.O. or some of the main avenues in L.A. and I think they will agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    The full-time gig car (the workhorse):



    The part-time gig car (the UFO):

    Damm CB that old Street Hawk light bar is almost a relic, along with the rear dash laser deck lights I did not know they still put those in cars anymore Or did you take it out of your museum collection?
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    I voted for the wrong colour

    Light bars in the UK are blue mainly. Most cars used by the emergency service are now being also fitted with rear reds and some have white strobes or spots in the front. (although only the police are technically legally allowed rear reds).

    No vehicles in the UK can have forward facing reds or rear facing white lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogbite1 View Post
    Damm CB that old Street Hawk light bar is almost a relic, along with the rear dash laser deck lights I did not know they still put those in cars anymore Or did you take it out of your museum collection?
    Interestingly enough, that isn't a Streethawk, its a "Vista", multi-level lightbar introduced by Federal Signal in the late 90's. It is an easy mistake to make, especially for a rookie.

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