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Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby mhayes » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:52 am

I have a 2005 Suburban and want to add a good, bright and reliable LED light bar to the front inside. I am looking at the Whelen Inner Edge, but cannot find the linear LED models for the front, only the TIR3. What are the pros and cons of each? Also any other suggestions of bars. This vehicle is frequently used for responses, so as much as I want it to remain a slick top I want a good light.

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Re: Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby VehicleSolutions » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:42 pm

I sell axixtech and whelen, look them both up and pm me your questions,

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Re: Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby Pj » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:13 pm

The LIN6 verison of the inneredge was short lived due to the compliants of taller people and the room it took up (really wasn't a lot, but did give an "enclosed" feeling). The TIR3/LIN3 version appears to actually to put out more light, takes up less headroom and is just as effective, if not better. It comes with various plastic so you can mix and match TIR and LIN optics.

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Re: Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby firemedic » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:10 am

All of the inner edge bars I've installed come with the TIR3 and LIN3 reflectors in the kit if that is what has you worried. Your choice as to which you install. I think all of ours came with the TIR3 installed from the factory. Just a matter of switching the lens/reflector assemblies out.
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Re: Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby ka8ypy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:43 pm

whelen Inner Edge
Code3 Supervisor
Axixtech Stealth Visor

All have their pluses and minuses...

Best price...Axixtech.
Best fit...Probably inner edge or supervisor.
Best light...Axixtech SV60 (My opinion)

I sell them all and have installed them all.

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Re: Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby ResponderPSE » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:36 pm

I'll chime in here as well. I own Responder PSE and we offer several interior lightbars including the Axixtech Stealth Visor, Sound Off Pinnacle interior lightbar, Code3 Supervisor and the Rontan Visorlight.

In my opinion, the linear is much brighter and much more effective than the TIR style. I know there are a lot of choices out there, but I highly recommend that you take a serious look at the Stealth Visor. For the price, it's hard to beat.

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Re: Advise on inside LED light bar needed

Postby WCHija » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:26 pm

We use some TIR3s on our motors and one thing we have noticed is that although they are very bright they are too small to be seen over the same distance as a TIR 6 size light.
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