Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

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Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by sniper 55 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:45 pm

I'd like to carry an amber flashing beacon for breakdown.accident, I've looked at a few on ebay and theres some really cheap mag mount ones on there, I know you get what you pay for but I don't want to spend a lot for an EDC one to leave in the car.
Anybody got any suggestions??

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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by unsure » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:24 pm

here you go , smaller than most and easy to keep in the boot . not to mention cheap . :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-24V-Flash ... 1838274448
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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:32 pm

Britax. Britax or britax....

You really do get what you pay for!

I have a A100


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BSDqqVbo6QU




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/18110602 ... 4283617475
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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:51 pm

And my dads got a cheaper halogen britax unit

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7OuF77lZ3Fw
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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:59 pm

Oh and read up on the laws on use I got pulled a few years back even though it was turned off.... I had a lawful reason to have it fitted but you need to know the rulings.. Around use

That said I've used mine at 3 accidents and always been thanked for my assistance and never had the lighting questioned
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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by tanstaafl » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:41 pm

A bit left field but you can get some bloody good torches (1000 lms) that have a strobe function and can be fitted with a amber cap thingy..... 2 birds one stone etc...


Wand thats the word lol https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maglite-ASXX07 ... B0024NLH6M

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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by sniper 55 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:53 pm

Thank you all, that Britax looks pretty bright for it's size, it's going to have to wait a week or two though, I'm skint now from Christmas. :)
Thanks again.

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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by Cougar » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:39 pm

I went for one of these Lidl and Aldi have them quite often.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/led-warning-ligh ... 8021546100
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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:27 pm

Cougar wrote:I went for one of these Lidl and Aldi have them quite often.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/led-warning-ligh ... 8021546100

they are OK but not a patch on the 12v powered units but several can be used to good effect especially to fend off a broken down car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8LVPgu9VRY
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Re: Suggestions for a safety beacon/strobe for car?

Post by sniper 55 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:37 am

Thanks again for the input, I've actually still got my old Triplight beacon (same as Kojaks teardrop) with yellow and red lens (how it come in the US back in the day) but I can't get the bulbs for it here so no spares.

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