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  • FireEMSPolice
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    There is a reflector to the rear and front, as on any bike. The strobes in the front are for warning.

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by FireEMSPolice
    Because, there is a switch for the headlight, and each strobe has a switch. The strobes are nowhere near bright enough.
    What are the strobes for? Is there an approved tail light or reflector on the rear of the bike?

    If the strobes are for visibility, then they should not be the primary tail light or take the place of reflectors.

    If the strobes are for "warning power," realize that no one has to move for those strobes unless they're red and blue. Audio warning power is usually better, either a siren or digital air horn (they make both for bikes), depending on state laws for bike operation.

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  • Chucky
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    The campus police at the college I worked for used lots of reflective tape on gear and bikes. You couldn't miss them if you tried.

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Originally posted by davis002
    How is the current setup unsafe?
    Because, there is a switch for the headlight, and each strobe has a switch. The strobes are nowhere near bright enough.

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  • Charger
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    Here's an example from Galls:

    (You mentioned having a Niterider headlight already? Is it this one, or a different one?)
    http://www.galls.com/style.html?asso...og&style=LE151

    The bike we used when I did mall security had an LED taillight/strobe setup on the rear. It had a (BRIGHT!) red taillight, that doubled as a strobe, and even had little amber LED turn signals incorporated into it that could strobe as well. Can't remember the brand or name of the unit, but I'm sure it's still around on the market.

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  • davis002
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    Originally posted by FireEMSPolice
    What do you guys use for lights on your patrol bikes. We have the Smith & Wesson police bikes at work with a Niterider headlamp and some chinsy AA battery powered strobes. I wonder what everyone else uses or what is out there so I can propose an upgrade. Maybe Red/Red perhaps? Green is the color of Security in Ohio but right now the strobes are amber on the left, red on the right. Our current setup is unsafe and would like to pitch a change.
    How is the current setup unsafe?

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Bike patrol lights

    What do you guys use for lights on your patrol bikes. We have the Smith & Wesson police bikes at work with a Niterider headlamp and some chinsy AA battery powered strobes. I wonder what everyone else uses or what is out there so I can propose an upgrade. Maybe Red/Red perhaps? Green is the color of Security in Ohio but right now the strobes are amber on the left, red on the right. Our current setup is unsafe and would like to pitch a change.

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