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    Mysterious Police Headlight Setup

    Does anyone know who manufactures this Police dual headlight setup? I saw it on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VapPzeqTPI

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    He tells you in the video

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    OP why would you want this on your bike? This would most likely be illegal for civilians to use.
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    Thanks Thrashbag, I must have missed it somehow. What did he say the brand was?

    Engineer90, I would want this on my bike because I think it looks cool. Plus it probably throws a good amount of light.If its illegal I wouldn't be able to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    Engineer90, I would want this on my bike because I think it looks cool. Plus it probably throws a good amount of light.If its illegal I wouldn't be able to buy it.
    Even if it is illegal for civilian use, the internet will have it for sale somewhere.
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    Engineer90, buy illegal stuff much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    Engineer90, buy illegal stuff much?
    Nope, but I just googled "police lights for sale" and got a lot of results!
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    Thank you for contributing to my thread.

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    In most states, it's illegal to have flashing red or blue lighting, or a siren, on your car, truck, or motorcycle, without a permit. It's not illegal in this state to have that kind of stuff on your bicycle.

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    Thanks. This is good to know. I was more interested in the white LEDs that are shown in the picture. I'm a pretty shy guy - I don't think I could handle flashing colorful lights

    Though that would be pretty funny pulling over another MTBR for not having enough suspension on a given trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    Thanks Thrashbag, I must have missed it somehow. What did he say the brand was?

    Engineer90, I would want this on my bike because I think it looks cool. Plus it probably throws a good amount of light.If its illegal I wouldn't be able to buy it.
    that light is not to see with, it is to be seen

    it's the patrol mini siren series

    Patrol Siren — CYCLESIREN

    400 bucks
    for the same lights you can make with a tic tac box and 10 dollars of
    digikey parts ? pass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuyuna View Post
    In most states, it's illegal to have flashing red or blue lighting, or a siren, on your car, truck, or motorcycle, without a permit. It's not illegal in this state to have that kind of stuff on your bicycle.
    Good luck with that when the police stop you over it anyway.

    There's a bit of a difference between "oh, I like this random blinky colored light and I'm going to put it on my bike" and "oh, I love those lights police officers use and I want police lights on my bike". Even though the law may not say you can't have them on your bike, you might well have to take a ticket and go to court in order to prove it to an officer that doesn't know the exact letter of the law. Do you want that hassle?

    Also to the OP, you'd better check your own local laws on the matter, as they are likely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    Thanks Thrashbag, I must have missed it somehow. What did he say the brand was?

    Engineer90, I would want this on my bike because I think it looks cool. Plus it probably throws a good amount of light.If its illegal I wouldn't be able to buy it.
    Lol. Like heroin? Yup, impossible to buy.

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    When I've run my Chinese lights on strobe at night, I've had traffic actually stop at cross streets because they can't tell what the hell I am, cop, space alien, whatever. I only run them on blinky during the day now.

    Bright LEDs are everywhere OP, I don't see much special with these.

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    Thanks 127.0.0.1. Here I was thinking it was just an all white setup. I appreciate the info and the link.

    @Harold, I'm actually just looking for a white light for my handlebars (already have on on my helmet). The options are so ridiculous. There are so many out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Good luck with that when the police stop you over it anyway.

    There's a bit of a difference between "oh, I like this random blinky colored light and I'm going to put it on my bike" and "oh, I love those lights police officers use and I want police lights on my bike". Even though the law may not say you can't have them on your bike, you might well have to take a ticket and go to court in order to prove it to an officer that doesn't know the exact letter of the law. Do you want that hassle?

    Also to the OP, you'd better check your own local laws on the matter, as they are likely different.
    None of that will happen around here. Maybe where you live though....I can't speak to that.


    I do agree that the OP should check local ordinances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    @Harold, I'm actually just looking for a white light for my handlebars (already have on on my helmet). The options are so ridiculous. There are so many out there.
    Yeah, tons of options out there. There are good discussions about which ones to get in the lights forum. Do you want a trail light or a light for city streets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuyuna View Post
    None of that will happen around here. Maybe where you live though....I can't speak to that.
    There are under-educated cops everywhere who would rather stop you and write a ticket and ask questions later. Some seem to particularly enjoy targeting cyclists over things that cyclists are clearly allowed to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harryman View Post
    When I've run my Chinese lights on strobe at night, I've had traffic actually stop at cross streets because they can't tell what the hell I am, cop, space alien, whatever. I only run them on blinky during the day now.

    Bright LEDs are everywhere OP, I don't see much special with these.
    For a commuting light, I like a bit of a flicker/pulse to my light, which I use day and night. A lot like how most motorcycle headlights work. Not quite as startling as a full strobe, but tougher to completely discount. One of these days, I'm going to go to a dynamo hub light setup, so I don't have to worry about charging batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    There are under-educated cops everywhere who would rather stop you and write a ticket and ask questions later. Some seem to particularly enjoy targeting cyclists over things that cyclists are clearly allowed to do.
    That would suck. I'm relieved I don't live in a place like that, but I acknowledge that other's may. Under-educated cops can indeed be a problem on a variety of fronts, bicycling included.

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    Thanks Harold for mentioning the Lights Forum. I didn't see that one.

    The type of light I am looking for is for trail use. My Jetbeam ST Cycler works well on my helmet but I'd like one for my handlebars also.

    I'll check out the Lights Forum today. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    ...Though that would be pretty funny pulling over another MTBR for not having enough suspension on a given trail
    Or:

    * Improper use of a dropper post...

    * Discharging an Awesome Strap without a permit...

    * Rolling a fatty...

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    Lol ^

    OP-click on that link in my signature line. It would go perfect with those lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    It would go perfect with those lights.
    Do the stickers on the fart can add 100 HP too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    Though that would be pretty funny pulling over another MTBR for not having enough suspension on a given trail
    Would be funny to try and pull over eBikes that are poaching... lol
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    That's pretty funny dirtjunkie. I think it would go good with those lights. I can see it now, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscott36 View Post
    Thanks 127.0.0.1. Here I was thinking it was just an all white setup. I appreciate the info and the link.

    @Harold, I'm actually just looking for a white light for my handlebars (already have on on my helmet). The options are so ridiculous. There are so many out there.
    yes you can see on that page the cop bike has an independent front headlight that is not part to the cyclesiren
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    There is another brand of light I saw being talked about over on another forum. Not the same lamp as the one you're talking about though. The one I'm talking about is designed for a super wide output. It uses both white, red, green with the police version including blue LED's. The lamp had a very complex UI and was completely programmable. It could be used in flashing or steady mode and what color ( or combo of colors ) used was also programmable.

    As far as I could tell you could buy either version. There was a very nice video on the lamp and showed the lamp being used as a headlight and a tail light. If I can find the link I'll post it.

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    Idea!

    Funny thing is the video covers the SHOT Show 2012
    Anyway, seems like Safariland don't sell bikes with the shown light anymore.
    Patrol Bikes and Accessories | The SAFARILAND Group

    But there are other options, like from NiteRider:
    niterider.com/product-category/public-safety/

    And finally, something similar looking:
    CYCLESIREN
    CYCLESIREN Mini Siren - (listen to siren)

    Or even police bicycle gloves:
    ILLUMINATED POLICE MOTORCYCLE GLOVES

    And cheap battery-powered whigwag-lights:
    amazon.com/Police-Bike-Light-Wig-Wag-Flash/dp/B00SF2RH3S/

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