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    does the nypd now use the clear led lightbars,like in the series csi new york

    or are they just for movie use.

    ive been to new york recently,and i could not see any cars with the clear lightbars

    i did see a esu unit with blue pods,i thought they used red/white only

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    Originally posted by thedrifter991 View Post
    does the nypd now use the clear led lightbars,like in the series csi new york

    or are they just for movie use.

    ive been to new york recently,and i could not see any cars with the clear lightbars

    i did see a esu unit with blue pods,i thought they used red/white only
    Back in the 80's the department tested in a few cars with blue & red pads, it didn't last, red & white was the norm. I've been out of the city for over 15 years, things change!
    Last edited by Ralph8119; 07-31-2008, 12:22 PM.
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      They have a few cars that have them, but at 2-3 grand a light bar it is impractical to go out and outfit the whole fleet at once; but instead replace as the equipment is unserviceable. Just boils down to economics.
      It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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      • #4
        what about the esu unit that has blue pods

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DACP View Post
          They have a few cars that have them, but at 2-3 grand a light bar it is impractical to go out and outfit the whole fleet at once; but instead replace as the equipment is unserviceable. Just boils down to economics.
          Nope. NYPD uses Federal Signal LED Vision lightbars/siren with the cuda arrowstick which retails more than $3k.

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          • #6
            Can't say specifically about NYPD but blue has apparently been authorized for use throughout NYS, I think rear facing only. Upstate just about everyone is adding blue lights to the rear of their patrols, we're just starting to add blue LED pods to the back of our overheads and small LED lights above the license plate.

            Apparently blue shows at greater distances and in inclement weather

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            • #7
              i never understood why depts up north use red for police and some fire depts even use blue...whats up with that?
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                We use red/blue for police, and red/clear for fire.
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                • #9
                  We can use red/blue and red/red (I think) for police... but can only use blue/blue in municipalities with a population of 500,000 or greater (...so......Chicago). Don't know what the line of thought is there....

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                    I bet only a few know the reason behind the color lamps , Red, White, & Blue????
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                    • #11
                      what the hell does the population of the city have to do w/ what color lights the po-po uses?
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                      • #12
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                        here is a pic of an esu unit with blue pod

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                        • #13
                          here in uk,we only use blue lights,dont know why we have not gone the way you guys have with red/blue

                          red=daytime more light during daytime
                          blue=nightime more light at night

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                          • #14
                            Google knows all.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7_-IJ6CP8

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                            • #15
                              Red is more visible during the day. Blue is more visible during nighttime hours or when visibility is low. There have been many studies done on it in the past. Amber light travels the farthest.

                              I worked up in NY state when the law changed to allow blue to be displayed. Many agencies were already using blue before the law actually changed though. Our agency changed within 1 month and all lightbars ordered after that, (Whelen liberty) were red/blue to the rear.

                              In my opinion, red should be used for fire/ems and blue should be used by police nation wide. You cross state lines where blue basically means nothing to blue now means you're going to jail because you're not stopping or yielding.

                              I think the federal DOT standard is red and blue.

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