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Types of Fire Lights

No matter how big or small your emergency light budget is, you can find fire lights created with LED technology to meet your needs. When you shop with the right online fire light retailer, departments and volunteers with small budgets can get quality LED warning lights. There are a variety of firefighter lighting options on the market today. The most popular lights for firefighters include:Popular Fire Truck Lights

Dash Lights for Firefighters

Interior dash lights are affordable and can be used on POVs and fire trucks. By design, a dash light can be plugged into a cigarette lighter plug and stored when not in use. When installed on the dash of a firefighter vehicle, this unit will give forward facing light. Dash lights are easy to install, need no drilling, and can be used with just a few buttons from
the back of the unit. When you choose an LED dash light, you can also enjoy different flash patterns and split or solid color combinations. Most dash lights on the market are created to run on 12-volts of power and can be pre-programmed with up to 30 flash patterns. Dash lights are also created in popular warning light colors and can be bought as solid or split colors.

Traffic Advisors Make Scenes More Manageable

Fire Truck Light Bar

Many paid and volunteer firefighters opt to add 12 to 24-volt traffic advisors to their emergency light set-up. This type of light makes traffic easier to handle. Traffic advisors are often sold in amber/amber. But, can be bought in  split and solid colors. The best traffic advisors have up to 26 pre-programmed flash patterns. Operating traffic advisors is also easy. Many of these lights come with a cigarette lighter plug.  If installers opt to hard wire a traffic advisor, a switch box makes operation easy to do.

Surface Mount Lights Put Visibility Where You Need it Most

The great thing about grille and surface mount lights for firefighters is that this type of equipment is cheap, and allows installers to put emergency lights exactly where it is needed. For instance, 12-volt LED grille and surface mount lights can be added to the sides of vehicles for better intersection visibility, or can be added on the interior of a trunk. Surface mount lights are syncable, created with a variety of flash patterns, and are offered in many colors. Grille and surface mount LEDs do not come with cigarette lighter plugs, which mean they will have to be hardwired. The best way for drivers to control their exterior and interior lighting is a switch box. Hardwiring lights to a switch box allows you to be able to easily control your set-up.

During the holidays, sometimes people get carried away when it comes to covering the surface of their truck with lights. Take a look at some fire trucks decorated with holiday lights here.

Fog Lights and Wigwags are Cheap Firefighter Lights that Pack a Big Punch


Fog lights and wigwags are cheap and allow firefighters to increase their visibility. These units usually run on 12-24 volts of power and can be purchased in warning light colors. Fog lights and wigwags let firefighters install lights in headlights or taillights. The use of a switch box with fog lights and wigwags makes it easy to install these warning lights easily.

Full-Size Light Bars Command Attention on the Road

An exterior LED light bar is the shining star of any online emergency light retailer’s inventory. This 12-24 volt gear can be mounted to the rooftop of any vehicle on the road. The light bar provides 360-degrees of amazing light in  popular first responder colors including, but not limited to red and white. Light bars also pack an amazing amount of LEDs, usually up to 66, have flash patterns, and come in a variety of split or solid color combos. Full-size light bars need to be hardwired to a vehicle’s electrical system and can easily be controlled by a durable switch box.

For more information we have several starter guides for installing fire lights. Click on the light type of your choice below.

LED Lights are the Right Choice for Firefighters

Today, LED warning lights are the right choice for firefighters. Many of the light types mentioned above are also available with incandescent and halogen lights, but these inferior types of lights do not offer the benefits of LEDs. For instance, LED fire lights are durable and will last about a decade. These lights are also not prone to breakage and vibration like traditional types. LEDs also work at an energy level that is less than other types of lighting. This means LEDs won’t drain your battery, even when the gear has been in use for hours. This type of lighting also doesn’t emit heat.

Extreme Tactical Dynamics customer service will help with any questions you have about cheap fire lights. Our online store gives tips, guides for installation, usage, and much more. We are a 24/7 one-stop shop. Whether you need a single volunteer firefighter light set-up, or lights for a fleet of fire trucks, you need to contact Extreme Tactical Dynamics.