Gear: Whelen Talon


Whelen Talon

Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Other Equipment
Price: Average $125 for single and $230 dual
Average Rating:
(21 Votes)

This compact, lightweight warning light packs full-size Linear8 Super-LED power that rivals strobe in intensity. Now you can have serious warning protection in a package that is easy to mount or transfer from vehicle to vehicle. Lightweight but sturdy, the Talon is rated for 100,000 hours of operation. Small size and clear outer lens make the Talon barely detectable until powered on. The polycarbonate assembly is safer in vehicle in the event of an accident or airbag deployment. The Talon includes an eight foot straight cord with cigar plug, On\Off switch, LED indicator, swivel bail bracket with suction cups and snap-on polycarbonate hood for minimizing flashback to the operator. The single Talon has 15 flash patterns: Signal Alert 75, Signal Alert 150, Rapid Fire 375, Rapid Fire 150, Rapid Fire 75, Rapid Fire 15, DoubleFlash 150, DoubleFlash 75, CometFlash 75, ActionFlash, ModuFlash, ComAlert75, ActionScan, SignalAlert Steady, and Steady. Dimensions: 3 3/4”H x 5 11/16”L x 2 1/2”W

Member Reviews

  • Thi_seal_max30
    mpd_943, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 01:11:53 UTC.
    1st review

    I have one of the single split lens (clear/blue) behind my rear view mirror. It is a great dash light and you can get it in a single or dual light. The single comes in solid and two color configurations. It is a great emergency light, with alot of flash patterns.

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  • Smoke_tricks_max30
    TRoar26, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 04:18:31 UTC.

    Gotta be prepared

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    motorman530, Fri, 28 Sep 2007 01:59:09 UTC.

    Not pleased with this light. I have two of them mounted on the rear deck. Hard to see them

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  • Shockerhand_max30
    LEO305, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 06:26:12 UTC.

    I bought this light when they first came out. So far it has been reliable. But i found that the competion Phantom mini is just as bright for half the price.

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    Pogo, Tue, 16 Oct 2007 00:52:16 UTC.

    Great LED light, there are 2 improvements I saw could be made the first time I played with one of these lights, however I have used them on a few installs so far and the county and state will see more and more of these lights.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 06:15:10 UTC.

    works great above the rear view

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    jv741, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 20:20:28 UTC.

    Excellent visibility, yet not obstructive.

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  • Sgtcozzen3_max30
    rcozzen, Sun, 30 Dec 2007 04:56:43 UTC.

    For its compact size it is highly visible and the lower shield prevents glare.

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  • Ace_max30
    LT120, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:28:38 UTC.


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    EOD300, Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:28:32 UTC.

    I use these on my undercover vehicle. we i don't have to use them we turn them up side down

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  • Waassappening5qp9ca4qb_normal_normal_max30
    ochavez, Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:14:23 UTC.

    Great little light. I like it because its light weight and can be transfered from one vehicle to another.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 09 Mar 2008 20:00:54 UTC.

    This is a lightweight light. It can be mounted anywhere. It doesn't wash out on bright sunny days.

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    texassilenthero, Sun, 09 Mar 2008 21:30:23 UTC.

    I had the dual lense red/blue. This light is OK, but for close to the same price, you could get the Whelen slimlighter, which is MUCH brighter and has less of the foot print.

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  • N1202178746_305955_5462_max30
    KSP494, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 04:29:50 UTC.

    Outstanding choice, I highly recommend two in the back deck, one on each side of the brake light. When the trunk is open it obscures the light bar but these shine under the trunk lid when it's open.

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  • Fmpd_max30
    goincode, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 05:49:51 UTC.

    Realy good and inexpensive.

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  • Me_cop_copy_max30
    Officer_2_Be, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 02:48:39 UTC.

    The talon is supposedly one of the best out there. I've seen it on and DAMN does it shine! Don't look directly into's a flashbang!!! Naw just playing but it does pack a punch for the price!

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    dshirley8286, Sat, 15 Nov 2008 15:20:21 UTC.

    I am currently using a dual verion of this light, and i am thoroughly pleased with it's performance. I have this light placed on my dash with the whelen slimiser in the rear window. I have to say that this a fantastic light for traffic plowing, and for a firepolice application. I have even had a police officer ask me to turn my car further, because this light is absolutely blinding at night. all together, i will say that this is one of the best performing lights for its money.

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  • Btjustice_max30
    BSPD88, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:20:13 UTC.

    Have the single version light on one of our marked units hard mounted for the front window, and two single units hard mounted to the rear dash - adds extra lighting, like the feature of being able to change the flash pattern.
    A second patrol unit, slick top, has the dual light hard mounted to the windshield area, down fall is the light dispersement off to the side is limited. Best for getting the attention straight forward. And same as the single unit, variety of flash patterns availble.

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  • Newpatch_sq90_max30
    JIMROC, Mon, 06 Apr 2009 03:35:41 UTC.

    great light

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  • He-man_max30
    LIDARguy, Sun, 13 Sep 2009 14:49:54 UTC.

    I have had this light for years and it has never failed me. I love it. It's bright and I like the ability to adjust the flash pattern.

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  • Humane-fc_max30
    Lightbarsandmore, Tue, 15 Sep 2009 06:36:42 UTC.

    Whelen doesn't make this Talon light anymore All 'talon" lights are now remade to Avngers

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