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The National Institute of Justice says that the more blue lights the better. The Institute says that blue lights are better for both day and night time and they are better for officer safety. For a long time now the most common standard for police lights were red and blue but now I believe that most pure L.E.O. agencies will eventually switch over to all blue for Law Enforcement. If anyone has taken notice most states have slowly been switching over if they have not already had blue lights only for police. For example most southern states like Georgia use blue lights for police only. Also in New England most Law Enforcement have blue lights only for police. I beleive that most will eventually switch over for officer safety and I think that blue lights for police and other Law Enforcment will become the new standard Internationally. This concludes my presentation and I would like to hear what other people think about it.

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You may be bored and have to much time on your hands. My state will never change from red lights.

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I guess this is a topic of tremendous personal interest to you...this the third thread and fourth post on this subject for you.


In my State, we have to have a steady, forward-facing red light by statute, without that feature, motorists aren't required to yield (that allows ambulances and fire engines to be covered too without a multitude of laws governing lighting schemes on emergency vehicles).


 

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You may be bored and have to much time on your hands. My state will never change from red lights.



 


 


Thanks for you feedback. I do have an interest in blue lighting but may a little out of my league as far as being an authority.


In fact, I think I am a moron....


 

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I guess this is a topic of tremendous personal interest to you...this the third thread and fourth post on this subject for you.


In my State, we have to have a steady, forward-facing red light by statute, without that feature, motorists aren't required to yield (that allows ambulances and fire engines to be covered too without a multitude of laws governing lighting schemes on emergency vehicles).


 



Thank you for telling me your states current laws on lighting for police vehicles.

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Despite what the NIJ says, blue light are hard to see on bright sunny days (I'm talkingh AZ summer, not Washington DC)  I remember being in Kingman,AZ and saw an emergency vehicle approaching with what appeared to be a short red light bar.  When it was almost to me I saw that I was seeing the red half of a blue and red light bar, the blue light were washed xompletely out by the bright sun.  Have noticed this elsewhere where emergency vehicles run bule and red lights.

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 This is becoming enjoyable to watch! Let me get some popconr and a soda to watch further!


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The National Institute of Justice says that the more blue lights the better. The Institute says that blue lights are better for both day and night time and they are better for officer safety. For a long time now the most common standard for police lights were red and blue but now I believe that most pure L.E.O. agencies will eventually switch over to all blue for Law Enforcement. If anyone has taken notice most states have slowly been switching over if they have not already had blue lights only for police. For example most southern states like Georgia use blue lights for police only. Also in New England most Law Enforcement have blue lights only for police. I beleive that most will eventually switch over for officer safety and I think that blue lights for police and other Law Enforcment will become the new standard Internationally. This concludes my presentation and I would like to hear what other people think about


 


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Nope. Won't happen nationally during this century. Guaranteed.


That's because red and blue together look cool. And cool is everything.


 



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I'm hoping for a huge disco ball/light set up centered in the middle of the top of the cruiser.I'f that doesn't attract the attention of the public,what would..Ok.ok, let's add pink head and tail lights to be all inclusive.

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I'm hoping for a huge disco ball/light set up centered in the middle of the top of the cruiser.I'f that doesn't attract the attention of the public,what would..Ok.ok, let's add pink head and tail lights to be all inclusive.


 


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Outstanding. 


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look at the pretty flashing lights they are so pretty like the red, blue, and white flashing lights


 

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Oh-oh-oh, ... I have an idea.


Let's take all the overhead red lights and embed those little jewel things that bikers put on their red lenses. That way when they flash, it will kinda look purply.


Now THAT is the way to go. Oh yeah.


 


 


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TheSarge says ...



Oh-oh-oh, ... I have an idea.


Let's take all the overhead red lights and embed those little jewel things that bikers put on their red lenses. That way when they flash, it will kinda look purply.


Now THAT is the way to go. Oh yeah.


 


 



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Fine concept.I'm thinking the drivers on L.S.D. would stop just to gawk,won't need the siren.

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Dave,  you and I go way back---is LSD still around?   No, really, it's been years---seems these days there's a new DOC every time you turn around.  I can't keep up. But, I suppose the psycho-delics would cause any of the crazies to stop and look.  

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Dave,  you and I go way back---is LSD still around?   No, really, it's been years---seems these days there's a new DOC every time you turn around.  I can't keep up. But, I suppose the psycho-delics would cause any of the crazies to stop and look.  


 


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Yes, it is still around. However, crank is the DOC. Has been for quite a few years. Pharmaceuticals have also picked up the slack due to the proliferation of Rx's out there. Pure stuff but it can still kill ya.


 


 


 



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Thanks Sarge for the info. 

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John_Lockheart says ...



The National Institute of Justice says that the more blue lights the better. The Institute says that blue lights are better for both day and night time and they are better for officer safety. For a long time now the most common standard for police lights were red and blue but now I believe that most pure L.E.O. agencies will eventually switch over to all blue for Law Enforcement. If anyone has taken notice most states have slowly been switching over if they have not already had blue lights only for police. For example most southern states like Georgia use blue lights for police only. Also in New England most Law Enforcement have blue lights only for police. I beleive that most will eventually switch over for officer safety and I think that blue lights for police and other Law Enforcment will become the new standard Internationally. This concludes my presentation and I would like to hear what other people think about


 


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Nope. Won't happen nationally during this century. Guaranteed.


That's because red and blue together look cool. And cool is everything.



 I agree with you Sarge.. Red and Blue looks cool..


Also, it is hard to see blue lights flashing during the day. That is why Red looks well with the blue lights




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