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Light Bar Mounting


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There are generally four types of mounting systems available.

 

  • Stud Mount or Slide Bolt Mount:  Consists of a bolt with a wide head similar to a carriage bolt or a bolt placed through a flat steel plate that slides in a channel at the bottom of the lightbar.  This mount is intended for mounting on flat surfaces such as a cab rack that can be drilled and fastened into place by tightening a bolt. 
  •  Foot Mount: A metal or plastic foot is attached to either end of the lightbar to raise the height of the lightbar above the surface to be mounted.   It is useful on surfaces that are curved or sloped such as a cab of a truck.   Each foot has holes which require drilling into the mounting surface and using fasteners to attach.  
  •  Strap Mount:  A similar design to the foot mount except instead of drilling directly below into the mounting surface it uses a strap that is attached by sheet metal screw in the vehicle door jam or tightened on a roof gutter rail.   The straps are molded to the shape of the roofline of specific make and models of vehicles.  This method minimizes the chance of future water leaks into the cab.
  • Magnetic Mount or Magnetic/Suction Cup Mount:  This mounting method is used on mini-lightbars or beacon lights as a temporary mount.  They are designed for use on a flat, clean, steel surface and recommended for stationary use only.  If left on a vehicle rain will cause the magnets to rust and potentially staining the rooftop.  Dirt or highly waxed surfaces reduce the holding power of the magnets and can scratch the paint.  They are not suitable for vinyl covered roofs.
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