What Are LED Flashers?
LED flashers are devices that are used to flash the external factory lights of a car, truck, or emergency vehicle. These flashers are very affordable, convenient to use, and offer many features that are sure to meet your unique lighting needs.
What Are the Features of an LED Flasher?
Headlight and/or tailight flashers offer a variety of features that are sure to meet your needs, including:
Many LED flashers offer multiple modes, such as flash, strobe, and solid. This allows you to choose the perfect setting for your needs.
Since these flashers are activating the factory lights of your vehicle, there's no real way to make them brighter, since the brightness of your factory bulbs is fixed. You can, however, swap your factory halogen bulbs for LED bulbs and use those in combination with your Z-Flash. LED bulbs will look more vibrant and will work better with your Z-Flash.
You can also control the pattern speed of select Z-Flash modules.
Many LED flashers are very compact, so they take up less space in your vehicle.
What Are the Benefits of Installing LED Flashers?
There are a number of reasons why emergency vehicles should use LED headlight or taillight flashers. Some of the benefits include:
Once installed, these devices are very easy to use, and many offer a variety of features that are sure to meet your needs. Many models are equipped with multiple flash patterns and capabilities, such as flashing headlights, turn signals, brake lights, and more.
Headlight flashers are incredibly durable and can perform consistently even with frequent use. This is critical for emergency vehicles that need to be able to count on their flashers in any situation.
Additionally, an LED flasher will provide an emergency vehicle with a visible, flashing light that is easier to see in the daytime and at night. This is especially important when you're driving an emergency vehicle, as it can help you avoid accidents and ensure you can navigate traffic patterns as quickly and safely as possible.
Most importantly, LED lights flashers can help improve the safety of your vehicle by making it more visible to other drivers, which is especially important when you're driving in bad weather or in low-light conditions.
Headlight and Taillight Flashers: Which System Should You Use?
Fundamentally, there is no major difference between headlight and taillight flashers beyond their primary function, which is to flash either the headlights or taillights of a vehicle.
A flasher is a device that flashes your headlights to signal to the drivers ahead of you that you are slowing down or stopping. Emergency vehicles may use them to alert them to their presence and urgency, as well as hazards on the road.
Using a headlight or tail light LED flasher can be useful in different situations.
These flashers are designed to flash the headlights of a car, truck, or emergency vehicle. When an emergency vehicle flashes its headlights, it is generally used as a warning to oncoming drivers or motorists who can see your headlights in their rearview mirrors.
Less common than the headlight variety, taillight flashers are designed to flash the taillights of a car, truck, or emergency vehicle. Flashing your tail lights is a great way to increase your visibility on the road in an emergency situation, alerting motorists behind you of your presence.
While taillight flashers are less common, there are a number of situations in which it would be beneficial to have these devices equipped!
Headlight & Tail Lights
While some flashers are specifically designed to flash either headlights or tail lights, many of the options we carry offer both functionalities, with the ability to flash your headlights and tail lights with different patterns. It is important to select the correct flasher before purchasing, as not all flashers provide the same performance capabilities.
How to Choose the Right LED Flasher for Your Emergency Vehicle
When choosing an LED flasher for your emergency vehicle, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind. First, consider the type of vehicle you're outfitting and the specific needs of your department.
Next, think about the different features that are important to you. Some flashers offer a variety of flash patterns, while others may have additional capabilities like brake light flashing or turn signal integration.
Finally, make sure to choose a flasher that is durable and designed for emergency use. This will ensure that your flasher can withstand frequent use and perform consistently in any situation.
Different Types of Headlight Flashers: An Option for Every Vehicle
There are two main types of flashers: hardwire and plug-and-play.
LED flashers are a powerful and efficient way to upgrade your emergency lighting system. They work great as a standalone product or as an add-on to your LED light bar, dash light, or visor bar.
For a more permanent solution, check out our selection of hardwire flashers from Sho-Me/Able 2 and Feniex. These flashers are permanently mounted to your vehicle's electrical system and require professional wiring knowledge.
Hardwired flashers are incredibly reliable, safe, and engineered to last.
Please note: installing hardwire flashers requires knowledge of vehicle wiring systems. We recommend consulting a professional before attempting to wire your own LED flasher.
Looking for a foolproof option with easy installation? Try a plug-and-play flasher like the Z-Flash. They’re convenient, easy to use, and take only minutes to install and activate.
Plug-and-play flashers don’t require modifications to your wiring harness, they won’t damage your vehicle’s electronic control units, and they can be removed at any time. Check your vehicle’s compatibility to find out which headlight flasher module is right for you.
Get the Best Light Flasher from Ultra Bright Lightz
No matter which type of flasher you choose, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting a top-quality product that will provide years of reliable service. LED headlight and taillight flashers are an affordable and easy way to upgrade your emergency lighting system and improve the safety of your vehicle.
Need Help Finding the Right Flasher for Your Vehicle?
All of our flashers are designed to enable factory flashing of exterior lights, but choosing the right flasher depends on several factors: your vehicle’s compatibility, installation preferences, emergency lighting needs and more.
Contact us if you have any questions—we’re happy to help you find the right LED flasher for your vehicle.