Operation: Operator controls rotation and elevation of spotlight
outside of vehicle by twisting and turning a handle on the inside of the
vehicle. Operator remains protected from the elements and can position the beam
quickly and easily. The beam remains where the operator places it until the
handle is moved.
Format: 5 inch round spun steel housing with chrome coating
Colors: Available in Chrome only
Shaft: Stainless steel with triple plate chrome coating
Handle: Rubberized Handle - newer models after 1975 are black and
older pre-1980 models are ivory white - a "-U" in the part number denotes
the vintage ivory handle models
Switch: Thumb activated toggle on the top rear of the handle
Voltage: Available in 12 Volt, 50 Watt
Lens Type: Sealed beam with glass lens
Beam Type: Spot beam
Beam Length: 225 feet projection
Bulb Type: 50 Watt halogen
Candlepower: Industrial candlepower: 100,000 Retail
Candlepower: 750,000 Click here for more information on industrial and retail
Electrical: Single positive lead from handle connects to vehicle
power. Grounded via mounting kit to vehicle chassis
Amp draw: 4.8 amps on 12 volts.
Special Features: Vintage models, prior to 1975, include special
ornamental housing additions. Vintage models are denoted with
a "-U" in the part number.
More Information: More information on the Post Mount Spotlight 5 inch with 50 Watt
Mounting options include (depends on year, make and model of vehicle, see
product description for specific mounting location):
Post mount spotlights are the most common installation options, with the
mounting going through the A-pillar running alongside the windshield. The
A-pillar is the metal frame on the side of the windshield.
Inside post mount spotlights are common in late model vehicles, but the
installation requires more time as one must drill through the A-pillar and cut a
small notch in the forward window support of the door. Both inside post mount
lights and post mount lights are mounted in the A-pillar. The difference is the
angle of the light.
Door mount lights are mounted in the door. The door mount spotlight is an
easy installation but the spotlight will move with the door when the door is
opened and closed. While this isn’t suitable for most police patrol cars, most
other operators find the door mount acceptable. In many cases, a particular make
and model vehicle will not have a post mount spotlight option because the
A-pillar is too small, but usually these vehicles have a door mount and a inside
post mount option. Please click on the link below to see pictures of
the different mounting positions.
Please click here to see illustrations of these and other post
mount spotlight mounting options