Whelen introduced the Model 8000 strobe lightbar in 1978. The Model 80H and 90H are halogen versions of that lightbar. The Model 80H / 90H enclosed audio visual strobe crossbar system is aerodynamically designed to reduce air drag.
Crossbars are available in 47-inch or 52-inch lengths. Specify when ordering. One or two speakers are available for 52-inch crossbar. Only one speaker may be used in the 47-inch crossbar.
The Model 80H Series halogen crossbar systems employ optically focused 4″ diameter reflectors, each equipped with 50 watt hardened glass halogen bulbs. Each Rotating reflector is driven by an independent 75 RPM self lubricating direct drive motor with integral brush and sintered gear assemblies. This superb combination produces 70,000 beam candlepower per flash, 75 flashes per minute per reflector. Those models with stationary alternating flashers use the same highly effective reflector and halogen bulb assembly.
All motors, mirrors and reflectors are mounted on an easily removable sub-assembly plate thereby eliminating the need to remove the bar from your vehicle should repair or replacement parts be required. There are no belts, chains or cascading gear assemblies to freeze, break or otherwise jam the warning system. Those models with alternating flashers are separately wired for independent operation, allowing reduced power consumption while operating flashers when the vehicles engine in not running.
Whelen 80H Models:
Whelen Model 80H-1:
Four independently driven revolving reflectors, two on each end, with fron OR rear reflecting “V” mirror. “V” mirror directs a total of 8 flashes to the front and 4 to the rear of the crossbar. Power consumption is 16 amps at 14 volts DC.
Whelen Model 80H-2
Similar to Model 80H-1, but with two front OR rear facing alternating halogen flashers. The two stationary halogen flashers are mounted behind the “V” mirror and are separately wired for independent operation. Power consumption is 16 amps for rotating reflectors and 4 amps for stationary flashers at 14 volts DC.
Whelen Model 80H-3
SIX independently motor driven halogen reflectors, 3 on each end. No mirrors necessary. Alternating flashers optional – contact factory. Power consumption is 24 amps at 14 volts DC.
Whelen Model 80H-4
Similar to Model 80H-1, but with two front AND two rear facing stationary alternating flashers. No reflecting “V” mirror needed. Rotating reflectors, front flashers and rear flashers are all separately wired for independent operation. Functions may be used all at once or separately. Power consumption is 16 amps for rotating reflectors and 8 amps for stationary flashers at 14 volts DC. Model 80H-4C substitutes a steady burning lamp on driver’s side facing front.
Whelen Model 80H-5
Similar to Model 80H-2, but instead of halogen flashers equipped with front or rear facing alternating PAR-36 STROBE sealed beams. Strobe sealed beams are mounted behind “V” mirror and are separately wired for independent operation. Power consumption is 16 amps for rotating reflectors and 4 amps for sealed beam strobes at 14 volts DC.
Whelen Model 80H-6
Similar to Model 80H-5, but with front AND rear facing PAR-36 STROBE sealed beams. No “V” mirror necessary.. Rotating reflectors and sealed beam strobes are separately wired for independent operation. Functions may be used all at once or separately. Power consumption is 16 amps for rotating reflectors and 4 amps for sealed beam strobes at 14 volts DC.
Whelen Model 80H-29
Tow independent direct drive rotating halogen reflectors, one on each end of the crossbar, combined with four (4) PAR-46 STROBE sealed beams, two facing front and two facing rear. “V” mirrors direct four flashes (75 FPM each) to the front and four flashes to the rear. Rotating reflectors and sealed beam strobes are separately wired for independent operation. Power consumption is 8 amps on rotating reflectors and 4 amps on sealed beam strobes at 14 volts DC.
California Approved Models
All Whelen 80H Series lightbars meet the California administrative codes when supplied with a steady burning, Whelen single sided reflector and hardened glass halogen bulb facing to the front on the drivers side. Please add suffix “C” when ordering.
Whelen 90H Features:
Use the Whelen Model 90H crossbar with the most extensive selection of standard features and available options ever offered.
- Aerodynamic hemispherical Lexan domes, available in all safety colors.
- Colored Lexan dome cut-outs and snow/bug speaker frill cover.
- Reinforced structural foam base with adjustable brackets fitting vehicles with or without rain gutters.
- Choice of 8 models in different lengths.
- Patented twin parabolic revolving reflectors with individual direct drive motors.
- Modular design for easy and fast field servicing. Keeping your system operational at all times.
- Low current draw, and competitively priced.
- Built-in alley lights, sealed beam strobes or halogen flashers.
- Take down lights and California style incandescent light.
- 58, 100, or 200 watts RMS speaker and electronic siren amplifier.
- 18-month direct factory warranty with all replacement parts in stock at all times.
Whelen offers “TAKE DOWN” lights. The small 2-1/2″ diameter cut-out affords the law enforcement officer additional protection but does not interfere with the emergency light function.
Shown in detail is the draw strap system to fit vehicles with or without rain gutters. Standard strap length is 18″. Also shown is our supplemental flood light system available for any crossbar system.
The Model 80H / 90H is available for permanent installation using 1/2″ bolts for flat surfaces. For highly curved surfaces a 1-1/2″ riser bracket of heavy aluminum is available. Specify when ordering. For these applications no draw strap assemblies are provided.
The 80H / 90H Rotators:
The rotator above is from the 90H series lightbar. It’s a really unique design because it only has a partial reflector cone on each side that’s open in the center for the bulb.
The rotator below is from a 80H series lightbar. Although really worn out, you can see that is was designed with a full reflector behind the bulb like most common bulb reflectors. If you look back at the 90H fixture above, you can see that there is a stationary light on the other side of the V shaped reflector that looks similar to the reflector used on the 80H rotator.
Here’s another look at the 90H rotator bulb and reflector.
Warn 90H Stationary Lights:
As mentioned earlier, the 90H has the smaller cone stationary lights. The one to the left in the photo below has been moved out of alignment. You can see the rotator to the right.
The stationary light below has a single relay going to it. This was probably on a California spec lightbar that had a steady red burn on the drivers side, so it only needed a relay to flash the stationary light on the passenger side.
The Whelen 80H uses PAR-36 lights for the alleys and take down lights.
Here’s the speaker and bracket from a 80H / 90H lightbar. Silver paint apparently made someone happy. LOL.
The 80H and 90H also came with optional PAR-36 strobes.
Here’s a Whelen 90H with PAR-36 strobes.
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