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California Highway Patrol SSP Mustangs - Emergency Lighting

 

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1982-1983 California Highway Patrol Lighting:

The CHP Mustangs were equipped with a red and amber Par46 light in the rear window. The lights were made by both Dietz and Grote. The brackets to mount them were made in house by the CHP.:

The Mustangs had a red spotlight on driver side and clear spotlight on passenger side. The light housings were black, not chrome like most other agencies.

All California Highway Patrol Mustangs from 1982-1993 had wig-wag (alternating) headlights.

1984-1991 California Highway Patrol Lighting:

In 1984, the California Highway Patrol added a blue Par 46 light to the rear deck:

They still continued to use the red driver side spotlight, clear passenger side spotlight, and wig-wag headlights.

In 1990, the CHP began using a single red halogen light in the windshield by the rearview mirror. The CHP continued to use the dual spotlights with the red spot on the drivers side. The red spot allowed truck drivers to see the light when being pulled over. The red light in the windshield couldn't be seen when the cars were behind the trucks.

1992-1993 California Highway Patrol Lighting:

In 1992, the California Highway Patrol began switching from the round Par 46 lights, to dual red/blue Federal SignalMaster SML-2 lights:

The SignalMasters had a Federal Signalmaster Traffic Arrow mounted above them:

(Photo from 'The California Highway Patrolman' June 1994)

They still continued to use the red driver side spotlight, clear passenger side spotlight, and wig-wag headlights.

Lightbars:

Around 1992, the California Highway Patrol starting using Federal Signal Vision bars on some of their Mustangs. Most remained as slick tops though with just the lights in the windows.


 

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