Street lights - Page 3 -

Go Back > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > V6 S197 General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

V6 S197 General Discussion This section is for technical discussions pertaining specifically to the V6 variation of the 2005 and newer Ford Mustang.

Street lights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #21
Cut & Paste Expert
157dB's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Vehicle: 2007 Pony Package
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 13,322

Originally Posted by staggolee View Post
^The question I have is does it change the lights to yellow then red for everybody else?
If you cant read I cant help ya.
Like leading a horse to water
ond its neck is broke...

An overview of a typical scenario is as follows:

A fire truck is dispatched to an emergency.

The fire truck is equipped with multiple emergency warning lights and a siren… The fire truck is also equipped with a preemption transmitter, which, in operation, is a high intensity forward-facing strobe light that is flashing at a rapid rate - much faster than normal attention-getting lights on the fire truck.

When the fire truck approaches within 1,800 feet (line-of-sight) of a preemption-equipped traffic signal controlled intersection, the preemption detector (normally mounted on the cross-arm that suspends the traffic signal) "sees" the fire truck’s preemption transmitter and locks onto its flashing strobe.

Once the traffic signal "sees" the fire truck, it begins to initiate a "preemption sequence" of the actual traffic signal that is different from normal operation.

If the fire truck already has a green light, the light will remain green. Any other direction that also has a green light (usually the opposite direction) will first get a yellow light, then red.

When all of the other directions are then red, and the fire truck’s direction is the only one that is green, the left turn arrow will illuminate (if one exists), and a brilliant white flood lamp mounted near the traffic signal will begin to flash. This flood lamp tells the driver of the fire truck that he now has control of the intersection, and complete right-of-way.

If the fire truck has a red light, any other direction that has a green light will transition to yellow, then red. When all the directions (including the fire truck’s) are red, the traffic signal facing the fire truck will then turn green, along with the left turn arrow (if one exists), and the brilliant white flood lamp will begin to flash.

Once the fire truck has passed through the intersection, optical communication with the preemption detector (on the traffic signal) is lost. At that time the traffic signal will default back to normal operation. Conversely, until the fire truck passes through the intersection, it will have a green light, regardless of the time duration.

If several intersections are within the 1,800 foot range of the fire truck’s preemption transmitter, they will all respond accordingly to the above operational description.
Originally Posted by chronos View Post
You and that darn manual! If you like it so much, maybe you should marry it!

Last edited by 157dB; 04-15-2010 at 10:06 AM.
157dB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 02:57 PM   #22
Fred Malibu
4th Gear Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Vehicle: 2007 Windveil Blue
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,143

Thats cool for firetrucks!

I have a feeling that the one time I decide to strobe an intersection, it will be the one with >1 law enforcement division present.. Murphy's Law.

And that is why I will not be MIRTing anytime soon.

Never seen it done before either, I'll try and look for it next time.
Fred Malibu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #23
3rd Gear Member
Joshspony's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 2006 Mustang Coupe PP
Location: WI
Posts: 771

I've read stuff about using a universal tv remote. if you can set it to the proper "brand code" hit channel 911. The stuff I've read says you have to be close. Like stop at a light, then do it. There are actually lots of "so-called" tricks to change the light when you want it to. Motorcycle riders usually know some of the tricks. Like earth magnets on your boots or the bottom of your vehicle.

Many lights are controled by loop detectors in the ground. We use them at my work also. Stop your car directly over the loop cut in the pavement and the light may change sooner or give you a green turn arrow. Ours at work will pick up a steel shovel, metal clipboard, hand cart (dolly) waved over the loop.
Show Mods: Tint 35% on front 20% on 1/4s and rear, shorty billet antenna, Gt front and rear bumpers, CDC GT classic chin spoiler (black textured), clear front turn signals, lower grille inserts

Go Mods: Xcharger Xtreme #201, Borla dual exhaust with X pipe & 4" tips, C&L cai w/ Bama tunes, 8.8" w/ 3.73s and Tlok, strut tower brace, lower A-frame brace

Need more mod money!
Joshspony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #24
Cut & Paste Expert
157dB's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Vehicle: 2007 Pony Package
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 13,322

I have the loop detectors surplus from municipalities that have gone to
video camera vehicle presence detection.

They are super cool installed at homes with long driveways.

Magnets have no effect on them.
They are basically big metal detectors.
Properly adjusted, a motorcycle has no
problem setting them off.
Most towns scrimp on the amount of loops of wire
in the detection coils in the pavement and that
is the basic cause of motorcycle non-detection.

I have installed and worked on many of the different
models of loop detection....
Originally Posted by chronos View Post
You and that darn manual! If you like it so much, maybe you should marry it!
157dB is offline   Reply With Quote


2000, 2005, 2008, blue, coupe, ford, ghost, lights, lites, mustang, street, streetlites, turn

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone interested in a pair of '01 cobra tail lights? lukehayter 4.6L General Discussion 4 08-31-2015 11:30 AM
GT500 Fog Light LED Bulbs! Plug & Play install! For All Years! Matches Factory DRLs! Diode Dynamics Vendor For Sale / Group Buy Classifieds 0 08-03-2015 04:35 PM
Video: Installing Dual-Color Front Turn & Sidemarker LEDs. For 2015+ Mustangs! Diode Dynamics Vendor For Sale / Group Buy Classifieds 0 08-03-2015 04:09 PM
Reverse Light Issue zackhowell92 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 4 07-29-2015 07:40 AM
Ford Introduces Performance Shift Light Indicator for GT350 MustangForums Editor Mustang News, Concepts, Rumors & Discussion 0 07-27-2015 01:33 PM

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 AM.>

© Internet Brands, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup