Where to Buy Green Lights for Volunteer EMTs and Firefighters
Green lights for Volunteer EMTs
I volunteer as an EMT in Connecticut. Since I ride with an ambulance only squad, I am allowed to run green flashing lights on my personal vehicle while responding to a call. (I believe the same is true in Indiana and New York as well. Certain places in Canada use green lights for firefighters.) If I rode with a volunteer fire department affiliated ambulance I would run blue flashing lights instead.
A few years back I decided to upgrade my green lights to LEDs and I hit the web to shop. I quickly discovered that green warning lights are much harder to source than more common colors like red, blue and amber. As part of my shopping process I compiled a list of vendors who sold (at least some) green lights on the web.
I've listed those sources that have at least some selection of vehicle emergency lighting in green.
Green Emergency Lights Are Harder To Find - Uncommon usage means that the market for green lights is small
Finding green lights for sale is tough. Many vendors who sell emergency lighting don't even bother to sell, much less stock, green lights. Below I've made a list of online stores that do sell/stock green lights.
Online Sources where you can buy Green Lights
LED Flashers, Strobes & Halogens
911 Lights (Link goes to search for Green)
Fleet Safety (Limited Green Selection)
Galls (Very Limited Green Selection) -- Galls prints a paper catalog that you've likely seen laying around your ambulance station. for some reason Galls (online and in the catalog) does not serve green light buyers well.
Reader reviews of green lights
What type of green light(s) have you used? Let us know the good and bad green strobes and green LEDs that you've used.
Not your typical response vehicle - BMW Z4 with a green LED dash light
Other tools for EMTs
Great tools, or great gifts, for the EMT in your life. I own and use all of the items in this list.
Expensive, but worth it. In the back of a noisy ambulance the value of a good stethoscope justifies its price. Great for lung sounds and makes catching that difficult blood pressure a cake walk compared to using the beater ears that your service likely stocks on the rig.
We run two ambulances. The first one always has a full uniform crew ready to respond.
Our second ambulance is staffed by paging out available crew members as needed. I keep one of these holsters in my car so I have everything I need to be ready to hop on a back-up rig call.
Great shears, I keep a set in the above holster.
Sierra with Green Lights
Amazon reccommended EMT gear
A grouping of websites that review flashing warning lights.
- Review forum on ELightbars.Org
The most popular warning equipment forum on the web. This is a link to the sub-forum for user reviews of equipment.
Any stores I missed? Any reviews of places where you can buy green lights, please post them here!