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  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 74
    United Kingdom 

    Amber Warning Lights

    As part of what I do, I require amber warning lights on the vehicle.

    On the D4 I just used a magnetic beacon that I put on when required and took off when not.

    With the D5 being non magnetic I need a new solution.

    I thought about windscreen mount or similar. I dont want to drill or cut the vehicle in anyway. Hence thinking internal.

    Anyone done it already?

    Thanks

    MY2019 Discovery 5 SE 3.0 - Arrived | MY2016 Discovery 4 Graphite - SOLD | MY2015 Discovery 4 SE Tech - SOLD
  • Chalkey
    Member Since: 23 Oct 2017
    Location: St Helens
    Posts: 124
    England 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Indus Silver

    Perhaps you could fit amber lights to the grill or if you have roof rails fit them on there, I bought roof rails off eBay for my DS and they were as good as LR ones.

    2.0 SE Indus silver, black pack, 21in black alloys, black roof rails, acorn leather, privacy, tow bar, drive pack, rear camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, mud flaps, door body moulding, side steps, life shine, dash cam front and rear.
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 516
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    The UK highway agency has them, they are attached to the roof bars. See here

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver
    IIDTool BT
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 516
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    You could check with member "Bleeding knuckles" on the Disco4 forum how they run the cable. In this thread he shows the D3/D4 versions but said they were being replaced with the new D5.

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver
    IIDTool BT
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 165
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Aintree Green

    I would consider roof bar mounting but probably adapt an LED lightbar and attach to rechargeable power source also mounted on roof bar, totally eliminating any need for wires through the vehicle.It wouldn't be too difficult to operate through a wireless switch if need be.

    3.0 HSE. Luxury climate HUD active diff. elec towbar. FBH and timed climate.Capability plus pack.split TV. surround sound. Intelligent seating. adaptive lights, wade sensing. 360 cameras.pro pack.cooler.advanced tow, activity key+ more!!!!
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 516
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    I wonder what JonM used, he asked the same question a year ago - here

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver
    IIDTool BT
  • JonM
    Member Since: 30 Jun 2016
    Location: North Yorkshire
    Posts: 238
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Farallon Black

    I didn't find a solution, there are suction mount lights but the price is eye watering. I was watching this thread in the hope that someone has found a better idea. Rolling with laughter

    There are lights that sit on the dashboard and show through the windscreen. These probably would be a reasonable option at the front but I'm not sure how well they would work at the back especially through tinted windows.

    MY2019 D5 HSE 3.0 SDV6 | Farallon Pearl Black | Black Pack | Privacy Glass | Capability Plus Pack | Adaptive Dynamics | Versatile Climate Pack | FBH with Timed Climate
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 45
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Hi

    Seen these?

    https://responsevehiclelighting.co.uk/rvl-...2-led.html

    I would expect much higher output than dash mounted as it has more modules and they are higher up the vehicle for better visibility. Still a challenge at the back though...

    Jon
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 516
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    JonM wrote:
    I was watching this thread in the hope that someone has found a better idea. Rolling with laughter

    My apologies for dropping you in it Very Happy

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver
    IIDTool BT
  • sbrown
    Member Since: 16 May 2018
    Location: Nottinghamshire
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Carpathian Grey

    JonM wrote:
    I didn't find a solution, there are suction mount lights but the price is eye watering. I was watching this thread in the hope that someone has found a better idea. Rolling with laughter

    There are lights that sit on the dashboard and show through the windscreen. These probably would be a reasonable option at the front but I'm not sure how well they would work at the back especially through tinted windows.


    I popped in here for the same reason - it wasn't until your thread I realised I wouldn't be able to mount the ridiculously expensive magnetic light bar I have!! Still looking for a way to adapt it to suction but pretty sure there's nothing off the shelf.

    Would love to fit ambers in grills but for some places I go this isn't enough and it's a lot of work and expense when I'd need a roof unit anyway
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 516
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    In your case I would fit a single roof bar towards the front and attach a metal "base" to this bar to put the light on when you need it. As for a bar, I'd get this one to keep it mounted as low as possible. The bar has a T-track so it wouldn't be hard to get a metal plate cut and attach it.



    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver
    IIDTool BT
  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 74
    United Kingdom 

    Thanks all

    I’m currently leaning towards something like this but still looking around. Shall keep you posted

    https://www.rsg-ontop.com/collections/lighting-shields

    MY2019 Discovery 5 SE 3.0 - Arrived | MY2016 Discovery 4 Graphite - SOLD | MY2015 Discovery 4 SE Tech - SOLD
  • LancsLad
    Member Since: 22 Aug 2018
    Location: Lancs
    Posts: 104
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Be interested in what you decide on.

    Its been a conundrum for me also.
    I carry a spare mini magnetic mount bar which i can "perch" on top if static in an emergency.
    Not required it yet as generally i'm in my other vehicle which is kitted out with ambers.

    Will say the dash mounted Windscreen ambers with suction cups are incredible, I'd highly recommend this one:
    https://ventauk.com/product/variled-double-dashlight-blue/ (I have it in Amber though..) Wink
    They also do a Suction Light bar but not cheap... Confused

    Santorini Black MY 18 HSE Dynamic BLACK TDV6
  • DieselRanger
    Member Since: 12 Oct 2017
    Location: God's Country, Colorado
    Posts: 441
    United States 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    I don't know if they ship overseas, but Lucky8 has no-cut light mounts for the front grille:

    https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/discovery-5-light-mounts

    You could then source amber LEDs to fit, and I believe @Rockcypher sourced some pretty cool wireless controllers:

    https://disco5.co.uk/forum/thread1661.html
    http://triggercontroller.com
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