The Saginaw County (Mich.) Sheriff's Department has equipped its 32 patrol vehicles with retro beacon lights that use brighter LED lighting to increase visibility, reports MLive.com.
The agency installed Code 3 Arch Beacon LED lights on its 32 cars to replace halogen beacon lights, after deputies expressed concerns about a lack of visibility. Agency vehicles that used traditional lightbars didn't provide "true 360-degree visibility," according to the agency.
The retro halogen beacons were funded with surplus millage funds. The sheriff replaced the halogen beacons partly because the rotating mechanism malfunctioned during winter months. The LED beacons will be funded with drug forfeiture funds.