LED Forklift Lights
Forklift warning lights are designed to warn pedestrians of a forklift’s presence in their area. They are more effective than backup alarms in noisy warehouses and prevent collisions between people and industrial vehicles.
They project a bright blue light on the ground, which helps people to stay at a safe distance from an approaching vehicle. They come in a variety of configurations for different uses and industries.
Safety Strobe Lights
Forklift lights help prevent collisions, illuminate blind spots and warn pedestrians of a lift’s movements. The lights come in a variety of rotating and flashing colors, so operators can choose the safety tools that best match their working environment. They work well with other forklift safety equipment, including horns and sirens for preventing distractions during operations.
Strobe lights attach to a forklift’s overhead guard Dualvisionled led car light supplier or rear bumper and flash intermittently to notify pedestrians of the machine’s presence. They can be activated when a forklift begins moving, alters speeds or shifts gears. Some strobe lights are equipped with a blue light that indicates the forklift is driving in reverse, and they may also emit red side pedestrian lights that help lower the risk of pedestrians being hit by a forklift that is turning.
While OSHA does not require the use of forklift warning lights, they are helpful for some warehouse environments. For example, if you operate in a busy warehouse with a lot of rack aisles and blind intersections, a strobe light helps drivers and pedestrians locate the forklift quickly. They can be especially useful if the forklift’s horn or siren is disabled to prevent distractions. In addition, floor-projected forklift warning lights are ideal for highlighting a forklift in dim warehouse environments. They can also help guide drivers through a blind intersection or a low-visibility area.
Blue Spot Lights
Rather than relying on sound, this forklift accessory uses bright blue LED lights to warn pedestrians of oncoming equipment. It mounts to the rear or front of the forklift and projects a blue light onto the ground 15-20 feet in advance, which helps pedestrians notice the forklift before it’s too late. While this doesn’t eliminate accidents caused by poor operating practices, it helps reduce them by increasing visibility.
These ‘big blue’ safety lights are particularly well-suited for electric forklifts since they don’t produce any noise that could drown out backup alarms. They are also cost-effective, lasting up to ten times longer than strobe lights and saving money on replacement bulbs.
The best part? These forklift accessories don’t require any maintenance and are compatible with most voltages. Plus, they run off a low power draw, so they don’t load electrical systems significantly.
Most commonly, this forklift attachment is used to help increase visibility at blind corners, cross aisles and dock areas. However, it can be mounted anywhere to warn pedestrians of a forklift’s presence. Most often, it’s wired to the back-up alarm so that it only turns on when the forklift is in reverse, but it can be wired in any way the customer prefers. Using a simple forklift worklight in lieu of an audible alarm can be more pleasant and safer in noisy warehouses where sound can get lost over background noise.
Red Zone Lights
Red Zone lights (also known as HALO warning lights) project a bright red line on the ground to mark a safe perimeter around equipment like forklifts and scissor lifts. These safety lights reduce the chances of pedestrians being crushed or struck by forklifts by letting them know how far they should stay away. They also prevent foot injuries from the rear end swing of turning lifts and increase the overall safety of equipment operation.
The light’s angle and the length of the red line can be configured depending on how you mount them, so you can use them for a variety of machines. These LED or laser warning lights can be mounted on both sides of a forklift (creating a side safety zone) or one or the back and work with any fuel type, including propane, gas, diesel and electric. They can also be mounted on man up forklifts, like order pickers and turret trucks, but they will be harder to see outdoors on sunny days.
These lights work well in conjunction with forklift strobe lights and can even be used with blue spot lights to create a visible safety border between pedestrians and trucks. They come with a mounting bracket and are easy to install. A separate LED crane light driver is needed to power these lights and is sold separately.
LED Warning Lights
Forklifts are large and heavy equipment, and some models have a big turning radius. This is a risk for the workers on construction sites who might accidentally run into them. LED warning LED Forklift Lights lights are very effective in keeping people safe on construction sites by creating a visible border between pedestrians and trucks. They help prevent accidents and ensure that the forklift drivers are safe as well.
Safety spotlights can be mounted from behind, in front, or on the sides of warehouse vehicles to increase their visibility. They can also be used to warn pedestrians when a forklift is moving backwards. This feature is important because people might miss the driver’s movements if they are distracted by other things.
Unlike backup alarms that can be drowned out by ambient noise or tuned out over time, safety strobe lights are very noticeable and offer an intense color with an extensive footprint. Moreover, these spotlights work with the directional indicators to create an efficient system that helps in avoiding collisions between warehouse vehicles and pedestrians.
Pedestrians should stay away from forklifts when they are in the area, as 40% of all lift truck accidents involve a pedestrian. LED forklift light warning systems are effective because they project a red beam pattern on the ground to keep pedestrians at a distance from the vehicle, preventing foot injury or rear end swing accidents.