When it comes to running a business, or guiding any organisation to success and smooth operations, you simply cannot cut corners – especially when it comes to worker and workplace safety. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t key shortcuts you can implement for those ideal safety outcomes. By understanding the use and purpose of the LED beacon light, we can see how implementing the latest generation of beacon products based on sophisticated light-emitting-diode technology is a no brainer for so many industries and applications.
In a nutshell, a beacon light system involves a series of lighting devices that typically work on the basis of colour-coding. Briefly:
* Red is for emergency situations, meaning stop immediately and take urgent action.
* Yellow/ amber/ orange is a warning denoting the need for caution to a real or potential hazard.
* Green is ‘go’, and denotes a safe state.
* Blue, typically associated with police, is the beacon colour demanding attention, but perhaps for a specified or unspecified reason.
* Purple is often used as a proxy for red, especially when red is specifically dedicated to fire.
* White is not typically associated with a clear message, so in a beacon light array it may have a generic purpose.
So now you know the basics of beacon lights, consider making the switch to the latest exciting generation of LED beacon light products. As while incandescent or other lighting technologies may once have ruled the beacon light roost, new technology is now in town – offering key benefits over its predecessor products.
1. Latest and best
As technology advances, so too does packaging. Earlier setups may have been bulky or unwieldy, but new LED beacon lights are slick, with a low profile, they not only perform better but are highly resistant to knocks or tough workplace conditions. Technological advancements involve lower costs, more features, and greater choice.
2. New features
Users of traditional beacon light setups yearned for the features that are now commonplace in LED beacon light arrays. Need to easily sequence LED beacon lights together? That’s no problem, just as programming the exact strobe, flash or rotating pattern that may be most appropriate for your application.
Legacy beacon lights may have pushed you into a voltage corner, but the latest LED beacon light you select can easily be multi-voltage. That’s not just easier and more flexible, it will also save you money.
4. Less radio interference
Legacy lighting technologies operate in higher voltage than LED, which uses more energy. But another key downside to pre-LED beacon lights is the inevitability of greater EMI – or electromagnetic interference.
5. No warm-up
Warm-up is a major issue with earlier iterations of beacon light technology – but not with your new LED beacon light. Once it switches on, full light output is reached instantly.
6. Greater visibility
No competing light technology can compete with LED for light quality, including almost infinite flexibility for colour, beam intensity and focus, colour properties, light output uniformity, light wastage minimisation, and more. On top of all of that, it’s already well established that LED simply requires less maintenance, is more shock and vibration resistant, hugely more energy efficient and long-lasting, and costs you less in the long-term thanks to greater durability and the presence of fewer moving or vulnerable parts. Have we changed your mind about LED beacon lights? Remember, the better product selection you make for your precise industry and application, the better performance, reliability and results you’ll get out of your investment, so consult with an expert for guidance and advice.