HELLA, the lighting and electronics manufacturer, has announced the release of its “safer”, more visible LED beacon warning light, and will showcase it at Automechanika Birmingham 2019.
The beacon will be presented on the HELLA stand at the event in June as the first beacon of its kind is released to the automotive aftermarket.
The black beacon fits into an existing vehicle silhouette thanks to its design and compact dimensions of around 60mm in height.
In comparison, HELLA’s previously lowest beacon, the K-LED 2.0, has a height of 90mm.
Halogen beacons sometimes even have a height of up to 194 mm, yet the new design provides increased luminosity and visibility, HELLA has said.
They have not only minimised the size of the beacon, but also changed the lighting concept.
“This once again proves our technological leadership,” said Stefan Maierhofer, product manager at HELLA.
The beacon doesn’t need a dome anymore.
Instead, the light is visible through a circumferential, ring-shaped light band.
“With this new concept, HELLA is a pioneer in the industry,” Maierhofer added.
“Best light values”
Despite the minimal light emission area and the compact size, the beacon achieves the best light values and an ideal warning effect that meet the legal requirements of the European ECE-R 65 directive for beacons.
The LED double flash function of the warning light emits a direct and remotely visible 360° signal, which is an additional advantage to other road users who get alerted earlier, both on the construction site and the road, as well as significantly increasing occupational safety.
The beacon is maintenance-free and due to its low total current consumption and high-quality, long-life LEDs, it is suitable for continuous use and ensures the vehicle battery is conserved.
The beacon complies with IP (International Protection) classes 67 and 9K.
Stronger stress resistance
This means it is resistant to dust and water, and the electronics are protected to a water depth of up to one metre, when submerged for a short time.
In addition, the warning light is resistant to stronger stresses such as shocks and blows or temperature fluctuations, road salt and moisture.
This is ensured by the polycarbonate light band, the powder-coated aluminium housing and the absence of moving parts.
Finally, it also meets the prescribed values for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and so does not interfere with any other radio signals.
HELLA was the first supplier to launch a beacon on the market in 1955 and the first LED beacon followed in 2006.
In addition to halogen lamps, the company currently has 14 LED beacons in its product range and introduced the K-LED Blizzard in 2017.
The lighting and electronics brand is now presenting its latest design beacon to the public at Automechanika Birmingham and bauma, the leading construction industry trade show in Munich, Germany.
Experience HELLA’s products live at bauma 2019 in Hall 4, Stand 436.
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