Mining vehicle lighting solutions from HELLA boost safety

Solution clearly identifies danger zones and will be showcased at international trade show

Mining vehicle lighting solutions from HELLA boost safety
Latest lighting device from Hella is said to improve the safety of miners with its alerting technology.

Automotive supplier HELLA is launching specific lighting and electronic solutions for mining vehicles, which it claims can improve the safety of mining.

The products will be showcased at the trade show for the construction machinery and mining industry at Bauma in Munich – from 8 -14 April 2019 (Hall A5, Stand 436).

Employees from both HELLA and Kraemer, the mining retailer for the DACH region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will be available to advise customers.

In the mining industry, safety plays a key role both when navigating vehicles and in the work area.

Hazard zones must be optically marked or demarcated as required, in order to be able to suitably warn and protect those working in the surrounding area.

Protecting workers

HELLA developed its VISIOTECH projection technology in order to facilitate this communication by using light.

The company has designed the RokLUME S700 Red LED warning light, which projects a wide red marking on the ground, especially for mining vehicles.

A spokesperson for HELLA explained why the new warning lights could transform the mining industry. They said: “Through its powerful light output, the warning light can also be used on vehicles with high mounting positions, which makes it particularly suitable for mining vehicles.

Improving safety

“Work lights such as the RokLUME 380 and RokLUME 280 also increase safety in everyday working situations.

“The former has a luminous efficiency of up to 7,800 lumens, which is more than three times as much light as a comparable xenon headlight brings to the working area.

“The light output of the RokLUME 280 is measured at up to 4,400 lumens and its colour temperature of 5,000 Kelvin is very similar to daylight.

Less eye fatigue

“This markedly improves the driver’s ability to concentrate, because it causes less fatigue to the human eye.”

HELLA has also been innovating new solutions for working lights and believes there will be new benefits for miners. They continued: “The work lights also have various illumination variants, including ZEROGLARE, which specifically aims the LED light onto the area in front of the vehicle, creating a very clear cut-off line.

“This means that drivers of oncoming vehicles won’t be blinded.”

HELLA also has the DuraRAY 4.0 beacon in its range, built for quick recognition and giving optimum warning to other vehicles, the company said.

The LED warning light was specially developed for the tough conditions in mines.

Twice the effectiveness

It has twice the warning effect as a conventional beacon and can therefore be used in both open-cast and underground mining.

The user can also switch between flashing and rotating lighting functions.

The beacon is available in various colours (yellow, red, blue, green, and white) and surface-mounted versions, which gives customers the greatest possible flexibility for every requirement, HELLA concluded.

Experience HELLA’s products live at Bauma 2019 in Hall A5, Stand 436.

The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry.

Find out more about HELLA’s lighting solutions for the independent aftermarket by clicking ‘more details’ below.

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