Key differences between beacon lights
The main difference between the various beacon lights, apart from the type of mounting and the colour, is the type of built-in light source. We offer LED beacons and halogen beacon lights in our range. Out of these, it is our LED beacon lights which use the very latest technology. The bright inbuilt LED light has an extremely long service life and very low power consumption. LEDs do not normally need to be replaced. These are clear advantages of LED beacon lights. They also make up the largest part of our beacon light range. hey cost significantly less than LED beacon lights.
Models and colours of flashing beacons
Flashing beacons come in various models, colours and operating voltages. They also have different mounting options and are available in a variety of sizes. Here at ProLux, we supply beacon lights in a range of sizes, including very compact models. Where and why the beacon light will be used and the size of the vehicle will determine which beacon light is best suited. Very compact and space-saving beacon lights (e.g. the Hella K-LED) are used if a low installation height is required. However, if the beacon light needs to be seen easily then a big housing is preferred – e.g. the Hella beacons, model KL 7000 LED. On trucks and HGVs, for example, big beacon lights are easier to see.
The choice of light colour for the beacon lamp depends on the application. The use of certain light colours is regulated by the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). Amber and blue are the most commonly used colours. Amber beacon lamps are always used as warning beacons. You will find amber lights on road and construction vehicles, but also in fixed positions as flashing orange beacons, e.g. on doors and machines. Flashing blue beacons are classified as emergency signals and are reserved exclusively for specific emergency vehicles. A flashing blue light on an emergency vehicle indicates that they are using their special rights to respond to an emergency situation. Blue lights are used by the police, fire brigades, ambulances and disaster relief services. Used together with a loud warning noise (siren), flashing blue beacons show that the vehicle has right of way. All other road users must immediately give the vehicle with blue lights a clear path as soon as it is safe to do so.
All rotating beacons require 12V or 24V electrical current to operate. Our LED beacon lights offer a big advantage here. Firstly, LEDs consume significantly less power. Secondly, many LED beacon lights are multi-voltage, meaning that they can handle both voltages. This makes LED beacon lights very versatile.
When it comes to mounting beacon lights, we offer a variety of options. Rotating beacons with a magnetic attachment are very convenient. They are only attached when in use. However, if a fixed fitting is required, then our three-point mount is another option. If the warning light needs to be removable, the plug-in base option is a possible in addition to the magnetic version. Here, the warning light is simply plugged in. We also have beacon lights with other mounting options in our range. For example, beacon lights with an electric suction mount or a flexible pipe fitting.
Buy warning beacons in the ProLux online shop
Beacon lights, along with lightbars, form part of our beacons and lightbars range. We supply a very large selection of diverse beacon lights so that we can provide a suitable solution for every application. And you can rest assured knowing that products from the ProLux range offer the best quality and excellent value. We are also, of course, happy to provide free advice as part of our service with no obligation. Together we will find the right beacon light for you!