Installing emergency lighting similar to police lights on fleet vehicles is often a good idea if you are working along the road, hauling oversized equipment, or need to ensure the visibility of your vehicles. There are many different styles of lights that you may want to use on your vehicles, but some offer extra advantages that might make sense for your business and needs.
One of the more common emergency or warning light systems is strobe lights that use a special strobe tube inside the housing triggered by a controller when the light is switched on. Police lights use this same system, and you can get the same strobe bars as police use, but with amber lenses on them, so they become warning lights on your vehicles.
Similarly, strobe tubes can be mounted in small round lights that can be mounted on smaller vehicles but offer the same bright lights and a random flash pattern that will catch the attention of drivers near your vehicle. In some situations, one or two of these smaller lights could be more effective and easier to install than a large light bar.
A vehicle with limited clearance or that has a boom or bucket on it may not have the space for the large light bar when the boom is folded down, but the small round lights can be offset on the roof to allow the needed space.
Traffic Safety Vehicles
If you work on the road regularly, you may need to control the traffic coming around the work zone. A truck with a lightbar similar to police lights could be the best solution, and often these lighting systems have some options like the ability to change the flash pattern to indicate the direction you want the traffic to go.
While the front of the bar is flashing a random strobe pattern, the rear could be guiding traffic in a specific direction. This system could be used when the vehicle is stationary or if the vehicle is traveling behind a truck that is working in the road, like a paint truck or one putting down or picking up cones and barriers from a busy street.
Many police light bars on the market come with additional lighting on the ends and front of the lightbar. Emergency warning lights that use the same design are available and have identical bright spotlights built into the bar and can be used to illuminate work areas after dark or check a site where there is poor lighting.
The driver can activate the spotlights with a switch inside the vehicle, so if the weather is bad, the operator can remain inside the vehicle and still check an area safely.