The process of equipping industrial vehicles with the most appropriate warning lighting isn’t straightforward. As more vehicles are introduced into working spaces such as warehouses or ports, safety of pedestrians and other users becomes more of a concern. Protecting lives and reducing risk of injury is paramount to any material handing situation.
Assessing what risks are currently an issue is the first step in identifying the correct solution. Are you trying to give an advanced warning of a vehicle approaching or do you want to keep pedestrians away from a vehicle danger zone? Is the environment noisy and distracting or are there overhead moving machinery that need additional warning systems? What machinery do you have running on site? Do you only have traditional forklifts or are there other moving machinery such as overhead cranes or grabbers? Are all things to consider.
There is an array of BluePoint warning lights available today. What makes TYRI’s BluePoint stand out, is the quality of design, build and output. Providing a distinct square of light on the floor in front of or behind a vehicle warns of its approach and allows the pedestrian to take appropriate action to avoid a collision. Also available are line point lights – these shine a line or box around a piece of machinery to provide a visual danger zone market, keeping pedestrian at a safe distance – the TYRI RedLine being such a product.
Traditionally BluePoint safety lights have been used on forklifts, however, their uses can be expanded to be used as a warning of an overhead crane moving across the warehouse. Using the powerful and long reach spot beam of the 1010 BluePoint mounted on an overhead crane, they can warn workers below of the crane position on the floor. This was not visible before without looking upwards – something that we don’t often do whilst walking around warehouses.
Unified design for work lights and warning lights is also important for original equipment manufacturers. Being able to match the design of lighting helps with branding and the aesthetics of the forklift. TYRI’s range of 1010, 0909 Compact plus, D8 and VL4 range can all be provided with warning light functionality as well as a standard work light.
As technology advances, autonomous and electric vehicles will start to change the face of pedestrian safety. “Instead of illuminating an area for operators, we can use the lighting to provide safety and security in the surrounding area. Warning lights can communicate to people in the area which ‘mode’ the vehicle is operating in – and this will be particularly important when it comes to electric vehicles which can barely be heard. In this, different light colours can communicate the machine’s operation. I believe that light communication like this will usher in a new era for the industry,” explains Christian Wadell, Head of Product and Design Development at TYRI.
Working with the leading industry expert, TYRI, means you receive the correct advice and solution for your application. Alternatively, TYRI can design and develop a specific light that provides a solution to your individual safety concerns. They can look at your situation and provide the best product to help keep your workforce and other risk groups safe.