About Our Crane Lighting Fixtures
Types of Crane Lights
Overhead Crane Lights
The area around overhead cranes is extremely hazardous. This is due to the nature of cranes transporting heavy materials from heights. In fact, OSHA has specific requirements regarding overhead and gantry cranes. Our LED overhead crane lights are specifically designed to provide clearly visible warnings around overhead cranes, which ensures safety throughout the work area and minimizes workplace accidents.
Gantry Crane Lights
Gantry cranes are similar to overhead cranes in that they often carry heavy loads and require safety measures to protect workers from potential accidents. However there are several differences between overhead and gantry cranes that require slightly different lighting solutions. Our gantry crane lights are specially tailored to increase safety around gantry cranes and increase the efficiency for operators.
One of the options in our crane lighting solutions uses a spot light system to increase employee safety around crane loading zones. These spot lights offer intense illumination capabilities which gives them the greatest range from the ground. This lighting intensity also makes them the ideal solution for getting the attention of those occupying crowded workplace areas. In addition to their primary role as spotlights, they can also be adapted with a lens cover to be used as linear lights for illuminating zoned areas.
Crane Positioning Lights
Positioning lights on cranes are used to illuminate zones around loading areas. These high precision lights not only inform employees about a moving load but they also help crane operators position the crane with increased precision. This increase in precision and situational awareness helps to improve efficiency and reduce workplace accidents.
Red Safety Lights
Red LED safety lights project a bright red-colored beam of light to give workers and pedestrians clear visual warning. Red is a highly visible color that’s often used to signal potential danger. Our products allow construction equipment such as cranes to project these red visual warnings which is more effective than sound alarm systems.
Blue Safety Lights
Blue LED safety lights project a bright blue-colored beam of light to provide warning around crane loading areas and other hazardous environments. Blue LED lights are used in conjunction with red colored lights to ensure visibility across all environments. Using both red and blue safety lights also alleviates problems associated with individuals who may have color blindness to either red or blue.
Differences Between Crane Lights
While all crane lights serve the purpose of improving safety around cranes and other heavy equipment, there are some noteworthy differences between different types. These differences have to do with the intended usage of these lights, as well as their mounting location within the crane work area. It is important to understand these differences before purchasing crane lights to ensure that the correct type is chosen for the application.
One of the biggest differences in crane warning lights has to do with the type of beam produced. Some lights such as our crane spotlights are adaptable to be used as either spotlights producing a highly focused circular beam or lights producing a narrow line style beam that creates a clear perimeter around a piece of equipment. This is accomplished with the use of a lens cover with horizontal lines built in that changes the focused circular beam into a straight line.
The easy adaptability of these crane spotlights makes them a popular choice for a wide range of customers and facilities. Something to note is that when a lens cover is installed the effective range of a light is reduced by over half, so this should be taken into account during the selection process.
Other crane lighting fixtures we offer are designed to work strictly with a line style beam. These crane positioning lights are normally shaped in a rectangular manner in order to maximize the effectiveness of the linear beam. These lights fulfill a specific niche in which they have no equal in terms of form and function. Their sleek low profile also helps them to fit in a wider range of places without getting in the way of the functioning of equipment.
Another very obvious difference between crane lighting fixtures is the use of red or blue colored lights. Red is considered to be an easy to see color that is universally understood to indicate danger or as a warning for workers to pay attention. Because of this, red is the most popular color chosen for crane lights. However, in certain situations the use of blue lights can be advantageous, particularly if the workplace has workers who are colorblind to certain color wavelengths. Blue lights can also be used in conjunction with red lights, making for an unmistakable crane warning light pattern that maximizes worker safety.
Commercialledlights.com offers a wide range of commercial lighting options for businesses and municipalities. This includes specialized safety lights for overhead cranes, construction areas, and other industrial needs.
Here’s a list of technical information for our crane lighting products.
|20260041||140W Red||9-60V||140W||11,666||Yoke; Stainless Steel Bracket|
|20260031||140W Blue||9-60V||140W||11,666||Yoke; Stainless Steel Bracket|
Product Sizes: 6.03" x 2.54" x 2.62" / 7.09" x 1.93" x 1.97" / 11.8" x 12″
Wattage: 18w, 24w, 140w, 150w
Lumens: 1,500, 2,000, 11,666
Kelvin: 6000K (Blue or Red color lenses)
Mounting: Yoke Mount
Certifications: IP67/65 Rated, UL Certified
Driver: 10-80V, 10-110V, 100-277V
Power Factor: > 1.00, > 0.90
LED Chip: CREE LED Chips
Beam Angle: 3-150°, 5-150°
Input (VAC): 9-60V, 10-110V, 100-277V
Efficacy: 18.49, 20.79, 88.33
Volts: 24V (through use of the External Driver)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are crane lights?
Crane lights refer to lighting fixtures which are attached to cranes. These lights are used for general illumination as well as to provide warning around areas where the crane is carrying a heavy load. These lights may also be used to assist crane operators with positioning.
Q. What type of lights are used on cranes?
Cranes require specialized lighting fixtures that can project the necessary amount of illumination from high areas all the way to to ground level. This illumination is required both for the operator to precisely position the load as well as safety for people around the working area. The exact kind of light used will depend on the type of crane; however, one common lighting fixture for many cranes are LED floodlights. Another more modern type of lighting are blue and red LEDs which project highly visible beams of light onto desired areas.
Q. What are overhead cranes?
An overhead crane is a crane that operates in industrial environments such as a construction area or warehouse. Overhead cranes are also referred to as bridge cranes and contain parallel runways that have a traveling bridge across the gap. These cranes are commonly used for manufacturing or maintenance.
Q. What are Gantry Cranes?
As the name suggests, gantry cranes are built on top of a gantry which is a structure used to oversee a work area. These cranes can either be massive or small. For instance, gantry cranes have been used to construct aircraft carriers. On the other hand, they can also be used in machine shops for smaller jobs such as repairing an automobile. Gantry cranes are also known as portal cranes and are very similar to overhead cranes. As a result, the three terms are often used interchangeably.
Q. What are safety lights?
Safety lights are a generic term for any type of lighting that helps promote safety for users and those around the source of illumination. For the purposes of crane safety, these lights are used to provide a visible warning signal to prevent accidents.
Q. Why use LED Lighting?
LED lighting is very useful for industrial applications such as crane safety. This is a useful source of illumination for many reasons. First, LEDs are more environmentally friendly than traditional lighting options. Secondly, LEDs are highly energy-efficient and require little to no maintenance cost. Finally, with the right products, LEDs are highly durable even through harsh or hazardous conditions.
The lighting products we offer have been tested and certified for safety by globally accredited organizations. You can find more information on these safety certifications below.
UL Certified - Underwriters Laboratories is a global leader in the safety testing and certification of products.
IP65 Rated - Our products are IP65 Rated which means they are considered “dust tight” and protected against dust, oil, water, and other non-corrosive material. IP65 is governed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
We work with top quality crane lighting manufacturers to ensure we deliver the best products to your company.