Safety Crane Lights

Crane emitting a red safety warning light in a warehouse setting Straits® offers top quality LED safety and crane lights for hazardous work areas, construction sites, and other safety applications. Our LED lighting solutions are designed to reduce accidents, protect workers, and also save energy and costs when compared to traditional lighting.

Our LED crane lights are UL Certified and IP67 Rated and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They also possess state-of-the-art LED technology and provide an overall safe and effective lighting option for your business.

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Crane Safety Lighting

Used in shipping, manufacturing and industrial applications throughout the world, overhead cranes are a vital part of the global economy. Designed to carry exceptionally heavy loads, these cranes are indispensable for moving cargo to and from ships, trucks and other vehicles. They are also commonly used in industrial manufacturing and repair facilities for moving heavy items, parts and products.

With their humongous lifting capabilities however come inherent risks of accidents occuring due to a lack of situational awareness on the part of personnel and crane operators. Traditionally, this was handled by audible alarms and safety personnel on the ground ensuring that workers are clear of the load being handled. This system isn’t always foolproof however and accidents can and still occur.

Thankfully in recent years, advancements in LED technology has led to the development of revolutionary new safety lighting systems. As experts in the LED lighting industry, Straits® has brought to the market several new overhead crane safety lights in order to meet the growing demand for this new technology. With years of experience designing and manufacturing LED lighting systems, there are few lighting manufacturers as qualified as Straits® for such a critical application.

Why LED Crane Lighting?

There are many advantages to using LED technology for crane safety applications. These lights are designed for use in harsh conditions such as industrial and manufacturing facilities, construction sites, and other applications with overhead cranes that require safety lighting. All of the crane lights offered by Straits® are not only UL Certified to ensure electrical safety, they are also IP67 rated for reliable use in both indoor and outdoor applications, regardless of weather conditions. Built with state of the art LED technology, these lights provide years of reliable service with no regular maintenance required.

They provide a crisp, clear beam below the crane head, illuminating a safety zone under the load being carried. This informs workers and personnel in the area of the operation of the crane, allowing them to avoid being accidentally injured or crushed from loads being moved. In order to provide the most effective safety zone, crane lights are normally set up in a quad configuration, providing either four corners or four sides on the ground below the load being carried.

Types of Crane Lights

There are several configurations for crane lights, each with its own advantages. The style of configuration will depend on multiple factors, namely the type of crane as well as its distance to the ground. Additionally, the type of load the crane is carrying as well as the number of personnel working in the area will have an influence on the type of light configuration chosen.

Crane Safety Warning Light
Our crane lights use red and blue LED lighting to provide a highly visible and attention-catching warning solution for optimal worker safety. These are much more effective than traditional warning methods such as auditory “alarm sounds.” Using these LED lighting methods avoids the danger of not hearing an alarm in a noisy environment. They are easy to install and typically are configured to flash or strobe, depending on the end users preference.

Spotlight Crane Lights
These are ideal for crowded workplace areas. These are the highest powered crane safety lights offered, providing intense lumen output in order to ensure their narrow and highly focused beam is clearly visible on the ground below the crane head. In fact, these spotlights are so effective that they are used at Straits® very own facilities to increase employee safety around cranes and loading areas.

Linear Crane Lights
When only the most precise safety lighting will do, there are no substitutes to our linear crane lights. These provide a crisp and clearly visible linear beam, which when combined with additional units is able to provide an exacting zone around where the crane head is positioned. These help to inform all nearby employees about a moving load and help crane operators position the crane precisely when picking up a load.

Considerations for Crane Safety

When looking for a crane lighting solution, it’s important to ensure that the product is fully compatible with the type of crane you’re operating. For example, many existing solutions on the market are simply LED flood lights branded as crane lights. The issue with using regular flood lights on cranes is that the light can often be clumsy and project an overly broad area of light rather than illuminating specific dangerous areas. Most flood lights are also not designed to specifically integrate with crane equipment and may require custom mounting options.

On the other hand, there are some specialized LED lighting fixtures on the market that are designed specifically for cranes, namely, overhead and gantry cranes. These solutions are actually manufactured to mount on the trolley frame and illuminate the dangerous area with clear visual warning signals.

It’s important to do your research on the type of lighting solution being offered prior to purchasing, especially for a large scale industrial operation.

Benefits of Straits® Crane Lights

Benefits of using Straits® LED crane lighting solutions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Improves worker safety due to higher CRI lighting providing better illumination accuracy
  • Provides visual cues for operator
  • Increases productivity
  • Reduces errors
  • Perfect for indoor or outdoor settings
  • Easy to install
  • Certifications

UL Certified – Underwriters Laboratories is a global leader in the safety testing and certification of products. Our safety and crane lights meet the required standards and are listed as UL Certified

IP67 Rated – IP67 is a standard governed by the International Electrotechnical Commission. Our products are IP67 Rated which means they are considered “dust tight” and protected against dust, oil, water, and other non-corrosive material.

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