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The Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) has established a standardized classification system for vehicle warning lights. There is some confusion as to what the different classifications mean, and what class of product is best for a particular application. This article explains in basic terms the difference between the three SAE classifications for warning lights.  What is the difference between SAE Class 1, SAE Class 2 and SAE Class 3 Warning Lights? The SAE classification system for warning lights is a classification of light intensity designed to help determine the best application for the lighting unit. Class 3 Warning Lights Warning...

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As L.E.D technology advances, lights are getting smaller, slimmer and brighter. Its easy to compare how big mobile phones used to be and how chunky they were to carry around. They’ve turned from what looked like a brick into a small, compact stylish device that can now easily fit into the palm of your hands, as well as the technology inside been greatly improved. The same can be said for virtually any kind of technology, including the surface mount lights that Hazard Warning Concepts offers to there customers. So why should we reduce the size of our surface mount lights?...

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LEVELS AND ZONES Apparatus warning lights are installed to provide a maximum optical warning to traffic in the vicinity of the apparatus, whether the unit is responding or parked on-scene. The needs while requesting right-of-way (responding) focus on the front of the apparatus and are obviously different than when parked on-scene and the rear is blocking the right-of-way. To fulfill these needs, you divide the apparatus in two different ways. An upper and lower warning light level is defined, and each side of the apparatus is identified by a letter. The four zones are determined by drawing lines through the...

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Emergency responders at highway crash scenes sometimes find themselves as victims of secondary crashes while working at the scene of the crash. These secondary crashes often involve serious personal injury or death to the responders. The largest percentage of these incidents involves responders being struck by vehicles traveling through the scene of a traffic crash at night. The problem of scene safety for emergency responders has several variables. One of those variables is the choice of the colors for emergency lighting. The current trends within the emergency services call for the maximum use of emergency lighting. These trends create the false...

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