Category: Emergency Lights

Product Post: Whelen Century Series Mini Lightbar

The Whelen Century Series Mini Lightbar is a low profile, mini lightbar that provides all the high performance LED warning and signaling benefits in a smaller size that fits all your special applications.

The four linear corner modules have 6 Super-LED in each module and the four inboard modules have 6 TIR style Super-LEDs in each module. Low profile design with polycarbonate dome outer lens and compression fit gasket for superior moisture resistance. The Whelen exclusive Clip-Lock system allows for easy removal of lightbar domes for service, without compromising the weather resistant seal.

Built on a Extruded aluminum platform, this mini lightbar is designed for long-life, reliable performance, ease of operation and serviceability.


Features:

  • Four linear corner modules have 6 Super-LED in each module.
  • Four inboard modules have 6 TIR style Super-LEDs in each module.
  • Standard current switching with 17 Scan-Lock flash patterns and pattern override.
  • Low profile design with polycarbonate dome outer lens and compression fit gasket for superior moisture resistance.
  • The module configuration provides 360° coverage for SAE J845 Class I certification.
  • Clip-Lock system allows for easy removal of lightbar domes for service, without compromising the weather resistant seal.
  • Extruded aluminum platform for rugged, long-life dependability.
  • Available in Amber, Blue, Red and some Split Color combinations.
  • Solid Amber, Blue and Red models available with matching color domes.
  • Some models available with a Clear dome.
  • Size: 16.5″ (420mm) L x 7.75″ (197mm) W x 2.375″ (61mm) H.

Stud mount version includes: Stud mount bracket and hardware.

Magnetic mount version includes:

  • 4 – 90 lb magnets.
  • A 10 foot cord and cigarette plug and on/off switch and momentary (pattern) switch.

An optional Vacuum/Magnetic Mounting Kit is available below.

Whelen Five Year HDP (Heavy-Duty Professional) Warranty on LEDs

WARNING: Under no circumstance should a magnetic mount light be used on a vehicle in motion. Doing so will violate all warranties and eliminate the possibility of returns or exchanges.

Product Post: Federal Signal Pro LED Beacon

The Pro LED Beacon provides an effective warning signal that meets SAE Class 1 (Amber, Blue, Red, White), Title CAC 13 (Amber, Blue, Red) and NFPA Upper (Amber and Red). Additionally, the Pro LED Beacon has FSLink™ syncing technology that will allow for Pro LED Beacons and other Federal Signal products with FSLink to sync or alternately flash patterns to create a unified look.

Each Pro LED Beacon has (25) built-in flash patterns, low power function, and two flashing modes. Select models are available with an auto-dimming function. Branch guards for both the tall and short dome versions are available as an accessory.

Features

  • SAE Class 1 (Amber, Blue, Red, White)
  • CAC Title 13 (Amber, Blue, Red)
  • NFPA Upper (Tall models; Amber and Red)

The Pro LED Beacon is a versatile warning beacon built for a variety of applications and is available in tall and short dome versions in single or dual color utilizing the following colors – Amber, Blue, Green, Red and White. The e-coated and powder painted metal base of the Pro LED Beacon has a built-in permanent/1-inch pipe mount that allows for flexibility when mounting. If you’re driving a work truck or fire engine, the Pro LED Beacon is an ideal warning solution for you.

Chilean Fire Department Orders 8 New Trucks From Spartan Emergency Response

The Spartan Emergency Response group, which is a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., is excited to announce a big order from the National Fire Departments Association (Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos) in Chile. The Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos has placed an order for eight new trucks, built on the custom Spartan chassis, to complete its fleet, which already features 114 Spartan models including 10 units that were delivered as recently as 2018.

Photo Courtesy of FireFighterNation.com

The partnership between the Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos and Spartan is strong. Since 2012, Spartan has been supplying the department with customized products and vehicles that have been designed with Chile’s geography in mind. The Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos uses their Spartan-made rigs for many different types of operations such as fire extinguishing missions and rescue operations, as well as salvage, overhaul, and ventilation calls.

“In the midst of serving communities around the world faced with natural disasters and dense populations across diverse geographies, first responder safety remains our top priority,” said Todd Fierro, President of Spartan Emergency Response. “Our universal impact starts with the men and women who put trust in our team and our products.   Our earned reputation as having a safe, reliable, and consistent product, regardless of the level of customization, goes beyond borders.”

The eight new trucks on order will be built to the specifications of the Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos with help from their Chile-located Spartan dealer, Pesco S.A.

The rigs will feature C7 and C8 ladder tender designs: the C7 helps to maximize the space for other ground ladders and personnel in the cab of the truck, while the C8 maximize space in addition to carrying firefighters on the apparatus. The C8 also comes with exposed side-mounted ladders which help with quick access and deployment.

Product Post: Whelen Inner Edge FST

The newly designed, low-profile Inner Edge FST Series better utilizes vehicle contours, providing higher visibility and a custom fit. Whelen’s all-new, Proclera Silicone Optics increase clarity and have the power to punch through tints. The Inner Edge FST Series is available with SOLO, DUO, or TRIO technology.

The Inner Edge FST Series now features BroadBand Blue. BroadBand Blue delivers a higher intensity, creates a larger optical image, and produces a more consistent color, all while being easier on the eyes, especially at night.

• Meets SAE Class 1 and California Title XIII specifications
• Mounts to visor anchor points
• Available as passenger side only or driver and passenger side
• 38 Scan-Lock flash patterns
• Available in Red, Amber, White, and NEW BroadBand Blue
• Low Current models are available with SOLO light modules
• WeCan models are fully programmable, providing individual control of each color, and are available with SOLO, DUO, or TRIO interleaved light modules
• NEW Proclera Optic Technology features 100% silicone internal optics
• Vehicle specific housing minimizes flashback to vehicle passengers
• 17′ cable included
• Ships fully assembled
• 12 VDC
• Five or six lamps (per side)
• Depth and height vary by vehicle model
 

Whelen 5 Year Warranty

Product Post: Feniex Fusion Arrow Board

The Feniex Fusion Arrow Board features the innovative multi-color technology and is engineered on the Fusion platform. Combining the Fusion 800 and four Fusion 200 Light Sticks, the single color arrow board has 16 flash patterns available. Your choice of 40° optics for long range penetration or 180° optics for a wide light spread.

 The Fusion Arrow Board has built-in surface mount hardware, making for easy installation. The Feniex Fusion Arrow Board is the most advanced and cost effective arrow board in the market. Plus it’s made right here, in the United States of America.

Color options available are All Amber or Custom. Optics options are All 40° optics, All 180° optics, or Custom. If you choose Custom on either dropdown we will contact you for configuration.

Features

  • Choice of 180° or 40° light spread optics per module.
  • Available Colors: A, B, G, R, W.
  • 16 flash patterns for single color.
  • Rugged weather-resistant enclosure.
  • Encased in Rugged, aluminum extrusion.
  • Built in surface mount hardware.
  • Made in the USA

Capabilities: 

  • 1 programmable mode
  • Directional Patterns
  • Takedown or Work-Light

Specifications

  • Input Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Current Draw: 6 Amps
  • Single Color: 96 high power 4 Watt Cree LEDs
  • Certifications: SAE J595, CT13, SAE J1119
  • Dimensions: 15.05″ H x 42.55″ L x 2.7″ W.
  • Cable Harness length: 10 Feet

Feniex 5 Year Warranty

Product Post: The Federal Signal Allegiant Lightbar

The Federal Signal Allegiant Lightbar is packed with Federal Signal exclusive technology and options to provide a superior multicolor warning. 

Designed to keep you safe on the road, the Allegiant includes 28 high performing, attention-getting flash patterns, built-in SignalMaster, and impressive flood light capabilities. The Allegiant features a bed light option which shines a steady work light down from the light bar onto the bed of the truck for added visibility for operators. 


Takedown and alley positions are also configurable to fit your needs. Exclusive to Federal Signal, the SpectraLux multicolor LED technology provides the ability for a LED light source to change color while in operation. Built with Solaris LED reflector technology, the Allegiant light bar is engineered to significantly increase off-axis warning and maximize the LED light source.

ROC technology minimizes potential failure points in the light bar — replacing wires, connectors, and assemblies with PCB assemblies to reduce labor repair time. For maximum performance, the FS Convergence Network provides ‘plug-n-play’ installation. Utilizing standard RJ45 connections, the Allegiant can be easily programmed using a SmartSiren Platinum system or 6-button serial controller. With control head programmability, the user can customize the keypad to meet their needs. 


The Allegiant is also available with a traditional cable (discrete). The discrete version features front/rear control, two modes of operation and low power mode. Options including front flood, rear white lighting, bed light and S/T/T are available.

Features:

  • Low profile, dual color, linear light bar
  • ROC (Reliable Onboard Circuitry) reduces potential failure points
  • Solaris LED reflector technology
  • SpectraLux LED reflector technology is configurable in combinations of Amber, Blue, Red, White, and Green
  • Models are available with FS Convergence Network for “plug-n-play” installation and programming
  • 28 Built-in flash patterns
  • Available in 45” (ALGT45) and 53” (ALGT53) lengths
  • Top domes available in Amber, Blue, Clear, Gray and Red
  • Configurable alley and takedown positions
  • White LEDs can be utilized as takedowns and flood lighting
  • Auto dim option

Specifications:

  • Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Current Draw: ALGT45 = 9 Amps Average, ALGT53 = 11 Amps Average

Dimensions (LxWxH):

  • ALGT45 – 44.5 in (113.0 cm) x 11.2 in (28.4 cm) x 2.0 in (5.1 cm)
  • ALGT53 – 52.7 in (133.9 cm) x 11.2 in (28.4 cm) x 2.0 in (5.1 cm)

Federal Signal Five Year Warranty

All New ECCO Alarms Hit the Market to Combat Noise Pollution

ECCO’s line of tonal, smart and multi-frequency alarms are designed to keep your operators safe while maintaining the quality of life in the communities that you serve every day.  It is a delicate balancing act and these safety solutions are up to the task.

Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics about 70 workers die each year in the US due to commercial vehicle reversing accidents? ECCO know that reversing accidents can result in serious injury and expensive damage to vehicles and equipment. That’s why they designed a line of back-up alarms to protect workers, the public, and your company assets. Worried your neighbors will be irritated by the noise? ECCO thought of that, too, so they created an extensive line of Noise Pollution Solutions.

From light-duty trucks to off-road, heavy-duty vehicles, ECCO has an alarm to meet your safety needs. These products have been put through the ringer and are built to perform where you work, under any conditions.

The new Smart Alarms self-adjust to varying environmental noise by continually listening and reacting to ambient sound levels adjusting their output to 5 dB(A) above to ensure their sound is audible without creating a nuisance. It’s the smartest way to ensure OSHA compliance and eliminate noise complaints – available in tonal and multi-frequency models.

When considering which alarm is right for you, first choose between a tonal alarm and a multi-frequency alarm. Industry experts have suggested either can provide an effective warning and each has its merits.

Wondering what the difference is between tonal and multi-frequency? Tonal alarms emit sound at a single predominant frequency resulting in the familiar ‘beep-beep’ warning signal that we’ve all grown accustomed to. Conversely, multi-frequency alarms emit sound at multiple frequencies within a narrow band resulting in a ‘shhh-shhh’ warning sound. There is no scientific evidence to prove either sound is more effective than the other in a reversing vehicle application. However, there are several points of view that should be considered when choosing between the two.

Next up, you must choose an alarm with the appropriate sound pressure level (SPL). OSHA requires a reverse alarm to be audible above the surrounding noise level. If you know the ambient noise level and it remains reasonably constant then the appropriate fixed dB alarm can be selected, whether tonal or multi-frequency.

The key is complying with the requirements of OSHA while selecting the lowest SPL alarm possible so as not to create a noise nuisance. Fortunately, ECCO pioneered another solution — the Smart Alarm®, available in either tonal or multifrequency. Smart Alarms monitor ambient noise automatically and adjust their output to 5dB above that, satisfying OSHA’s requirements. Perfect for worksites with inconsistent noise or varying noise levels.

After decades of innovation, there is more to an alarm today than meets the ear. Learn the differences between tonal and multi-frequency alarms as well as other features. To explore your options and discover which alarm works best for your application, give Sirennet a call at 503-670-4700.

Product Post: Whelen Responder LP CON3 Super-LED Mini Lightbar

The Whelen Responder LP CON3 Super-LED Mini Lightbar is a low profile, mini lightbar that provides all the high performance LED warning and signaling benefits in a smaller size that fits all your special applications.

Super-LED modules in a rugged polycarbonate base are built to take the roughest conditions and long hours you face. They’re road tested, vibration and moisture resistant and use much lower current than other warning lights.

If you’re in the utility, security, fleet, construction or public works sector, this is the light for you.

Feature:

  • 100,000 hour rated life.
  • 6 Super-LED, conical (CON3) modules.
  • Built-in electronic flasher with 46 Scan-Lock flash patterns plus 4 simulated rotating patterns.
  • Action-Scan is the default flash pattern.
  • Permanent mount includes 6″ pigtail.
  • Polycarbonate dome with smooth exterior will not gather dirt and dust.
  • Class 1, SAE J845 Certified.
  • Voltage: 12 VDC
  • Current: 3.0 amp draw (peak), 1.2 amp draw (avg)

The Amber bar comes with Amber LEDs and an Amber tinted dome.

Whelen 5 Year Warranty

**The manufacturer of this product and SIRENNET warn against driving with magnetically mounted warning light installed. Use of a magnetic mount on vehicle in motion will violate warranty.**

Whelen Sirens Used by Canadian Emergency Vehicles Create Vibrations

The Canadian city of Winnipeg is trying some new sirens on for size – and these ones are having a big impact.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service outfitted several of their vehicles with a new siren system from Whelen Engineering that can send vibrations into cars via a low-frequency tone. The idea is that the sirens will be seen, heard, and now felt by other motorists who can allow emergency vehicles to pass more easily.

Tom Howards, the light fleet manager of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, says it will keep emergency teams safe as they drive through traffic on their way to a call.

Speaking with the Canadian media outlet CBC News, Howards said the device, a Whelen Howler, is “essentially a product somewhat like a big bass speaker.”

“The feedback from the operators is that it’s making a difference in their safety,” said Howards. How does it work? The frequency of the siren tone is slowed down by the Howler, thus creating vibrations that can be felt by other motorists.

Tom Howards believes the new type of speaker will protect more ambulance drivers from collisions with other motorists, as the vibrations are difficult to ignore. Photo Courtesy of Warren Kay/CBC

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service took the Howler for a spin in 2016 and liked it so much they decided to install the siren in all six of the chief of paramedic operations vehicles. The item looks like a black can of coffee grounds and is mounted behind the front bumper.

And while it is incredibly effective, the sound took some getting used for the people behind the Howler-fitted vehicles.

Michelle Bessas, a district chief of paramedic operations, also spoke with CBC News about her feelings towards the Howler. Bessas typically turns the siren on several times during her shift.

Bessas will turn on the Howler by pushing on the horn, and uses it most when entering an intersection, as this is the most common site of an accident for emergency vehicle drivers, where they may hit other cars not paying attention to the sirens.

Michelle Bessas says “everybody takes notice” of the Howler. Photo Courtesy of Warren Kay/CBC

“When the Howler goes off, we notice that everybody takes notice — they’re looking around and wondering what’s going on,” Bessas told a CBC reporter who accompanied her during a ride-along.

The Howlers are outfitted to the vehicles driven by the district chiefs, people like Bessas, who do not arrive at every call but rather the calls that are the most serious, calls that involve children, and calls that require advanced life support and bigger crews to handle the situation. They are not outfitted to every ambulance in the Winnipeg fleet, but one day they could be.

Not only are the vibrations difficult to ignore, but the Howler can also send signals and sounds twice the distance of a traditional siren. This, says Bessas, helps her get to scenes safely and quickly.

“A delay in our response in certain situations can really make a difference in the outcome of a patient — it can mean the difference between life and death or a permanent disability or making a full recovery,” said Bessas.

“We all want to go home safe at the end of the day, and we don’t want to cause anybody else to have a collision or to get injured.”

The Howlers were first used by ambulances in the Canadian city of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and are also being used by Calgary Police Service vehicles. Winnipeg is hoping to expand the use of Howlers but outfitting the rest of their rigs with the $1,500 apiece model, though the police force has only agreed to a test run of the device.

Product Post: Star DLITE MicroStar LED Light & the Star DLIT3E MicroStar LED Light

Today we are featuring not one but two products – the Star DLITE MicroStar LED light & the Star DLIT3E MicroStar LED light. From our friends over at Star, these lights are great if you’re looking for something inconspicuous and easily mounted.

First up is the Star DLITE MicroStar LED light. It’s got 6 mega bright LEDs that will pack a punch despite the light’s size.

The Star DLITE MicroStar LED light

Features:

  • Ultra low profile 
  • Six super bright Star Generation V LEDs
  • 12 different selectable flash patterns in either of two phases, plus steady-on
  • Robust design, die cast aluminium base
  • Endless mounting possibilities
  • Single and split color models
  • Current limit protection over entire operating voltage
  • Standard four wire hook-up
  • S-Link System™ synchronizing capabilities with other Star LED units
  • Optional chrome or white bezels available

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 1”H x 4 3/16”W x 25/64”D 
  • Voltage: 10-30V DC 
  • Amp draw: 0.75 amps 
  • Approvals: SAE Class I, CA Title 13 available where applicable
     

Our second product is the Star DLIT3E MicroStar LED light – also a super low profile light with 12 flash pattern options. The biggest difference between the two products is the amount of LEDs: this unit has 3 super bright Star Generation V LEDs while the Star DLITE MicroStar LED light mentioned above has 6.

The Star DLIT3E MicroStar LED light

Features:

  • Ultra low profile
  • Three super bright Star Generation V LEDs
  • 12 different selectable flash patterns in either of two phases, plus steady-on
  • Robust design, die cast aluminium base
  • Endless mounting possibilities
  • Current limit protection over entire operating voltage
  • S-Link System™ synchronizing capabilities with other Star LED units         

Dimensions:

  • 1”H x 3 1/16”W x 7/16 ”D 
  • Voltage: 10-16V DC 
  • Amp draw: 0.3 amps 
     

Approvals:

  • DLIT3E: SAE Class II (amber, blue, red, white)