What is the purpose of the Red Zone Danger Area Warning Light?
40% of all forklift accidents involve a pedestrian. Ensure pedestrians stay a safe distance away from the forklift with the Red Zone Warning Light. The Red Zone puts a bright red line on the floor, near the forklift, to show pedestrians where they are not allowed. This zone can also be called the HALO zone and can be adjusted to the distance of your choice. The Red Zone helps prevent foot injuries and collisions from rear end swing, as well as, showing the NO GO ZONE around any piece of mobile equipment. How is the Red Zone mounted, wired up and adjusted? The Red Zone lights are mounted to the sides of the forklift and can also be mounted on the rear and/or front. One Red Zone light is required for each side of the forklift you want to protect. They come with a tool free bracket so that you can quickly and easily mount them to the forklift’s overhead guard without modifying or damaging it in any way. Our Red Zone video shows the complete mounting process. They are mounted slightly in back of where the operator sits so as not to interfere with their progress as they get on and off the forklift. Heavy duty zip ties hold the lights firmly to the overhead guard. The Red Zone lights are then adjusted with the swiveling mounting bracket to the distance of choice. Each company can set their own NO GO ZONE or HALO ZONE distance, typically between two and five feet from the forklift. Installation of each light bracket should take only a few minutes on most makes and models of forklifts. Once all the lights are mounted, a qualified maintenance person or forklift technician can wire the lights into the forklift’s power. Exactly where to connect into the truck’s power will depend on each make and model, see your local dealer or contact the manufacturer if you have any questions on how to connect them. You will want the Red Zone lights to be on all the time the forklift is on, even when it is stopped; when the forklift is shut off, the Red Zone lights should also turn off. If wiring them into electric forklifts with regenerative braking, ensure you are connected to a circuit that will not expose the lights to high power surges, this could damage them and would not be covered under warranty.
What types of forklifts can the Red Zone be used on?
The Red Zone lights were designed for any forklift used primarily indoors. They can be used on any type of forklift including sit downs, stand ups, tuggers and more. If you will be using them on man up forklifts, like order pickers and turret trucks, buy one set to try first before ordering for your fleet to ensure they will work at your heights and in your specific application. The Red Zone lights can be used on any fuel type including, but not limited to propane, gas, diesel, natural gas, electric, etc. While the Red Zone lights are weatherproof and can be taken outside, they are not bright enough to be effective outside on sunny days. They will be more effective outside during dusk, dawn or night times.
Are the Red Zone lights UL rated?
Currently the Red Zone lights are not UL rated. This means they can go on any regular forklift, but not on forklifts rated for higher hazard areas such as EE, ES, LPS or EX locations. We are in the process of getting the Red Zone lights UL rated and hope to have approval to use them on EE, ES, LPS, etc. in the near future. They will never be rated for EX trucks used in very high hazard locations.
Are there other forklift safety solutions which can be used in conjunction with, or in place of, the Red Zone?
The Red Zone can also be combined with our advanced warning Forklift Blue Spot Lights, to create a complete pedestrian safety system for your facility. See our SAFE-LITE, Big Blue and Beast blue spot lights here on our website.
If you have very large forklifts or other large outdoor equipment and wish to use the Red Zone as a solution, we suggest you look at our Crane lights listed here on our website. Although designed for overhead crane use, they can be used on any type of mobile equipment and can create a very bright advance warning spot or bright line in red or blue, just like the Red Zone. These lights use a special lens, which is included at no extra charge, which allows them to project a spot or a line, it is your choice. These lights are nearly 10 times as bright as the Red Zone lights and will work in nearly any environment inside or out. The Crane lights are very large and would be out of place on a mid-sized forklift so they are only used on large equipment.
Where can I get the Red Zone Danger Area Warning Lights?
The Red Zone is distributed in U.S. and Canada by Forklift Training Systems. However, since we sell the Red Zone to both end users and resellers, you may see the Red Zone offered by any number of forklift dealers and other safety and industrial supply companies. Like most LED lights, the Red Zone lights are imported from China.
Red Zone Light Specifications:
• Powered by the forklift.
• Operating voltage 9-64 volts DC
• Current draw at 13.5V is 1.39 amps
• Fast and easy installation, no tools needed.
• Includes mounting bracket and wiring.
• Compact size 6” x 2.25” x 2.75”
• Lifetime warranty, 100,000+ hour rated life.
• Three 6 watt LED’s, 1,200 lumens
• PC lens material and aluminum body.
• IP67 rated, fully weatherproof