What is the purpose of the Forklift Side Line Light?
40% of all accidents with forklifts involve pedestrians. Keep pedestrians a safe distance away from the forklift with the Forklift Side Line Light. The Forklift Side Line Light shines a bright red line on the floor (also available in blue, green and white), to show pedestrians where they should not be. The zone can also be called the HALO zone; it can be adjusted to the distance of your choice, commonly 2-6 feet in most cases. The Forklift Side Line Light helps prevent foot injuries and collisions from rear end swing and shows the no go zone around any piece of material handling equipment. The Forklift Side Line Lights are mounted to the sides of a forklift, but can also be mounted on the rear or front. One light is required for each side of the vehicle. The lights are mounted in back of where the operator sits so they do not interfere with operators as they get on and off the forklift. The lights are then adjusted with the swiveling bracket to the distance your company desires. Each company can set their own NO GO ZONE or HALO ZONE distance, typically between two and six feet from the vehicle. Installation takes only a few minutes on forklifts. Once all the lights are mounted, a qualified person 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 forklift manufacturer if you have any questions on how to connect them. You will want them to be on all the time the forklift is on, even when it is stopped; when the forklift is shut off, the Forklift Side Line Light should 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 that is not covered under warranty.
What types of forklifts can the Forklift Side Line Light be used on?
The Forklift Side Line Lights were designed for any forklift that is used primarily indoors. They can be installed 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 to ensure they will work at your heights and in your specific application. They can be used on any fuel type including, but not limited to propane, gas, diesel, natural gas, electric, etc. They are weatherproof and can be used outside, they are not bright enough to be very effective outside on sunny days. They will be effective outside during dusk, dawn or night times.
Is the Forklift Side Line Light UL rated?
Currently the Forklift Side Line 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 them 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 Forklift Side Line Lights?
The Forklift Side Line Lights can also be combined with our Forklift Blue Spot Lights, to create a complete pedestrian safety system for your facility. See the SAFE-LITE, Big Blue and Dominator blue spot lights on our website.
Where can I get the Forklift Side Line Light?
The Forklift Side Line Light is distributed worldwide by Forklift Training Systems. However, since we sell the Forklift Side Line Light to both end users and resellers, you may see them offered by any number of forklift dealers and other safety and industrial supply companies. To get the best prices and service you will want to buy direct from us at Forklift Training Systems. Like most LED lights, the Forklift Side Line Lights are imported from China.
Forklift Side Line Light Specifications:
- Powered by the forklift.
- Operating voltage 12-80 volts DC
- Fast and easy installation
- Includes mounting bracket and wiring.
- Compact size
- Lifetime warranty, 100,000+ hour rated life.
- CREE LED’s
- Toughened lens and heavy duty aluminum body.
- IP68 rated, fully weatherproof