What is the purpose of the Red Zone Eco Light?
40% of all forklift accidents involve a pedestrian. Ensure pedestrians stay a safe distance away from the forklift with the Red Zone Eco. The Red Zone Eco 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 Eco 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 Eco mounted, wired up and adjusted? The Red Zone Eco lights are mounted to the sides of the forklift and can also be mounted on the rear and/or front. One Red Zone Eco 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. 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. The Red Zone Eco 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 or into an existing strobe light assembly. 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 Eco 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 Eco lights should also turn off.
Where can I get the Red Zone Eco Lights?
The Red Zone Eco is distributed in U.S. and Canada by Forklift Training Systems. However, since we sell this to both end users and resellers, you may see the Red Zone Eco offered by any number of forklift dealers and other safety and industrial supply companies. Like most LED lights, the Red Zone Eco lights are imported from China.
What types of forklifts can the Red Zone Eco be used on?
The Red Zone Eco 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 Eco lights can be used on any fuel type including, but not limited to propane, gas, diesel, natural gas, electric, etc. While the Red Zone Eco lights are weatherproof and can be taken outside, they are not bright enough to be effective outside during the day. They will, however, be effective outside during dusk, dawn or night-time..
Are the Red Zone Eco lights UL rated?
No, currently the Red Zone Eco can only be used on regular forklifts, if you need a light UL rated for EE or LPS forklifts see our standard model Red Zone Danger Area Warning Light.
Are there other forklift safety solutions which can be used in conjunction with, or in place of, the Red Zone Eco?
The Red Zone Eco 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 Dominator blue spot lights on our website.
If you have very large forklifts or other large outdoor equipment and wish to use the Red Zone Eco 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 Eco. 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 Eco lights and will work in nearly any environment inside or out.
Red Zone Eco Light Specifications:
• Powered by the forklift.
• Operating voltage 10-80 volts DC
• Fast and easy installation
• Includes stainless steel mounting bracket and wiring.
• Compact size 6” x 2.6” x 2.5”
• Lifetime warranty, 50,000+ hour rated life.
• 20G shock resistant
• LED, 1,200 lumens
• PC lens material and aluminum body.
• IP67 rated, fully weatherproof
• Temperature rated -49 to 149 F