A List of Things to Consider When Buying Industrial Safety Lights & Beacons


There are a lot of things that can go wrong in an industrial setting and result in a life-threatening hazard. For the sake and safety of all people present at the scene, as well as the expensive equipment and machinery, everyone who’s responsible for the safety of the workplace should highly consider installing warning lights and alarms in order for everyone to be aware of what’s coming their way in a timely manner and respond accordingly.

Installing sound beacons and warning lights will provide both visual and sound warnings to everyone present in the hazardous scene, so that they can evacuate. A sound beacon and a LED warning lamp are a small investment that can potentially save lives and thousands of dollars worth of equipment. But when buying a LED warning lamp, there’s a list of things that you have to take into account, such as the following.

Where Should They Be Placed, and Who Can Utilise Them?

As you already know, warning lights and sirens or sound beacons can be found on emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, heavy-duty construction vehicles, even security vehicles. You’ve also probably noticed that all of these different vehicles sound different and emit different lights. There are strict rules and regulations everywhere concerning sirens and warning lights, and before you buy you should do some research regarding which sounds and colours are appropriate for your workplace.

The Different Bulb Types For Warning Lights

When discussing warning lights, I usually highlight LED warning lights. That doesn’t mean that they’re the only option you have, but they’re by far the best option for numerous reasons. LED lights are capable of offering more light and that makes them more visible in situations where smoke can arise. This is extremely important for the safety of all workers. Moreover, warning LED lights are more durable, use less energy, can run more hours and emit less heat.

The Regulations Surrounding Warning Light Colours

As aforementioned, not every colour is appropriate for every setting. Colours are meant to serve as an instant language. The rules and regulations surrounding the colours of warning lights can differ from country to country, however, there are some colour combinations that are very commonly used, no matter your location, such as: red and blue for police vehicles, blue for ambulances and firefighting vehicles, yellow and amber in towing trucks, construction sites and security vehicles. In industrial settings, yellow and red are commonly used and sometimes the lights are incorporated into the sound beacons, so you get a two in one warning sign.