Forklift Lights
Small and sturdy vehicles used to transport, load, and unload heavy items within a warehouse are known as forklifts. These are able to perform their functions safely due to headlights and tail lights (also called the brake lights). Configuration of these lights is such that the headlights are present at the front and the tail lights at the rear.

To get these lights and other forklift accessories fitted on to forklifts, remember to call Panacea Aftermarket Co. The lights are also called as forklift safety lights since their purpose is to increase the overall safety during forklift operations. With these fittings, forklifts are able to project intense red or blue beams of light on the floor behind, ahead, or on the side of the vehicle’s path.

Top benefits of forklift lights

  • Make a clear border- A forklift is a very heavy vehicle with a large turning radius. Any employee who is not paying attention is capable of running into it. The staff also needs to stand carefully around it as it could easily run over feet. Even the rear swing of a forklift can cause serious accidents. So when a light is projected on the floor, pedestrians will be reminded to maintain safe distance.
  • In combination with horns- As per a requirement by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), horns have to be compulsorily fitted with horns. Cross aisles are critical areas in the warehouse where visibility is hampered, and so drivers must slow down here. They must use a combination of horns and lights for warning pedestrians.
  • Indicate speed of arrival- Both red and blue lights are able to indicate the direction from which the forklift is approaching, and its speed
  • Very durable- Forklift LED warning lights are immensely sturdy and are capable of withstanding severe vibrations and shocks. The shocks take place as the forklifts are devoid of traditional suspense systems. Unlike glass envelopes present in incandescent and fluorescent light sources, there are no fragile components here.
  • Can be installed easily- It does not take much time to install these lights, which means minimum hours away from work. The lights come with a suitable housing material which makes them highly durable. Easy mount brackets allow them to be easily mounted on to the forklifts, without having to drill in to the body.
  • LEDs do not need warm up time- In comparison to other lighting sources, forklift LED lights use much lesser power. They do not have to warm up and can radiate light immediately after switching on.
  • Directed towards the floor- In the past, employees have complained about forklift lights hindering their ability to work with auto-darkening welding helmets. LED lights are always directed towards the floor, thereby allowing them to work easily.
  • Eco-friendly- LED lights can always be recycled, making these warning lights green and environment-friendly
  • Increases safety- Employees may be listening to loud music on headphones or be busy with cellphones at times. The intensity of safety lights is enough to warn them and give them adequate time to move out of the way.
  • Attractive prices- Reputed companies in the market sell these forklift LED lights at attractive prices, with special offers from time to time

Choosing the best forklift parts

LED warning lights are not the only accessories required for forklifts. These vehicles require a host of other parts as well, including radiators, forks, load backrests, cameras, alarms, and more. Here are the methods to choose the best parts for the forklift:
  • Consider many options- Get a reasonable idea of the materials being used by different vendors before deciding on a particular supplier. Unless the products are exceptional, one should not buy from the first supplier without looking at other options. Other supplies may be better in terms of not just quality, but deals as well. Feel free to take some time in making the decision after comparison.
  • Delivery mode – Remember to get information with regards to freight charges on ordered products, along with their delivery times. The late arrival of a forklift part could even be responsible for a business loss at times.
  • Serial number- Ensure that the Serial Number of the new spare part is compatible with the old number. This is helpful for the supplier to match the part.
  • Reasonably priced maintenance programs- Purchasing forklift parts at an affordable rate are important, but not enough on its own. Maintenance of these parts should also be taken into consideration, as a reasonable price will allow the logistic operation to run successfully. An affordable price will help maintain stocks of parts also, so that it doesn’t become necessary to run after the company when a part goes wrong. Therefore, remember to inform the company about emergency logistic requirements. If this cannot be managed, it may be better to find a new vendor.