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HELLA Debuts LED Beacon

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HELLA debuted a beacon that combines design and state-of-the-art LED technology at bauma. The design beacon is the first of its kind and allows manufacturers in the construction and mining industry to give their vehicles a unique appearance.

The black, futuristic-looking beacon fits perfectly into the existing vehicle silhouette thanks to its design and compact dimensions of around 60 mm in height. For comparison: HELLA's lowest beacon ever, the K-LED 2.0, has a height of 90 mm. Halogen beacons sometimes even have a height of up to 194 mm.

HELLA has not only minimized the size of the beacon but also changed the lighting concept. "This once again proves our technological leadership," said Stefan Maierhofer, product manager at HELLA. The beacon doesn't need a dome anymore. Instead, the light is visible through a circumferential, ring-shaped light band. "With this new concept, HELLA is a pioneer in the industry."

Despite the minimal light emission area and the compact size, the beacon achieves the best light values and an ideal warning effect that meet the legal requirements of the European ECE-R 65 directive for beacons.

An additional advantage: the LED double flash function of the warning light emits a direct and remotely visible 360° signal. With this other traffic participants get alerted at an early stage, both on the construction site and on the road, and occupational safety significantly increases.

The beacon is maintenance-free. Due to its low total current consumption and high-quality, long-life LEDs, it is suitable for continuous use. In addition, the vehicle battery is conserved.

The beacon complies with IP (International Protection) classes 67 and 9K. This means: it is resistant to dust and water and the electronics are protected up to a water depth of one meter when submerged for a short time. In addition, the warning light is resistant to stronger strains such as shocks and blows or temperature fluctuations, road salt and moisture.

This is ensured by the polycarbonate light band, the powder-coated aluminum housing and the absence of moving parts. This means that the beacon can also be used in adverse conditions. In addition, it meets the prescribed values for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and therefore does not interfere with any other radio signals.

HELLA said it was the first supplier to launch a beacon on the market as early as 1955. The first LED beacon followed in 2006. In addition to halogen lamps, the company currently has 14 LED beacons in its product range. HELLA last introduced the K-LED Blizzard in 2017.