FARMINGTON, me., May 27, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Crane accidents are catastrophic. According to the Census of Fatal Accidents at Work (CFOI), there were 297 crane-related deaths between 2011 and 2017. Most fatal crane accidents involve overhead traveling and gantry cranes, which are inherently dangerous due to their size and heavy movement. Despite this risk, most of these accidents are now completely preventable thanks to modern warning signal technology.

One of the greatest risks of operating a crane is loads falling or being lowered while personnel are in the way. Previously, this risk was managed through communication between the crane operator and the ground teams. However, this was not a foolproof system, and a case of forgetfulness and lack of communication could have tragic consequences.

Recognizing that this serious crane safety gap needs to be closed, some LED lighting manufacturers like Straits Lighting have developed state-of-the-art LED crane safety and warning lights. These lights provide a special warning and indicator lamp to indicate the danger area around the load and the crane head itself. This ensures that staff on the ground know where cranes are being used and are aware of the risk of overhead loads. Ultimately, it means less liability for companies and greater peace of mind that workers are getting home to their families safe and sound every day.

Types of LED crane lights

There are different types and styles of LED crane lights depending on the crane configuration and size. The most popular are linear and floodlights that illuminate a clear danger zone that surrounds the crane head and its load. Linear lights create a narrow linear beam to create a well-defined line on the ground that cranes are working on and are the first choice for precision work. Headlights are a good choice for lighting taller cranes where the primary goal is to have enough power to effectively illuminate the safety zone around the crane head.

These safety lights offer a new innovative solution for the safety of overhead traveling and gantry cranes, as well as other cranes that use a hoist to lift loads. In addition, these lights are designed for industrial environments and are made of extremely durable materials of the highest quality to ensure a long service life. This reliability is key for employees who rely on lighting as part of their general workplace safety measures.

Product availability

Although certain stores generally offer mounted lights such as LED floodlights, there are currently a limited number of stores that stock LED safety lights that are specifically designed for cranes. offers a variety of LED crane lights ranging from 18 watts (1,500 lumens) to 140 watts (11,666 lumens). These lights can project a highly visible beam of blue or red light to illuminate the hazardous area under the hoist. This beam can be configured as a single line or as a box around the danger zone. The lens can also be removed from the 140 watt lights that are intended to be used as headlights.

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