Forklift Blue Light – FAQ | Forklift Safety Light

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We get a ton of questions on the blue forklift safety light, our BlueSpot®.  Here are some common questions along with answers:

What makes your blue light better than others?

– It’s UL listed (most are not).  If you operate a UL listed forklift and install a non-UL listed accessory you will void the UL rating of your forklift

– Stainless steel hardware

– Integrated wire harness (no custom AMP connectors required)

– Polycarbonate lens – suitable for food manufacturing environments

– IP 67 rated – suitable for wet environments

– metal case (compare to others with plastic case)

– beefy, heavy duty 2.3 pound construction

What voltages are offered?  Our part number 01291296 comes in 9 through 96 volts DC.

 

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How do you wire the Blue spot into the forklift?

You can wire the lamp into a rear work light circuit or strobe circuit.  Depends if you want the lamp to always be on or only in reverse.    Customers have told us that they pigtail into existing reverse/tail lights on forklifts.    The amp draw a VERY low 0.52 amp @ 12 volts.  (it’s an LED light!)

 Does the light stay on only in reverse?

This really depends how you connect the light to the forklift.  We recommend that the lamp automatically turns on whenever the key switch is on.  It’s sure to attract attention if the forklift is going forward or backwards.   We recommend that a professional forklift mechanic install the blue spot.

What other colors are available? 

We offer blue and red versions.

How bright is the beam of light?  The blue spot has an effective lumen rating of 33 lumens.  It’s designed to be a bright blue spot even in the brightest factory–white lights on a white floor, for example.

How far does the BlueSpot® shine?

BlueSpot® can be angled in a bunch of different positions.  On most forklifts, the blue spot around 7-8 feet behind the forklift.  The distance depends on the angle mounted.

How do you mount the blue spot to the lift truck?

They are usually mounted on the overhead guard.  Many forklifts have holes pre-drilled in the overhead guard for work lights, you can use one of those holes.

Is there a pulse setting so it can flash a bit?  No, it just projects the beam on the ground for people to see.


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