Emergency Vehicle Lights
Emergency Vehicle Lights are visual warnings attached to vehicles to allow other vehicles to see a vehicle responding to an emergency or a stopped vehicle so they can avoid hitting it or the people near it. Emergency Vehicle Lights have evolved from incandescent to halogen, to strobes, to LED lights. These emergency vehicle lights can be steady on, flash, rotate or have a rotating mirror.
Emergency Vehicle Light Bars
Emergency vehicle lights bars as a product category is also a large one because you have full width and mini light bars. You have light bars that go on the top of your vehicle and you have light bars that go inside on your windshield. You also have light bars that go on the top of your windshield and the bottom of your windshield. You also have light bars that can go in your grill for undercover vehicles and light bars that can go on your ram bar or push-bar.
Standard Size Light Bars
When they say “Standard Size Light Bars” they are talking about full width light bars that go on top of your emergency vehicle. These emergency vehicle lights are the most common light bars and the one most often used. These come in different colors and configurations depending on your Emergency Services Sector and the mission at hand. These emergency vehicle lights can be
Standard Police Light bars
Standard light bars used by Law Enforcement are RED, WHITE and or BLUE depending on location. These colors are universal and are what we all commonly see when we see the police cars race past use or sometimes the unfortunate ones have them in their rear view mirror.
Mini Light Bars
Mini light bars are emergency vehicle lights mounted on the roof of a vehicle that are around 24″ wide. These smaller light bars can be just two halogen flashing bulbs up to a smaller sized, fully capable light bar with three colors per module with scene, take down, alley, and rear traffic directional. These emergency vehicle lights can flash or rotate and can be magnetic mounted or suction cup mounted with a cigar plug, or permanently mounted and hard wired into the vehicle.
A single beacon emergency vehicle lights mounted on the roof of an emergency response vehicle is the traditional rotating light on a vehicle. Most departments use full size light bars now. These lights are now mainly used by construction companies. Department of public works may also use these due to their low cost.
Body Mounted Lights
Emergency vehicle lights body mounted to the front sides or rear of the emergency response vehicle. These can be used on undercover vehicles as well as marked vehicles. On the front the body mounted lights can be mounted on or behind the grille, or on a grille guard facing forward or to the intersection. On the sides for intersection warning body mounted lights can be mounted on the fenders or the running board area. On the rear of the emergency response vehicle the lights can be on the rear hatch or bumper as well as in the license plate area.
Vehicle Light housings
Emergency vehicle lights can be mounted in the factory headlights, fog lights or tail lights vehicle light housings. These lights can be halogen or strobes in the past, but now are mainly LED lights.
Interior Mounted Lights
Emergency response vehicles can have the emergency vehicle lights mounted inside the vehicle, behind the lights. These lights can face forward, to the sides, or to the rear.
Emergency response vehicles can have digital display signs that display emergency messages to vehicles passing by or to the police officer advising a driver to stop.