Technology & Products / Garages & Services / 16.09.2014
Press release

Automechanika: HELLA showcases innovative beacons with LED technology

Lighting solutions feature excellent warning effectiveness, long design life and low energy consumption

Lippstadt, September 2014. Lighting expert HELLA is to present a selection from its comprehensive range of beacons and warning lamps. The focus will be on solutions based on light diodes, such as the beacons K-LED 2.0, KL 7000 LED and Rota LED. The innovative products impress in particular with their excellent warning effectiveness and reflect HELLA's many years of lighting expertise.


The K-LED 2.0 is HELLA's first beacon that allows drivers to choose between a rotating and flashing pattern using a switch or programming depending on the work conditions. Thanks to high-performance electronics, a diverse range of flashing sequences and rotations can be created. A special reflector and 20 high-power LEDs ensure perfect illumination and warning effectiveness. In addition, the beacon has an automatic day and night time level. This works via an integrated sensor that measures the ambient brightness and uses these measured values to automatically control the change between day and night mode. This achieves the best possible warning effectiveness without blinding. The compact beacon, a successor to the popular K-LED FO beacon, also features a low-profile design. Its impact-proof polycarbonate housing makes it extremely resistant. The passivated and powder-coated housing offers excellent protection against corrosion. It can also withstand strong vibrations and shocks, as it has been developed without moving parts. The K-LED 2.0 is both dust and water-proof (IP rating 67) and can be immersed in water for short periods of time up to a meter deep. The maintenance-free multi-volt beacon has a long design life and also has low lifecycle costs thanks to its optimum thermal management. The K-LED is certified according to ECE R65, meets radio interference standards (ECE R10) and is also suitable for use on police vehicles (TR 010), dangerous goods transporters (GGVSE / ADR) and in airports (ICAO).


A further important topic at HELLA's trade fair stand will be the continuous development and improvement of its products. The refined beacons KL 7000 LED and Rota LED, which integrate new LED technology, achieve not only significantly better values for light intensity, but also feature optimized warning effectiveness and an improved signal pattern. The KL 7000 LED beacon represents a refinement of the KL700 and KL 7000 series. Combining the thermal management and optics in a single module results in a compact design. Since the LEDs are maintenance-free, they do not cause any additional costs for spare parts or maintenance. At the same time, the beacon has an impressively long design life. The Rota LED, with its rotating LED light function, is highly effective and features a compact, low-profile design. In addition, it's LED technology gives it a long design life and keeps current consumption low. Thanks to its shock-absorbing rubber foot, the Rota LED is even protected against heavy vibrations.


More information on beacons and warning lights is available via the HELLA microsites as well as the online tool Eliver ( for comparing light distributions for beacons and optical warning systems.

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Dr. Markus Richter
Company Spokesman
Rixbecker Str. 75
59552 Lippstadt, Germany
Tel.: +49 2941 38-7545
Fax: +49 2941 38-477545