HELLA introduces new Modular Lightbar to the market

16-09-2021

The key points in short

  • LED technology ensures optimum signaling effect as well as homogeneous illumination of the working area
  • Various sets available with additional functions such as Alley Light and warning lights and different lengths
  • The individual modules are available as spare parts on request, meaning that they can be easily replaced if necessary.
  • There are different control unit options

 

Optimal light supply for the vehicle

Municipal emergency vehicles are operating day and night to provide the safety required on the roads. Individual beacons are often insufficient for warning other road users in good time when work is taking place and for optimally illuminating the work area. Therefore, the lighting and electronics expert HELLA ensures maximum safety and high recognisability in practice with its portfolio of optical and acoustic warning systems. The company is now launching a product innovation called the “Modular Lightbar”: the particularly flat roof bars enable an effective warning signal with an amber double or triple flash pattern. Various individual modules can also be integrated.

Variants for the product launch

The Modular Lightbar is available in three different lengths for the product launch. All variants consist of a middle part and two side parts, which are equipped with warning lighting. The variant with a length of 1,219 millimeters also has integrated Alley Lights that are used to illuminate the areas next to the vehicle. Depending on the set, there is space for various individual modules in the middle section. For example, a work light for optimum illumination in front of or behind the vehicle, modules with an amber warning light, or a tail-stop-direction indicator module can be integrated. The latter can be connected to the vehicle. When the vehicle's direction indicator lights up, the Lightbar module also flashes for better visibility.

Simple exchange of individual modules

The individual modules are available as spare parts on request and can therefore be easily exchanged if necessary. If there is a stone chip or other damage, the modular structure of the middle section enables quick repairs. “To replace an individual module, only two screws have to be loosened, which makes it more flexible to use. There have been cases in the past in which cars were no longer allowed to be moved because the amber light system was broken, ” explains Product Manager Schwabe. The corresponding tool for replacement is included in the scope of delivery.

 

The Modular Lightbar also has a compact design. With a height of 52 millimeters, the roof bar is particularly flat. It can either be screwed directly onto the vehicle roof or attached using a bracket included in the scope of delivery. Depending on the set, it is either operated using a wired control unit or wirelessly via Bluetooth. A special feature of these control units is the visual feedback, which shows on the remote control which light functions are switched on. A simple on / off toggle switch is also available on request. The Modular Lightbar is approved in day and night mode as per ECE-R65 Class 2.

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