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A Traffic Advisor is a Multi-Functional Light Bar

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Traffic Advisors | 0 comments

When buying emergency vehicle lights for POVs and fleet vehicles, many people immediately think about surface mount LEDs, light bars, and visor lights. But, what most people don’t reflect on until later is a traffic advisor. When planning your light set-up, it’s important to remember that a traffic advisor is a multi-functional light bar. Below, we’re going to tell you why you should consider this device and what it can do for you on the road.

How to Choose the Right Traffic Advisor for Your Vehicle

We have several traffic advisor options in our online store. To help serve you better, we want to explain how to choose the right traffic advisor for your vehicle. The two features you need to consider before you make your purchase is design and color.

Traffic Advisor Designs

When shopping our online store, you’ll notice we have many choices. One of the first things you’ll have to decide is what length traffic advisor is right for your vehicle. Next, you’ll need to choose a color. Colors can be selected by using the drop-down menu on the product page. If you prefer solid colors that is what color the advisor will flash in. We also offer dual color traffic advisors that feature code colors and have an amber directional arrow.

Dual Colored Traffic Advisors

With one of our dual colored traffic advisors, you have the option to use code lights, solid or combination colors, and an amber directional arrow. Since the unit is made with LED lighting, there is no cooling down period between code lighting and amber lights, which means you can go from one to the other in a matter of seconds.

The Benefits of a Dual Color Traffic Advisor

Vehicles that use a traditional traffic advisor benefit from this device because it allows them to direct traffic away from a scene without having to sacrifice a person to do it manually. The added benefit of a dual color traffic advisor is that you can get a directional arrow and code lighting in one unit. What this means is you can save money on your lighting budget and space on your vehicle. Another benefit is the dual color traffic advisor serves multiple functions, which will make your vehicle and the way you can use your vehicle more dynamic. With most of these multi-functional options only one control box is needed, so you’ll always be ready to adapt on the go.
Shop 911 Signal USA today to get a traffic control device that will help protect you and your team while on the scene. When you need code lights, you just activate the multi-color functions with the switch of a button and be on your way. If you have any questions, please contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help.

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The Size of Your Emergency Devices Does Matter

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Emergency Lights | 0 comments

How many times have you considered whether the size of something really matters. Some people will preach that size isn’t a factor in most situations, but the truth is almost always size really does matter. Nowhere is size more of a factor than when picking out emergency devices for your fleet vehicles and POVs. Whether you want a small light with an intense beam of a full-sized light bar, the size of an emergency light is important. Below, we’ll go over different options in our online store, so you can pick the right size for you

Grille and Surface Mount LEDs

In our online store, we have a variety of grille and surface mount LEDs. Not only do these LED lights come in different sizes and shapes, but they also allow you to mix, match, and truly customize your emergency light set-up. With the ability to customize your set-up, you can get exactly what you need to satisfy your industries requirements.

Ambulance Lighting

Ambulances need to be seen in daytime and nighttime hours. One way to do that is to make sure their vehicle is outfitted with the very best emergency devices on the market. Like with grille and surface mount lighting adding a variety of different ambulance lights – lights in different sizes and shapes, you can make sure your ambulance is always able to be seen.

Visor Lights are a Must-Have for Emergency Vehicles

Visor lights are a must have when you need to be seen. The lights are installed on the interior of a vehicle and spread across the entire interior windshield. When compared to a full-size roof-mounted light bar, a visor light is much thinner. The thinness of the visor light makes it ideal for use in combination with a roof-top light bar. Specifically, a full-size light bar. But, if a person doesn’t want to install a light bar to the roof of their vehicle permanently, a mini LED light bar is another great option.

Although a mini light bar is much smaller than a full-size unit, it still offers 360-degrees of illumination. Mini LED light bars are created with magnet mounts and use plug and play option. What this means is the device can be stored in the trunk or even your backseat when not needed and installed quickly when it is needed.

Off Road LED Light Bars

Although we cater mostly to first responders, we also offer a range of off-road products. Off road lights are ideal for the exterior or interior of any vehicle. Small off road lights work well when mounted in pairs. If there isn’t room for two units, there’s always the option to install a full-size LED off-road light.

As you see, 911 Signal USA offers a variety of different size lights for your vehicles. Hopefully, you now understand why the size of your device really does matter. If you have any questions or would like suggestions for your vehicle, please contact us today.

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What Truck Lights are Useful at a Construction Site?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Traffic Advisors | 0 comments

At 911 Signal USA, we specialize in emergency vehicle lights for police, fire, and EMS vehicles. We also offer units in amber and white for utility vehicles; such as those used at a construction site. Construction vehicles can benefit from utility lighting for a number of reasons. Like first responder emergency vehicles, a construction vehicle is easier to see when outfitted with bright, LED warning lights. We’ll go over other reasons you should install warning units on your construction vehicle below.

Understanding the Benefit of Construction Vehicle Lighting

When you’re outfitting your company’s construction trucks with equipment, you should consider emergency truck lights. Even if you think you no one will ever use the lighting, it’s better to be safe than sorry. In fact, you’ll probably be surprised how often the lights will be used after they are installed. Are you still not convinced? Consider the following scenarios.

Construction Lights Improve Visibility on a Site

Construction lights are the easiest way to make a work site safer. There are a variety of lights that can easily be installed on work trucks and equipment including floodlights, strobe lights, and roof-top light bars. By installing this equipment on trucks that are already in use, workers will not have to haul, move, and store the equipment when not in use. With better lighting at a construction site workers will be safer and their work will likely be more accurate. Lights can also increase the workday because workers can work before and after the sun sets.

Construction Vehicles Can be Moved Where Lighting is Needed

Another great benefit of installing warning lights on a construction vehicle is the usability of the equipment. When installed on a truck or construction equipment, a vehicle can be moved to improve lighting wherever it is needed. What this means is if your workers need more light on the other side of a lot, you can do it simply by moving a truck. A vehicle can also be positioned anyway that’s needed to provide the best visibility.

Roadside Construction is Safer with Warning Lights

Working on the side of the road is dangerous. Construction workers have to be aware of their surroundings at all times. One of the biggest risks in this situation is that a driver won’t notice workers near roadways. If a driver doesn’t have enough time to adjust their path before approaching a construction site tragedy could occur.

One way to decrease this risk is for any vehicle used during roadside projects to be equipped with flashing amber lights. Due to the nature of the risk involved, roadside trucks should be installed with warning equipment on the front, back, and sides of a vehicle. With 360-degrees of visibility construction workers can feel safer while working near roadways.

Having the right construction lighting on your vehicle will keep crews, drivers, and members of the public safe by effectively directing traffic away from work sites. One of the best lights for roadside crews is a directional traffic advisor. This type of equipment is extremely bright and signals drivers to move to the right or left to avoid a work crew.

Check out 911 Signal USA for all of your construction vehicle needs. We offer light bars, hideaways, bumper lighting, and traffic advisors that will fit your vehicles and your budget. If you have any questions or need help choosing the right amber warning lights for your fleet – please contact our customer service team that will be happy to help.

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Still Time to Buy Snow Plow Lights

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Emergency Lights | 0 comments

The winter is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time for snow and ice. If you drive a plow truck, you know how much abuse your vehicle takes during the winter months and how dangerous it is to be out and about when must people want to stay home and off the roads. If you’re snow plow lights aren’t cutting it anymore, or you don’t have any warning devices on your vehicle, you still have time to order them.

LED Light Choices for Snow Plows

If you’ve put off buying an LED light for the vehicle you use to remove snow because you weren’t sure about size, we’re here to help. If you haven’t bought one because you thought you couldn’t afford one, you’ve got to check out our low prices.

For most snow removal vehicles, we recommend a mini LED light bar. Our most popular mini LED light bar is the Compact 04 Mini LED Light Bar. It comes with magnetic mounts on the bottom and offers plug and play action. What this means is you don’t have to leave it on your vehicle all year long. Instead, you can install it only when you’re out removing snow.

If you don’t think the 8.9″ is big enough, you can also find options up to 48″. All of the Mirage light bars are created with LED technology and come in a variety of split or solid combo warning light colors including white and amber.

Why Light Bars are Important to Snow Plows

We recommend our mini light bars to snow plow drivers because this type of device provides safety while driving. A roof-mounted light emits illumination at long distances and easily brightens up a road, so drivers can see exactly what they’re plowing and other drivers are aware of a plow truck on the road and have time to give it room if needed. Ultimately, safety is the biggest reason so many drivers opt to install a light bar to their vehicle when working in snowy parking lots and clearing driveways.

At 911 Signal USA – customers are our biggest priority. We always work hard to make sure we offer high-quality products and that each of our customers is satisfied with their purchases. Contact us today with your lighting and budget requirements. We’re happy to answer your questions and will help you design the best set-up to keep you safe on the road.

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Can I Use Police Lights on My Vehicle?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Emergency Lights | 0 comments

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “am I allowed to use police lights” on my personally owned vehicle? We can’t answer this question because every state has different laws regarding emergency light installation. In addition to whether you can install warning devices most areas also have regulations regarding the type of lights or other equipment that can be added to vehicles.

For this reason, we encourage every customer to do their research to determine if they can use warning lights and what colors and types of equipment are appropriate for their vehicles. While we can’t give legal advice regarding the colors or types of equipment you use, we are experts in the lighting industry and can help you choose the systems that will work best for your vehicle or fleet. Below, we’re going to go over some generalities to help you locate the information you need to make the right decisions based on color and type.

Are Blue LED Lights Legal to Use on Civilian Vehicles?

With few exceptions unless you are a police officer or a fleet manager buying on behalf of law enforcement agency, you can’t use blue lights on your vehicle. Anyone that installs blue police lights on their vehicle in an attempt to impersonate an officer is committing a crime. If you aren’t a cop and think you fall under one of the very few exceptions regarding this color, you should research your local laws.

Who Can Buy Emergency Lights from 911 Signal USA?

Another popular question we receive is “who can buy these lights?” Usually, this message is sent to us via Facebook messenger or email. Someone sees our ads or stumbles across our website and wonders if these products are available for anyone to purchase. The answer is yes! Anyone can purchase warning lights from our online site. But, just because you are allowed to buy it doesn’t mean you can use it.

While we are talking about ads, it’s also important to point out that many of our products are shown in our online store with red and blue LEDs. But, that’s not the only color combination we offer. We have dozens of combinations available including white, green, and amber. What we want everyone to understand is that our products are available for purchase by the general public, but it is the buyer’s responsibility to understand the laws governing the use of lighting in their area.

What Types of Lighting are Allowed for Use by the General Public?

Again popular question that is somewhat difficult to answer. Even though amber lights are the most permissible lighting color next to white, we will still recommend our customers research the legality before buying and using on private or first responder vehicles.

Some professions are required to use mounted LED lights. Examples of vehicles that may use amber lights include construction vehicles, privately hired security companies, farmers, tow trucks, and many others. Some seasonal workers such snow plows and vehicles used by landscapers may use warning lights.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is a blue and red combination light should only be used on police vehicles.  At 911 Signal USA, we have red and blue combination lights for police, amber lights for utility vehicles that need them and much more. To help you get the information you need to make informed decisions, we’ve also created an emergency vehicle light guide.

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