Uses and colour of beacons and lightbars
Beacons and lightbars are used to either provide warning or attract the attention of other motorists and pedestrians. The most common commercial vehicles that have these rotating or flashing lights are emergency vehicles. Police cars, paramedics, ambulances, fire engines, construction vehicles, and tow trucks are all examples of vehicles which display beacon lights or lightbars.
The colours used vary for every profession, with amber, blue, green, and violet being familiar beacon/lightbar colours. Amber lights are used by tow trucks, construction vehicles, and security personnel. The most easily recognisable are the blue and blue/red lights used by the police, fire and ambulance service which you are no doubt familiar with seeing. More unusual are the green lights used by volunteer firefighters and the violet lights used by funerary vehicles.
What beacons and lightbars are available?
- LED Beacons & Lightbars
- Rotating Beacons & Lightbars
- Strobes & Directional Flashers
If you require a beacon or lightbar on your business van or commercial fleet then let us know and we can arrange this for you hassle-free.
CVC are here to help every step of the way.
If you need help give us a call on:
01424 863 456 Head Office
020 3627 1127 London
0161 820 7808 Manchester
0121 314 2364 Birmingham
0117 911 0410 Bristol