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Replacement of Strobe Technology

Year: 
2012-2013
Business: 
All
Location: 
Across Canada and the USA
Products: 

Beacons and Minibars

Issue: 

Zenon strobe systems had been the go to technology for high brightness warning lights for decades, since the 1960’s.  They were a very high output low cost system that didn’t require too many components to produce a flashing pattern that was discernable over a large distance.  Unfortunately, the components that make the system are not very rugged, produce large amounts of EMI, draw quite a bit of current (amps), and contain material like lead and mercury.
 

Solution: 

LED technology has improved to the point where the latest generations of LEDs are much more affordable, higher intensity with less current draw, and available in a wide variety of colours from Blue to Red and even White.   

By replacing the Zenon strobe systems with the newest LED technology SWS’s engineers were able to create a system that solved the main issues with strobe technology and added several upgrades to the existing lights.

Outcome: 

SWS’s entire line of Zenon strobe beacons and minibars were replaced with our patented high output Fleet LED light engine.  The warning lights are more robust, draw a fraction of the current, produce unique better visibility flash patterns, and emit little to no EMI.