Keytroller has introduced the Forewarner, a forklift warning LED spotlight. When mounted to a forklift or other moving vehicle, the Forewarner projects a solid blue or red tightly focused spot on the floor, behind or in front (or both) of the vehicle. This unique light spot is clearly visible to pedestrians and other vehicles in the area, alerting them to the nearby presence of the forklift.
In addition, Keytroller has released a clip-on lens cover that transforms the spot to a line on the floor below. Many crane operators prefer the line for additional load control.
This warning spotlight on the floor is particularly effective on forklifts exiting an aisle or a trailer. With the spot trailing in front or behind the forklift (or both), other vehicles or pedestrians in the intersecting aisle are warned of the close proximity of the forklift nearing the exit of the aisle. This blue or red spot gives a visual warning in addition to traditional back-up audio alarms.
The Forewarner is 5.5 inches in diameter, featuring nine focused light emitting diode (LED) lights, produced by CREE. The blue spotlight is 45 watts and the red is 27 watts. Either light will accept input voltages of 12, 24, 36 or 48 volts of direct current (VDC), making it acceptable for installation to all internal combustion vehicles and electrics utilizing up to 48 volt batteries. The mounting bracket is adjustable 150 degrees up or down, allowing for precise positioning.