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Labcraft lights the way for safer operations at RTX show

Labcraft, industry-leading designers and manufacturers of low-voltage LED lighting for commercial vehicles, is presenting a range of innovative lighting solutions at this year’s Road Transport Expo, including new additions to their popular Banksman range.

Creator of the Banksman ECE-R23 exterior vehicle manoeuvring light

Labcraft’s most popular line is the Banksman vehicle manoeuvring light that meets the strict criteria of Regulation 23. This was the first light of its type to be launched in Europe. Today, the Labcraft Banksman range has grown and offers multiple models to fit any truck, trailer and emergency vehicle.

The Banksman enables OEMs and Operators to meet Regulation 48 directives for lights installed pre-vehicle registration. The lights are fitted around the chassis to direct pure bright light downwards and away from the vehicle, illuminating the area around it and helping to reduce accidents and collisions whilst manoeuvring. This, say Labcraft, improves safety, reduces repair costs and cuts insurance premiums.

Operators seeking to improve safety can also retrofit the Banksman system to their existing fleet, as it is ideal for illuminating any vehicle or trailer and works well with low-set bodywork and most types of ancillary loading equipment, such as column or tuck-away tail lifts.

Labcraft Banksman; saving lives, preventing injuries and making fleets more productive

Labcraft interior & exterior lighting – Brighter lights for a wider range of vehicles and bespoke applications

For operators visiting the show from the commercial transport, emergency services and construction markets, Labcraft offers a range of bright innovative lights to illuminate both external work areas and internal spaces and meet the Health & Safety Guidelines for workplace lighting.

Available in several specifications and with various outputs and current draw options, Labcraft lights can be fitted to numerous vehicles including the latest EV vehicles, for which light efficiency and efficacy is particularly relevant.

For specific applications, Labcraft offers bespoke in-house design services to fleets, OEMs, and converters seeking to improve work safety, increase productivity and improve manufacturing efficiencies. Labcraft creates lights tailored to customers’ specifications and offers a range of sizes, connections, energy consumptions, light outputs, ingress protection ratings and fixings to fit their applications.

Casting light on the cool sector

For temperature-controlled vehicles, including box vans and refrigerated trailers, Labcraft manufacture a range of lighting solutions designed to cope with extreme conditions, as low as minus 30 degrees.

The lights are waterproof, and R10 approved, they can be surface-mounted or recessed into most vehicle bodies and are engineered to suit a broad range of vehicles and voltages to provide a consistent light output.

Furthermore, Labcraft offers fast and easy to install models and connections, enabling manufacturers to maximise efficiencies and help keep production costs to a minimum.

A strong environmental ethos

As well as providing low voltage energy efficient products, Labcraft is committed to protecting the environment through green manufacturing and carbon off-set activities. The Labcraft factory has a solar power system and is fitted with a biomass boiler to reduce emissions.

This ecological and responsible manufacturing process, says Labcraft, enables operators to help achieve their own green objectives, while benefiting from more effective lighting and low power consumption.  

The Labcraft team will be at the RTX show on stand R17 at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, from 28th-30th June. Further information at:

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