In this era of modern technology, everyone concerns for the best of everything. In the game of cat and mouse Police chases the assailants as soon as possible. The Whelen Lights make the police vehicle supergiants to the motorists. Their sharp and poignant lights create real threats to the robbers. Often these lights are used along with a siren in order to increase effectiveness.
A new type of device for lighting spreads over the planet is LED. It isn’t really a new device some way or another. It has been used for decades all around the world. What is new however is having achieved greater emission power than a few years ago, also making it provide the white light. Its advantage is that it uses up less energy than the traditional lamps. A traditional lamp needs to be heated to emit light and a great deal of energy is wasted in the form of heat moreover the material suffer at a very high temperature.
Recently several types of energy saving lamps have become popular. The first energy saving lamps that replaced incandescent lamps ones are fluorescent which contain gases inside. On the other hand, LEDs are fully made up of solid elements and can be made very small. In addition, LEDs can be controlled allowing new applications such as the generation of any visible light spectrum on demand optimizing energy costs and information transmission.
These lights work on the simple mechanism of Light Emitting Diodes with high functioning engineering. Light Emitting Diodes light are small, completely solid state, power efficient, long lasting, and can be seen even at a long distance. The magnificent, beautiful, dazzling colors involved with LEDs may be quite picturesque.
What is the concept of LED??
A light emitting diode or LED is a semiconductor device which can be used as a light source. Semiconductors are made up of semiconducting materials like silicon or germanium.
A diode also called as a PN junction diode, has two terminals, anode (a) and cathode (k), an anode is positive terminal and cathode is negative terminal, which allows electric current pass only in one direction. A semiconductor diode can be compared to a switch or a one-way key.
Aluminium gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInp) alloy is used for obtaining red, yellow and orange lights. Indium gallium nitride (IaGaN) is used for getting blue, green and white lights. White and Blue LEDs are more expensive than other colors. Apart from the above colors, Infra-Red LEDs (also called IREDs-Infra Red Emitting Diodes) and Ultra Violet LEDs are also available. Staring into an UltraViolet LEDs is harmful to the eyes. So these are less preferred.
Very low voltage and current are enough to drive the LED. Voltage range is 1 to 2 volts and so as Current ranges from 5 to 20 million amperes. They are rugged in construction and hence can withstand shock and vibrations for a long period of time. These lights have a lifespan of more than 20 years. These devices do not need any heating and warm up time so as the miniature in size and hence lightweight. These are quickest in terms of responsiveness. The response time is very. It is about 10 nanoseconds only. These lights are very effective in any kind of weather. They do not lose their efficiency as they get old.
Today the most efficient way of LED lighting is with an estimated energy efficiency of 80% to 90% than the conventional light bulbs. This results that around 80% of the electrical energy is converted into light.
LED illumination produces little-infrared light and close to no UV emission. Because of this, these lights are highly suitable for the goods which are sensitive to the UV emissions.
They are much more eco-friendly and free of toxic chemicals. Most of the fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of material like mercury which is dangerous for the environment, whereas these lights are 100% recyclable. These lights can be turned on and off a number of times. They brighten up immediately when powered on. Also, they can be switched off and on frequently without affecting its lifetime or light emission.
Whelen is all about automotive, aviation and mass notification. These three are the main areas of Whelen. In the automotive division, the automotive vehicles like cars trucks and motorcycles etc. In the aviation division there are many aircraft and aviation systems like Cessna, Raytheon Beech, Piper, Mooney, Homebuilt and Kit aircrafts and anti-collision systems and in mass notification systems WEPlan is the online system that used for warning the public of man-made or natural events such as tornado, flash flood, severe weather, campus safety issues etc. For mass notification system, the most effective way is to use a tone followed by clear and perfect voice instructions. For such systems light and sound both matter to quality. Hence for such setup sirens and speaker should match with high audio quality. It allows the customer to design their own Whelen mass notification system. The lighting system used in these divisions is known as Whelen lights. Generally, all lights are constructed in the form of LEDs so LED lights can be better to address.
Hence there is a variety of lights available on the market. They are available in all colors but usually, you may see red, blue, green, white and yellow lights are popular.
Whelen engineering products are Whelen dash light, deck light, visor light, Whelen headlights, Whelen beacon lights, Whelen light bars, Whelen strobe bulbs, Whelen incandescent or halogen bulbs, Whelen safety site, Whelen traffic advisor, Whelen sirens, and speakers.