Last updated 22 days ago
Our 2013 catalogs are here! Request yours today by going to our website and selecting "Request A Catalog" at the top right. To all our customers who have been patiently waiting, we thank you for your patience and will be getting these out early next week!
Last updated 22 days ago
We are always looking for ways to help out our customers and make purchasing from us as convenient and affordable as possible. Which is why we are extremely excited to introduce our NEW 0% FINANCING PROGRAM!
SpeedTech Lights now offers financing on all purchases via PayPal Bill Me Later! Simply select the PayPal option upon checkout and choose Bill Me Later. Enter your information and purchase your products on a monthly payment plan approved via PayPal. Don't have a PayPal account? No problem! Still just select the PayPal option upon checkout, create an account and get approved right on the spot so you can place your order right away.
Bill Me Later is also offering No Payments + No Interest if the order is paid in full within 6 months on purchases of $99+! We have gotten a lot of requests for a financing program and are pleased to finally offer one. This is a great program for anyone looking to purchase products on an affordable payment plan.
Last updated 22 days ago
Regardless of how advanced your emergency lighting technology might be, its effectiveness depends on whether it is used properly or not. For this reason it is important to understand how emergency lights work and how they can be used without putting others in danger. Here is how emergency lights can be used responsibly in order to avoid driver distraction.
What is the connection between emergency lights and driver distraction?
When it comes to defusing a tense situation, the general rule is that the more officers you have on hand the better. This does not necessarily mean that you need more emergency lighting, however. Too much lighting can actually put drivers in danger by causing confusion and distracting other emergency vehicles.
How can lights be used properly to avoid driver distraction?
The key to using emergency lights properly is understanding how to adjust lighting based on the demands of the situation. For example, although white lights have been shown to be most effective in getting the attention of other drivers, it’s also important to use red and blue as these colors have been traditionally associated with emergency situations. Along the same lines, amber light seems are a great option for a vehicle that is pulled over on the side of the road.
Responsibly using emergency lights can help you ensure the safety of emergency drivers and the public at large. If you want to learn more about how to use emergency lights properly or simply want to inquire about our lighting products, call SpeedTech Lights at (888) 897-1458. We have been helping emergency responders fulfill their emergency lighting needs since 2005.
Last updated 28 days ago
The modern ambulance is often taken for granted. Whenever a member of the public requires emergency medical care, he or she can rest assured that an ambulance, with the help of state-of-the-art emergency lighting, will soon arrive on the scene. While the modern ambulance is certainly more advanced than ever before, it is by no means a new invention. Indeed, the ambulance has been around in some form or another for hundreds of years. Below is a brief history of the ambulance.
The Early Ambulance
As early as the crusades of the 11th century, primitive ambulances were being used to help transport sick and injured men and women. Often little more than a simple stretcher, ambulances would carry wounded soldiers to nearby tents for medical treatment.
The modern ambulance as we know it can be traced back to the American Civil War. Because of the massive number of casualties on both sides, the Civil War saw a high demand for medical services for wounded soldiers. For the first time, a formal command structure for a medical corps was instituted. Drivers were specifically designated to drive ambulance wagons and help transport wounded soldiers to tents for medical treatment.
The Modern Ambulance
As time went on, ambulances became more and more advanced. While transportation remained central, ambulance vehicles after the Civil War began to incorporate increasingly sophisticated medical devices to help treat patients on their way to the hospital or treatment center. The development of emergency lighting also provided a significant boost for ambulances as it allowed them to reach treatment facilities much more quickly than before.
Equipped with sophisticated medical devices and emergency lighting, the modern ambulance has revolutionized how we transport the sick and wounded to treatment facilities. If you are looking to outfit your ambulance or emergency response vehicle with emergency LED lights, call SpeedTech Lights at (888) 897-1458.
Last updated 29 days ago
When it comes to emergency lighting, it is important to know that your lights will perform regardless of the conditions. For example, there may be situations in which you are driving through heavy fog. Without proper emergency lighting to warn other drivers, your job and safety may be put at risk. Here is some information about the types of emergency lighting that perform in foggy conditions.
What Kind of Emergency Lighting Performs Best in Fog?
When driving through fog, it is important to use emergency lighting that is capable of getting the attention of other drivers. Without the proper lighting, an emergency vehicle’s ability to reach its destination in a timely manner could be compromised. Furthermore, the driver and passengers of the emergency vehicle could find that their safety is at risk. Fortunately, due to the work performed by organizations like the Florida Highway Patrol, we have an idea of the emergency lighting that is most effective. In fact, according to a 2004 study conducted by the Florida Highway Patrol, red lighting is more effective than other colors in the fog.
Which Products Are Best Suited for Foggy Conditions?
SpeedTech Lights has a number of state-of-the-art products that are capable of effective performance in foggy conditions. For example, the STL Raven Rotator offers red light through two halogen rotators with rapid rotating motors. The weather-proof housing of the STL Raven Rotator means that you won’t have to worry about the light’s performance in inclement weather. The STL Raven Beacon is also an option for customers interested in emergency strobe lighting.
Don’t let a lack of proper lighting compromise your emergency vehicle. If you want to learn more about the kinds of emergency lights that perform best in foggy conditions, call SpeedTech Lights at (888) 897-1458.