LED Crane Lights

LED Crane Lights are unique - they must be powerful, robust and vibration resistant. Cranes installed new the sea coast also need marine grade finishes to ensure the lights can withstand the harsh seacoast environment. Our Crane lights can accommodate all those scenarios - they are bright, powerful, impact resistant and are available with marine grade finishes - if you need. Get Your Free LED Crane Lighting Plan
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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot of options to choose from when it comes to buying crane lights. Browse the list below or us at (888) 423-3191 to speak with a lighting expert. We’ll do our best to support you in this process.

 

General

What Are Crane Lights?

Crane lights tend to be high power flood lights mounted to the bottom of an overhead crane to light up the area below the crane as it moves locations. They provide constant lighting for the crane operator regardless of where the fixed lighting is located.

What Are the Best Applications of Crane Lights?

Crane lights are most commonly used at ports, container ports and industrial facilities that use cranes to move product or raw materials within the facility.

800w Industrial Led Flood Light

800 Watt LED Flood Light

Area Flood Light

Crane Area Flood Light

High Power Area Light

High Power Area Light

What Types of Lights Can Be Used on Cranes?

We think high power flood lights offer the best lighting for crane lighting. They are powerful lighting options that offer multiple beam/optic patterns to match the facility's needs. You may require a narrow beam pattern if the crane boom is high above the ground.

Are There Any Crane Lighting Regulations?

There are regulations when it comes to construction cranes ensuring they are visible to aircraft at night. There may also be OSHA requirements mandating different lighting requirements for lighting up the areas underneath the crane to make it safe for crane operators and ground personnel. These requirements may change from industry to industry.

Will the Lights on a Crane Blind You If You Look Up into It?

These lights can be powerful and bright. And like any powerful light used in any application, looking directly into them is not advisable.

Before You Buy

Can Your Lights Be Used on a Gantry Crane?

Yes they can, but the crane needs to be able to provide a solid and secure mounting point and power to the fixture.

Surface Temperature Can Get Over 150 Degrees in the Summer. Will the Lights Hold Up?

They can, if you get the right light. We have many high temperature lighting fixtures that can handle up to 212F. So we can easily supply a light that can handle hot temperatures.

What Lights Will Be the Best Replacement for My Existing Crane Lights?

Assuming you are using either metal halide or high pressure sodium lights, LED flood lights make a great option. We can easily replace existing crane lights one for one, and even provide brighter lighting options than you are currently using.

300 Watt High Temperature

300 Watt High Temperature

450 Watt High Temperature

450 Watt High Temperature

Will the Light Fixtures Hold Up to Extreme Vibration?

They can, if you get lights that are vibration tested. There is a standard testing certification for vibration, and you should make sure the lights you purchase are 3G, 4G or 5G vibration tested. Otherwise, vibration could damage the fixture.

How Much Area Will Crane Lights Cover at 30 Feet?

Optics range from about 5 degrees to 150 degrees, and that doesn’t include non-symmetrical beam patterns. The best way to determine this is to create a lighting plan using your crane height and try different options to ensure the coverage is perfect for your needs. But, on average, a flood with an 120 degree optic will produce a 70 to 80 foot spread at a mounting height of 30 feet.

What Color Temperature Fixtures Are Best for Crane Lights?

We recommend either 4000K or 5000K. 5000K is a bright light that is great for metal halide replacement and is the most commonly used option.

Is It Safe to Use Crane Lights in and Around Salty Environments?

Yes, but make sure you look for a marine grade finish on the fixture. These finishes are tough durable powder coats or epoxy based finishes. These fixtures also include stainless steel screws and bolts. There is a big difference between marine grade and fixtures that are salt water tested. The former of the two are significantly more durable for saltwater applications.

Fixtures and Fittings

Are Crane Lights Waterproof?

The flood lights we sell are IP65 or high water proof certified. Make sure the light you purchase has this specification.

What Mounting Options Are Available?

We offer trunnion/yoke or slip fitter mounts. We also offer safety cables when needed.

Will the Lights Still Work If They Fall Off the Crane?

There is no predicting how well a light will work after it falls from a high distance. We offer high impact resistance options, but there is no guarantee it will work after it hits the ground.

Do You Offer a Lens So That the Light Is Not So Intense?

The trade off here is wide angle frosted lens versus beam optic to focus the light. Unfortunately, if you need an optic, a frosted option is not available.

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Installation

Can We Mount the Lights Directly to the Crane?

Yes, you can. And if you are replacing your existing crane lights, our mounting options probably match what you are currently using.

What Is the Best Way to Mount Crane Lights?

We have found that the best way to mount crane lights is by using a trunnion mount attached directly to the crane.

Do I Need to Use a Surge Protector with Crane Lights?

It's a good idea, especially if you think there is a chance of a lightning strike. A lighting strike is considered an act of God and a direct hit or close hit may cause the light to fail, a surge protector will mitigate damage from nearby hits. We can offer some strong surge protection options if that is what you need. Most fixtures come with some level of surge protection built into the base unit.

What's The Best Way to Choose Overhead Crane Lights?

The best way is to start with a lighting plan.

A lighting plan creates a report that shows how bright and balanced the lighting will be. And it will show how bright the light is underneath the crane and surrounding areas.

Overhead Crane Lighting Plan

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