Picture of a truck with Labcraft's new Banksman lighting system illuminating the yard around it

Labcraft to take new vehicle lighting systems to CV Show

Published:  20 March, 2018

LED lighting designers and manufacturers Labcraft will present two new lighting solutions for commercial vehicles at this year’s CV show which it says will raise the bar for safety and illumination in the vehicle work place.

Banksman R23, the world’s first Regulation 23-compliant manoeuvring lamp, is designed to increase employee and public safety while reducing vehicle accidents. It delivers additional bright light when reverse gear is engaged.

Also on show, Vanlite is the first direct OEM replacement light for vans. It is up to seven times brighter than OEM lights and only uses half the power.

The Banksman lighting solution is already proving to be an effective contributor to safety and cost reduction in commercial vehicles. With more than 5,000 installations, ranging from large fleets to single vehicles, operators who have fitted the system are reporting improved levels of safety and significant savings associated with accident damage and vehicle downtime.

Mounted at various points on the underside of the chassis, the Labcraft Banksman system delivers additional bright, white light around the vehicle to areas which conventional reversing lights cannot reach. 

It is suitable for any vehicle required to work darkness or poor light and simple to install – either to pre-registered vehicles as standard or for retrofitting to an existing fleet.

As a Regulation 23-compliant manoeuvring light, the BM3 can be installed to illuminate when in reverse only or when both reversing and in forward motion up to 10km/hr.

Furthermore, to accommodate varying chassis heights, the Banksman BM3 offers variants to ensure that the light spread is optimised for individual vehicles while still operating within Regulation 48 lighting rules.

Made from polycarbonate with strengthened lenses to protect its Cree LEDs, the BM3 Banksman is IP67-rated and is supported with a five-year warranty.  Its can provide powerful, bright white light that is compliant with regulations.

The new Vanlite range is a high performance, direct OEM replacement workspace light for vans. It is compatible with all leading van types and up to seven times brighter than the OEM-supplied equivalent.

The LED Vanlite plugs straight into the existing OEM aperture using an easy-fit plug/play connector which eliminates additional component costs such as cabling and switches.  It takes less than 30 seconds to fit.  This makes the Vanlite perfect for new conversions and for retro-fitting into existing vans.

The Vanlite is built with Cree high efficiency LEDs to maximise light output.  In addition to the benefits of improved safety, reduced installation costs and extended vehicle battery life, the Vanlite range is also supported by Labcraft’s market-leading 10-year warranty.

All Labcraft lights are made at the company’s factory in Saffron Walden, Essex. The Labcraft team will be present on stand 5C130 from 24-26 April at the NEC, Birmingham.

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