LED Emergency Flashing Light

5 Reasons You Need an LED Emergency Flashing Light

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Here at Falconer Electronics, we are committed to solving our customers’ problems.  By developing and designing products that are responsible, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our consumer.  In other words, our products get the job done. The LED Emergency Flashing Light fits that formula. 

Last week, we focused on the importance of the MSHA Approval our mining lights have.  (Read that post here.)  Now that you understand how important the MSHA Approval is, let’s examine why YOU need a mining light in your life (Spoiler Alert:  this post is for everyone, not just miners!)

5 Reasons You Need an LED Emergency Flashing Light 

5. Personal Decor

 

This might seem a bit…silly, but you should consider picking up a LED Emergency Flashing Light just for a unique decoration for your man cave or child’s dorm room.  Time and time again, our staff has mulled over the idea of grabbing one of these unique items as a conversational piece in a hangout room.   While cruising around our facility, you will often hear someone say, “I really need one of these for my den,” or “You should get this for your daughter’s dorm room.”  This light takes industrial chic décor to a whole new level. 

With Christmas season coming up, you may have just found the perfect unique gift for your loved one.  Get yours here! 

While aesthetics are important to one’s general well-being, most find the utility of a light to be even more important than it looks.  So, consider purchasing a LED Emergency Flashing Light for outdoor recreational use.

4. Outdoor Recreation

Are you an outdoor enthusiast?  Are you someone who finds yourself outside, in the dark?  Whether you are a camper, boater, or survivalist, if you find yourself outside at night, you should bring a mining light with you.  

There are so many reasons to take a mining light with you.  They can be hung anywhere and will stand up to the pressures of the outdoors.  They are cool to the touch and safe for use around children and animals.

Here’s a scenario you may be able to relate to.  If you’re a boater, have you ever been out at night on a crowded waterway?  Like, perhaps, on the 4th of July?  If you have, you know how difficult it can be to see the other boaters and to navigate your way back to your dock at the end of the evening.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra flashing light to help others see you and to help you see other vessels?  

Well, Falconer Electronic’s LED Emergency Flashing Light was made for nights like these.  When people see your light and compliment you on it, you can respond by saying, it was also, “Made in the USA!”  What a patriotic way to end a great night.

As a person who likes to be prepared to have a great outdoor adventure, you are probably someone who wants to be prepared for emergencies too.  Therefore, we will examine personal emergency preparedness kits as the next reason to buy a mining light.

3. Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit

While it’s great to use the LED Emergency Flashing Lights when times are wonderful, it is also important to recognize these lights were designed and developed for use in harsh conditions.  This makes them an excellent addition to your home’s emergency preparedness kit. It is important to be ready for an emergency at home.  Can you think of all of the things that can go wrong in your community or your home?  

Of course, you can’t; coming up with that list would be exhausting.  So, rather than plan for everything, plan for what is the most probable to occur in the event of an emergency.  If you think about a weather-induced emergency, like a tornado or a hurricane, it’s probable that you will lose power.  

Do you have a non-flammable way of creating light?  If not, you will want a flashlight or two on hand.  (Please don’t forget to pack some extra batteries!)  What if you get stuck underneath rubble?  How will you signal for help?  Here’s where you pull out that LED Emergency Flashing Light!

With 150-200 hours continuous duty in flash mode and a standard flash rate of 1pps, you can push the button and focus on taking care of your loved ones.  The flashing light will serve as a signal to rescue personnel, so they can find you and your family.

In addition to the lights, you can find the other items you need in your emergency preparedness kit, at Ready.gov.  Being prepared for something that never occurs is infinitely better than not being prepared for anything. So, get started on creating your kit today.

Being prepared for emergencies only makes good sense, but it also makes sense to prepare for on-the-job-safety.  Professionals who work on the roadway or close to the roadway will find the LED Emergency Flashing Light extremely important.

2. Roadside Work

LED Emergency Flashing Light

The LED Emergency Flashing Light fits perfect in the glovebox as a roadside emergency kit for your automobile. Being prepared for an accident or unwelcomed breakdown is extremely important. 

While there are many ways you can use the LED Emergency Flashing Light personally, this is an industry-grade product that can stand up to the work of professionals who are on the job as well.  If you are someone who works on the roads or near the roads, you should have at least one of these lights (We recommend that you consider purchasing multiple lights, especially for big jobs.) 

These LED lights are tough and will be ready for use when you need them.  These durable LED Lights last 200 hours in continuous flash mode.  They are safe, environmentally friendly, and water resistant.  The lights are completely safe around water or contaminated areas; this ruggedness keeps the lights in action during challenging weather conditions, such as rain or snow storms.  Also, since there is no smoke with these, your line of sight is clear making you (and your colleagues) safer at work.  

In addition, these lights can come with an industrial strength magnet attached to them making placement as easy as sticking one of these to your vehicle.  This sturdy magnetic round base that provides a heavy-duty holding power of 120 lbs. The attached magnetic round base is made of a ceramic magnet ring and a chrome plated steel cup. This durable magnet is made under ISO 9002 quality systems. 

Can you think of a better alternative to a roadside flare?

Whether you work for a roadside crew, a landscaping company, or an emergency response team, having LED Emergency Flashing Lights on hand will not only make your job easier, but it will arguably make it safer too.  In addition to using these mining lights for professional work, these are also a must in one more industry.  You guessed it: mining!

1. Actual Mining

This should go without saying, but let’s say it anyway.  If you are a miner, consider this light a necessity to your work gear.  As stated previously, Falconer Electronics, Inc., takes safety very seriously.  We believe that we’ve created a product that will help you to stay safe in conditions that aren’t always ideal.

In addition to all of the product features mentioned above, these lights come in a variety of colors, including red, amber (yellow), or blue flashing light to meet all of your team and job requirements.  It weighs two pounds and has a replaceable six-volt screw terminal lantern battery.   Also, it’s made of durable, shock-resistant plastic. 

Whether it’s for decoration, outdoor recreational use, an emergency preparedness kit, roadside work, or actual mining work, the LED Emergency Flashing Light (AKA the Mining Light) will serve you well.  It’s handy to have around and will hold up to any job you have in store for it.  Remember, this product also carries a 1 Year Warranty on it!

By developing and designing products that are responsibly created, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our customer.  

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J100-03M Magnetic Amber LED Mining Light

MSHA Approval for LED Mining Lights

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Here at Falconer Electronics, providing our customers with quality products that can get the job done is paramount. That’s why we are so proud to announce that all of our LED Flashing Signal Lamps are MSHA Approved.  The purpose of this article is to illustrate the importance of the MSHA Approval.

J100-03M Magnetic Amber LED Mining Light

What Does MSHA Mean?

In order to explain why the MSHA Approval on Falconer Electronics LED Flashing Signal Lamps is so important, you should understand what MSHA is.  MSHA stands for Mining Safety and Health Administration; it’s the governing body that oversees the safety and health of miners within the industry.  (Basically, it’s like OSHA, but specifically for the mining industry.)  If you are interested in a deeper explanation of this organization, please read this article, “MSHA or OSHA,” by Michael T. Heenan, from Pit & Quarry.

Ensuring that products can withstand the pressures of mine work is incredibly important. Mines are different environments than any other place on Earth and require that special attention is given to those environments.  Product failures at the wrong time could put miners in danger, so MSHA provides an “Approval” process.

What Happens When a Product is MSHA Approved?

According to the official MSHA website, approved products receive, “official notification by MSHA that product under consideration meets the applicable 30 CFR Requirements.”  Additionally, MSHA Approval ensures products are, “not likely explosion hazard under normal operation when used in methane-air atmosphere or coal dust.”  This, “typically does not include performance requirements with several exceptions (e.g., methane detectors and cap lamps)”

How Did the LED Flashing Signal Lamps Get MSHA Approval?

For Falconer Electronics, LED Flashing Signal Lamps to have completed the Approval process, MSHA needed to ensure that these products met the General Requirement under 30 CFR.  (The MSHA rules are in Title 30 of the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Mineral Resources, Chapter I, which you can view in its entirety here.) 

Here are the General Requirements: 

The following information comes directly from the publication listed above, which may get updated, as conditions change.  Please refer to the Official CFR for the most up-to-date information. 

  1. The lamps shall be durable in construction, practical in operation, and suitable for the service for which they are designed and approved.
  2. The intensity of light, distribution of light, and battery capacity shall be adequate for the use for which the lamp is intended.
  3. Battery terminals and leads therefrom, as well as the battery gas vents, shall be designed to minimize corrosion of the electrical contacts.
  4. Bulbs and other replacement parts of the lamps shall be adequately marked as a means of identification.
Now What?

Once a product has been MSHA approved, it means that the company receives, “A formal document issued by MSHA which states that a completely assembled product has met the applicable requirements and which authorizes the attachment of an approval plate.”  

J100-01 Red LED Mining Light - MSHA Approval

This MSHA Approval also means that our customers, especially those in the mining industry, can rest assured that our LED Flashing Signal Lamps are high quality and can stand up to the pressures of mine work.  As stated previously, here at Falconer Electronics, providing our customers with quality products that can get the job done is paramount. We are proud to offer MSHA approved products and to support the safety of miners every day.

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Falconer Electronics Launches Ecommerce Site

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As a custom electronics manufacturer since 1985, Falconer Electronics has enjoyed 32 years of successfully manufacturing products for all of our amazing customers. With the recent acquisition of the magnetic work light manufacturer Standard Portable, Falconer Electronics proudly announces the launching of our brand new Ecommerce store at www.FalconerElectronics.net.

Buy Direct from the Manufacturer 

Cutting out the middle-man saves money. Purchasing on Falconer Electronics new ecommerce store allows you to do just that, Save Money! 

At Falconer Electronics, we source parts and materials domestically and globally. Then we manufacture and assemble our entire product line in our manufacturing facility located in Falconer, New York.  Below includes an introduction of our exciting product line: 

Industrial Magnets 

Falconer Electronics offers its signature line of Heavy Duty Industrial Magnets. These durable magnets are extremely high strength and low cost. Manufactured with a durable urethane rubber coating that is corrosion resistant.  Falconer Electronics produces these Industrial Magnets at our manufacturing facility in the U.S. 

 

LED Flashing Lights 

Due to the popularity of the MSHA approved LED Mining Lights, our team created a line of LED Flashing Lights that work in the similar fashion. Also produced with the same ruggedness and durability as the MSHA LED Lights, the LED Flashing Lights deliver a much safer alternative compared to traditional roadside flares. These heavy duty LED Warning Lights offer tremendous benefits, especially during severe weather conditions. 

 

Magnetic Trouble Lights

Falconer Electronics Ecommerce Store

Falconer Electronics offers its signature Magnetic Trouble Light with a protective metal guard. This durable magnetic work light provides you the flexibility to attach the light to any ferrous metal surface enabling you to work hands-free. Our magnetic trouble lights deliver a 30 to 45 lb magnetic pull. The light comes fully adjustable allowing you to place lighting where needed most. This magnetic work light is equipped with a “Swing-open” Metal Guard that permits immediate bulb replacement. 

 

Magnetic Retrieval Sticks

Also called Magnetic Clean Out Tools, Magnetic Retrieval Sticks work ideal for retrieving ferrous metal materials. Produced with a heavy duty magnet attached to a 48″ wooden handle with die cast zinc clamps. Designed for contractors, manufacturers, and machine shops as a metal pick up tool. Magnetic pickups are perfect for retrieving loose metal shavings, nails, nuts, bolts and screws. Ideal for retrieving metal pieces in  tanks or containers containing industrial chemicals. 

  
MSHA-Approved LED Mining Lights 

Amber LED Mine Light

MSHA Approved LED Mining Lights produced at Falconer Electronics have proudly served in mines all throughout the U.S for over 20 years. Permissible Flashing Signal Lamps from Falconer Electronics are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA works diligently to provide education and guidance to improve safety and health conditions for all miners.

  

Cord Reel Work Lights

Falconer Electronics Cord Reel Work Lights each come equipped with a durable ceramic magnet that allows you the flexibility to attach to any ferrous metal surface. The magnet is enclosed in a urethane rubber coating that is corrosion and temperature resistant. The UL listed cord reel is retractable and comes fully adjustable allowing you to place lighting where needed along with the freedom to work with both hands. 

 

Magnetic Spot Lights 

Magnetic Spot Lights at Falconer Electronics come equipped with a sturdy ceramic magnetic base that creates a 30-45 lb pull. This durable magnetic work light provides you the flexibility to attach to any ferrous metal surface allowing you to work hands-free. Each spot light is produced with an aluminum reflector delivering ideal lighting wherever maximum illumination is required. 

 

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Standard Portable Acquired by Falconer Electronics

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Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) proudly announces the purchase of Standard Portable, a manufacturer of magnetic lighting solutions. Manufacturing quality products at Standard Portable dates back to the 1960’s.

The team at Falconer Electronics is extremely excited to take on this new product line. Customers can expect the same consistent quality and low pricing that Standard Portable built its decades-long reputation on. 

Falconer Electronics began operations in 1985 as a custom electronics manufacturer serving an amazing list of customers. Customers over the years include Walmart, Lowe’s, AT&T, Sony, the Pentagon and much more. Adding the line of industrial work lights aligns perfectly for operations at Falconer Electronics. Acquiring the company opens the door for future growth and expansion.

Falconer Electronics Combines Forces with Standard Portable

Standard Portable partnered with Falconer Electronics in 2016 to outsource production of all lighting products and wire harness assemblies. Over the past year, both companies sealed a solid relationship and decided consolidation best serves customers in regards to pricing and efficiency. 

Standard Portable work lights and magnetic products are currently available at major industrial distributors such as McMaster-Carr, MSC Industrial, and Graybar. 

Falconer Electronics New Product Line 

The combined product line of Falconer Electronics and Standard Portable includes:

  • Magnetic Trouble Lights 
  • Magnetic Spot Lights 
  • Cord Reels
  • Industrial Magnets 
  • Magnetic Retrieval Sticks 
  • MSHA-Approved LED Mining Lights
  • LED Flashing Lights 

Standard Portable

The specialty at Standard Portable is its signature product line of heavy duty industrial magnets. Each magnet is produced with a sturdy and durable coating offering extra protection for long lasting use. Magnets range from a 20 to 45 lb pull delivering enough force for any project. Magnets apply to any metal or steel surface. With the magnetic work lights, the durable magnet provides the opportunity to direct lighting where necessary. This also allows the user to tackle projects hands-free. Production for all products takes place at our facility located in Falconer NY. 

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Lighting with LEDs vs. Incandescent

   

With the changing technology there is a lot of question as to what is the better choice when it comes to lighting. The main question is which is better; the new lighting option of LED (Light Emitting Diodes) or the well known Incandescent lighting that we all have become accustomed to. There are four main focuses in the argument of what is the better choice: the life span of the bulbs, the cost difference, how much power the different bulbs consume, and how much light they actually give off.

Life Span of the Lighting 

One of the strong arguments in favor of LED lighting is their longer life spans. At just over forty times the longevity of incandescent lighting the newer LED lights are quickly proving their worth to consumers. This longer life span makes it easier on consumers who would have been purchasing numerous amount of the incandescents throughout a year’s time. There is less concern by consumers that they will have to have a continuous supply of light bulbs on hand at all times.

Everyone has had that drawer or cupboard with boxes of light bulbs. They sit in waiting for the next time of darkness, that will come too soon. LED lighting can cut down on the amount of bulbs that consumers need to keep on hand by providing light for a longer amount of time. By installing the LED lighting and not have to worry about replacement for a longer time period there is good reason to believe that LED lighting would therefore also be more cost effective.

Price of Bulbs and Cost Lighting

The longer life of the LED bulbs implies that there will be fewer times of replacement. Over time this will save the consumer money. However if you look at the initial cost LED lights are a noticeable amount more expensive than incandescent bulbs. Incandescent lights can usually be purchased for around $1 or even less in some stores. The $8 or more that LED lights can be found for can make consumers leery of savings.

The initial purchase can seem a frightening amount higher to consumers. However, when they break down the facts about LED bulbs they will more then willing to pay the extra amount. The life span of the bulbs already saves the consumer money by cutting back replacement costs. The consumer can also look at the price decrease with the decrease in their electricity use. In some cases the LED bulbs have been known to use five times less the amount of electricity then that of Incandescent bulbs. That decreased use in electricity can add up to a decrease in electricity bills.

Power of the Lighting

There is one major difference between an incandescent bulb and an LED bulb. The incandescent bulbs that everyone has become so accustomed to are purchased on their amount of wattage. While the LED bulbs are measured by their lumens. The idea is that the amount of power running through the bulb affects the brightness of the light. This however is only true with the incandescent lights and not the LEDs.

LED bulbs are made to use a lower wattage but have a higher output of lumens. Lumens are the more accurate way of measuring the strength of a bulb. Watts only measure the power running through a bulb, not the amount of light that is given off. LED light bulbs are able to function at a lower wattage. LEDs are able to maximize the amount of light that is given off for use. For example: an Incandescent bulb that is rated to be at 150 watts would have the same amount of lumens that a LED bulb rated to be between 25 and 28 watt. The two bulbs are using very different amounts of power. They however, are achieving the same amount of light that is being seen.

Looking at the differences between the bulbs  it is easy to see the benefits of using LED over Incandescent. LED bulbs not only save money but attribute to saving energy. They do this all while doing a better job at lighting up the darkness. Comparing the two types of lighting shows the changes that technology is bringing to everyday objects.