Hella has added to its optical warning systems portfolio with the introduction of the K-LED Rebelution. This products’s warning light emerges from a narrow, 8mm-high light band instead of through a dome. The warning effect ensures the K-LED Rebelution meets the legal requirements of the European ECE R 65 directive for beacons and is therefore approved to be used on public roads.
Whether it’s trucks and trailers, agricultural and forestry machinery or municipal vehicles – the relevance of LED products in the field of vehicle lighting is constantly increasing in all these segments. And not only because of their energy-saving potential, but also because such a light source makes an impactful contribution to the external appearance of a vehicle.
Hella has used its EdgeLight technology in the development of the K-LED Rebelution. The EdgeLight light guide is an element whose luminous front edge creates a distinct signature. For this purpose, the light from an LED is coupled into the back of the light guide and emitted uniformly over its entire length by means of total reflection through the light guide. This then generates a long-range warning signal. With its black housing the ca. 60 mm-high K-LED Rebelution blends perfectly into modern and classic vehicle designs.
The housing of the beacon is made of powder-coated aluminium and the light-emitting surface of polycarbonate to protect it against all weather conditions. The beacon also has protection class IP6K9K, meaning that stubborn soiling of the vehicle can be removed using a high-pressure cleaner without any hesitation whatsoever.
The electronics of the K-LED Rebelution are electromagnetically compatible, which means that GPS and other radio and information signals are not affected when the beacon is in operation.