New Lightbars From Code 3 PSE and Federal Signal
Code 3 Solex
At the 2013 International Association of
Chiefs of Police conference, Code 3®, Inc. announced the release of
their Solex™ lightbar. The Solex incorporates a modern, cutting-edge look that
is aerodynamic in appearance and performance, providing all the capabilities
and more from an innovative leader in emergency lighting.
The Solex provides powerful new options
including a second level that allows for additional massive takedown lighting,
additional flashing or steady burn warning lights, a 100-watt speaker with no
loss of rear-warning light capability, traffic emitters, and other potential
warning or add-on devices.
The Solex lightbar offers all of these
options while maintaining a single-level appearance and aerodynamic
characteristics. A two-level lightbar in a one-level package! Take a look at
the new Solex and you will see not only a lightbar built for today’s vehicles
but also one designed for the future.
The aerodynamic shape and styling
maximizes on vehicle performance as well as matches the contours of today’s and
tomorrow’s vehicles. The Solex is only 2.5 inches tall, keeping a low profile
while its 3.9-inch-tall center section is designed specifically to maintain the
single-level low-profile look demanded by modern emergency vehicles.
Other Solex features include the latest
single or multicolor linear collimated LED lightheads designed for maximum
straight-on or off-angle lighting performance. These lightheads are designed
for usage with a central controller board or can flash independently depending
on your requirements.
The Solex is full featured and
customizable with 9-up LED single color lightheads or 18-up LED MultiColor
lightheads. The front takedowns and side alley lights can be single or
MultiColor. The LEDs can be red, blue, amber or white. The leading edge of the
Solex can have LED lights in the center of the upper level or a speaker in the
center of the upper level.
The aluminum frame and lighthead
mounting platform are designed for heavy-duty use and vibration and have been
tested to standards well beyond the required SAE, NFPA, California Title 13 and
European ECE65 testing standards when properly configured. The Solex has a
The black lens caps are designed to
protect internal components from UV degradation as well as keeping the Solex
aerodynamic. These lens caps are also designed to easily shed any water, ice,
or snow that might collect on the Solex while a vehicle is parked and not in
use. Thick, heavy duty lower lenses are designed for exceptional wear life.
Federal Signal also announced
their newest lightbar, the Integrity®. The Integrity is a low-profile, multi-color, linear lightbar. It maximizes optical performance and reliability
through innovations including SpectraLux multi-color LED technology. While the
Integrity is a linear lightbar, it has a distinct modern shape that
features advanced lightbar technologies. Integrity showcases the full array of
Federal Signal’s exclusive lightbar technologies in order to provide maximum
optical performance and operation.
SpectraLux® multicolor LED
technology provides the ability for a single light source to change color while
in operation. LEDs can be programmed to flash between red, blue, amber or
white. SpectraLux allows Integrity to provide continuous light output as the
LED light source changes from a warning pattern to takedown and alley lights,
amber SignalMaster directional patterns, or an impressive flood light feature.
Integrity also features Federal
Signal’s cutting-edge Solaris® LED reflector technology that significantly
increases off-axis warning and maximizes the LED light source to eliminate
critical dark spots and distribute true 360 degrees of light coverage. For
further customization, mounting brackets accommodate patented HotFoot® LED
warning, takedown and alley lights.
For maximum performance and easy
installation, the FS Convergence Network provides ‘plug-n-play’ installation
and programming. Utilizing standard RJ45 connections, Integrity can be easily
programmed using a SmartSiren Platinum system. Control head programmability
enables the user to customize the keypad to meet their individual needs.
To reduce unnecessary downtime
and increase service life, Federal Signal’s exclusive ROC (Reliable Onboard
Circuitry™) reduces the number of potential connection failure points common to
“The Integrity lightbar was
designed specifically for law enforcement agencies that desire a low-profile,
linear lightbar with multicolor technology,” states Joe Bader, vice-president
of engineering and innovation, “Federal Signal’s exclusive technologies provide
reliability and improved safety for today’s officer.”
Published in Police Fleet Manager, Nov/Dec 2013
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