Police lights are a vital tool on patrol cars in order for the police officer to do their job quickly and efficiently, while also keeping surrounding vehicles and pedestrians safe. Without any type of alert system, it would make it more difficult for police to get anywhere in the case of an emergency or to warn other people.
Tactical Colors, Accessories, and Their Significance
The colors that are used for police lights on squad cars actually have some significance; they primarily use two different colors, red and blue. When a squad car is flashing a red light, it is signifying that there is an immediate emergency. However, when a blue light is used (which can be easily spotted from a farther distance) it is meant to alert the presence of police. Squad cars also use white lights, which are usually used for the night shift when an area needs greater visibility. Interestingly enough, the different noises sirens make also have different meanings. The “wailing” noise that you typically think of is used primarily for open roads (often when the officer is traveling at high speed) or when they’re coming into an intersection. The wail is more efficient during that time because it’s more likely to penetrate the cabin of a vehicle in order for the drivers to hear it. The “yelping” noise is used in congested traffic situations to alert a car (or multiple cars) to get out of the way.
The accessories that are used for the police lights on patrol cars are often accompanied with base rotators. This allows the lights to turn, for the purpose of enabling a 360-degree angle. That way the light can shine in all directions. The light bars used on police cars often have a strobe feature along with a main LED light that creates an even brighter light in order for greater visibility for the police operating the vehicle, as well as those around the vehicle.
When the police lights are used they have varying degrees of significance. When police lights are used during a traffic stop, the lights are used to alert oncoming vehicles as well as parked vehicles on the road. When they are used at the scene of an accident, they are alerting oncoming vehicles to slow down or stop their car. During an emergency or a police chase, the police lights on the car are used to warn vehicles to move out of the way on the road, and to keep pedestrians safely away from the oncoming police car.
Police Lights At Ultra Bright Lightz
Whatever types of lights or siren you need for your police or emergency vehicle (or your police department), Ultra Bright Lightz will be able to supply you with them. Are you looking for dash or deck LED police lights? We are stocked with the best LED dash lights and deck lights from UBL and Feniex, with a variety of lights and colors for whatever needs you have. We have red and blue lights for either police lights, emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks, and more. We also have bar and stick police lights that can be mounted virtually anyway on your vehicle (even on the inside) and are available in an array of colors. Our bar and stick police lights can fit into your back or side window, or placed directly on the roof of your car. If you prefer grill or surface mount lights, we have an extensive variety that come in different shapes and sizes to fit your needs and your vehicle.
Maybe you’ve been looking for the perfect hide-a-way or strobe light to accompany your array of police lights? Strobes are extremely bright lights that are compact, which make them incredibly easy for mounting in either headlights or taillights, or even surface mounted on your vehicle. Our selection of Feniex Cannon 120’s and 360’s are very popular and they have the added advantage of being able to be wired for stop, turn, and tail functions.
Our sirens and speakers are also some of the best in the industry. We have a large variety of high quality and reliable sirens to choose from, with an array of tones that will fit your emergency situation as well as your siren preferences. And to accompany your new siren, you can choose from our extremely loud selection of speakers to give your siren a high quality (and loud) sound! You can find the perfect speaker for your siren that has a high quality sound, at an affordable price.
Do you have any questions about our products or our services? Contact us today and let us provide you with the best police, emergency, and work lights the industry has to offer.