Rite-Hite has introduced new LED dock-lighting technology that it said provides flexibility when lighting a trailer or container at the loading dock.
The new Flex Neck LED dock light incorporates flex neck technology for enhanced flexibility and adjustability, the company said.
“There has been very little innovation in LED dock lights since they were initially introduced a few years ago,” said Andy Olson, marketing manager for Rite-Hite. “We wanted to bring something new to the market that addresses the unique demands found at the loading dock.”
The Rite-Lite Flex Neck LED Dock Light features a multi-articulating arm made from molded nylon inks. The links offer multiple bend points for increased flexibility, Rite-Hite said, allowing bend points to be easily modified in the field to address unique needs, or obstructions that may be encountered at a dock opening. In addition, the links can be tightened, if necessary, to eliminate the sagging that often occurs with traditional metal snake arms.
There are four different settings with visual indicators to clearly identify the current level of lighting, allowing users to select the desired level of light output.
In addition, an optional, auto-dimming feature senses when a forklift or person exits a trailer and automatically dims the light to reduce glare.
Finally, the light incorporates a dimming feature that recognizes when the light has been on for more than 30 minutes, with no activity in the trailer, and automatically resets the light to its lowest setting. All of these features help to reduce power consumption, while offering more lighting options for loading dock operators, Rite-Hite said.
The Rite-Lite Flex Neck LED Dock Light incorporates an aluminum-cast, impact-resistant head designed to take incidental impacts from forklifts and overhead doors.
The light uses CREE LEDs that consume just 18 watts of energy while outputting 925 lumens. The light is rated for 175,200 hours of service life.
“When it comes to flexibility, energy efficiency and lasting durability, the Rite-Lite is the new standard in LED dock lights,” Olson said.