Following a review of vehicle maintenance shop environments across North America, experts at heavy-duty vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni have determined that professional lighting is one of the keys to enhancing overall shop safety and performance.
The stakes are high and the payoffs big when it comes to worker safety, notably in reducing accidents, minimizing eyestrain, and increasing overall efficiency and productivity, says the company. As Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni, noted: “Mission number one at any vehicle maintenance and service facility is to deliver a safe environment for its personnel.”
Stertil-Koni has incorporated lighting into its lifting systems and has engineered new technologies for a well-lit workspace by offering a variety of options:
- Mobile column lift lighting: Consisting of two IP-67 dust and water resistant rated fixtures, illumination is available on all mobile column (and platform) lift models manufactured by Stertil-Koni. Fixtures for DC-powered mobile column lifts use LED technology; fixtures for AC-powered mobile column lifts use fluorescent technology.
- Four-post platform lift lighting: The four-post lift has impact-resistant LED lights, as do all models of Stertil-Koni lighting systems. In this case, they switch on and off automatically just above floor level, illuminating dark undercarriages.
- Skylift Platform lift lighting: Special LED lighting is available for the Skylift, a vertical-rise platform lift from Stertil-Koni. These LED lamps consist of high-output light engines coupled to a solid reflector tube. The lamps are durable and as bright as conventional fluorescent tubes.
- Palm Light: The Stertil-Koni Palm Light provides up to 800 lumens of directed light. It is contained in a die-cast aluminum housing and is powered by a lithium-ion battery.