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Crane Lighting – Best LED Tower Crane Lights

Crane lighting is in higher demand than general industrial lighting due to weather conditions, and ProjectLights offers a wide range of crane lighting including boom crane lighting, solar powered units, spotlights, flood lights, a series of hoist crane lights, and explosion proof cranes. Kill zone lights, pedestrian lights, pedestrian lasers are offered by us. All our crane lights are reliable and can be used in various environments.

Powerful, robust, and vibration resistant are some of the qualities of our LED crane lights. Marine grade finish is required to withstand the harsh environment of the seaside. Our crane lights are bright, powerful, and shock resistant, and marine grade finishes are available if needed.

What types of lights are used in tower crane?

Gantry crane lights

gantry crane lightingCranes are built on structures called gantries. Cranes can be large or small. Gantries are used in the construction of aircraft carriers. They are also used for smaller jobs in machine shops. Like overhead cranes, gantry cranes are called gantry cranes. These three terms are used in different ways.

Like overhead cranes, gantry cranes often carry heavy loads and require safety measures to protect workers from accidents. Overhead and gantry cranes require slightly different lighting solutions. Our crane lights are designed to increase safety and efficiency.

Overhead crane lighting fixtures


Overhead cranes are called bridge cranes because they have parallel runways and can cross the gap between them. These cranes may be used for manufacturing or maintenance. Overhead crane areas can be very dangerous. Heavy materials are transported from great heights by cranes. Overhead cranes and gantries have specific requirements. Our overhead crane lighting is designed to provide a clear warning around overhead cranes to ensure safety and minimize industrial accidents.

Jib crane lighting

jib craneJib cranes are one of the more specialized cranes available for specific applications. They can be either freestanding or wall-mounted. They have many advantages over single-arm cranes, such as the ability to swing in large arches and carry smaller loads. Large jib cranes that lift loads high are also equipped with additional crane safety lights to protect operators from accidents and injuries caused by falling loads.

Lighting for bridge crane

lighting for bridge cranes

Bridge cranes are available in two types: the girder type, which moves the trolley back and forth, and the hoist-integrated type, which lifts the load. Single and double girders are common, depending on the crane’s load rating. The crane has a pair of rails on which the girder rides, allowing for a wide range of motion in the X and Y axes. The operator station on the largest bridge cranes is located at one end of the girder or on the trolley itself to provide the operator with optimal visibility.

They are suitable for loading and unloading container vessels. They are popular for large industrial applications such as locomotive repair shops. Crane safety lights are required for handling large loads to ensure operator safety and prevent injury, crushing, or accidental death from the load.

Search lights on tower crane

Lights to illuminate the working area below the tower crane. Since the jib is approximately 90 meters above the ground, it is necessary to install lighting fixtures; LED floodlights have proven to be the ideal crane lights; minimum required ground lux can be achieved with a 250 watt floodlight and a 1000 watt LED floodlight.

The solution is to replace the halogens with LEDs at 250 watts of power. To ensure that the light reaches the ground, it must be pushed. Both primary and secondary optics must be used to focus and direct the light in the correct direction. It is possible to achieve a surface illumination of 20 to 40 lux, which is above standard, and to reduce power consumption by 85%.

Searchlights for tower cranes are used in a variety of applications. Floodlights and LED lights are recommended for high-rise buildings at construction and production sites, for loading and unloading cranes at ports, station parks, and many other locations.

Solar lights

There are many boom crane lights available. Some are solar-powered for applications where lighting is needed. If installed correctly, they can catch the maximum amount of sunlight. There are high output, energy efficient spotlights and flood lights. The lights are durable and can be used in harsh environments. Dust and dirt cannot get inside these fixtures, so they are sealed against it.

Crane-mounted light plants are large enough to illuminate a crane rig. The system is mounted with a picking eye and is designed to illuminate targets from a high vantage point. Operators can safely raise the unit using fixed components around the mount.

Explosion proof lighting for crane

Explosion-proof luminaires for cranes are high bay units that provide operators with a powerful, energy-efficient alternative option to traditional hazardous location lighting fixtures. These lights are a great alternative to older incandescent, metal halide, and high pressure sodium lights because of their compact design. Excellent life expectancy and high luminous efficiency are offered by the class-rated luminaire. The body is coated with an aluminum alloy for added strength.

Kill zone lights, crane warning lights, and pedestrian lasers are examples. Overhead crane safety is enhanced by the use of warning lights and lasers. Warning lights project lines, crosshairs, or dots on the ground to indicate the location of moving objects. Lasers come in a variety of colors and are also available in red and blue. Lasers and warning lights are built to last and are sealed against dirt and dust.

Colored crane lighting fixtures

Red in color

red lights on crane

The round shape of the crane luminaire is used as a spotlight, producing an intense circular beam from a distance to give a clear safety warning. A crane light with a straight beam can also be used if a lens cover is used to make the beam horizontal.

It is generally understood that the red beam emitted by this special luminaire signifies danger and calls the attention of those around it.

Steady lights

This type of obstruction light is usually mounted or placed as close as possible to the top of the crane, at an intermediate height not exceeding 52 meters. Commercial airlines use this type of light during the nighttime period from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.

Medium intensity

On cranes between 100 m and 140 m high, red steady lights are installed at the highest and both ends of the jib. The lights indicate the height of the crane and the radius of the jib. The obstruction lights are displayed at night and can be seen from all directions.

Low intensity

Low illumination steady red lights are used on cranes between 60 m and 90 m high. They are close to the highest point and can be seen. Tower cranes are placed at the top of the structure so that they are visible at night.

Blue in color

Crane lights with round housings that can be used as spotlights can be used to keep people away from cranes and other heavy equipment. Lens covers can also be used in conjunction with red crane lights to illuminate specific areas.

Crane safety lights

The crane light is powered by an external power supply and can be mounted in an unobstructed location to make it easier for operators to use the crane.

Red in color

The rectangular luminaire emits a red linear light. The fixture can be mounted on a flat surface with fabricated mounting brackets. It is the highest output of our linear crane lights.

Blue in color

Fixture produces a beam of light. The yoke can be mounted to a flat surface or any other type of surface provided by the user. Red linear beam crane lights can be used with blue linear beams of light.

Advantages of using LED crane boom lights

LED crane lighting advantages

Factors that may improve and perfect the operation of a crane lighting system are considered by our engineers. Under the influence of strong wind, rain, snow and sun, the internal components can resist. The fixture is protected by a pure aluminum case. This model has the highest IP67 rating. This means that it can operate under unfavorable atmospheres, normal operation is not affected, and the power connection of the terminal block does not violate the integrity of the mount.

LED crane light is shock resistant

Innovative Wire-Free Chips technology improves the luminaire’s stability and thermal capability, making it more shock resistant; COB technology was the only one on the market; with COB, the chips and wires were bonded to the substrate, resulting in a higher maintenance rate when bumped. With the new WFC technology, the chip is soldered directly to the substrate with a metal paste, making it more light and more shock resistant.

Open and modular design

We were the first to develop this idea. Even though the set consists of a single frame, it is not a standard block. The new set has small gaps that allow the wind to pass through the frames without exerting too much pressure. Over time, this will have a significant impact on the resistance of the ramp. The open design makes them slimmer and lighter in weight, making them suitable for installation at higher altitudes.

For the crane lighting set, we introduced a modular design. This design allows customers to replace individual lamps rather than entire sections. This makes installation and maintenance simpler.

Instant on and off

Gas discharge light sources take approximately 15 minutes to burn at full power. They warm up quickly. Crane operators do not like this and want to start immediately. If the current is shut off for a short period of time, the light can be lit in less than 10 minutes. It takes time for it to burn up again. The crane is not productive at night.

Crane operators find this frustrating and costly; ProjectLights opens fully in a fraction of a second upon startup. It switches to 100% immediately after a power outage. This is now a thing of the past.

LED replacement for high pressure sodium lights

LED floodlights are also ideal for metal halide lamps and high-pressure sodium lamps. It is possible to replace crane lights one by one. It is possible to provide a brighter lighting option than the lights currently in use.

Better heat dissipation

Recent studies have shown that the life and brightness of tower crane lighting is reduced by sustained heat. In light of this, efficient heat dissipation techniques are being developed: between the rows of LEDs there is an open, hollow structure. Through this space, heat can be dissipated and air can be drawn in. The air quality can be reduced, thus increasing safety after installation. Subsequently, the large surface area of the aluminum fin structure allows heat from the crane light to escape. The base plate and extended fins are connected by a single piece of material inside the luminaire.

LED crane light is more durable

Switching to high-quality, reliable lighting is more important than ever. Putting up cranes at night is not productive and costs a lot. Fragile gas discharge light sources can break before they reach the end of their useful life due to the various frequencies used in the operation. This is expensive and annoying and must be replaced.

In the case of port cranes, the weather conditions and high altitude make it difficult to replace light sources. It is difficult for the crane to reach the light fixtures. Labor costs must be considered along with the cost of renting a platform. Replacement of the light source is difficult to open on the crane. Screws are corroded and difficult to open. Port cranes are located near the ocean and have to deal with salty water. ProjectLights’ LEDs are extremely robust, vibration-resistant, and seaworthy, which significantly reduces maintenance costs.

Wide illumination range

Asymmetrical beam patterns are not included in the optical degree range. The best way to do this is to create an illumination plan. The height of your crane can be used to create the best plan; a 150-degree flood creates a 90- to 100-foot spread.

Lower CO2 emission

Everyone agrees that conserving energy and reducing CO2 emissions is important to protect the planet. Many companies have imposed their own sustainability goals. Using light-emitting devices can help reduce CO2 emissions. Project Lights can contribute to your sustainability goals with our lighting solutions.

Why do we need the best crane lighting?

Improve safety near the crane

bright lighting for construction site safety

The purpose of crane lights is to improve safety around cranes and other heavy equipment, but there are notable differences between types. The application and the mounting position within the crane work area are some of the reasons for this. Before purchasing a crane light, it is important to understand the differences and select the appropriate type.

Improved visibility at construction sites

Good light intensity and light quality are important for crane safety. People working near cranes are at risk of being struck by them. Scientific studies have shown that better light leads to a safer working environment. There is an interaction between man and machine. Visibility is important. Safety helmets, shoes, and reflective jackets are mandatory around cranes and in ports.

Issues of conventional crane lighting

There are often no safe light conditions. When the fixtures were new, there was sufficient light intensity. Light output of lamps decreases over time. In the case of gas discharge lamps, the depreciation of light output can be as much as 60% or more of the original light output. Environmental pollutants such as rain, insects, and salty air can adhere to the luminaire.

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Dust and waterproof lights for crane

Dust and dirt can burn into the reflector, turning it brown and making it difficult to see. Cover glass doesn’t stay clean There is no longer any reason to increase the efficiency of a fixture: Harbor cranes, part of ProjectLights’ lighting solutions, are dustproof and splashproof. The cover glass can be made of antistatic glass during the manufacturing process. The glass cover protects the PC and PMMA lenses from dust, dirt, and insects.

Improve worker productivity

Studies have shown that improved visibility increases labor productivity. You can work faster because you can see your work better. The quality of light is higher, so fewer mistakes are made. The quality of light can be determined by the color rendering index. Light quality is affected by color temperature; all of ProjectLights’ industrial lighting solutions have a CRI of 80.

Depending on the application and consultation with the customer, we can deliver the optimal color temperature. Click here to learn more. High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide are gas discharge light sources. Project Light uses special port crane fittings with prismatic lenses.

The main feature of this system is that it can project light onto the surface where the illumination is needed. For example, in the case of lighting container cranes, especially the newer Super Panamax cranes, the girder height often exceeds 70 meters, and the light must illuminate the distance to the deepest hold of the vessel. This can be up to 150 meters.

This requires very narrow beam fixtures. When the ship is fully stacked, the main girder can be close to the upper containers. Luminaires with a wide beam pattern are needed to ensure the crane operator’s line of sight, otherwise he will not be seen. ProjectLights offers the best lighting solutions, so the crane operator can see his work in optimal conditions.

Flood lights vs spot lights

One of the biggest differences between crane warning lights and other lighting fixtures is the type of beam emitted. Some, like crane spotlights, can be used as spotlights that emit a highly focused circular beam, while others can be used as lights that emit a narrow line of beams that provide clarity around the equipment. The focused circular beam can be changed to a straight beam through the use of a lens cover. Crane spotlights have been well received by a wide variety of customers and facilities. It is important to note that the effective range of the light becomes narrower when a lens cover is attached, so this should be taken into consideration before selection.

Line beam on tower crane

The crane luminaires we offer are designed to accommodate line beams. Crane positioning lights are usually shaped to maximize the effect of line beams. These lights fill a niche that has no equal in terms of form and function. Their low profile and sleek design allow them to be installed in a variety of locations without interfering with the functionality of the equipment.

Linear crane lights are ideal for applications where the most precise beam is required. Unlike spotlight-type crane lights, they produce a crisp beam and provide a clear safety zone below the crane head. The crane head is low to the ground and a clear safety exclusion zone is critical for manufacturing facilities.

Red and blue lights

Red and blue lights are used to illuminate cranes. Red is considered a color that is easily understood by all as a color that indicates danger or alerts the operator. Red is the most popular color in crane lighting. In workplaces with colorblind workers, blue lights should be used. Crane warning light patterns are maximized when blue and red lights are used. There is a wide range of lighting options for businesses. These include safety lights for overhead cranes, construction sites, and other industrial needs.

Fulfilling crane lighting requirements

It is clear that governments around the world are placing ever more stringent demands on CO2 reduction in line with the goals that companies are setting for themselves to contribute to a better environment and to take responsibility for it. Under the Paris Agreement, governments are imposing stricter requirements and higher sanctions on companies.

Many local governments are requiring that lighting be replaced with energy-efficient alternatives. Failure to coordinate can result in environmental permits being denied or withdrawn. If you want to meet the requirements, avoid sanctions, and prepare for the future. The best solution would be to switch to energy-efficient lighting.

Crane lighting design and standards

LED tower crane lighting standards

Light towers, like tower cranes, are an obvious choice for any project. Lighting a project at night can be accomplished by placing lights in strategic locations on the tower crane’s tower or superstructure. It is a bad practice to just buy lights and install them wherever you want. To ensure the value of the lighting, there are many considerations to take into account before building the crane.

Figure out the layout of the crane

The first thing you need to do is hire an engineering or consulting firm with experience in lighting. Simply relying on an electrical contractor can lead to undesirable performance issues. These firms know how to calculate lighting coverage, lumens, and focal points in a project to ensure the desired coverage.

Lighting installation

The next step is to figure out how the lighting will be installed. It is important to plan for proper installation and use the appropriate mounting fixtures to ensure that the lighting performs to its full potential and is safe.

Lighting fixtures must be installed in a safe manner. Improperly installed luminaires can cause a variety of safety issues, such as luminaires falling to the ground or posing an electrical hazard to people in the vicinity of the luminaire.

It is important to work with the crane manufacturer or supplier to develop a plan for where and how the luminaire will be installed.

  • They should be installed in such a way that they do not interfere with the crane’s drives, ropes, or other equipment.
  • Electrical connections, wiring, and controls should be locked.
  • Lighting should not block crane aisles, stairs, or access areas.

It is important to determine suppliers and steps before the crane arrives on site. Depending on the additional weight of the lighting fixtures to be addressed up front, there may be restrictions on the installation location.

Common mistakes in crane light installation

Ensuring that electrical wiring and connections are made by a qualified electrician is one of the most important steps. It is not uncommon for lax wiring to be done without consideration for the safety of the workers and those who come in contact with the wiring.

Terminal connections are not secured with wire nuts or electrical tape. It is important that connections and wiring are grounded to code. In Morrow, improper wiring to the electrical panel of a crane by an unqualified person has injured several technicians and, in one case, caused severe burns. Loose or inadequate connections were not apparent until the connections were moved or disturbed, resulting in dead shorts and arcing.

The electrician connected a residential wire to the main power terminal of the crane’s electrical control panel to provide power to the lights. The manufacturer or supplier of the crane’s power supply or electrical panel should be consulted before the electrician makes any connections to the crane’s power supply or electrical panel. The manufacturer or supplier should provide instructions for safe connection locations.

Obstruction lights of a crane

There are many types of cranes: floating cranes, mobile cranes, tower cranes, telescopic cranes, freestanding cranes, horizontally retractable cranes, deck cranes, jib cranes, loader cranes, stacker cranes and many others. Minimum essential requirements for the design and installation of obstruction lighting are not defined in any one standard. The structure must be azimuthally displayed from all angles, the number of lights to be installed at the top and on each level depends on the type of crane, and the number of lighting tiers varies.

Applications of LED crane lighting

Our crane lighting is designed for use in all weather conditions. These high-performance luminaires are designed to be rugged and durable to handle harsh conditions and rough handling. Our crane lights are powerful enough to project a red or blue beam regardless of conditions, ensuring optimal operator safety at all times.

As the crane sportlights

Spotlight systems are an option for our crane lighting solutions. Spotlights offer the widest range of illumination from ground level. They are the perfect solution for drawing people’s attention in crowded workplaces. They can also be used as linear lights to illuminate areas that are not normally lit.

As the crane warning & safety lights

Safety lights around the loading and unloading areas of cranes are used to warn workers and pedestrians. The warning area can be illuminated by a single light or highlighted by four separate luminaires. The warning lights for cranes that we use are clearly visible to prevent accidents and to be considerate of the hearing impaired.

Red safety lights project a bright red beam of light to warn workers and pedestrians. Red is a visible color and is used to warn of danger. Red visual warnings are more effective than sound alarm systems because of our products.

Blue safety lights project a bright blue beam of light to warn people around the crane’s loading area. The use of red and blue lights ensures visibility in all environments. The use of red and blue safety lights reduces problems for those with color blindness.

As the position lights for crane

Crane positioning lights illuminate the loading and unloading area. Crane operators can improve the accuracy of crane positioning by using high-precision lights. By enhancing situational awareness, they contribute to improved work efficiency and reduced industrial accidents.

Crane lighting frequently asked questions

What is crane lighting?

Crane lights are installed on cranes. These lights are used for general illumination as well as to warn people around areas where heavy loads are being carried. Crane operators may also use this light to assist them.

The best lighting for crane illumination is found in high-power floodlights. They can provide many beam/optical patterns. If the crane’s boom is high off the ground, a narrow beam pattern may be needed.

There are lights that can be powerful and bright. As with any powerful light used in an application, it is not a good idea to look into them.

There are rules about construction cranes. They can be seen at night; OSHA may require lighting requirements for the area under the crane. Requirements may vary by industry and industry.

Why do cranes have lighting?

When constructing high-rise buildings, temporary cranes are installed and pose a hazard to air traffic. When obstruction lighting is specified, low maintenance lights are the ideal choice.

How high is the crane light?

FAA regulations do not require tower lighting below 200 feet in height unless it interferes with airport flight paths, which is why broadcasters and tower companies rely on tower lighting.

FAA lighting requirements apply to structures 200 feet or more in height. If a structure is lower than this height, lighting may be required.

Is the light fixture strong enough to hold up to extreme force?

Yes, if the luminaire has been vibration tested. There are certifications for this type of testing. You should make sure that the lighting you purchase has undergone 3G, 4G, and 5G testing. If the fixture is damaged, vibration may be the cause.

Is it necessary to have an external power driver?

If you already have a crane light driver, it must be included with your purchase. Falling lighting is considered an act by God Almighty. If your lighting fails due to a direct hit or proximity attack, a surge protector can help mitigate the damage caused by a proximity attack. If strong surge protection is needed, it can be applied. The surge protector can be integrated into the base unit.

Can a crane light driver be used for more than one light?

It is possible to use the driver to power multiple lights at the same time, as long as the 150-watt limit is not exceeded. one driver can power multiple 18W or 24W crane lights, but a driver is required for each 140W crane light. The screwdriver has four mounting holes, which can be used to mount the light on a flat surface.

Are crane lights safe and environmentally friendly?

You will need to make sure that the finishes on the light fixture are marine grade. These finishes are made of a durable powder coat. Also, the fixtures have screws and bolts. There is a major difference between these two types of piping. The latter is more resistant to saltwater applications.


Cranes are machines that use simpler machines to move heavy loads. Raising and lowering construction materials is one such application. The construction of large infrastructures and buildings requires a lot of materials, many of which are heavy, and it takes time to move them from place to place.

In such cases, cranes can be used to speed up the process where manpower is in short supply. One type of crane that offers the best balance between height and lifting capacity is the tower crane. Even a single crane can cause accidents and make air navigation difficult. Installing obstruction lights on cranes can help avoid this danger.

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