Monroe Municipal Truck Equipment introduced Air Blade Warning Lights with operator safety in mind. The Air Blade is a lighting system that increases visibility while clearing
roads in dark, foggy, stormy and other low-visibility environments.
Keeping Operators Safe in All Environments
According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, each year, more than 38,700 vehicle crashes occur in fog. Over 600 people are
killed and more than 16,300 people are injured in these crashes annually. That's just one of several low-visibility scenarios.
Monroe's proprietary air blade warning lights were designed to combat dangerous low-visibility situations. The large external lights are universally mounted at the side of the snow plow and emit a powerful amber or green light for increased visibility against the white, dense snow or fog.
Both green and amber LED lights are bright, and extremely powerful, and are more easily detectable for other drivers or pedestrians due to their high contrasting hues. In many states, these colored lights are only legally permitted for government-owned vehicles including plow trucks, emergency vehicles, utility vehicles, and other municipal
When visibility is difficult, the Air Blade Warning Lights also help others properly navigate around the operator's vehicle, avoiding snow apparatus. The added visibility lets other motorists know the vehicle is there, allowing them to put more distance between the two vehicles.
Made With Durability in Mind
The flexible polyurethane circuit board is fully encapsulated for resistance against vibration, moisture, and corrosion resistance. There are four LED lights per square inch and the lights themselves are military grade 6500k LED solid or flashing lights. Monroe uses a 3M VHBTM adhesive backing that bonds more and more strongly over time and resists rain, sun, wind, heat, or cold damage while sealing out water and dirt.
Monroe's Air Blade Warning Lights are installed using a cured adhesive that strengthens over time. This eliminates bolts, screws, or rivets that can loosen, rattle, or cause an area of corrosion.
Some standard features include:
- Military grade 6500k LED solid or flashing light for multiple applications
- 2 AMP draw per light
- 2 wire, 18GA cable connection
- Standard air blade – 960 lumens
- Tapered air blade – 2,380 lumens