Many government officials use stroboscopic lights to indicate their presence, therefore, you should not use red or blue lights on construction trucks as this may cause confusion.
In fact, in many areas, the use of red and blue stroboscopic lights is limited to police and other government vehicles and officials, and it is illegal for civilians to use them.
Generally, construction trucks use orange or yellow light bars or yellow stroboscopic lights to indicate their presence, and most people will be able to recognize your vehicle based on these lights. Yellow is also a good choice as it can provide the most illumination and can be seen from quite a distance away.
LED stroboscopic lights are rapidly becoming the standard configuration for many different types of vehicles. They are more durable, longer lasting, and more efficient than other types of bulbs.
Due to the different manufacturing process of LEDs, and not using heating filaments like other lights, they are much less fragile. This makes them ideal for use on construction sites where there may be a lot of ground movement and vibration throughout the project.
Earlier versions of energy-saving bulbs took time to light up, but now the vast majority of LED stroboscopic lights will start up immediately, which is exactly what you need in an emergency situation.
They are also more easily controlled, you can program the lights to flash at specific speeds or brightness levels to best convey your message without being too overwhelming. You can also program different light modes to indicate different things to your workers, such as warning signs and signs that work is underway.
In noisy and busy construction sites, communication methods must adapt to different situations. That's why many construction sites and workers use specific gestures or symbols to communicate within the space, as well as using technologies like cell phones or walkie-talkies for communication.
Since stroboscopic lights can be programmed for different modes, you can also use light to create another communication channel. For example, one light mode may indicate that you are preparing for a particular process, while another may indicate that the process is underway and everyone not directly involved should stay away from the area.
Using stroboscopic lights on construction vehicles provides a communication that will catch attention even in the busiest and noisiest of locations. Strategically placing several different types of lights around your truck will also maximize their visibility and ensure that people notice them before continuing.
Safety is paramount on any construction site, and any method that can enhance your ability to protect workers should be at the top of your list.