Labcraft Brings Brighter Safety Solutions to Automechanika & IAA 2018

Labcraft, the
industry-leading designers and manufacturers of LED lighting for commercial vehicles is
presenting three new lighting solutions at this year’s Automechanika and IAA shows in Germany
which, says the company, raise the bar for safety and illumination in the European and international
vehicle work-place.
Banksman BM3
, the World’s first Regulation 23-compliant manoeuvring lamp is designed to increase
employee safety and safety of the public, while reducing vehicle accidents and cutting costs.
Also, on display,
is the first direct OEM replacement light for vans. Up to 7 times
brighter than
the OEM lights and uses only ha
the power.
Then, for bright external area lighting suitable for a variety of working vehicle applications, comes the
A tough, exterior work-place light for all hard-working vehicles including
emergency, utility, construction, rescue and agricultural.
Labcraft Reg 23 Banksman Manoeuvring lights – improved safety & damage prevention
Labcraft’s innovative Banksman lighting solution is already proving to be an effective contributor to
safety and cost reduction in the commercial vehicle industry. With over 6,000 installations, ranging
from large fleets to single vehicles, operators who have fitted the system are reporting improved
levels of safety and significant savings associated with accident damage and vehicle downtime.
Mounted at various points on the underside of the chassis, the Labcraft Banksman system delivers
additional bright, white light around the vehicle to areas which conventional reversing lights cannot
reach. It is suitable for any vehicle required to work in areas of darkness or poor light and simple to
install – either to pre-registered vehicles, as ‘standard’, or for retrofitting to an existing fleet.
As a Regulation 23-compliant manoeuvring light, the BM3 can be installed to illuminate when in
reverse only, or when both reversing and in forward motion up to 10km/hr.
Furthermore, to accommodate varying chassis heights, the Banksman BM3 offers variants to ensure
that the light spread is optimised for each individual vehicle while still operating within the strict
Regulation 48 lighting regulations.
Made from tough polycarbonate with strengthened lenses to protect its market-leading Cree LEDs,
the BM3 Banksman is IP67-rated and is supported with a 5-year warranty. Its advanced internal
electronics and heat management systems enable the BM3 to provide the powerful, bright white
light that is consistent and compliant with Regulations. All Labcraft lights, including the BM3, are
made at the company’s ISO9001 manufacturing facility in Saffron Walden, Essex.
Operators of temperature-controlled vehicles, rigids, curtainsiders, box vans and construction
vehicles have installed Labcraft’s Banksman solutions to reduce personal injury and damage while
reducing downtime and keeping staff and the public safe. The benefits and success of the Banksman

has led to collaboration with industry bodies and leading vehicle manufacturers focused on

improving safety and reducing costs.
New Vanlite range – improved safety & reduced costs
Also new at both the IAA and Automechanika is the
Labcraft’s Vanlite LED lighting range – the first
direct OEM replacement light for vans.
The new Vanlite range is a high performance, direct OEM replacement workspace light for vans. It is
compatible with all leading van types and up to 7 times brighter than the OEM-supplied equivalent.
For easy installation, the LED Vanlite
plugs straight into
the existing OEM aperture using an easy-fit
plug/play connector which
eliminates additional component costs such as cabling and switches.
Labour costs are therefore reduced as it takes less than 30 seconds to fit.
This makes the Vanlite
perfect for new conversions and for retro-fitting into existing vans.
The Vanlite range is compatible
with a wide range of commercial vehicles to include Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mercedes, Nissan, Peugeot,
Renault, Vauxhall/Opel and VW.
The Vanlite is manufactured using Cree high efficiency LEDs to maximise light output and is built by
Labcraft in the UK with the latest high-tech heat management technology and hard-wearing
components. In addition to the benefits of improved safety, reduced installation costs and extended
vehicle battery life, the Vanlite range is also supported by Labcraft’s market-leading 10-year warranty.
In summary, the new Vanlite range brings improved safety, reduced installation costs and improved
vehicle battery life to van users in every sector.
SI9 Scenelite – Brighter light for the vehicle workplace
The new SI9 Scenelite is the first work light product in the Labcraft range to offer a continuous light
source to illuminate the work area for a wide variety of commercial vehicles, including emergency
services, construction and agriculture, promoting safety within the vehicle industry.
Available in black or white, this versatile product can also be used in a wide range of additional
applications such as for tail-lift lighting, rescue trucks, utility vans and the 4×4 sector to provide a
wide beam of bright, white light which will illuminate the darkest working environments.
Designed and manufactured by Labcraft using high-efficiency Cree LEDs to maximise light output, the
SI9 is made from tough Polycarbonate together with the latest high-tech heat management
technology and hard-wearing components, to prolong the performance and life of the light.
The SI9 is a compact design producing over 850 lumens of bright, white light through a tough
Polycarbonate lens. The PC lens features an anti-glare light guide which disperses the light evenly to
avoid any hotspots, providing a cleaner and sharper field of light.
The tough outer cover provides protection against severe weather conditions and pressure washing
to give the SI9 an Ingress Protection rating of IP67.
The SI9 Scenelite, together with the other products in the Scenelite range, comes with Labcraft’s
market leading 10-year warranty which, in most cases, matches the life of the vehicle, offering true
‘fit & forget’ lighting solutions. All Labcraft products are manufactured in the UK and meet vehicle E-
type approvals.
The Labcraft team will be present at Automechanika, Frankfurt, from 11-15 September in Hall 4.1
Stand G70, and at IAA, Hannover, from 20-27 September in Hall 26 Stand B57.
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About Labcraft
Labcraft are industry leaders in the design and manufacture of commercial vehicle lighting. On a
global basis, the company supplies a distinctive range of high quality LED lighting products for a wide
cross-section of vehicle applications. Supported by their market leading
10-year warranty
, Labcraft
lighting solutions improve
reduce lifetime costs
A family owned business, Labcraft was established in 1956 and has built a reputation for innovative,
high performance low voltage LED lights for the commercial, leisure & emergency vehicle sectors.
All aspects of technical and product design are carried out in-house, with 100% of Labcraft’s LED
products manufactured in their own factory. Labcraft also have a strong environmental ethos running
through the whole business, which reinforces their manufacture of LED lighting. The company is
certified to European standards, ISO9001 and 14001.
For further information contact:
Lizzy Rybicki
Labcraft Ltd
Tel: 01799 513434