Hella to spotlight new lights during Bauma
By Chad Elmore10 October 2022
World premiere of new LED combination headlamp for heavy-duty applications
Hella, the lighting and electronics supplier, will present several innovative new products at the Bauma trade fair in Munich, Germany, from Oct. 24-30 (Hall A5, Booth 436). As a world premiere, the company said it will present a new LED combination headlamp.
The combination headlamp is robust and can be mounted in various ways. It has all the important light functions such as low beam, high beam, position light, daytime running light and flashing light, and the housing and lens are made of impact-resistant plastic. The combination headlamp is also vibration-resistant, dustproof and waterproof.
A Deutsch DT connector and an ISO pulse indicator failure check ensure that the headlamp meets all functional safety requirements and ECE and SAE country versions will be available, differing in the approved flashing light function. CCC and AIS versions are also available on request and the new LED combination headlamp is expected to be available by autumn 2023.
S series worklamps with LED technology
“Simple, steady and streamlined” is the company’s motto for the S series. The worklamps have LED technology and complement Hella’s Module 70, Module 90 and Power Beam worklamp families. The worklamps provide homogeneous illumination with a color temperature of around 6500 Kelvin, which the company said is similar to daylight. Compared to halogen devices, the S series scores with high efficiency and the integrated electronics protect the device in case of polarity reversal and ensure constant brightness even with the operating voltage fluctuating between 9 to 32 volts dc.
Depending on the model, the S series is available with a round or square design, as well as surface-mounted or recessed versions. The Module 70 and Power Beam models are available in 1000 and 1850 lumen versions, and the Module 90 is available in 1850 and extremely high 4000 lumen versions.
Thanks to the universal and slim design, the company said vehicle manufacturers can easily and quickly convert existing halogen worklamps to LED technology. The housing and the lens are made of special plastics, which on the one hand leads to a reduction in weight and on the other, to high corrosion resistance. In addition, the new cooling fin design is modern and also ensures optimum heat dissipation, thus increasing efficiency and service life. The S-series worklamps are available in close and long-range illumination, and further model and illumination variants are already under development.
Smart lighting solutions for heavy-duty applications
With the intelligent worklamp RokLUME 280N Smart, Hella will also present another product for heavy-duty applications that will increase safety in mining and on construction sites.
With its individual light settings, the intelligent worklamp enables the color temperature to be changed from warm to cool white and the light colour to green or amber, depending on the variant. This adjustment of the light color is of the utmost importance to ensure the highest possible visibility, said the company, especially in poor conditions caused by dust, snow or fog. In addition, the brightness level can be adjusted to the current lighting conditions using the dimming function.
The worklamp is available in six illumination options, including ZEROGLARE with a new patent-pending reflector, and via the Hella control panel or the Human Machine Interface (HMI) in the vehicle, it can be operated easily and quickly.
The company said conventional worklamps can quickly be replaced with the intelligent RokLUME 280N Smart as the powerline communication (PLC) enables the control unit (gateway) to communicate with the worklamp over the existing harness without interference. Since the existing wiring harnesses and circuits are used, no changes to the vehicle architecture are necessary. Equipped with lifetime management, the system warns users before the worklamp´s lifetime expires, thus preventing unplanned downtime. Anti-theft protection and a memory function for storing individual illumination settings are also integrated and with the Gateway Prime, the vehicle can also be equipped with a cornering light function.
The Smart Modular Worklight intelligent lighting system was also developed to improve work safety and comfort in off-highway applications. Unlike the RokLUME 280N Smart, the Smart Modular Worklight series are built-in modules and are fully integrated into the cab roof and thus better protected from external influences. They also meet the demand for individual vehicle design, which is becoming increasingly important in the field of off-highway vehicles.
The Smart Modular Worklight is controlled via the vehicle’s existing systems, so no new harness or changes to existing harnesses are required. Hella’s gateway communicates with the machine’s existing user interface via CANbus and forwards commands to the worklamps. This allows manufacturers to offer optional lighting packages without having to change the vehicle architecture.
In conjunction with object detection on the vehicle side, the system also opens up numerous new, optional applications: persons or obstacles could, for example, be specifically illuminated and thus warned, or the risk of the driver being blinding due to dust or attachments, could be minimized by dimming individual segments.
Worklamp with six illumination variants
The company will also show the RokLUME 280N Gen. 2 worklamp series, which it said is well suited for harsh mining environments as well as other heavy-duty applications. It has a light output of up to 5000 lumens and six illumination options, including a tunnel floodlight.
The company said its energy consumption is 50 watts. The housing is made of high-quality die-cast aluminium with a corrosion-resistant NanoSafe coating that is optimally adapted to harsh environments.
All worklamps in the series can be mounted upright, suspended and horizontally thanks to a centered, robust bracket and are optimally adapted to environments with high vibration requirements.
During Bauma, Hella will also present its complete product portfolio ranging from front and rear lighting, VisioTech projection technology, warning lights to electrical and electronic products.