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What are indicator lights?
Indicator lights are a type of illuminating device that is commonly used to signify that equipment is either receiving power or that there is some form of malfunction. We have all seen the red light come on when you power on a device. That is an example of an indicator light. They serve a very basic but very important function, especially when it comes to indicating some type of malfunction. These indicator lights are designed for panel usage but that does not mean that they cannot be installed in another location.
"They serve a very basic but very important function, especially when it comes to indicating some type of malfunction."
Where are these products implemented?
Indicator lights are implemented on boats where a visual signal of electrical trouble is required. They are known for their ease of installation and longevity in harsh marine conditions. All Pacer indicator lights are perfect for new installs as well as when replacing or maintaining equipment. If you have dead bulbs or faded indicator lights then these are the ideal parts for your needs. All you will need are the proper tools, the correct wire, and the correct terminals. Let us look at what makes our indicator lights advantageous.
What makes these indicator lights advantageous?
Our indicator lights are advantageous for a variety reasons including ease of installation, durable design, and range of options. These indicator lights take only a few minutes to install which is important when you are trying to get a project done. The fact that they are built with the marine environment in mind goes to show just how durable that they are. They are able to withstand the constant vibration and flux that comes with exposure in the marine environment. When it comes to available options, we offer indicator lights in several color options, and more importantly, voltage options.
What voltages are available?
One of the most important things to consider with indicator lights is the voltages that they can handle. If there is too much voltage or too little voltage, then they will not function properly if at all. It is for this reason that we offer indicator lights in 14-volt, 28 volt, and 125 volt options. These are the most requested voltages our customers ask for. With these three options, you are sure to find the one that best suits the specific needs of your application.
How do I install indicator lights?
Our E3L series indicator lights are designed to be compact and snap easily into place. To install them, the first step is to make sure that the hole is perfectly sized. These lights are built to be installed in a 5/16” diameter hole. You will want to pass the wires through first being careful not to damage the ends. Each indicator light comes with six inch 105°C tinned copper wire leads to make the installation that much easier. With the wires safely passed through the 5/16” hole, you will slide the body of the indicator light into the hole until it snaps into place. Now, just apply the spring clip to the back of the light body to make sure that it says in place. All that is left to do is properly wire up the light and you are done.
How do I select the correct indicator lights for my project?
The selection process begins with determining the function of your lights. If you need indicator lights for activation identification you will likely want a different color then if you only want to identify a malfunction in your system. Once you know what your function will be, the next step is to determine the voltage requirements for your specific application. As we said above, with 14 volt, 28 volt, and 125 volt options available you are sure to find the indicator lights that suit your needs. With the voltage chosen, all that is left to do is to decide on the color you want. We offer our indicator lights in red, green, blue, and amber. All voltage and color combinations are available for purchase.
*This page was updated on 03/31/2022*