What’s the difference between SAE Class 1, SAE Class 2 and SAE Class 3?
Every industry has its own standard and the world of emergency warning lighting is no exception. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) represents the main industry standard within North America and Australia including ground vehicles. For warning lights on ground vehicles, SAE offers three class levels: Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3. So, what’s the difference?
Class 1 warning lights are the brightest and primarily reserved for emergency vehicles or other vehicles that may need to demand right of way, warn others of an emergency situation or for vehicles operating on highly trafficked roads.
Class 2 warning lights are geared for utility trucks that could be used either on-road or off-road but need to provide a significant level of movement notification.
Class 3 warning lights are the least bright and are mainly used to identify vehicles. Typically, these would be found on forklifts or other industrial trucks used on job sites or in warehouses where traffic isn’t high but where identification is necessary without overpowering a work area with a flashing light.
Not only do ECCO emergency warning lights meet and surpass SAE certifications but our engineers also test a range of our products to withstand extreme conditions, ensuring protection against vibration, impact, corrosion, dust, moisture and much more. The result of our rigorous testing is a reliable and dependable product that you can count on.