THE transport industry worldwide has embraced the latest LED road lighting technology. However, there have been some disturbing trends that have required some innovative thinking from the lamp manufacturers.
Due to the expensive nature of this new advanced LED lamp technology there has been an emerging pattern of thefts occurring, costing industry and frustrating drivers.
Some LED lamp manufacturers simply provide press-in caps to cover the screws, however these are more aesthetic and can simply be flicked out with a pen knife or screwdriver.
When confronted with the problem by industry users, Tim Miller of Australia's leading lighting manufacturer, Narva , decided to 'build a better mouse trap'.
With sketch pad in hand, Tim briefed engineers and tool makers to come up with a cap that could be inserted into the lamp lens to cover the screws, yet required drilling out in the event that a lamp needed to be replaced.
Anti-theft caps have now been successfully developed and from January 2006, all new supplies of the popular Narva Model 48 series of Jumbo lights will be supplied complete with these caps at no additional charge.
Red, amber and white colours are available to aesthetically match the colour of the lens and replacements will be available in packs of four.