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Amber lights are a must-have tool for first responders and professionals in a variety of industries. They’re robust, powerful, bright, and add visibility to approaching motorists which makes them extremely effective at conveying the presence of emergencies, and potentially dangerous highway conditions. Some people use amber lights for voluntary tasks but they’re mostly used for professional purposes.

If you’re considering outfitting your vehicle with high-quality and dependable lights, we’re here to give you a little scoop on what types of vehicles use these lights.

Types of amber lights

First things first, before you consider choosing quality lights, you should know what types of amber lights exist on the market. They come in different designs and can be placed on vehicles of any size. Some of the most common include marker lights, light bars, and beacons.

Theamber light bar is commonly used on police cars, but it can be used for other purposes as well. They’re elongated bars that come in multiple sizes, provide a superior multicolor warning, and are designed to keep the person safe on the road.

Amber marker lights also known as clearance lights are small, single-bulb, and evenly spaced across the top of a vehicle. They’re common on trailers because they indicate their full size when being pulled.

Beacons are single round lights placed on top of a car and usually come with multiple patterns. They’re often used in security, construction, and pilot vehicles.

Vehicles that use amber lights

Amber lights serve two main functions: awareness and visibility. Different states have different laws regarding the use of these lights but the majority of them encourage the use of amber lights on vehicles involved in roadside work or assistance. These are the types of vehicles that use amber lights:

Construction vehicles

Work zone and construction vehicles require heavy-duty, and dependable LED amber lights keeping the personnel and approaching motorists safe. Fatigued workers, poor visibility, and inattentive driving can lead to fatalities or serious injuries. These lights help provide extra visibility for these vehicles as most of them are commonly active at night, and in extreme weather conditions. These types of vehicles include road rollers, pickup trucks, bulldozers, etc.

Utility vehicles

Many professional utility vehicles choose to install amber warning lights to differentiate from standard vehicles, and often use the same light bar as wrecker trucks. These types of vehicles need to be outfitted with amber lights such as mini light bars, hide-aways, and grille lights. They’re extremely durable, reliable, and can withstand tough and demanding work, and they offer an effective warning solution in different environments.

Maintenance vehicles

Vehicles that move at slow speed like snowplows and road gritters, can benefit from amber lights by making other road users aware they’re traveling particularly slowly. Sweepers, spreaders, and other winter service vehicles need to be equipped with bright and powerful LED amber lights that can pierce through fog, whiteouts, and snowfall. These lights improve visibility and safety for everyone on the road.

uto-repair vehicles

Vehicles like tow trucks,AAA vehicles, and such, operate in high-traffic areas where visibility can be extremely low and sometimes resulting in tow truck-related accidents. They often need to stop at the side of the road to assist a broken-down vehicle, and amber lights can help increase

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: What Types of Vehicles Use Amber Lights
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/74596/what-types-of-vehicles-use-amber-lights
Published Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:41:29 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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