IAA 2018: BriteAngel shines light on LED warning triangle

George Barrow
September 27, 2018

South Wales-based BriteAngel exhibited its LED triangle warning light at IAA for the first time in a hope to secure more distributors and raise awareness of the new product.

Developed after MD Stephen Wornham was nearly involved in a collision in the dark while a motorist changed a tyre on his car in the road, the former charity sector worker decided to design and manufacture a suitable warning aid for drivers.

The warning triangle uses high powered LEDs to provide advanced warning to motorists of a hazard. The bright LEDs are claimed to be visible at a distance of 300m even in daylight – far greater than the recommended distance for a standard triangle.

Manufactured just outside of Cardiff, the BriteAngel is CE quality marked and comes in a toughened plastic case which doubles as the base for the triangle which automatically illuminates when opened to increase safety and speed up deployment. It’s said to be able to withstand winds of up to 45mph when assembled.

Wornham says “I designed this off the back of a near fatal accident. It’s all about increasing the reaction time people have to a hazard. You’ll see this much sooner than an ordinary triangle and you’ll start to slow down.”

Also on display was a prototype MotoBrite warning sign. Initially designed for use on motorbikes, the concept is being extended for use on trailers thanks to a universal mounting system. A small warning triangle is incorporated into a panel behind the numberplate which is hinged and held in place with spring catches. When the catches are released the warning triangle automatically illuminates.

BriteAngel is available to order online, priced at £37.95, through the company’s website, while MotoBrite is expected to make it into production next year.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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