Colorado Public Works Journal, Fall 2020

8 Colorado Public Works Journal Guardian Angel Device Redraws Boundaries of Wearable Lighting The Guardian Angel Elite Series wearable lights are known for breaking boundaries in lighting technology — but even after redefining what’s possi- ble within the personal safety lighting industry, they’ve taken it up another level. The company tapped its users to direct a new round of innovations that dramatically revamped their leading Elite Series line. The improved devices will be available for purchase in June through specialty dealers throughout the United States and abroad as well as directly through the website The Guardian Angel was one of the first wearable safety lights on the mar- ket, and when the sleeker, brighter Elite Series launched in 2018, it quickly EQUIPMENT Works News Wear Parts & Equipment have recently installed a new High Definition cut table in their 7,500 square foot fabrication addi- tion. Conveniently located in Aurora, at I-70 and Tower Road, they offer many of the aftermarket parts and accessories for leading brands of equipment used for earthmoving, excavation, construction, mining repair and road maintenance products. This new cut table has a 10.5’ X 26’ cut area and has a 5-axis bevel head and an oxy-fuel torch for the thicker 2” plus plate thicknesses. The focus is to cut impact and abrasion resistant plate along with structural plate to provide repair and rebuild services. This cut table is set up to supply our 400-ton x 20’ press break to form liners for dozers, buckets and to reduce customer lead time. Wear Parts proudly stocks US made JADCO impact and abrasion resistant plate. “These new capabilities allow Wear Parts to provide superior services to our customer in a timelier manner.” Said Steve Ghormley VP of Sales. Wear Parts – New High Definition Cut Table became a must-have tool in essential industries like law enforcement and security, military, fire and EMS, towing, construction, utilities, and more. “The Guardian Angel has always been groundbreaking because we approach it with purpose, working backward to design the optimal life-saving tool,” said Chadwick Keller, CEO of Guardian Angel Devices. “We continually revolutionize the technology by addressing practical needs, but now that we’re a global leader, we can tap a whole fleet of experts across industries to channel our ingenuity.” The new enhancements include: • Superpowered battery, so not only does the battery charge at double the speed, once it’s powered up it runs up to 20% longer. Upgrading to a Type-C charging connector reduced the dead-to-full charging time to less than 2 hours, while also making it easier to plug in. Users can also now track the improved battery life with an indicator light bar. • Tether attachment - In addition to the versatile magnetic mount and heavy-duty clip, the devices now have a small built-in hinge to attach a tether. (This feature can also be added to legacy devices without the tether hinge.) • New emergency flash patterns - The lights can now flash in an SOS pattern strobe to beam a universal help signal up to 3 miles with a simple push of a button. • Brighter LEDs - The LEDs, which were already visible for up to 3 miles, are now powerful enough to reach 3-8 times that brightness, depending on the color. To maintain the brightness control but accommodate the bold new beams, the illumination can now be cranked up to an additional 4th setting - Max. • Improved mechanics - To adapt the larger battery and more powerful LEDs for the same sleek size, the interior includes advancements like an internal heatsink on the PCB board, which moderates the device’s temperature so the outside remains cool even while the LEDs are on the brightest setting for extended periods of time.