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EXCAVATOR LIGHTS FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS

NORDIC LIGHTS® LED lights are dustproof,
waterproof, shock- and vibration-resistant,
and have excellent protection against corrosion.

LED Excavator lights

The excavator prepares your worksite for the coming construction – make sure that it meets the rest of your standards. NORDIC LIGHTS® LED excavator lights make your daily construction tasks easier, safer, and more efficient. Whether you’re looking for work lights or other special lights, our extensive range of heavy-duty LED digger lights has you covered in all areas.

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Our LED lights suitable for mounting on excavators are all dustproof, waterproof, temperature- and weather-resistant, and have an extraordinarily long lifetime (30,000 to 50,000 hours) to ensure that you can keep your activities up and running for as long as possible. Upgrading to NORDIC LIGHTS® LED lights is one of the smartest and most cost-effective investments you can make.

Yellow Excavator Digger equipped with LED Nordic Lights

The Ultimate LED Lights for Your Excavator

NORDIC LIGHTS® LED lights are designed to provide you with the best possible vision and clarity from your excavator. Years of testing and R&D have led us to the point that we are comfortable in calling our work lights the best on the market.

Durability for Years

While LED work lights are a step up in price compared to halogen and HID (Xenon) lights, the initial investment pays itself over several times due to the long and hassle-free lifetime of the product. NORDIC LIGHTS® LED digger lights are virtually maintenance-free and have a lifetime of between 30,000 and 50,000 hours compared to 5000 for HID (Xenon), and 500 for Halogen. That means no more waiting for replacement bulbs or maintenance crews.

The individual high-quality LEDs are installed on a circuit board, which is then screwed into place inside an aluminum housing. Our lenses are made of different polymers or tempered glass, which have been hand-picked to suit the recommended applications. We test all of our lights before they are shipped out to the customer.

Our comprehensive warranty provides peace of mind that your LED excavator lights will continue working for many years without issues. The full details of our warranty policy can be found here.

Small yellow excavator digging with Nordic Lights LED Work Lights

Smart Optics and Light Design

When you operate an excavator, the worksite is not only in front of you but all around. The light distribution of our work lights eliminates sharp contrasts between dark and bright, giving you a more comfortable working environment with less eye strain. Most of our work lights are calibrated to a color temperature of around 5000 Kelvin, which has a proven energizing effect on the vehicle operator. Around 5000 Kelvin is ideal for working outdoors. The light is bright enough to keep you energized, yet warm enough to avoid eye strain.

While the number of lumens is a good indicator of how much light a LED light emits, more lumens doesn’t automatically make one light superior to another. Some manufacturers like to talk a LOT about theoretical lumens, however, the number of lumens does little to no good if the other parts aren’t optimized for the LED chips. That’s why we always measure and openly disclose the operational lumens value, which more closely resembles the actual amount of illumination you will get.

Excavator equipped with Nordic Lights Excavator LED Lights

Prepared for Extreme Conditions

Whether you work in the scorching heat, or in frigid cold temperatures, you can rely on our LED lights. Rigorously tested in our in-house laboratory, all of our LED excavator lights are overheat-protected and remain fully functional from -40°C (-40°F) up to +85°C (185 °F). Essentially, even if the rest of your equipment overheats, your lights will stay on.

Furthermore, your new LED lights are easy to connect via the built-in waterproof, high-quality 2-pin Deutsch DT Connector. When used together with the supplied DT-plug, the system is waterproof. No external moisture will creep into the electronics of the light, which over time would cause it to short-circuit.

Walk with Giants

NORDIC LIGHTS® is the preferred LED light manufacturer for many of the world’s largest manufacturers of excavators and other heavy-duty vehicles, including industry leaders such as CaterpillarLiebherrSandvik, and Komatsu. Rest assured that you will always get the most up-to-date and cost-optimized LED lights for your vehicle.


Excavator LED Work Lights

Orange excavator digging with Nordic Lights LED Lights

Ready to Step It Up?

If you’re looking for a first upgrade to LED from Halogen or HID, we recommend our no-frills GO Series work lights, also known as the Step-It-Up series. The Scorpius GO 420 (pictured below) is part of our upgrade package for small and medium-sized excavators. The operational lumens output for the Scorpius GO 420 is 1800 lumens. The GO Series work lights are all dimmable, enabling you to customize the amount of emitted light to your liking. They also handle tough conditions and intense vibrations with ease.

 


Scorpius GO 420

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Be a Champion

Want to join the big leagues? If so, we recommend getting your hands on our heavy-duty PRO Series work lights. The PRO Series lights are a perfect fit for construction tasks and are made in several shapes, the most popular being our square alternatives. The light output is up to 4400 lumens, depending on the model. The PRO Series lights are built to last in tough conditions and can handle vibrations of up to 15.3 Grms with ease.

 


Scorpius PRO

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For excavators, we especially recommend the Scorpius PRO 445 and our durable best-seller, the Scorpius N4402

Master Your Lighting

For the most intense tasks, we recommend the QUAKE Dampened, fully customizable XTR Series. Seeing as the XTR Series can handle vibrations up to 20 Grms and has a maximum lumen output of 7200, there is no wonder we call it “The Unbreakable Master”. For large excavators, we recommend the Centaurus XTR N4601 QD.

 


Centaurus XTR N4601 QD

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Get Precise

With NORDIC LIGHTS® Pictor 620 you’ll be sure to hit the bullseye. This LED work light is designed to be mounted on digger booms or vehicle bodies for optimized and targeted illumination of a specific work area. Thanks to its compact and clever design, this low-profile work light is unbeatable in durability.

 


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Check out the light patterns of the Pictor 620 mounted on the lateral sides of a boom, and then view our demonstration picture of a left-hand mounted P620 below.

Excavator boom equipped with Nordic Lights LED Lights


Light Setup Recommendations for Excavators

Depending on the size of your excavator, we recommend different sets of lights to best suit your application and needs.

LED Work Lights for Small excavators

Our recommended upgrade setup for small excavators includes 3 Scorpius GO 420 Flood work lights strategically placed on the body of the excavator, 4 Scorpius PRO 415 PH Wide Flood on the counter-weight, and one Pictor 620 on the left-hand side of the boom.

Example simulation of Led excavator lights for small excavators, compact baggers

 


Scorpius GO 420

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Scorpius PRO 415 PH

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Pictor 620

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Setup Comparison

Simulated excavator light comparison of halogen vs Nordic Lights LED upgrade on small yellow excavator

Comparison of 5x1000lm Halogen light setup vs our upgrade recommendation for small diggers. Please click the image to view the full-sized picture.

LED Work Lights for Medium-sized Excavators

Light Setup 1: Basic

Our basic setup for medium-sized excavators includes 7 Scorpius GO 420 lights, strategically placed on the body of the excavator, counter-weight, and boom.

Example simulation of Basic LED excavator lights for medium-sized excavators

 


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Light Setup 2: Professional

Example simulation of Professional LED excavator lights for medium-sized excavators

Our professional setup for medium-sized excavators includes 5 Scorpius PRO 445 lights strategically placed on the body of the excavator, 4 Scorpius PRO 415 PH on the counter-weight, and 2 Pictor 620 on either side the boom.

 


Scorpius PRO 445

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Scorpius PRO 415 PH

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Pictor 620

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Setup Comparison

Medium-sized excavator light comparison of halogen vs Nordic Lights LED basic and professional upgrade

Simulation picture of 7x1000lm Halogen setup versus Nordic Lights Basic and Professional setups for medium-sized excavators. Please click the image to view the full-sized picture.

LED Work Lights for Large Excavators

Light Setup 1: Basic

Example simulation of Basic LED excavator lights for large excavators

Our basic work light setup for Large excavators includes 9 Scorpius PRO 445, strategically placed on the body of the excavator, counter-weight, and boom.

 


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Light Setup 2: Professional

Example simulation of professional LED excavator lights for large excavators

Our professional work light setup for Large excavators includes 9 Centaurus XTR N4601 QD strategically placed on the body of the excavator, counter-weight, and boom.

 


Centaurus XTR N4601 QD

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Setup Comparison

Simulated excavator light comparison of halogen vs Nordic Lights LED basic and professional LED light upgrade on large green excavator

Simulation picture of 9x1000lm Halogen setup versus Nordic Lights Basic and Professional setups for large excavators. Please click the image to view the full-sized picture.

Easy Installation

Our excavator LED work lights are easily mounted with a bracket or bolt. We provide you with the bolt, nut, washer, waterproof connector, as well as the bracket itself. Simple as that!

Which Light and Light Pattern for My Excavator?

Picking the correct light pattern is important to get the most out of your LED work light. If you wish to illuminate wider distances, choose the tall and wide Wide Flood. If you need a narrower light distribution, choose a Flood light for maximum light intensity. If you need to light up longer distances, choose High Beam or Pencil beam. If you are in need of near-field illumination, we recommend picking a light with a Diffused light pattern, which has the widest available light distribution.

You can view all the available light patterns for each light under their respective product page. We measure the light distribution of each light pattern in lux, lumens per square meter.

Check out an example of the Scorpius PRO 445 Wide Flood light pattern below.

As you can see, the total amount of 4400 operational lumens is divided into an approximate area of 15×25 meters. The area right directly in front of the light is illuminated by 20 lux (20 lumens per square meter) while the area farthest away is illuminated by 1 lux.

Unlike many work light manufacturers, we measure the light distribution with the sensor parallel to the test plane in order to replicate the actual lighting conditions for the operator. Many manufacturers measure their lights directly towards the test sensor, which gives a better but very unrealistic result.

 


Problems with Glare?

Unwanted glare is a real hassle for people working around your vehicle, and even yourself. We listened to our customers and developed the Phenom Optics (PH) optical solution. Our Phenom Optics-equipped work lights efficiently illuminate the area in front of you, and thanks to the carefully designed cut-off line, they do not blind people near the vehicle. We currently offer PH versions of our heavy-duty models Scorpius PRO and Canis PRO.


Scorpius PRO 415 PH

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Canis PRO 415 PH

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Yelllow Excavator Digger equipped with LED Nordic Lights


How to Buy

Time for an upgrade? The best way to get a hold of our lights is to contact your local NORDIC LIGHTS® distributor. Find a list of our current distributors here.


OEM Capabilities

Interested in our OEM capabilities? NORDIC LIGHTS® offers tailor-made solutions for vehicle manufacturers. Read all about our OEM capabilities here.


Proudly Designed and Made in Finland

NORDIC LIGHTS® headquarters and main assembly plant is located in the close-knit, entrepreneurial region of Jakobstad, Finland. Since 1992, nearly all of our lights have been assembled, tested and shipped from here.