Wheel loader lights for 360-degree vision

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

3D light simulator

Wheel loader LED lights

Wheel loaders come in many different sizes for many different purposes, but they are all crucial machines for handling material in a safe, efficient and profitable way. Wheel loaders move enormous loads of materials, often in sites with limited vision. They usually arrive first to a construction site, even before the infrastructure has been set in place. NORDIC LIGHTS® LED wheel loader lights make it safe and convenient to work in environments that are literally under construction. Wheel loaders are also used to maintain infrastructure, for example for removing snow and ice from roads in demanding conditions. Especially in urban areas it’s important that the driver is constantly aware of the movements of other vehicles and of people. For all these purposes wheel loaders need to be equipped with the best possible crawler lights and backhoe lights.

A wheel loader equipped with NORDIC LIGHTS LED lights can operate 24/7 in all kinds of conditions. Our LED lights are all dustproof, waterproof, temperature- and weather-resistant, and have an extraordinarily long lifetime (30,000 to 50,000 hours). Upgrading to NORDIC LIGHTS® LED lights is a smart and cost-effective investment that will keep your wheel loader working, day and night.

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Medium-sized wheel loaders:

Large-sized wheel loaders:

Yellow wheel loader with Nordic Lights wheel loader LED lights

The Ultimate LED Lights for Your Wheel Loader

NORDIC LIGHTS® LED lights are designed to provide you with the best possible vision and clarity from your wheel loader. R&D and years of testing 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 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 wheel loader lights will continue working for many years without issues. The full details of our warranty policy can be found here.

Smart Optics and Light Design

When operating a wheel loader, it’s important to have complete 360-degree vision. Depending on the size of the wheel loader you need to equip it with different sets of lights. Especially small and mid-sized wheel loaders are frequently used in urban areas and if you operate your wheel loader on public roads it has to be compliant with national traffic regulation.

When getting into work conditions the wheel loader needs to give the operator a good environment for getting the job done in a safe and convenient way. 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. The lack of sharp contrasts is beneficial if you are operating a wheel loader. 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.

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 wheel loader 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.

Giants Recognize Quality

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

Wheel Loader LED Work Lights

Be a Champion

If you’re looking to upgrade from your current lighting, we recommend 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 and round 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


Light Setup Recommendations for Wheel Loaders

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

LED Work Lights for Medium-sized Wheel Loaders

Light Setup 1: Basic

Our recommended basic setup for wheel loaders around 20 tons includes 8 pieces of KL1401, strategically placed on the body of the wheel loader.



Light Setup 2: Professional

Our professional work light setup for medium-sized wheel loaders includes 8 Scorpius PRO 445 and 2 Scorpius PRO 415 PH strategically placed on the body of the wheel loader.

Scorpius PRO 445


Scorpius PRO 415 PH


Setup Comparison

Medium Wheel Loader Lights Comparison

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

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LED Work Lights for Large Wheel Loaders

Our professional work light setup for Large wheel loaders includes 16 Scorpius PRO 445 and 4 Scorpius PRO 415 PH.

Light Setup: Professional

Scorpius PRO 445


Scorpius PRO 415 PH


Setup Comparison

Large Wheel Loader Lights Comparison

Simulation picture of Halogen setup versus Nordic Lights Professional setup for large wheel loaders. Please click the image to view the full-sized picture.

Easy Installation

Our wheel loader LED work lights are easily mounted with a bracket. 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 Wheel Loader?

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 need 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?

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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


Canis PRO 415 PH


Glare-free LED lights for tractors forklifts and heavy-duty vehicles

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.

Get the complete light optimization guide for:

Medium-sized wheel loaders:

Large-sized wheel loaders:

What work light is best for a wheel loader?

We recommend our heavy-duty PRO Series work lights for wheel loaders. The PRO Series lights are a perfect fit for construction and other heavy-duty tasks.

How many lights should I install on my wheel loader?

Depending on the size of your vehicle, we recommend between 10 and 20 LED work lights for a wheel loader.

Where can I buy wheel loader LED lights?

Have a look at our distributor list to find wheel loader LED lights near you.

Read also about our Dump Truck LED Lights, construction lights and mining lights.