At industrial loading sites in marine locations and shipyards, operators use LED dock lights to illuminate containers during loading. Traditionally, such fixtures are mounted via a pivot swing arm, which is secured in the outer parts of the loading bay or entry point of containers. New designs to loading lights have made the units more flexible and versatile. This article compares the differences between gooseneck lights and pivot swing arm luminaries for loading bays in marine sites.
Pivot Swing Arm Dock Lights
LED loading dock lights consists of a small, compact light head at the end of the unit. A long, foldable arm is connected to the component and mounted on a wall. The first section of the arm (closest to the wall) offers horizontal movement. The middle section is where arm pivots, via a second attachment, offering up and down movement.
For accurate beam placement, the light head can be mounted on the pivot arm with a U-bracket mount. This allows the component to move up and down, while a simple screw provides stable left and right movement. At the end of the day, operators can fold the light back to the wall. This feature is perfect for shipping docks, as it helps save space.
Gooseneck LED Dock Lights
Gooseneck LED lights address all of the limitations of traditional pivot swing arm variants. This type of luminary does not require multiple arms or pivots for positioning. Furthermore, individuals do not have to worry about over extending the arm or securing the preferred position via screws.
Limitations for gooseneck LED dock lights are minimal and easy to address. Over time, the gooseneck features can wear out, resulting in sagging. This can be fixed by replacing the arm. Like conventional pivot swing arm dock lights, workers may opt to store the light back on the wall after use.