08 Jun Light the way in style
Modern entrance control systems often feature helpful lights that play many crucial functions, from making it clear how visitors should proceed into a building to setting just the right tone and mood to provide the perfect welcome.
Well thought out entrance control lights can help guide first time visitors to a corporate office or leisure facility, increase the speed of traffic flow at a stadium or amusement park, or help set the scene for people visiting a theatre or art gallery. Better than any words, the visual cues they provide remove any language barrier and offer intuitive confirmation of how to proceed.
Many manufacturers offer their customers the option to tweak elements of speedgate’s colour displays to create a unique aesthetic experience – the only limit is your artistic imagination. Here are the radiant variables you can use together with some of their more practical functions.
Types of control lights and their applications
Many speedgates feature access lights that change colour to confirm access has been granted via recognition of an appropriate signal and are a helpful visual indicator to confirm visitors can proceed.
The universal colour indications of green for go and red for stop are usually used, with white sometimes used to indicate standby mode.
Access lights on an Entrance Control gate indicate standby mode
Some high-quality gates have wing lights illuminate the glass wing barriers both to confirm that visitors can proceed and to add an extra sense of style, sometimes illuminating company logos or other chosen graphics.
Wing lights on an Entrance Control gate add a sense of style.
Lane lights are common inclusions to highlight whether a lane is accessible. A symbol such as a green arrow – indicates it can be used whilst a different symbol, such as a red cross, confirms access is denied.
Lane lights on an Entrance Control gate indicate it can be used.
Coloured LED illumination on top of a speedgate pedestal is becoming increasingly common to allow further confirmation of whether it’s clear to procced. A range of lighting effects can be selected, including, dots and colour blends.
Passage lights on an Entrance Control gate illuminated in striking mauve.
For those that care about being on-brand, edge lights are a popular customisable lighting option, typically comprising a multi-coloured LED light on the side of an entrance control gate’s pedestal to complement the overall aesthetic or represent brand colours.
Edge lights on an Entrance Control gate complement the aesthetic.
As well as lights, some speedgates feature full custom sound signaling, meaning you can choose a sound to play when a gate opens, or when unauthorised access is attempted. This makes it easier for blind or visually impaired people to use speedgates and can also be used to draw the attention of staff if unauthorised entry is attempted.