Construction can be a tough gig. Between the long hours and hard physical labor, the last thing you want to deal with, especially if you’re working roadside, is poor visibility. Having someone drive into your worksite unintended sounds equal parts terrifying and annoying. Once the fear settles, there’s going to be the inevitable paperwork, and reporting on the incident, OSHA might get involved, it’s a mess.
Fortunately, if you drive a late-model GMC Sierra, you have some options for practical and entertaining deterrents, like these construction safety lights, as this video shows.
The truck featured here is a 2012 GMC Sierra 2500, which has been outfitted with construction safety lights. In essence, the flood light, cargo box lights, reverse lights, and, in the case of this customized truck, the rear-facing mirror lights and front grille are fitted with aftermarket LED light elements that work off a switch mounted in the cabin, triggering between white and amber light.
The installer in the video claims that these are very useful for working on roadways at night, however, our initial reactions were a bit more mischievous.
These lights are, effectively, strobe lights. Not only are strobe lights fun toys for twentysomethings to wave around at music festivals, they are also useful for other tasks. If someone was tailgating you in traffic, for example, that would appear to be a perfectly apt time to flip on your construction safety lights. Or perhaps you have a neighbor that you don’t particularly like, in which case these lights would be a perfect wake-up call, to help them start their day off right.
Regardless of how buyers would use them, these lights are definitely a cool party trick for the GMC Sierra, and a must-have before the next job starts.