Whelen has been designing and manufacturing reliable lights and systems since 1952 when it was founded in George W. Whelen’s garage in Deep River, Connecticut. Currently, Whelen has corporate locations in Connecticut and New Hampshire. It designs and manufactures products that are the most reliable in the industry—products that will be there when people really depend on them.
All of their products are made in the USA and are tested with the toughest conditions in mind to ensure they can hold up to anything you may require. Their slogan is “Trusted to Perform,” which encompasses superior design, meticulous production, rigorous testing, and total reliability in the field. Whelen outperforms all others in situations where there are lives on the line.
Whelen’s Production Markets
Whelen services four main markets with superior quality products.
Whelen provides many options in the automotive industry for upfits in all categories. Its popular dash/deck/visor lights are available in six models, with some available in a flat or in a slim, low-profile design. It manufactures 13 different beacons to choose from for any type of emergency vehicle as well as for road crews to use for increased visibility at night. Whelen has the largest amount of flasher and light heads available on the market, from super LED light heads to combination systems including spotlights and warning lights. It makes fender lights, mounted light heads, and interior lighting that is essential for any type of service or responder vehicle. The complete light and siren systems are ready to install in emergency vehicles, with easy to operate slide switches and push buttons available in an upfit to make communication easy while on the road.
The Tracer series provides LED light bars to illuminate the sides of emergency vehicles at night for better visibility to drivers, effectively warning drivers of both their presence and position. Whelen manufactures a large variety of mini light bars, too, for a low profile appearance on any type of vehicle, and smaller-scale light bars for patrol cars that are smaller and cannot support a full, taller light bar.
Whelen has the largest variety of standard light bars available on the market. Each includes from one to three colors. They also have an innovative designed light bar especially for SUVs that has an inner edge across the top of the rear window and the outer edge, encompassing the sides of the rear windows for superb lighting.
Whelen has an aviation department to customize illumination systems for police helicopters and life flight airplanes. It includes super bright xenon strobe, tail, and landing lights, as well as sirens and speakers.
Mass Notification Systems
Whelen’s mass notification systems operate seamlessly with the weather predictor applications and official communications. They are world renowned for their effectiveness and offer the leading tornado warning systems in the USA.
Whelen engineering brings as much to the success of motorsports as oil and engines. The company has three NASCAR affiliations and offer trusted expertise and products to the racing world. It is a proud sponsor of IMSA Road Racing and Nascar racing.
Keltek only sells the very best products that are manufactured to the best quality standards. We do the research on all of our products to find the best of the best before we offer them to you for upfits. We understand that you seek reliable and cost efficiency for vehicle upfitting, and Whelen brings it to the table. Keltek can help you from start to finish with your upfits, offering you the highest-quality products, skilled installation, and superior customer service. If you’re planning a vehicle upfit, we have everything you need.