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Whelen Engineering
Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
Industry Public Safety
Founder George W. Whelen
Headquarters Chester, Connecticut, U.S.
Number of locations
Chester, CT and Charlestown, NH
Area served
Products Emergency lighting
Services Building and designing of emergency vehicle equipment
Divisions Automotive, Aviation, Outdoor Public Warning, Industrial
Subsidiaries Whelen Motorsports
Website www.whelen.com

The Whelen Engineering Company, Inc is an American corporation that designs and manufactures audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries worldwide. Founded in 1952, Whelen has become a provider of warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, and controllers. Whelen products are designed, manufactured, and assembled in two facilities in Chester, Connecticut and Charlestown, New Hampshire.[1]


The Whelen Company is divided into four divisions and has a subsidiary called Whelen Motorsports.

The four divisions of the company are as follows:

  1. The Automotive Division - provides lightbars, dashlights, strobe kits, siren boxes, and other public warning systems to be mounted on or within vehicles,[2] rotating sirens, and student alert systems with voice broadcast capability.[3]
  2. The Industrial Division - provides public alert hardware for clientele in an industrial plant forum.[4]
  3. The Aviation Division - provides warning equipment specifically for use on aircraft or airport directional lighting.[5]
  4. The Mass Notification Products Division - provides hardware for mass notification such as omnidirectional sirens ("air-raid" sirens), rotating sirens, and student alert systems with voice broadcast capability.[6]


Whelen Motorsports is partnered with NASCAR and is the "Officially Licensed Warning Lights of NASCAR." It also sponsors and promotes four NASCAR regional touring series: the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the Whelen All-American Series, the Whelen Modified Tour and the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.[7] In the Whelen All-American Series, more than 10,000 drivers compete for championship at 55 NASCAR-sanctioned short tracks within the United States and Canada.[8] Whelen will sponsor the Modified and All-American tours through 2019. Whelen is also an official sponsor of Goulian Aerosports and airshow pilot Michael Goulian.

Whelen Hornet

The Whelen Hornet is an electronic civil defense siren. It was introduced in 1995. It contains a single 400-watt speaker. The siren's appearance is best described as a small dish on a square rotator platform, with the single driver located at the center of the horn. It is the smallest outdoor siren made by Whelen. The siren can sound six signals, just like most other sirens produced by Whelen,[9] however, it is not voice-capable like the WPS-2900 and WPS-4000 series sirens.


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