Optronics Restyles Panelite Millennium Series LEDs
June 3, 2014 - Products
Panelite Millennium Series GloLites from Optronics are now available in 24 new styles. The GloLight product enhancement is the first in 15 years and represents the first product restyling effort since the LED version of the Panelite Millennium Series was introduced.
The new products combine the look of GloLight lamps with the signature aerodynamic chrome-plated bezels of the Panelite Millennium Series to create a distinctive new, ultra-high-style offering. The updated look is expected to appeal to independent owner-operators.
“Owner-operators often like to make a personal statement with their vehicles, and Optronics’ GloLight technology states that you want to be noticed,” Peter Hohendorn, vice president of Dieter’s Accessories, owner of the Panelite brand, said. “Whether you’re dressing up a new factory-ordered vehicle or your existing rig with our aftermarket components, you and everyone else will notice a big difference with the new Panelite Millennium Series with GloLight lamps.”
Model upgrades include 24 new product SKUs in red, amber and combination red/clear and amber/clear versions of the popular M1 6.5-inch LED marker lamps, M3 3-inch LED marker lamps and M5 4-inch LED marker lamps. GloLight lamps combine light-diffusing material that gives them a defining, smooth, brightly glowing appearance on the perimeter of the lens, contrasting with a more traditional LED look in the center.
“Our new Millennium Series lamps aren’t just more attractive, they’re also more durable than their predecessors, because they’re produced using solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) technology,” Marcus Hester, vice president of sales and marketing for Optronics International, said. “Optronics remains committed to designing and manufacturing corrosion-resistant LED lighting with a goal of achieving 100 percent SMD-based manufacturing throughout its entire LED product line.”
Their SMD design keeps the new Millennium Series lamps working by protecting them against moisture, shock and vibration. The new lamps meet all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety, and each lamp comes with a three-year warranty covering their tough, sonically welded polycarbonate lenses and housings.
The new Panelite Millennium Series M1 6.5-inch LED marker lamps, M3 3-inch LED marker lamps and M5 4-inch LED marker lamps are expected to begin shipping immediately. The lamps are available with standard .180 bullet connectors.
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