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October 12, 2015

Permalite XT Features Brighter Illumination

Phillips Industries’ Permalite 4-inch Round Stop-Tail-Turn Lights use 9 diodes for brighter illumination.

August 26, 2015

HD 500 Series Lights Designed to Stand Out

Optronics' HD 500 Series LED stop, tail, turn lamps are designed with a three-dimensional lens feature and brighter illumination for improved ability to stand out compared with other lighting.

July 8, 2015

Rechargable Shop Light Lasts For up to 6 Hours

Snap-On’s ECFBAR300 Rechargeable Shop Light can operate for three- or six-hour runtimes depending on the setting.

February 16, 2015

Optronics LED Lamps Impervious to Damage, Resistant to Theft

SuperLamps are waterproof and highly resistant to contaminants, while LampLock fixtures cannot be removed without destroying them, making them useless to a thief.

January 22, 2015

Grote Industries Hires New VP of Engineering

Grote Industries has hired Michael R. Henderson as its vice president of engineering. Henderson will be responsible for all Grote Engineering and be tasked with implementing the company’s new product development process.

January 12, 2015

Frozen Foods Fleet to Install Forward LED Lighting on 700 Trucks

KLLM-Frozen Food Express announced that it would be installing Truck-Lite LED forward lighting on all of its new trucks. It will begin installing the lighting on all 2016 Freightliner and Volvo models, nearly 700 trucks.

January 8, 2015

Why Can't Those 3 Upper ID Lights Be Mounted Low?

The three identification lights at the top-rear of the trailer, mounted around the center line of the vehicle, are to alert following drivers that the vehicle equipped with these lights is wider than 80 inches.

October 23, 2014

QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen

A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

October 14, 2014

Phillips Pigtail Harnesses Sealed for Protection

Phillips Industries released three new trailer harness pigtail products that are sealed to keep out moisture and contaminant. There are separate harnesses for stop-tail-turn, mid-turn and marker/clearance lights.

August 5, 2014

Optronics Redesigns, Cuts Costs of GloLight Lamps

Optronics International announced that its newest GloLight LED stop/tail/turn lamps will be smaller and less expensive.

July 2, 2014

Truck-Lite Starts Online Courses on Lighting, Wiring

An online series of technical courses is part of a Truck-Lite Training Institute recently begun by the lighting products manufacturer. A Lighting and Harness module is the first to launch.

July 2, 2014

Squinty Tail Lights Have a Reliability Benefit

Tom Berg spots an unusual trailer lighting system on the road. Grote LED light bars need only three pigtails to connect to the sealed wiring harness, reducing the chances for corrosion and electrical failures, he explains in his Trailer Talk blog.

June 30, 2014

Thin, Durable Trailer LEDs from Phillips Now Available to Aftermarket

A line of thin, durable lamps initially introduced at the Technology & Maintenance Council meeting this spring by Phillips Industries is now available in the aftermarket.

June 16, 2014

Done Properly and Legally, Supplemental Signal Lights Enhance Safety

The Transportation Safety Equipment Institute reports that its member companies are seeing an increase in requests to add innovative lighting devices, and questions arise about their legality. Senior Editor Tom Berg takes a closer look in his Trailer Talk blog.

June 3, 2014

Optronics Restyles Panelite Millennium Series LEDs

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.

June 3, 2014

IPA Releases Kit for Restoring Vehicle Light Bulb Sockets

IPA introduces the new Light Socket Brush Kit to its line of electrical contact cleaning tools.

May 14, 2014

Philips Offers LED Replacement Headlamps

A new, high-performance line of LED replacement headlamps from Philips Automotive North America provide direct replacement applications on a wide range of vehicles with traditional 5- by 7-inch rectangular and 7-inch round sealed-beam headlamps.

March 26, 2014

Buyers Products Introduces LED Flood Light

Buyers Products has introduced a rectangular LED flood light with an adjustable stainless steel stud mount to east mounting on trucks and trailers.

March 21, 2014

Peterson Adds Integrated S/T/T/Backup 'Cyclops' Lamp to New LumenX LED Line

Peterson Manufacturing has expanded its LumenX LED line with an stop/turn/tail light featuring an integrated back-up lamp. The LumenX LED allows one of the seven diodes to provide DOT-legal back-up functionality as a two-in-one lighting concept.

March 13, 2014

Peterson’s Kristen Goodson named Vice President – Product Management

Peterson Manufacturing has appointed Kristen Goodson as vice president - product management. Goodson’s new role includes creating product strategies and recommendations, involvement in all product decisions, and coordinating crossfunctional team initiatives from initial product planning to engineering, tooling, manufacturing, packaging and sales launches.



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