December 2, 2016
The DCP-5-HD heavy duty power converter from Larson Electronics is a 5-amp waterproof power supply that converts 120- or 240-volt AC electrical current to 12- or 24-volt DC current.
October 20, 2016
Grote’s Snap-In Cover Plates are a quick and simple to install light cover for retrofits and lighting upgrades on commercial vehicles.
September 13, 2016
Phillips Industries’ Permalite XT 4-inch round clear reverse light offers high durability with improved resistance to impacts, corrosion, harsh chemicals and UV exposure.
July 1, 2016
Lighting products manufacturer Truck-Lite has launched a redesigned version of its website with improvements to its navigation, design, search and online commerce section.
February 28, 2016
Truck-Lite says its new Light-Out Detection System alerts drivers of one or more trailer lights that are dark. The system replaces the nose box and distributes power among lighting circuits, and signals a light-out condition by illuminating a warning lamp on the trailer’s nose.
November 17, 2015
Optronics International says its new LED backup lights are a cost-effective replacement for incandescent backup bulbs on tractors.
October 12, 2015
Phillips Industries’ Permalite 4-inch Round Stop-Tail-Turn Lights use 9 diodes for brighter illumination.
August 26, 2015
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
Snap-On’s ECFBAR300 Rechargeable Shop Light can operate for three- or six-hour runtimes depending on the setting.
February 16, 2015
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 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
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
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
A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.
October 14, 2014
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 International announced that its newest GloLight LED stop/tail/turn lamps will be smaller and less expensive.
July 2, 2014
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.
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
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
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.
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