Lighting

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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.

March 13, 2014

Amber Rear Turn Signals Are Safer Than Red, But Few Use Them

Lights on the rear of most vehicles have all red lights because that's all the regulation requires. Maybe that should change.

March 3, 2014

Optronics Introduces Combo Lamp with Integrated Stop, Tail, Turn and Backup Functions

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Optronics International is unveiling its new STL68 Combo Lamp at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The 9-inch oval combination LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp easily mounts to the surface of a vehicle, and at only half an inch thick, has the low profile of a through-hole-mounted lamp.

July 3, 2013

Adapter Brackets for Grote MicroNova Dot LED Clearance/Markers

Grote has added to its library of adapter brackets to provide an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade a vehicle equipped with older, less efficient 2-inch and 2 1/2-inch incandescent clearance/markers.

March 26, 2013

Optronics Rolls Out Led Clearance Marker Lamp for Vanguard Trailers

LOUISVILLE -- Optronics International showed off its new Uni-Lite LED clearance/marker lamps for the first time during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

January 8, 2013

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights

One of the most common reasons for an officer to pull a driver over is for a faulty light. Below are some basic guidelines on how to troubleshoot some of the problems that may arise with a trailer lighting system

December 19, 2012

Optronic GloLight Brings New Look to Stop/Turn/Tail Lamps

Optronics International says it's developed the first truly different approach in years to the visual presentation of a stop/tail/turn lamp with the new GloLight Series

January 1, 2006

Non-Compliant Lighting

When it comes to lighting, there's another factor added to the equation: compliance with federal safety standards.

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