Using a newly developed technology similar to fiber optics, Optronics has created unique 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, and turn lamps that can display complex shapes and patterns.
Using what the company calls Light Guide technology, the new Optronics lights have clear, shaped, polymer cylinders that guide and project LED light in specific ways. With Light Guide, smooth lighting contours can be achieved as part of the lighting design. An LED illuminating one area of the lamp may transmit its light to several other areas at the same time.
“OEMs see how lighting can overtly distinguish their products from those of their competitors, and fleets see the lighting as an extension of their brand image,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics. “We also believe that independent owner-operators will love the high-style look.”
Lamps with Light Guide technology can also stand apart from other lamps because of their brighter and more attention-grabbing appearance. Also, Light Guide patterns do not have the hot spots associated with LED vehicle lighting.
The 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamps with Light Guide technology will be available in flange-mount and grommet-mount versions and are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2017. The lamps will be available with standard PL-3 and Weather Tight termination options, enabling them to connect to existing harness connections for easy retrofitting.
The new lamps are targeting the heavy-duty trailer, light-duty trailer, RV, transit and marine markets Optronics currently serves. Part numbers include STL603RB and STL602RB with red lenses and BUL603CB and BUL602CB with clear lenses.
The lamps meet all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety. Lenses and housings are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded. The new lamps will employ a solid-state, surface-mount device design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock, and vibration.