Optronics International plans to make LED SuperLamp technology available on a variety of lamp products, including headlamps, back-up lamps, marker/clearance lamps, and work lamps, as well as interior cab and trailer lighting.
LED SuperLamp technology had previously only been available on the company’s stop/tail/turn lamps and is designed to protect lights and increase durability. SuperLamp lights are coated to resist specific chemical agents, including petroleum distillates such as coolant ethylene and coolant propylene, diesel fuel, battery fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, organic solvents, methanol, detergents, cleaners, and urea. The coating is applied to the entire exterior of each SuperLamp, and lenses and housings have been engineered to accept and bond with the coating.
“Lamps using Optronics’ LED SuperLamp technology are currently in pilot programs with numerous OEMs and have recently been selected as standard equipment on Class 8 Peterbilt tractors,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International.
The electronic circuitry inside most LED lamps is vulnerable to ambient factors such as transient voltage, electromagnetic interference, and electrostatic discharge. These conditions can occur in, on and around a vehicle.
Lamps featuring LED SuperLamp technology are not damaged by transient voltage, EMI and ESD, and because they are also designed with solid-state, surface-mount device technology, their LEDs are able to continue to function even if a lamp’s circuit board is completely submerged in water.
LED SuperLamps have also been tested and have proven their ability to resist component degeneration as a result of UV exposure, flammability, vibration, temperature cycling, accelerated aging, high-velocity water spray, free-fall drops, humidity, salt fog corrosion, dust, thermal shock and gravel bombardment.
“The introduction of the LED SuperLamp and subsequent adoption of this technology is a testament to its durability, practicality, and cost-effectiveness,” said Johnson. “Moreover, it is an example of the right product at the right time, and one that will take industry lighting to a new level of corrosion protection and electrical system integrity.”