The new headlamps will also be available as an aftermarket retrofit option from Freightliner dealers across North America.
The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps were initially developed for military use and offer increased durability, visibility and safety to the heavy-duty truck platform. Manufactured in the USA, Truck-Lite's forward-lighting technology has been proven on vehicles serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2007.
For trucks other than the Freightliner Cascadia, easy-to-install aftermarket retrofit options include traditional 7-inch round and 5-inch by 7-inch alternatives.
Truck-Lite's LED forward-lighting headlamps offer improved driver visibility through its more natural light spectrum, leading to improved object recognition at night and increased daytime visibility. Truck-Lite's LED beam pattern also reduces eyestrain for drivers and reduces harsh headlight glare to oncoming traffic.
An additional benefit is a significant reduction in amperage draw on the vehicles electrical system, freeing up power for other uses and resulting in a 50-times longer lighting system life than conventional halogen technology.