Truck-Lite added the Roadmax headlight system to its line of custom LED headlight products. The custom LED headlight system for the medium-duty market is now available as a factory-installed option on new Freightliner M2 models 106 and 112, the Thomas Built C2 bus, as well as for retrofit on previous generations.
Truck-Lite developed the technology that was used for custom headlights in Class 8 trucks and adapted it for short-haul applications.
Truck-Lite's LED headlights offer improved driver visibility by using a state-of-the-art beam pattern and producing a color temperature identical to that of sunlight, for enhanced object recognition at night and increased visibility by day. In addition to reducing eyestrain for drivers, Truck-Lite's LED beam pattern increases reach while reducing potential glare to oncoming traffic. Coupled with Truck-Lite's Diamond Shell 2.0 lens coating, the hazing, and crazing that plague typical headlight lenses are virtually nonexistent, according to the company. Eliminating the need for buffing and polishing can ultimately boost a fleet's bottom line over the life of the truck.
The Roadmax system is rated for 30,000 hours compared to a typical halogen system's rating of 1,000 hours. Light output of a halogen bulb can decrease by as much as 25% in the first 100 hours of use, while Roadmax LED headlights may experience only a 7% drop in output over 25,000 hours. Finally, the Roadmax system exerts far less draw on a vehicle's electrical system, freeing up power for other energy-hungry devices that a crucial for a fleet's success.
Check out the video below for more on the new LED lights: