Phillips Industries has created a lighting solution for the interiors of dry van trailers with compact and high-output LEDs.
The Phillips Permalite XB Corner Cargo Lamp is the first complete interior lighting solution designed specifically for dry vans and will be widely available in the market in November 2019.
Interior lights were impractical in dry vans because of their thin roofs, so loading and unloading relied on flashlights, cell phone lights, or “porch lights” mounted on loading docks to see inside of the trailer, according to Phillips. However, the ultra-compact Permalite XB Corner Cargo Lamp can be easily retrofitted to the inside of a dry van because it does not require a ceiling pan or conduits.
With Phillips Permalite XB Corner Cargo Lamps installed, dry vans can be fully illuminated while requiring very low power.
The Permalite XB Corner Cargo Lamps have high power diodes, 1200 effective lumens, and can work with body-heat activated motion sensors. The lamps are angled for best light projection over the load and floor, and the corner mounting protects them from potential damage. The circuit boards have a waterproof coating to protect the lamps from moisture. The design allows daisy-chaining the lamps to fully illuminate a trailer while minimizing voltage drop.