Optronics expands single-diode line

Optronics International announced the expansion of its ONE LED line of single-diode lamps with the introduction of its new BUL003CB four-inch round back-up lamp and its BUL002CB six-inch oval back-up lamp.

“Although many heavy-duty trailer manufacturers have now opted for all-LED lighting, a large number of HD tractor OEMs and work truck bodybuilders continue to sell vehicles with incandescent lighting, including back-up lamps,” according to the company. “Optronics’ new ONE LED Back-Up Lamps cost just twice the price of inexpensive incandescent lamps, but provide the equivalent of 50 times the service life.”

“The advantages of LED vehicle lighting, as well as the shortcomings of traditional incandescent lighting, are well known throughout the industry,” Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International, said. “Unfortunately, with LED lamps priced at about four to six times the cost of incandescent lamps, cost has posed a barrier, and our new ONE LED Back-Up Lamps remove that barrier.”

In engineering its ONE LED Lamps, Optronics has taken advantage of progress made in LED technology and cost to create back-up lamps with the appearance of incandescent lamps. One difference is that ONE LED Back-Up Lamps are covered by a lifetime warranty and will provide a service life of approximately 100,000 hours, as opposed to the 2,000-hour service life expectation from an incandescent lamp.

“Just like our ONE LED stop, tail, turn lamps have been instrumental in causing OEMs, fleets and owner-operators alike to convert to all-LED lighting, we think our new ONE LED Back-Up Lamps will have a positive impact as well,” said Marcus Hester, vice president of sales and marketing for Optronics International. “Incandescent vehicle lamps are simply obsolete at this point, and this is just another nail in their coffin.”

 “This ONE LED Back-Up Lamp is a great addition to the ONE Series family,” Billy Thompson, special markets manager for non-automotive, fleet and heavy-duty product categories for O’Reilly Auto Parts, said. “With its competitive price and performance advantages, it’s easy for fleets and independent owner-operators to understand the value proposition.”

All ONE Series LED Lamps meet FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety, the company said. ONE Series LED Lamps employ a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration.

A grommet-mount version of the new BUL003CB four-inch round back-up lamp and the BUL002CB six-inch oval back-up lamp will be introduced first and will be followed by flange-mount versions. The lamps are available with standard PL-3 and weather tight termination options.

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