East Manufacturing has introduced an LED lighting system that is completely sealed against the elements, preventing moisture infiltration from comprising the trailer’s lighting system, according to the company. The lighting system is now standard equipment on all East aluminum flatbed, dump and transfer trailers.
The system is virtually maintenance free, as simply unplugging the old harnesses and plugging in the new one can replace damaged wiring, the company said.
"The new moisture-barrier system is a return ground system, versus the traditional chassis-ground system, eliminating the opportunity for poor connections between body, chassis and tractor fifth wheel. There is no splicing needed, no wire nuts, and no junction boxes with the standard lighting system," said Bob Appleman, director of supply chain management. "The system uses wire harnesses with corrosion-resistant Truck-Lite Fit 'N Forget plug-in connections. Each connection is packed with non-conducting dielectric grease to seal out moisture.”