Freightliner to use Truck-Lite LEDs on Cascadia

Jan. 22, 2013

Freightliner Trucks has announced the availability of high-performance LED headlamps from Truck-Lite custom-engineered for the Freightliner Cascadia. The headlamps will also be available as an aftermarket retrofit option from Freightliner dealers across North America, the company said.

“We’re proud to add Truck-Lite LED headlamps to the Freightliner aftermarket parts offering,” said Todd Biggs, director, aftermarket parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The new LED technology delivers lighting performance far and above the traditional halogen systems currently in use on most heavy-duty trucks.”

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.

“The overwhelmingly positive response to our LED forward-lighting products from military and light-duty operators opened the door to the heavy-duty commercial transportation sector and this new partnership. We’re looking forward to providing Freightliner’s customers with the highest performing visibility systems available on the market,” said Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite president.

For trucks other than the Freightliner Cascadia, easy-to-install aftermarket retrofit options include traditional 7 in. round and 5x7 in. alternatives, Freightliner noted.

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