Optronics shines light on its LED products

March 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS. Lighting provider Optronics is putting the spotlight on several of its newest LED products this week at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show.

The company said its Fusion LED combination stop, tail, turn and backup lamps are now available in 4 in. round and 6 in. oval formats with grommet and flange mount models. The lamps join the original 9 in. oval combo lamp, first introduced at last year’s Work Truck Show.

“Market response to the attractive look and design of our original surface-mount product was overwhelming and came from a wide variety of vehicle sectors,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “Our expanded Fusion combination LED lamp family is our response to customer requests to provide the same attractive styling with standard four-inch and six-inch recessed mounting options.”

The LED SuperLamp was first introduced at the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. The product is the result of two years of research and development, the company said.

“With the introduction of our LED SuperLamp Technology, we’ve created a new category of super-tough, super-long-lasting vehicle lamps and we’ve done it at a lower cost than other premium lighting products,” said Johnson. “We believe that the industry deserves better than just small, incremental advancements to lighting, and this represents the type of quantum leap we are committed to delivering.”

The 4 in. round LED SuperLamp stop/tail/turn lamp has been designed to withstand assaults on its internal electrical components, while a specially formulated coating and bonding system protects its exterior lens and housing, Optronics said. It has been designed to resist the crippling effects of transient voltage, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD).

The lamps also feature solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) technology that will allow the LEDs to continue to function even if the unprotected circuit board is completely submerged in water.

The new LED SuperLamp has also been demonstrated to be highly resilient in tests involving UV exposure, flammability, vibration, temperature cycling, accelerated aging, high-velocity water spray, free-fall drops, humidity, salt fog corrosion, dust, thermal shock and gravel bombardment, Optronics added.

Optronics also showed off its new anti-theft lighting system.

The LampLock is integrated into 4-in. round stop/tail/turn lamps and three-quarter inch marker lamps. The anti-theft design makes the lamps impossible to steal without destroying them.

“It’s clear that vanishing lights is a big problem for intermodal carriers, and this issue has plagued fleets and owner-operators within the shipping industry for years,” said Johnson. “We set out to solve the problem by designing an LED-based anti-theft lighting system that’s both easy to use and price competitive.”

The LampLock anti-theft lighting system is simple and easily replaces missing 4 in. round stop/tail/turn lamps and three-quarter-inch marker lamps by precisely fitting into the holes they leave behind.

The system is comprised of a specially designed single-diode LED lamp, an integrated anti-theft ring and a foam rubber gasket. In the case of the four-inch round lamp, an available locking PL-3 receptacle grips the connector plug body, increasing resistance to detachment due to shock and vibration. The lamps easily snap into position and once installed, are impossible to remove without being destroyed, Optronics said.

Optronics said it engineered the solution to look virtually indistinguishable from incandescent lamps, thus making it less noticeable or attractive to thieves.

The anti-theft LED lamps will last up to 50 times longer than their incandescent predecessors, the company said.

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