Grote Enhances Fluorescent Lighting Program

Nov. 1, 2000
Grote Industries has improved its fluorescent lighting program. To complement its fluorescent dome lamp, the firm introduces a sturdy mounting pan and

Grote Industries has improved its fluorescent lighting program. To complement its fluorescent dome lamp, the firm introduces a sturdy mounting pan and new push-button switch. Tubes in Grote's fluorescent lamps last 12,000 hours. These fluorescent lamps come on quickly in temperatures from 0ø to 125ø F, and have a cool-burning design that reduces risk of cargo damage and fire.

Anti-yellowing conditioners in the acrylic lens provide consistent light transmission for the life of a trailer. High-pressure spray washes, temperature changes, roof flexes, and vibration aren't a threat to the lens, due to its flexibility. The lens will hold up under virtually any conditions, without cracking.

The new dome lamp enclosure pan provides a firm surface for secure mounting of the lamp. It is constructed of heavy-duty aluminum that provides rigidity without adding much weight. The pan provides support for the lamp while keeping the insulation from the roof area away from the lamp for safety. Pre-punched holes for mounting and wire egress mean easy installation.

The unit features a push-button design, programmable timer, and LED pilot light. For added convenience, the switch has a programmable time delay system with 16 different settings, ranging from two minutes to 2 11/42 hours. The unit mounts to the outside of the trailer and is sealed to keep out moisture and dirt. An LED pilot light on the faceplate makes it easy to see whether lights inside the trailer are on or off.

The switch's low resistance minimizes voltage drop; it can switch a 30-amp load. A built-in replaceable fuse protects the lighting system within the trailer, and the electronic switch is protected against transients, load dump, reverse polarity, and EMC.

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