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Optronics’ new Marker/Clearance lamps boast Scene-Light feature

Dec. 13, 2021
Multifunction LED lights perform clearance, marker functions, provide scene lighting capabilities that illuminate a parked vehicle’s surroundings

Optronics International recently introduced its new MCL16MRHAHB and MCL16MAHAHB LED Marker/Clearance/Scene Lights.

As the newest members of Optronics’ MCL16 series family of lights, the unique 1 1/4-inch, seven-diode, PC-rated lamps enable vehicles to meet clearance and all marker lighting regulations, while giving users an extra lighting bonus, the company said. The new clear lens lamps are able to turn white when a truck or trailer is stationary, creating a bright halo of light around the vehicle perimeter.

Whether it’s a last-mile delivery vehicle, a work truck, or a parked semi-trailer, when humans perform duties around them, they need adequate lighting. As winter approaches and low-light conditions encroach on work hours, the new MCL16MRHAHB and MCL16MAHAHB LED Marker/Clearance/Scene Lights can create a safer and more productive environment for workers.

In recent years, Optronics has introduced a number of lamps with combined lighting functions. Consolidation of lamp functions reduces SKUs, as well as carrying costs, and also completely eliminates the need for separate lamps and for additional holes in vehicle bodies and frame structures. Combination lamps essentially offer the end user multiple LED lamps for the price of one, Optronics said.

“With the simple flip of a switch, our new MCL16MRHAHB and MCL16MAHAHB LED Marker/Clearance/Scene Lights can illuminate the entire periphery of a parked vehicle with bright white LED light,” said Marcus Hester, chief marketing officer for Optronics. “Not only will these mini scene lights help workers see potential hazards around their vehicles, but their brilliant white LED light will also help others on the road see a vehicle and those working around it.”

Both seven-diode lights are hard wired and include separate grounding wires, and both feature a pliable EPDM grommet. The lamps require only a single 1.4-inch diameter mounting hole.

Both lamps feature Optronics’ unique mini scene lighting capability. The MCL16MAHAHB lamps include a clear lens that is yellow when illuminated in marker/clearance mode, and white when illuminated as a mini scene light. The MCL16MRHAHB lamps include a clear lens that is red when illuminated in marker/clearance mode, and white when illuminated as a mini scene light.

The new lamps will interface with all popular wiring and harness systems, but for those who want to design a lighting system with the new lamps in mind, Optronics can help. Optronics’ USA Harness makes harness and electronic control systems for a wide variety of commercial applications.

“There are more commercial vehicles on the road than ever, and many are now working long into the evening, presenting safety challenges to fleets, owner-operators, and workers alike,” Hester said. “This light replaces ID, clearance and marker lights all around the vehicle.”

The lamp’s lens and housing are made of polycarbonate material that is sealed and waterproof. The lamp employs a solid-state, surface-mount device design that protects its electronics against moisture, shock, and vibration.

The new MCL16MRHAHB and MCL16MAHAHB LED Marker/Clearance/Scene Lights will be available at the end of the first quarter of 2022, according to Optronics.

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