Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Optronics introduces new high- and low-beam headlamp


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

The new 5-inch by 7-inch combination high- and low-beam headlamp features LED conspicuity arrays located in the center of the lens. (Courtesy: OPTRONICS)
The new 5-inch by 7-inch combination high- and low-beam headlamp features LED conspicuity arrays located in the center of the lens. (Courtesy: OPTRONICS)

 

TULSA, Okla.  — Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, has broadened its Opti-Brite LED headlamp family with the introduction of its new 5-inch by 7-inch combination high- and low-beam headlamp.

Like the other headlamps in the Opti-Brite headlamp series, the new lamps are designed with a unique retroflective LED light beam technology that enables them to project an optimized beam pattern conducive to superior driver comfort and performance, according Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International.

The lamps also feature the Opti-Brite’s signature LED conspicuity array that sets the lamps apart from all other LED headlamps on the road, he said.

At the heart of Opti-Brite LED Headlamps are their rear-oriented LEDs.

The LEDs face backward, toward metallic parabolic reflectors that are precision-engineered to create superior high- and low-beam photometric characteristics. But the most striking feature is their stunning LED conspicuity arrays located in the center of the lens, Johnson said.

“Our Opti-Brite LED Headlamps are designed to enhance a vehicle’s style as well as its operator’s performance,” he said. “Engineered for an international OEM and aftermarket audience, our entire Opti-Brite LED Headlamp family is multi-volt compatible and FMVSS 108 and ECE/R10 compliant.”

Behind the headlamp’s conspicuity array, Optronics’ advanced reflector geometry emits a tightly controlled blue-white light beam that approximates the color temperature of the sun’s natural light. The light quality makes it easier for the human eye to see the road, thus enhancing safety while reducing eye fatigue, company spokesmen said.

“These Opti-Brite LED Headlamps greatly improve foreground lighting from the bumper to 25 feet out,” Jacques Baudeloque, national sales manager for Optronics International, said. “They also deliver very appealing drive-behind performance that operators will appreciate. They’re absolutely a phenomenal value for their performance output.”

The new headlamps are engineered to accommodate from 9- to 33-volt electrical systems and have an expected service life of 30,000 hours, 15 to 30 times that of halogen and HID headlamps. Opti-Brite LED Headlamps are the only ones in the industry to carry Optronics’ no-hassle, one-diode lifetime warranty protection, which will replace the lamp if even one diode fails.

The lamps are IP67 and SAE J575e rated for ingress protection and come complete with enhanced electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrostatic discharge (ESD) and power surge protection features. All have highly durable powder-coated, die-cast aluminum housings with tough polycarbonate lenses and a special coating that protects them against the elements and cracking, fading and yellowing from exposure to UV radiation.

Opti-Brite LED headlamps come in four formats that fit a broad range of vehicle makes and models.

The new HLL70HLB lamp fits 5-inch by 7-inch rectangular formats and has both high- and low-beam functions built in. The HLL93HLB series fits a seven-inch round format and also has both high- and low-beam functions built in. The HLL79HB high-beam lamps and HLL78LB low-beam lamps fit four-by-six-inch rectangular formats and are compatible with four-lamp systems with separate, dedicated high-beam and low-beam lamps.

Opti-Brite LED Headlamps come in hardwired versions with a three-wire design with 6.5-inch leads and with standard H4 three-blade connectors for plug-and-play speed and simplicity when retrofitting any vehicle. Intelligent engineering and competitive pricing mean that upgrading to these high-performance, high-style headlamps from standard halogen and HID sealed-beam is not only easy, but smart.

“Opti-Brite LED Headlamps have been gaining attention among OEMs and the commercial vehicle aftermarket,” Johnson said. “LED headlamps are the future and Optronics is helping make that future an affordable and practical reality.”

The new HLL70HLB five-by-seven-inch Opti-Brite LED Headlamp is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2018.

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