TULSA, Okla. — Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, said it plans to reveal a family of 4-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and back-up lamps at the 2017 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas this week.
Each of the lamps uses Optronics patent-pending light guide technology, a new method of transferring light, which is unique in the way it works, and in the way it looks.
Using a technique that is similar to fiber-optic design, light guide technology precisely channels LED light to create shapes and patterns that were previously unachievable in commercial vehicle lighting.
With this introduction of a family of 4-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and back-up lamps, Optronics is continuing to meet the trend toward automotive-style lighting for commercial applications, according to Brett Johnson, president and CEO.
The distinctive new 12-diode lamps have a smoothly lit horizontal, X-shaped feature in the center of the lens, surrounded by a more traditional LED pattern, he said, adding that the repetition of the X-shaped style element across a vehicle’s stop, tail, turn and back-up lamps creates a unique, standout look.
“The expansion of our light guide technology continues to change the game by disrupting preconceived notions about what commercial vehicle lighting has to look like,” Johnson said. “Lighting components are among the most visible aspects of a vehicle, and with Light Guide lamps, design engineers can use that visibility to significantly enhance a vehicle’s signature look and feel.”
The technology also allows the design engineers of original equipment manufacturers to think outside the box, and to pursue their own lighting visions.
The flexibility of Light Guide technology allows symbols, text and logos to all be potential design features that can be incorporated into future lamps.
Optronics was the first to introduce an automotive-style lamp to the commercial vehicle industry in 2012 with its GloLight Series, expanding its offering with the first light guide lamps in 2016. Now, with the debut of its newest family of lamps, Optronics is the only manufacturer meeting the industry’s growing demand for lighting that gives working vehicles a more distinctive look.
“With the introduction of our new four-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and back-up lamps, we’re providing the industry with yet another tool to bring style and distinction to vehicles,” Marcus Hester, vice president of sales and marketing, said. “These lamps are not for everyone, but they are for those who understand how important the lighting equation is to branding, marketing and product perception.”
New 4-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamps with light guide technology will come in flange-mount and grommet-mount versions and are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2018.
The lamps can be purchased with standard PL-3 or Weather Tight terminations, allowing them to connect to existing harness systems for easy retrofitting.
The new lamps are targeting the heavy-duty trailer, light-duty trailer, RV, transit and marine markets that Optronics currently serves.
The lamps meet all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety. Lenses and housings are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded.
Like all new and many older models of Optronics lighting, the new lamps will employ a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration.
For information on international sales and distribution of Optronics products, contact Dorian Drake at (914) 697-9800 or visit www.doriandrake.com/.