Grote plans to shed light on dim trailer interiors (October 01, 2006)

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MADISON, Ind. – Grote Industries has officially unveiled a new line of white LED lamps for trailer interiors, following the product’s initial introduction to select customers in July 2005.

The result of new technology and Grote engineering has created an 18-diode LED lamp for clean, bright, white light. Grote’s LED lamps also cast the familiar, broad light pattern of fluorescent lamps for optimum light distribution, says the company.

“This early in the launch, sales of our new LED lamps have rocketed past all expectations,” said Mike Grote, business development manager, interior lighting. “This is the solution the transportation industry, particularly refrigerated and insulated trailer haulers, have been waiting for.”

Grote’s LED lamps demand less power than other types of interior lighting. The LEDs draw only 2.1 amps for startup, compared to the 2.7 amps needed to start up a fluorescent lamp.

Unlike fluorescents, which take time to brighten in cold temperatures, Grote’s LED lamps snap instantly to life. As well LED lamps often last as long as the trailer.

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