LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Grote Industries used the Mid-America Trucking Show as a platform to update the market on its current and future new product offerings.
Grote is set to deliver new, warm white LED lights to the market that rely on advanced optics and spectral technology to deliver a bright, but pleasant, more soothing light. Its LED WhiteLight series colours are claimed to be not only warm but bright.
“No longer will people be forced to endure harsh, stark light to enjoy the benefits of enhanced interior illumination,” Dominic Grote, vice-president of sales and marketing, explained, adding that the lights reduce stress and provide optimum viewing comfort.
“You might call it ergonomic lighting,” he said.
Meanwhile, Grote’s new military level LEDs offer dual operating modes: standard, WhiteLight, illumination mode; and tactical or blackout mode, which uses a combination of red/white or blue/white colour to allow soldiers to see, while being less visible to the enemy. The military line also enhances the use of night-vision technology.
Grote also spoke about the company’s work to develop an auxiliary off-road driving lamp. Testing of the lamp took place at last fall’s Baja 1000 race. The company crafted three, 2,000-lumen, blazing-white LED lamps and installed them on a race team’s truck. Never before had more LED lighting horsepower been bolted to any vehicle, Grote said.
He added that the LEDs not only did a better job of slicing through the dust and silt-choked course than the truck’s overhead incandescent lights, they outlasted the vehicle. Equally significant, the crew was able to demand the most from the lights in part because Grote found a way to dissipate the lamps’ internal heat without resorting to technology, such as fans, as other manufacturers have done.
“The heavy-duty, off-highway market has been waiting for LED, forward lighting and work lamps, and we will deliver them in a matter of months, not years,” Grote promised.
All Grote products will enjoy wider distribution thanks to major moves by the company in just the past year to broaden its global presence.
In addition to its new facilities in Canada and Mexico, Grote has burst onto the European market with Luxi Lighting, its cooperative venture with the Rinder Group, a noted European leader in vehicle lighting.
Conversely, Luxi Lighting, now has a US presence, taking Grote and Rinder products into previously untapped, off-highway markets.
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