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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth has chosen Truck-Lite’s new 7-inch round, complex reflector headlamp to become standard on the T2000 model.

The Truck-Lite headlamp features a complex optical system, the company says reduces driver fatigue and improves reliability resulting from the increased amount and distribution of the light on the road compared to a sealed-beam system. At the same time, it lowers lighting costs and enhances styling.

“Kenworth’s field trials of Truck-Lite’s complex reflector headlamp have produced a resounding, positive report,” says Kurt Freitag, Kenworth product marketing manager. The truck builder estimates the new lamps increase driver visibility by about 50 feet.

“The complex reflector technology used in the new headlamp is derived from computer-aided optical design technology,” says Brad Van Riper, Truck-Lite vice-president of research and development. “With improved light output and a more focused beam pattern, the round lamp takes advantage of all light collecting areas, thus vastly outperforming standard sealed beam headlamps and reflectors.

This high performance, lightweight headlamp uses the robust 9007 replaceable halogen bulb readily available at all automotive and heavy-duty parts outlets. These are rated up to 1,200 hours on low beam and 250 hours on high beam.

Bulb replacement is easier and quicker than replacing a whole unit, offering cost-saving advantages over the glass-sealed beam. With the Truck-Lite headlamp, simply remove the bulb from the rear of the headlamp assembly and replace it.

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