LED plow light tackles ice bridging

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Fisher Engineering is shining a spotlight on its new Intensifire LED headlamps with EdgeView Technology, which feature a dedicated lens and bulb that directs light through the outer edge of each headlamp.

The design – offered as an option on Fisher truck plows — offers a full 180 degrees of visibility from one plow edge to the other.

The LED headlamps double the light output of halogen designs, the company says. Solid-optic elements also focus the light in a specific pattern, rather than relying on reflectors to aim the light outward. The end result, says Fisher, is a fuller pattern in low and high beam settings.

A key feature for plow operators, the headlamps include a heating system and lens design to help prevent ice bridging when plowing. And the heating elements only activate when needed.


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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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