Grote Industries has a new line of bright, white LED lamps for trailer interiors that offer clean, bright, white light. The 18-diode lamps also cast the familiar, broad light pattern of fluorescents.

Grote’s LED lamps draw only 2.1 amps for startup, compared to the 2.7 amps needed to start up a fluorescent lamp. Plus, the power demand to keep on an LED lamp remains low, making them a good solution in no-idle areas where engines must be switched off. Unlike fluorescents, which take
time to brighten in cold temperatures, these LED lamps snap instantly to life. At -40 degrees Fahrenheit, they are still instant-on and instant-bright.

LED lamps last, in many cases, for as long as the trailer does, says Grote — up to five times longer than fluorescent lamps, or 50,000 hours compared to 10,000. In a fleet of 10 trailers with four LED lamps each, the cost saving over fluorescents could be more than $19,000 in five years.

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