Optronics says its new LED lamps add another ‘nail in the coffin’ of incandescent lights

by Truck News

TULSA, Okla. – Optronics International introduced two new backup lamps Nov. 17 – the four-inch round and a six-inch oval – adding to its ONE LED line of single-diode lamps, which the company says makes a viable alternative to incandescent backup lamps due to long lifespan of the new product.

“The advantages of LED vehicle lighting, as well as the shortcomings of traditional incandescent lighting, are well known throughout the industry,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “Unfortunately, with LED lamps priced at about four to six times the cost of incandescent lamps, cost has posed a barrier, and our new ONE LED backup lamps remove that barrier.”

Optronics says its new four-inch round and six-inch oval lamps are competitively priced, costing about twice that of an ‘inexpensive incandescent lamp, but providing 50 times the service life’, which the company hopes will lead to more HD tractor OEMs and work trucks opting for LED lighting, much like many heavy-duty trailer manufacturers have already done.

“Just like our ONE LED stop, tail (and) turn lamps have been instrumental in causing OEMs, fleets and owner-operators alike to convert to all-LED lighting, we think our new ONE LED backup lamps will have a positive impact as well,” said Marcus Hester, vice-president of sales and marketing for Optronics International. “Incandescent vehicle lamps are simply obsolete at this point, and this is just another nail in their coffin.”

Optronics says all its ONE Series LED lamps meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety, employ a solid-state, surface-mount device design and come with a lifetime warranty.

Optronics’ products are available throughout Canada and the U.S., where there are more than 12,000 distribution locations.

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