Phillips lights up dry vans

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Phillips Industries has launched its ultra-compact and high-output LED lamp for dry vans.

The Phillips PERMALIT XB Corner Cargo Lamp is the first complete interior lighting solution designed specifically for dry vans and will be widely available in the market as of next month, the company says.

The lamp can be retrofit without a ceiling pan or conduits, too.

Until now, interior lights were impractical in dry vans because of their thin roofs, so loading and unloading relied on flashlights, cellphone lights, or “porch lights” mounted on loading docks to see inside of the trailer.

With the new lamp, dry vans can be fully illuminated while requiring very low power.


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

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