Plow headlights designed to stay clear

John G Smith

JW Speaker has updated its Model 9800 5×11 LED headlight for municipal trucks involved in snow and ice removal. The new Model 9800 HS is designed specifically for heavy-duty trucks that plow highways at higher speeds, and is also ideal for residential streets.

The 9800 HS offers 33% more heating power than its predecessor thanks to heating traces added to the outer edges of the unit. A streamlined lens also better deflects snow and ice. The end result is a design that will de-ice more quickly while countering the “ice bridging” that can occur during high-speed plowing.

The model integrates the low- and high-beam, front-position, and turn signals into one low-profile package. It also features SmartHeat, which de-ices lenses according to changing temperatures.


John G Smith

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

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