LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck-Lite has transferred the technology of its red Model 33 LED Mini-Marker light into amber and unveiled its new line of Amber 33 Series Clearance and Marker Lamps during the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The light is about the size of a penny and is flush mounted to the trailer with only the curved lens protruding, decreasing the chance for environmental damage. All components of the lamp are recessed inside the vehicle, providing additional protection, says the company.
“Almost half of lighting and maintenance costs are the result of physical damage,” said Tim Walker, senior vice-president of world wide sales. “For fleets delivering in commercial and residential areas, almost one of every five lamps damaged stem from tree limbs, signs and other environmental materials hitting the front and sides of trailers. Truck-Lite’s new Amber 33 Series Clearance and Marker Lamps help to eliminate the expense.”
The 33 Series of lamps require a standard three-quarter-inch drill for mounting both the grommet or flange versions and its one-piece construction is aimed at making replacement a simple procedure.
The lamps are rated for 100,000 hours of steady burning operation and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
“The life of the lamp could be 20 years if the trailer lasts that long,” said Brad Van Riper, vice-president of research and development for Truck-Lite. “Our motto is a fit and forget system.”
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