Equipment Spotlight: LEDs make work brighter

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Most light manufacturers would agree that LEDs offer several distinct advantages for truckers. Finely tuned light-emitting chips provide enhanced colors in the light spectrum, enhancing visibility. And although LED lights cost more, the return on investment is much greater due to longer lifespan. They also remain almost as bright at the end of their service lives as at the beginning while drawing less energy, leaving more amperage available to recharge batteries or run auxiliary systems.

Ecco directional LED

Ecco’s ED3706 Series SAE Class I Directional LED has an ultra-thin low-profile design and is available in solid and split colors. The light features 21 flash patterns and synchronization capability and is designed for maximum light output at all angles for a variety of applications. Mounting options include surface mount, adhesive mount, edge mount and permanent, and all necessary hardware is included.

Grote integrated LED

Grote’s LED 6-inch oval and 4-inch round Stop-Tail-Turn lamps both are equipped with an integral LED built-in backup lamp designed to combine dual functions with longer-life LED technology. The 6-inch oval design incorporates separate connections for each function. The lamps are built to fit existing grommets and flanges and are sealed to help protect against water and chemical ingress, severe environments, shock and vibration, while their thin profile design helps minimize damage from external impact by fitting in shallow-depth pillar locations.

Optronics combo lamp

Optronics’ STL68 Combo Lamp is a 9-inch oval combination LED stop-tail-turn and backup lamp that employs a solid-state surface-mount device design to help protect the enclosed electronics against moisture, shock and vibration. The low-profile lamp is ½-inch thick and mounts with a ½-inch egress hole for wiring and four small mounting holes for rivet or screw fasteners. Lenses and housings are made of sonically welded polycarbonate material.

Peterson LED light bar

Peterson’s 359 Series light for cargo vehicle interiors features a slim 1-by-18-inch bar of Great White LEDs outputting 600 lumens per unit and offers no-splice harness connections and surface screw-mount versatility whether mounted horizontally and/or vertically.
Designed for use in any environment from -55 degrees Fahrenheit to higher temperatures, the 359 Series is suited for a wide range of applications from heavy-duty dry van and reefer trailers to smaller box trucks.


TRP Aftermarket Parts’ LED work lamp offers a low power draw and a compact, durable design that provides bright, uniform lighting for better visibility. TRP also has unveiled a new user-friendly website at designed to provide truck and bus fleets and operators a searchable online catalog and detailed information on its line of all-makes aftermarket parts. The website is designed to allow users to search parts by keyword, category or part number, and also allow them to stay current on the latest products, specials and maintenance tips with videos and articles.

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Whelen single and dual super-LED work lights

Whelen’s Slim-Line Pioneers – part of the company’s line of LED flood, spot and work lights – are less than three inches high and are designed to complement a truck’s existing supplemental lighting package. The lights – available in 12- or 24-volt DC versions – feature rugged die-cast white or black powdercoated housings and are rated to last thousands of hours with low amperage draw.

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