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Optronics launches LED lamps with light guide optical technology

Optronics launches LED lamps with light guide optical technology

Dec 13, 2016: Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, has unveiled several unique new 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, turn lamps. The lamps employ a newly engineered method of light delivery.

Light Guide technology

Light Guide technology allows LED light to be transmitted from one location in the lamp to another and enables the illumination of complex shapes and patterns. Using optical principles reminiscent of fiber-optic technology, Light Guide uses clear, shaped, polymer cylinders that guide and project the LED light in very specific ways.

Optronics was the first to introduce an automotive-style lamp to the commercial vehicle industry in 2012 with its GloLight Series. Now, with the debut of its newest lamps, Optronics is positioned to meet the industry’s growing demand for lighting that gives working vehicles a more distinctive look, the company says.

Freedom in designing lighting

With Light Guide, smooth lighting contours can be achieved as part of the lighting design. The technology enhances the creative freedom of lighting engineers and will allow new levels of style to be achieved. With Light Guide technology, an LED illuminating one area of the lamp may transmit its light to several other areas at the same time.

Like their GloLight predecessors, lamps with Light Guide technology also stand apart from other lamps because of their brighter and more attention-grabbing appearance. Unlike other LED commercial vehicle lamps, the Light Guide patterns stand in contrast to the hot spots associated with most LED vehicle lighting.

4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED lamps

New 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamps with Light Guide technology will be available in flange-mount and grommet-mount versions and are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017. The lamps will be available with standard PL-3 and Weather Tight termination options, enabling them to connect to existing harness connections for easy retrofitting.

The new lamps are targeting the heavy-duty trailer, light-duty trailer, RV, transit and marine markets Optronics currently serves. Part numbers include STL603RB and STL602RB with red lenses and BUL603CB and BUL602CB with clear lenses.

Safety and warranty

The lamps meet all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety. Lenses and housings are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded. Like all new and many older models of Optronics lighting, the new lamps will employ a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration. Like all LED products from Optronics, lamps with Light Guide technology will come with a one-diode lifetime warranty protection that will replace the lamp if even one diode fails.

Distribution

Optronics products are available in the US and Canada through the company’s distribution network of more than 12000 distribution locations. Users can access individual Optronics distributor websites by clicking on their logo icons.

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