Optronics International has released new 4-in. round and 6-in. oval LED stop, tail, turn lamps, featuring new 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, according to the company.
“The response from OEM and fleets has been enthusiastic,” Brett Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Optronics International, said. “OEMs see how lighting can overtly distinguish their products from those of their competitors, and fleets see the lighting as an extension of their brand image. We also believe that independent owner-operators will love the high-style look.”
With Light Guide, smooth lighting contours can be achieved as part of the lighting design. The technology significantly enhances the creative freedom of lighting engineers and will allow entirely 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.
New 4-in. round and 6-in. 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.
According to the company, 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. Lamps with Light Guide technology will come with a one-diode lifetime warranty protection that will replace the lamp if even one diode fails.