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Maxxima introduces rugged LED emergency/warning lights for commercial vehicles

Maxxima has introduced a new family of ultra-thin Class 2 emergency/warning LED lights for commercial vehicles. The M20388 Series is available in amber, red, white or blue. Each light has six LEDs to deliver superior brightness and performance in steady-on or flashing modes, the company says. According to Maxxima, the durable design of the lights

Phillips Industries introduces Qwik-Check

Phillips Industries has introduced the Qwik-Check, a device that confirms power within the seven-way connection between the tractor and trailer. Designed for integration into the electrical system of the nosebox, it eliminates the immediate need for a continuity tester, visually confirming an electrical signal from the tractor to the trailer, the company says. With the

Tips for diagnosing intermittent electrical issues

Diagnosing performance problems is often challenging, especially when the concern doesn’t happen all the time. Intermittent problems tend to be time consuming and frustrating to diagnose. The diagnostic process for such issues sometimes amounts to trying a replacement part stored in the toolbox for just such occasions. That can work, but not always. For instance,

Checking truck electrical connections: Multimeter do’s and don’ts

As the spring season starts to thaw winter’s freeze, it’s a good time to give your trucks and trailers a good once-over to ensure that all components are operating properly. The lighting system is a good place to start. Check for any loose connections, broken wires or excessive corrosion at the connections, since, of course,

Optronics offers new round LED lamps

Optronics International is releasing two new four-in. round surface-mount LED lamps. The two new lamps are: The STL201XRFHXB surface-mount Fusion four-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp (pictured above), which has a unique optical design touted by Optronics. The new STL13RFHXB surface-mount four-inch round LED stop, tail and turn lamp, which is designed

Maxxima adds Combo DRL/Dual-Beam LED headlight to Vionic line

Maxxima now offers the Vionic 5X7 Combo DRL/Dual-Beam LED headlight for heavy-duty trucks. Features of the Vionic 5X7 Combo DRL/Dual-Beam headlight, according to the company, include the following: Nine high-performance LEDs to produce whiter light and longer life; Dedicated diodes for DRL and dual-beam functions; Cast aluminum housing and polycarbonate lens with Maxx-Shield coating; FMVSS-108

Truck-Lite releases nano family of dielectric products

Truck-Lite Co. LLC has released its nano family of dielectric products. Powered by the company’s nGlide technology, the new line of anti-corrosion products is engineered to prevent and inhibit corrosion and provide enhanced barriers to moisture on the nano level—adhering to microscopic imperfections on even the smoothest of surfaces, according to the company. Truck-Lite says

Avoiding lighting problems and CSA citations

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) lighting violations or safety concerns often result from intermittent flickering of lights, diodes being out on LED lights, voltage drop on double or triple trailer configurations and non-functioning lights on the trailer. “Just one inoperable lamp can make a law enforcement official suspect that the vehicle, the driver and the fleet

Truck-Lite to offer LED fog, auxiliary driving light kits

Truck-Lite Co. has added SAE-compliant LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driving light kit to its Truck-Lite by Rigid product offering. Based on the D-Series from Rigid Industries, the 3 x 3-in. fog lights are designed as plug-and-play replacements for the International ProStar model years 2008-2017; the Volvo VN model years 2008-2017; the

Optronics introduces multi-function surface-mount LED lamps

Optronics International has introduced a new line of Fusion GloLight six-inch oval multi-function surface-mount LED lamps. According to Optronics, benefits and features of the new Fusion GloLight lamps include the following: The lamps employ Optronics’ patented GloLight optical technology, and are available with a unique reflective safety bezel for commercial vehicles that need a higher

Let’s talk truck electrical connection maintenance

All tractor-trailer electrical connections need to be secure and properly maintained. Typically, the seven-way electrical assembly is disconnected 99% less on the tractor side than on the trailer side. This means the connection is cleaned only 1% of its life on the tractor, causing it to corrode faster. The most common warranty claim for a

Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness now standard on East flatbed trailers

East Manufacturing has announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers, starting Feb. 1. The Truck-Lite 99 Series has been designed as a closed system by integrating a molded plug with two sealing surfaces, rather than just one. This