August 6, 2014
Optronics International announces its newest generation of GloLight LED stop, tail, turn lamps will be more advanced, while costing significantly less than the original GloLight products it introduced in 2012.
“Even though they glow more smoothly now, the most obvious difference between the original GloLight and our new GloLight Gen II lamp is the cost reduction,” says Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “This new product exemplifies our commitment to both continuous product improvement and price competitiveness.”
Optronics says it was able to drive material and manufacturing cost out of its new product by rethinking its internal design.
The new lamp’s most unique feature, its circuit board, is not visible to the casual observer, the company says. Industrial designers at Optronics reduced the size of the lamp’s printed circuit board by 50 percent by reengineering it to incorporate LEDs on both its front and back surfaces. Optronics says LEDs on one side directly from the lamp’s illuminated central array, while LEDs on the opposite side use special reflective optics that further enhance the smooth, glowing outer band that gives GloLight lamps their signature look.
The GloLight Gen II lamps meet all FMVSS 108 and SAE photometric requirements for visibility and safety. The company says the lamp’s electronics use solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) construction that protects them against moisture, shock and vibration. All GloLight Gen II lamps also use highly durable polycarbonate lenses and housings that are sonically sealed, the company says.
“Optronics’ new GloLight Gen II lamp gives fleets and owner-operators alike the opportunity to own a top-quality LED lamp at an entry-level LED lamp price,” says Britt Lancaster, vice president product management and replenishment for TruckPro, LLC. “Optronics continues to give our customers more choices and access to advanced, high-quality LED vehicle lighting technology.”
The new GloLight lamps are available in 4-in. round and 6-in. oval flange-mount and grommet-mount versions and will begin shipping this month. The lamps are available with standard PL-3 and weather tight termination options and can use existing harness connections for installation, flexibility and retrofitting, the company says.