New lighting system for tandem trailers

Kiser Industries introduces its patented Safety Lighting System (SLS), an LED lighting product that mounts on the side of heavy-duty trailers and automatically engages when turn signals or emergency lights are used.

Developed and created by longtime truck driver Larry Kiser, the SLS system is a safety tool geared around providing better view of truck and trailer movement and minimizing trailer-related accidents on all roadways.

“For 75 years plus semi trailers have been manufactured without any backup lights or any lights for the rear tandems so the driver can see at night, creating a huge safety factor,” says Kiser. “So in 2010, when I was still driving a 18-wheeler, I had an idea about a LED lighting system” that would provide that necessary visibility.

Kiser says the SLS works off the turn signals when the head lights are on and the turn signal turns on the lights over the tandems left or right. When the four-way flasher is turned on both sides light up and the backup lights come on so now the whole back of the trailer is lit up, allowing the driver and motorists to see and acknowledge a trailer is there.

The lights are manufactured in Troy, Ohio, and are DOT, FMCSA, SAE and NHTSA approved. They have a two-year warranty. Additionally, Kiser says the lamps are sold in a kit, and the company trains installers to make for easy installation across a fleet.

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