Optronics International has revealed its new STL68 Combo Lamp.
The company debuted the new light this week at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. According to Optronics, the 9 in. oval combination LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp mounts to the surface of a vehicle and at only ½ in. thick, has the low profile of a through-hole-mounted lamp.
“Our new Combo Lamps are a good example of our innovative spirit, industrial design and manufacturing capabilities,” says Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “We’ve re-imagined vehicular rear lighting and, in the process, have synthesized a lower-cost, highly reliable product that is far more practical than previous solutions.”
Optronics says traditionally vehicles have been fitted with separate 6 in. stop, tail, turn lamps and 6 in. backup lamps. Optronics’ new STL68 is designed to give users the benefit of getting the functionality of two lamps for the price of just one. Additionally, because the lamps are all LED, they are far more dependable and thus safer than incandescent lamps, the company says.
Mounting the new STL68 requires only a small half-inch egress hole for wiring and four small mounting holes for rivet or screw fasteners. The low-profile lamp fits to the surface of the vehicle for a clean, finished look. Optronics says that because the mounting process is less invasive, a vehicle’s structural envelope can now remain largely intact.
The new STL68 meets all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety. Lenses and housings are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded, the company says. The lamps employ a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration, and each comes with one-diode lifetime warranty protection that will replace the lamp if even one diode fails, the company says.
“The new Combo Lamp is a good example of how Optronics is leveraging its leading-edge optical design, advanced manufacturing capabilities and highly skilled offshore labor force to deliver greater value and lower prices to the vehicle and transportation marketplace,” Johnson says.