Peterson Manufacturing introduces new trailer LED lamp

Updated Dec 18, 2015

Peterson ManufacturingPeterson Manufacturing introduces its new, USA-made Dot Light XL LED clearance/marker/mid-turn light for heavy-duty trailers.

According to Peterson, the Dot Light XL is designed to solve a complaint by drivers of rigs equipped with popular compact LED marker lights: poor visibility due to the build-up of diesel soot, road grime and/or snow pack.

All current compact models feature 3/4 in. single-diode LED lights sized to mount in the 3/4 in. holes of many OEM trailers. Peterson engineers used the company’s exclusive LumenX lens technology to nearly double the visible surface area of the Dot XL to 1.375 in., while still fitting 3/4 in. mounting holes. The result is a PC-rated, single-diode LED light big and bright enough to retain excellent visibility despite road and weather conditions, the company says.

“When trailer lights get dirty or snow-packed they appear dimmer,” saysTim Gilbert, Peterson’s director of OEM and heavy-duty fleet sales. “That’s especially true of the small LED marker lights so popular today. The superior optics of our Dot XL offer a brilliant solution: greater visibility plus multi-function versatility.”

Peterson says Dot XL lights are lensed in LumenX red or amber, and feature specially designed rubber grommets for easy mounting in standard 3/4 in. holes.

All models have a 9-16 VDC operating range and are available with stripped wires or Defender approved .180 bullet terminals. Options include a hardwired, two-wire design with 8 in. leads, and a three-wire version for auxiliary brake or turn functions, the company says.

“Our fleet customers were looking for something bigger and brighter in LED marker lights,” says Gilbert. “Peterson is proud to deliver the solution: the Dot XL – all USA-made and ready to ship Jan. 1, 2016.”

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