Optronics reveals new LED light guide technology

Optronics International has unveiled several unique new 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, turn lamps.

The lamps employ a newly engineered method of light delivery that looks and works unlike anything else in the vehicle lighting marketplace, the company says.

Light Guide technology allows LED light to be transmitted from one location in the lamp to another and enables the illumination of complex shapes and patterns. Using optical principles reminiscent of fiber-optic technology, Light Guide uses clear shaped polymer cylinders that guide and project the LED light in very specific ways.

Optronics was the first to introduce an automotive-style lamp to the commercial vehicle industry in 2012 with its GloLight Series. Now, with the debut of its newest lamps, Optronics is uniquely positioned to meet the industry’s growing demand for lighting that gives working vehicles a more distinctive look.

“The response from OEM and fleets has been enthusiastic,” says Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International.

“OEMs see how lighting can overtly distinguish their products from those of their competitors, and fleets see the lighting as an extension of their brand image. We also believe that independent owner-operators will love the high-style look.”

With Light Guide, smooth lighting contours can be achieved as part of the lighting design. The technology significantly enhances the creative freedom of lighting engineers and will allow entirely new levels of style to be achieved. With Light Guide technology, an LED illuminating one area of the lamp may transmit its light to several other areas at the same time.

Unlike other LED commercial vehicle lamps, the Light Guide patterns stand in contrast to the hot spots associated with most LED vehicle lighting.

“Lighting can completely change the way a vehicle looks and nothing else looks like these new lamps,” says Marcus Hester, vice president of sales and marketing for Optronics International.

“Nobody else in the industry has brought this level of optical sophistication to LED stop, tail, turn lamps.”

New 4-inch round and 6-inch oval LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamps with Light Guide technology will be available in flange-mount and grommet-mount versions and are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017.

The lamps will be available with standard PL-3 and Weather Tight termination options, enabling them to connect to existing harness connections for easy retrofitting.

The new lamps are targeting the heavy-duty trailer, light-duty trailer, RV, transit and marine markets Optronics currently serves.

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