AN EXCLUSIVE TV SHOW FO­CUSED ON AUTO WORLD, TRANSIT, TRUCK­ING, TRANS­PORTA­TION & ROAD SAFETY Op­tron­ics Ex­pands Its LED Su­per­lamp Tech­nol­ogy Across Other Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Light­ing Cat­e­gories

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Op­tron­ics In­ter­na­tional, a man­u­fac­turer and sup­plier of heavy-duty LED ve­hi­cle light­ing has an­nounced the plans to make its new LED Su­per­lamp tech­nol­ogy avail­able on a va­ri­ety of lamp cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing head­lamps, backup lamps, marker/ clear­ance lamps and work lamps, as well as in­te­rior cab and trailer light­ing. Un­til now, Op­tron­ics’ LED Su­per­lamp has only been avail­able as a stop/ tail/turn lamp.

Since its in­tro­duc­tion in 2015, Op­tron­ics’ LED Su­per­lamp tech­nol­ogy has es­tab­lished the in­dus­try’s high­est stan­dard for lamp longevity and dura­bil­ity. Five years in the mak­ing, the LED Su­per­lamp tech­nol­ogy is the result of Op­tron­ics fo­cus­ing its for­mi­da­ble R&D, in­dus­trial de­sign, elec­tron­ics, chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, state-of-the-art man­u­fac­tur­ing and test­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties on the task of creating what are ar­guably the tough­est LED lamps in the world.

Lamps used on the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior of com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles can be ex­posed to a wide va­ri­ety of chem­i­cals and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions. The patented coat­ing on all LED Su­per­lamps re­sists 45 spe­cific chem­i­cal agents, in­clud­ing petroleum dis­til­lates such as coolant eth­yl­ene and coolant propy­lene, as well as diesel fuel, battery fluid, brake fluid, trans­mis­sion fluid, or­ganic sol­vents, methanol, de­ter­gents, clean­ers and urea. The unique coat­ing is ap­plied to the en­tire ex­te­rior of each Su­per­lamp, and lenses and hous­ings have been en­gi­neered to ac­cept and bond with the coat­ing.

The elec­tronic cir­cuitry in­side most LED lamps is vul­ner­a­ble to am­bi­ent fac­tors such as tran­sient volt­age, elec­tro­mag­netic in­ter­fer­ence (EMI) and elec­tro­static dis­charge (ESD). These con­di­tions can oc­cur in, on and around a ve­hi­cle. Lamps fea­tur­ing LED Su­per­lamp tech­nol­ogy are not dam­aged by tran­sient volt­age, EMI and ESD, and be­cause they are also de­signed with solid­state, sur­face-mount de­vice (SMD) tech­nol­ogy, their LEDS are able to con­tinue to func­tion even if a lamp’s cir­cuit board is com­pletely sub­merged in wa­ter.

LED Su­per­lamps have also been tested and have proven their abil­ity to re­sist com­po­nent de­gen­er­a­tion as a result of UV ex­po­sure, flamma­bil­ity, vi­bra­tion, tem­per­a­ture cy­cling, ac­cel­er­ated ag­ing, high­ve­loc­ity wa­ter spray, free-fall drops, hu­mid­ity, salt fog cor­ro­sion, dust, ther­mal shock and gravel bom­bard­ment.

CAA and the Provin­cial Tow­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of On­tario ( PTAO) are re­mind­ing mo­torists to make space for tow trucks pro­vid­ing ser­vice on the shoul­der of the high­way and to avoid ‘ rub­ber­neck­ing’ when pass­ing a high­way in­ci­dent.

“Tow truck driv­ers, along with po­lice and emer­gency ser­vice providers are re­spond­ing to un­planned in­ci­dents and col­li­sions on our high­ways ev­ery day,” said Cindy Hil­l­aby, vice pres­i­dent, au­to­mo­tive ser­vices and GCR, CAA SCO. “We are re­mind­ing driv­ers to do their part to help those work­ing on our road­ways clear the road faster and more safely by slow­ing down, mov­ing over and avoid­ing the temp­ta­tion to stare at road­way in­ci­dents – also known as rub­ber­neck­ing.”

The re­minder came ahead of the two- year an­niver­sary of changes to the prov­ince’s Slow Down, Move Over ( SDMO) law, and co­in­cided with the launch of Tow Safety Week. Across North Amer­ica, nearly 100 tow truck driv­ers are killed ev­ery year af­ter be­ing struck by on­com­ing traf­fic while help­ing stranded mo­torists with flat tires, break­downs and col­li­sions.

“It is im­por­tant for driv­ers to re­mem­ber that On­tario’s roads and high­ways are the work­places for those

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