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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