Grote introduces optically engineered LED WhiteLight Hook-Up Lamp for utility trucks

New SuperNova Hook-Up Lamp lights the environments common to utility trucks, fifth wheels, forklifts and off-road vehicles

Madison, Ind., January 15, 2010—Grote Industries has released the market’s first purpose-built Hook-Up Lamp. The SuperNova Hook-Up Lamp is designed to light the environments common to utility trucks, fifth wheels, forklifts and off-road vehicles, to name a few.

Before now, one or two incandescent hook-up lamps were often mounted on the rear of the cab to illuminate the work area between a tractor and trailer. Traditional hook-up lamps employ primitive optics that often cause a bright spot at the center of the beam pattern with usable light rapidly diminishing as the beam spreads.

Grote’s new SuperNova LED Hook-Up Lamp features an advanced optical design that focuses Grote’s LED WhiteLight in areas that are not commonly well lit by traditional hook-up lamps. The new lamp’s optical prescription creates a controlled, 250-lumen beam pattern that focuses brighter, more usable LED WhiteLight across the entire work area. One SuperNova LED Hook-Up Lamp can easily replace two incandescent lamps, while offering the user a 50-watt power savings.

Grote’s new SuperNova LED Hook-Up Lamp emits brilliant LED WhiteLight that closely approximates the characteristics of sunlight—the light most favorable for human sight. The light quality provides optimum contrast for working conditions.

Additionally, the 12V (0.6A) lamp is rated for 50,000 hours of service, emits less heat than incandescent lamps and draws significantly lower amperage than incandescent offerings, reducing the load on a vehicles’ electrical system.

The lamp comes in two versions. One offers the optimized hook-up beam pattern and the other, a wide flood pattern that also lights the periphery of the workspace.

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