LED lighting introduced for trucks and tractors

TRP Aftermarket Parts offers LED lighting products for use in all Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and trailers.

Renton, Wash., April 28, 2010—TRP Aftermarket Parts now offers a line of LED lighting products manufactured for use in all Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and trailers.

“TRP light emitting diode (LED) lighting products are tested for durability and long service life,” said Everett Seymoure, global manager for TRP. “The manufacturing process uses ultraviolet resistant polycarbonate lenses and a high diode count. This results in stop, turn and tail lamps that make vehicles easier to see.”

“TRP LED lights are brighter and much easier to see than incandescent lights, which enhances detection of the vehicle when it’s parked in a dark or dimly lit parking lot or on the side of a road,” Seymoure said. TRP LED lights are available through authorized Kenworth and Peterbilt parts and service distributors throughout North America for all make of trucks, tractors and trailers.

The circuitry on TRP LEDs is compact and uses 85 percent less electrical power than equivalent incandescent lamps, which means operators can add additional lights without overtaxing the electrical system, Seymoure added. Since the diodes are mechanically connected to the light’s foundation and not soldered on, LEDs don’t have issues associated with the intense heat generated during the soldering process.

The circuit board effectively dissipates heat from the diode, producing a more intense light without risking damage to the diode. “In fact, if a TRP LED lamp were left on constantly for a full 100,000 hours, it would still meet safety regulations for brightness after 10 years,” Seymoure said.

TRP LEDs have no filament to break and the lens and housing are completely sealed, keeping dust and water out. Durable polycarbonate makes the lenses resistant to impact damage. In addition, the TRP LED lights come in a variety of colors.

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