Combo Lamp Integrates Several Functions

Combo Lamp Integrates Several Functions
Optronics’ new STL68 9-inch oval Combo Lamp is designed to give users the benefit of getting the functionality of two lamps for the price of just one.

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Optronics International, an offshore vehicle lighting manufacturer, announces its new STL68 Combo Lamp. The 9-inch oval combination LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp easily mounts to the surface of a vehicle and at only 1/2-inch thick, has the low profile of a through-hole-mounted lamp. 

Traditionally, vehicles have been fitted with separate six-inch stop, tail, turn lamps and 6-inch backup lamps. Every individual lamp required a mounting hole in the vehicle body panels, frame posts, docking plates or gussets. Each resulting lamp cavity can reduce structural integrity and provide a path for the intrusion of moisture and other contaminants. 

Today, stop, tail, turn functions are often performed by LED lamps, while backup lighting has remained largely the realm of incandescent lamps, due to cost and other factors. Optronics’ new STL68 9-inch oval Combo Lamp is designed to give users the benefit of getting the functionality of two lamps for the price of just one. Additionally, because the lamps are all LED, they are far more dependable and thus safer than incandescent lamps. 

“Our new Combo Lamps are a good example of our innovative spirit, industrial design and manufacturing capabilities,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “We’ve re-imagined vehicular rear lighting and, in the process, have synthesized a lower-cost, highly reliable product that is far more practical than previous solutions.” 

Mounting the new STL68 9-inch oval Combo Lamp requires only a small 1/2-inch egress hole for wiring and four small mounting holes for rivet or screw fasteners. The low-profile lamp fits snugly to the surface of the vehicle for a clean, finished look. Because the mounting process is less invasive, a vehicle’s structural envelope can now remain largely intact. 

The lamp meets all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety. Lenses and housings are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded. The lamps employ a solid-state, surface-mount device design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration, and each comes with one-diode lifetime warranty protection that will replace the lamp if even one diode fails. 

The new lamp is expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2014 and will be available through Optronics’ extensive distribution network of more than 12,000 top-quality distribution locations nationwide. The company also reaches markets through Internet-based retailers serving a broader vehicle and transportation audience. 

“The new Combo Lamp is a good example of how Optronics is leveraging its leading-edge optical design, advanced manufacturing capabilities and highly skilled offshore labor force to deliver greater value and lower prices to the vehicle and transportation marketplace,” Johnson said. “The marketplace continues to look for lighting suppliers that can deliver the highest value with the lowest cost of ownership, and there’s no U.S. company better positioned to do that than Optronics International.” 

About Optronics
Optronics is a trustworthy, high-quality, widely available alternative to domestic lighting manufacturers and import houses. Founded in 1972, Optronics International is a premier worldwide manufacturer and supplier of branded industrial and commercial vehicular safety lighting products. The company specializes in interior and exterior LED, incandescent and fluorescent lighting for the marine, RV, trailer, HD and transit vehicle markets. For more information, visit www.optronicsinc.com.



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