Optronics introduced its first line of multi-function surface-mount lamps in 2014 and has since become a producer of these LED lamps that require a 1/2-inch wiring hole. Before the introduction of the surface-mount lamp, manufacturers had to design vehicles with 4-inch round or 6-inch oval mounting holes in body panels, frame posts, docking plates or gussets to accommodate each separate lamp. The holes reduced structural integrity and allowed moisture, road debris and other contaminants to enter into body cavities, promoting corrosion.
At .79-inches thick, the Fusion 4-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp combines lamp functions reducing further need for mounting holes. The .75-inch surface-mount 4-inch round LED stop, tail and turn lamp gives trailer manufacturers a surface-mount option for this key class of lamps.
Both lamps feature a reflective mounting flange. Like other vehicle conspicuity devices, the flanges help others on the road detect the presence, size and shape of a vehicle whether its lamps are operating or not.
Like other Fusion lamps before it, the Fusion 4-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp uses a patent-pending circuit board configuration and LED light projection technology that creates an optical bridge that projects red LED light from the red area of the lens to the clear area of the lens during the braking function. The same portion of the lens is also used for the white light back-up function. By employing this strategy, Optronics lamps use less diodes, minimizing heat loads and lowering overall lamp costs.
The STL201XRFHXB surface-mount Fusion 4-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp and the STL13RFHXB surface-mount 4-inch round LED stop, tail and turn lamp are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2018. The lamps meet all FMVSS 108 and CMVSS 108 photometric requirements for visibility and safety. Lenses and housings are made of polycarbonate material that is sonically welded. The lamps employ a surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration. Like other LED products from Optronics, these lamps come with no-hassle, one-diode lifetime warranty protection that will replace the lamp if even one diode fails.
Optronics products are available in the U.S. and Canada through its distribution network of more than 12,000 distribution locations. Users can access individual Optronics distributor websites by clicking on their logo icons. For information on international sales and distribution of Optronics products, please contact Dorian Drake at (914) 697-9800, or visit online.