Freightliner Introduces High-Visibility Truck-Lite LED Headlamps


Portland, Ore. – January 16, 2013 – Freightliner Trucks today announced the availability of high-performance LED headlamps custom-engineered for the Freightliner Cascadia® by Truck-Lite Co. LLC. The new headlamps will also be available as an aftermarket retrofit option from Freightliner dealers across North America.

“We’re proud to add Truck-Lite LED headlamps to the Freightliner aftermarket parts offering,” said Todd Biggs, director, aftermarket parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The new LED technology delivers lighting performance far and above the traditional halogen systems currently in use on most heavy-duty trucks.”

The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps were initially developed for military use and offer increased durability, visibility and safety to the heavy-duty truck platform. Manufactured in the USA, Truck-Lite’s forward-lighting technology has been proven on vehicles serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2007.

Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite president stated, “The overwhelmingly positive response to our LED forward-lighting products from military and light-duty operators opened the door to the heavy-duty commercial transportation sector and this new partnership. We’re looking forward to providing Freightliner’s customers with the highest performing visibility systems available on the market.”

For trucks other than the Freightliner Cascadia, easy-to-install aftermarket retrofit options include traditional 7” round and 5”x7” alternatives.

Truck-Lite’s LED forward-lighting headlamps offer improved driver visibility through its more natural light spectrum, leading to improved object recognition at night and increased daytime visibility. Truck-Lite’s LED beam pattern also reduces eye-strain for drivers and reduces harsh headlight glare to oncoming traffic. An additional benefit is a significant reduction in amperage draw on the vehicles electrical system, freeing up power for other uses and resulting in a 50-times longer lighting system life than conventional halogen technology.

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About Freightliner
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

About Truck-Lite
Truck-Lite Co. LLC is headquartered in Falconer, New York, with additional manufacturing facilities in Wellsboro, Coudersport, and McElhattan, Pennsylvania, as well as Birmingham and Harlow England, and other facilities around the world. Truck-Lite is a major producer of signal lighting, forward lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal switches, and safety accessories to the heavy-duty truck, trailer, and commercial vehicle industries.

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