In Indianapolis, Indiana, at the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show, Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of reliable LED vehicle lighting, presented its newly redesigned Fusion LED combination stop, tail, turn, and backup lamp. The new Fusion lamp features a patent pending optical design with both red and white LEDs on a single board. The new Fusion lamp boasts a 25 percent smaller size than the previous version.
The entire family of Fusion LED combination stop, tail, turn, and backup lamps are also being upgraded utilizing the new optical design. The company radically redesigned the Fusion lamps with a more advanced circuit board configuration and a patent pending LED light projection technology. During the braking function, an optical bridge helps project red LED light from the red portion of the lens to the clear area of the lens. According to Optronics, the new design uses fewer diodes, reduces heat load, and lowers the total lamp cost.
“We have completely reengineered the Fusion LED combination stop, tail, turn and backup lamp, and the result is a superior lamp design,” Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International, said. “Our new Fusion lamps are smarter, more advanced and more economically priced.”
Before the Fusion surface-mount LED combination lamp, vehicles used separate six-inch oval or four-inch round stop, tail, turn lamps, and backup lamps. Each lamp required its own mounting hole that is made in the vehicle body panels, frame posts, docking plates or gussets. Optronics says that each lamp hole reduced structural integrity and allowed road debris, moisture, and other contaminants to migrate into the cavities behind the lamps.
The new six-inch Fusion surface-mount LED combination lamp needs only a half-inch hole for the lamp’s wiring and four mounting holes to for rivets or screws. Optronics says that the low-profile, half-inch-thick LED lamp in this way can mounts snuggly to the vehicle’s surface while preserving the structural soundness of the vehicle.
Whether flush-mount, flange-mount, or grommet-mount, the two-in-one LED lamp concept, eliminates the need for a separate backup lamp often still in the realm of incandescent bulbs. The Fusion combination lamp reportedly also reduces SKUs and carrying costs. The company asserts that Fusion LED combination stop, tail, turn and backup lamps offer greater reliability, broader functionality, and last much longer.
“Our original Fusion lamps set a new standard in lamp design and functionality, and our new Fusion design continues that legacy,” Johnson said. “We expect customers in work truck, HD, RV and transit vehicle markets to all be thrilled with these new lighting options.”
Optronics International plans to begin selling the the new Fusion LED combination stop, tail, turn in the second quarter of 2016. The lamps reportedly meet all FMVSS 108 photometric requirements for safety and visibility. Tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded forms the lenses and housings. The Fusion combination lamps offer a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, vibration, and shock. Like all LED products from Optronics, all Fusion lamps have a no-hassle, one-diode lifetime warranty that will replace the lamp if even one diode fails.
Optronics products can be purchased in the U.S. and Canada through the company’s distribution network of over 12,000 distribution locations.