Shining a more piercing, brilliant light, Grote Industries’ new LED arrow turn signal lamp recently made its official debut, becoming the first such turn signal option on the market. The large, bright amber LED arrow signal lamp gives drivers of vehicles following tankers and other trailers crucial, extra time to notice them making a turn.
"As any truck driver will tell you, any additional visibility advantage you can gain is critical, particularly when you’re hauling hazardous material," said Steve Green, business development manager for Grote’s Signal Lighting Division.
The advantage is especially critical since a recent national study found turning vehicles to be at the root of about 10 percent of truck-vehicle crashes in the United States.
"We at Grote take our reputation as the first name in vehicle safety systems very seriously, and this latest LED development is proof," said Green.
"The easier and more quickly drivers can identify a turning vehicle ahead, the better they can adjust their speed and accurately estimate stopping time and distance," Green explained. "A large, clear arrow pattern will improve the amount of time drivers have to react to a turning vehicle."
"In fact," Green went on. "This lamp can offer up to three feet of extra stopping distance for every 10 mph a following vehicle is traveling."
Because the lamp is long-lasting, shock-resistant LED, it stands up to the jolting punishment of long, over-the-road hauling, as well as the beating that shorter distance trips deliver as the vehicle bumps over bad roads. The lamp’s Grote Performance LED technology, advanced optics and a permanently sealed circuit board, dramatically increase the life of Grote’s LED arrow turn lamp over comparable incandescent products. Grote’s arrow turn lamp, in fact, is constructed with LEDs rated to last 100,000 hours, compared to just 500 hours for a more fragile incandescent lamp bulb.
"You’re talking about saving a lot of time and aggravation due to repairs and replacement, not to mention, critical downtime for drivers," said Green. "With high fuel costs and regulation squeezing everyone, particularly owner-operators, any opportunity to save money is big."
Grote also backs the new LED arrow turn lamp with a lengthy, three-year warranty.
For additional information, visit www.grote.com.