GERMANTOWN, Wis., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- J.W. Speaker Corporation, a leading manufacturer specializing in innovative LED lighting technology, has developed a new 4" x 6" LED headlight for the heavy-duty trucking market. This new headlight, referred to as the Model 8800 Evolution 2, is the industry's first to meet proposed National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines for a 5-Star NCAP-compliant low beam headlight.*
"We wanted to give our heavy-duty customers a premier lighting solution, one they can count all year long, operating 24/7 in the harshest conditions possible," said Michael Stoeckel, Director of Aftermarket Sales for J.W. Speaker. "We are pleased to deliver the industry's first heavy-duty headlight that is not only ideally suited for this market, but it also meets NHTSA's proposed requirements for a lighting as part of their safety rating system. This gives the vehicle operator unparalleled performance in terms of visibility, for maximum safety and comfort."
J.W. Speaker leveraged their solid optics technology to upgrade their previous Model 8800, exceeding the proposed FMVSS 108 standard in three of the main criteria; light output, glare reduction, and light placement.
The Model 8800 Evolution 2 will include both heated and non-heated versions. The heated version combines electronic intelligence and a thermally conductive grid system to dynamically de-ice the lens on a real time basis without requiring any involvement from the driver. As a result, the Model 8800 Evolution 2 addresses the need for effective and speedy de-icing for commercial trucking.
The Model 8800 Evolution 2 offers improved sealing, superior condensation management and a wider operating voltage. The combination of superior visibility with intelligent heating, delivers a superior lighting solution that will benefit drivers and fleets alike.
To learn more about J.W. Speaker or their LED lighting for the heavy-duty trucking market, visit J.W. Speaker's website, www.jwspeaker.com. J.W. Speaker specializes in the design and manufacture of vehicle lighting systems for global OEM customers and distribution partners. For more information, contact J.W. Speaker at 800.558.7288 or [email protected].
*When installed on vehicles at gross weight with headlights at 0.8—1.2m off the ground.
SOURCE J.W. Speaker