Grote Industries introduced a new side-turn LED lamp to complete its SuperNova LED product line for trailers.
The gap in a true all-LED-equipped trailer has for years been the side turn application because of the safety requirements, the company says. The SAE J2039 June 1994 Side Turn Signal Standard calls for the side turn lamp to cast visible light 85 degrees to the front and rear of the vehicle, as well as 50 degrees up and 20 degrees down, for maximum visibility.
“Research has shown that the 1994 version of the J2039 standard offers the greatest visibility and highest safety,” says Tim Brooks, director of product development. Grote used the most powerful LEDs yet to generate the massive amount of light to meet the spec. To keep the LEDs cool during operation, Grote developed a patented thermal dissipation system.
The two models of the Grote LED Side Turn are fully interchangeable with Grote’s current incandescent side turn lamps and fit existing mounting holes for both trucks and trailers.
Grote Industries (www.grote.com)