Peterson introduces 1-diode Piranha

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Peterson Manufacturing introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., the Model 171 Series LED light, the tiniest-ever addition to the company’s Piranha line.

Designed around a single diode, the new 171 Series LED lights are about the size of the famous little DOTS gumdrops — thus the company’s unofficial “DOT Lights” nickname for the new product.

Regardless of their tiny size, the DOT Lights are powerful little performers, according to the company. Peterson says its advanced optical engineering allows maximum LED brilliance to shine through in amber, red and clear white versions, meeting federal requirements for clearance/side marker/ID lights and utility applications.

At present, new DOT Lights come supplied with standard black rubber grommets that fit any 3/4-inch hole. According to Mark Assenmacher, Peterson marketing director, a surface-mounted decorative chrome bezel will be introduced soon. “We’re field-testing a variety of bezel designs to give a DOT Light installation even more twinkle,” Assenmacher said. “The final design will reflect customer input, and we’re confident they’re going to love the look.”

Designed with an operating range of 8-16 volts, each DOT Light is hard-wired to prevent corrosion and lamp-plug failure. Peterson says its Piranha-brand LED quality ensures up to 100,000 hours of brilliant service.