Peterson’s newest DOT light is rated PC

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Peterson Manufacturing has expanded its line of single-diode Piranha LED clearance/sidemarker lights with a PC-rated model: the 177 Series DOT Light. All lights in the DOT line approximate the size of the DOTS gumdrops – about 3/4-inch in diameter – from which comes their “DOT” nickname.

The PC rating is SAE’s designation for a lamp with specialized optics that can produce a light-spread spanning 180 degrees. Properly mounted at a 45-degree angle, the 177 model is actually two lights in one, providing both clearance and sidemarker functions, according to Peterson. The light’s rotationally symmetric design requires no top-mount to assure correct orientation during installation, the company says; the optics work in any position, which allows for faster, easier installation.

Available in both red and amber versions, the 177 Series – which offers a low-profile design and an operating range of 8 to 16 volts – is designed for hard-wired toughness against corrosion and lamp failure. Also available are accessory black rubber grommets that fit any 3/4-inch hole.

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