Grote Industries has introduced a new version of its Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb. The new bulb is specifically designed to operate in adverse conditions where sodium chloride, high humidity and other corrosive elements wreak havoc on most PAR 36 incandescent work lamps.
“Under some conditions, PAR 36 incandescent work lamp bulbs don’t burn out, but fail prematurely, due to corrosion,” Scott Robertson, product manager of LED WhiteLight for Grote Industries said. “Incandescent bulbs are inefficient at best, but our field research has clearly shown that these corrosion-based failures are costing end-users time, money and productivity.”
The Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb was introduced in December of 2009 as a direct replacement for PAR 36 incandescent bulbs. The new design will be sold in addition to the original model and includes a more robust, sealed, Packard Metripack 150 connector that resists moisture and chemical intrusion. The female receptacle on the back of the lamp also accommodates the popular AMP Superseal connector style.
Both versions of the Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb easily snap into any standard PAR 36 housing. By simply changing out the bulb and wiring the pigtail, users can upgrade an existing incandescent or halogen lamp, transforming it into a 900-lumen LED WhiteLight lamp that lasts longer, shines brighter and delivers better value.
Grote expects the new lamp to find particular favor among those engaged in salt spreading, bulk transporting, as well as food and chemical processing. The lamps are especially well suited for applications that require the work lamp to be mounted low, or close to potential contaminants.
All Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulbs are manufactured with rugged UV, hard-coated, polycarbonate lenses that can be replaced if damaged. The lenses are easily interchanged and conversion from a wide flood to Grote’s unique TractorPlus lens can be accomplished within moments.
“Many manufacturers and end-users are taking a serious look at reducing the use of glass in food processing environments, and virtually all PAR 36 incandescent bulbs are made of glass.” Robertson said.
“Polycarbonate is considered the desired alternative and when you add the other features of the Trillaint 36 together, we think we’re well positioned to accommodate the industry as it moves away from glass exposure.”
PAR 36 work lamps are widely used around the world, but with the life span of an incandescent bulb rated at between 25 to 500 hours, the cost of ownership is constantly expanding. Bulb outages, the loss of human and vehicle productivity associated with the time to obtain and replace bulbs and the energy consumption of incandescent and halogen lamps increase their expense.
Grote’s Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb is rated for a service life of 40,000 hours, requires half the power and will provide users with 100 times the lifespan of a traditional PAR 36 bulb, at just 1/8 the cost over its lifespan.
“This new moisture- and chemical-resistant terminal enhances just one of the six most technologically advanced, highest performing and most diverse lines of LED work lamps in the industry,” Robertson said. “Grote continues to take LED work lamp technology to another level and with this new connector option our lamps will continue to be embraced by new and ever more diverse markets.”