By Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite’s range of truck lights helps keep drivers safe

At Truck-Lite we are fully aware of the importance of road safety in the commercial vehicle industry and safety is a key consideration during the design, manufacturing and testing of our products.

At least a third of road deaths and a quarter of serious injuries are from incidents involving someone driving for work. Whether this is human or vehicle error, we want to change the statistics for the better. That’s why Truck-Lite Europe are taking part in the annual Road Safety week hosted by Brake this November.

“Our world class manufacturing and testing capabilities make us a leader in our field globally”

Truck-Lite have a modern production and world class laboratory and test facility based in Essex where the majority of our products are born, tested and manufactured. Modern multicomponent plastic injection moulding represents the core production process across our sites, operating over one hundred injection mould machines. Our facilities are equipped with the latest digitally controlled injection moulding machines, including vertical insert loading machines, gas assisted injection moulding and two-colour moulding, allowing us to be flexible on the size and types of components we can produce.

In addition, we have extensive electronics capabilities that enable us to design and manufacture lamps to meet ECE, OE and military EMC compliance. Our team of electronics design engineers work with a range of aftermarket and OE customers to produce custom designed LED lamp diagnostics as well as some of the most innovative and robust LED driver solutions to meet specific OE customer requirements.

Our UK plant in Harlow is home to our world class laboratory and test facility where we have been validating our products for over 40 years, working directly with certification bodies such as VCA, BSI and TUV SUD.

Harnesses and looms are also manufactured in the UK, an area the company has developed a high level of expertise in. Our dedicated trailer support team have over 50 years’ experience and provide bespoke harnessing solutions tailored to fit individual customer specifications. We offer one of the most comprehensive plug and play systems in the industry and our looms are wired in such a way that even if one lamp fails all remaining side markers continue to work. Our lifetime and five-year warranty packages are testament to the confidence we have in the quality and durability of our harnesses.

Truck-Lite Trailer Kits

At Truck-Lite we are proud to offer a unique selection of trailer lighting kits including a lifetime and a five-year warranty kit which include parts and labour. Having supplied European customers for over 95 years, our expertise and experience has allowed us to become leaders in providing bespoke trailer kits across a variety of platforms. These range from rigid bodies, tankers and drawbars, to refrigerated trailers in both 12V and 24V.

Our European Headquarters based in Harlow, Essex is the home of our trailer kit development. In 2013 Truck-Lite launched the unique lifetime warranty kit which advertised a wide range of features and benefits. Not only would the end-user receive a full LED lighting kit with easy dielectric connections and maintenance, they would also receive a lifetime warranty on all kit components, a dedicated support team, and free of charge maintenance training and certification.

All of our trailer kit components are vigorously tested in our UK based laboratory and test facility and only the highest quality lamps, harnessing and connectors end up making the cut. Our lifetime warranty kit is dust and water tested, EMC approved and meets TUV ADR standards. This warranty enables the fleet to have confidence in its vehicle lighting contributing to a safer vehicle on the roads.

What products do lifetime warranty kits include?

Our trailer kits will provide fully functional lighting around the entire trailer (excluding the cab). The kit will include a choice of rear lamps, front, side and rear markers, stalk lamps, a junction plate if required, and a complete harness system with integrated Superseal connectors and ADR approved cables.

We are proud to offer our intelligent Model 900 LED rear lamp in both our lifetime warranty and five-year warranty trailer kits. The Model 900 boasts a number of impressive features such as; homogeneous lighting, progressive direction indicating, integrated intelligence, LED failure detection and additional take-offs eliminating the need for a junction box. An optional proximity sensing stalk is also available to enhance driver awareness and assist trailer docking.

The innovative rear lamp now includes a take-off for flashing side markers following the Generation II upgrade. This will comply with the impending Regulation 48 Issue 6 deadline next October. The updated requirement will see all new build trailers meet safety standards by October 2020 by either flashing markers down the trailer or adding additional CAT 5 indicators. See the full side marker requirements on our website or contact your local sales manager today.

Best practice training, guidance and tips are provided to fleets free of charge* and are aimed at prolonging the life of trailer kits. Our experienced trailer support team regularly visit customers to provide training and certification to employees fitting our lifetime warranty lighting kits to vehicles. The unique training sessions will cover various aspects of trailer kit fitment. Some of the sections include trailer kit connections, junction plates, correct fitting procedures and repair processes. The training will be accompanied by our new pocket-size best practice booklets and certificates following each visit.

Truck-Lite five-year warranty kits were introduced in 2015 and can also be configured using a wide portfolio of products including both bulb and LED lamps. The five-year warranty covers both parts and labour, giving the OE trailer builder complete peace of mind.

Truck-Lite will be taking part in the annual Road Safety Week hosted by Brake this November.

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*Lifetime warranty kits only