LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle lighting manufacturer Optronics International has unveiled its new Uni-Lite LED clearance/marker lamps at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.

The lamps appeared on trailers at the Vanguard National Trailer Corp.’s booth. The small, three-quarter-inch lamps employ Optronics’ new GloLight optics, making them appear deceptively bright for their size, the company said.

According to the company, most LED lamps have hotspots or patterns of bright light that make up their common visual signature. GloLight lamps are visually distinctive from other LED lamps because their lenses disperse light waves in a unique way that gives them a smooth, brightly glowing appearance.

“The GloLight optical technology is so different, it’s patentable,” said Marcus Hester, director of sales and marketing for Optronics. “The new version of our Uni-Lite represents just one of 35 new GloLight products Optronics has in its pipeline.”

The Uni-Lite clearance/marker lamps come in red and amber. The red Uni-Lite lamps are designed with dual-function capabilities for applications such as high-mount stop and turn. The lamps are available in P2- and PC-rated versions, enabling them to meet the photometric requirements for a full range of applications.

“There’s nothing out there that’s as eye catching and effective as these GloLight lamps, they just look different and more noticeable, that means safer,” said Charlie Mudd, president of Vanguard National Trailer Corp.. “Vanguard is always drawn to components and suppliers whose products contribute to the efforts of our customers to operate more effectively and safely.”

The 12-volt lamps come with a lifetime warranty, and lenses and housings are made of durable polycarbonate material that is completely waterproof. The lamps are produced using solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) technology, Optronics said.

“Our Uni-Lite three-quarter-inch clearance/marker lamps are designed with precise power and heat management properties and rectifier diodes that protect the LEDs from electronic degradation,” Hester said. “These lamps won’t lose that bright GloLight glow that everyone’s talking about.”

The Uni-Lite lamp line includes single-function red MCL121RB, single-function amber MCL121AB, dual-function red MCL121R9B and dual-function three-lamp cluster red MCL122RK3B. The lamps are available with two-wire design including both lead wire and ground wire for mounting to all surfaces. The red and amber lamps will be available for purchase as individual units or in a kit with a PVC grommet.