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Save Money and Energy by Converting PAR 36 Incandescent to LEDs

Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, introduced the newest member of its LED WhiteLight Work Lamp Portfolio today; the revolutionary Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb.

Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb

The Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb turns any PAR 36 incandescent lamp into an LED WhiteLight Lamp. With the simplicity of changing a light bulb, users can upgrade an existing incandescent or halogen lamp, transforming it into a brilliant 900-lumen LED WhiteLight lamp that lasts longer, shines brighter and delivers beam evenness, color temperature and contrast like sunlight.

“This is a game-changing product, because it is a direct replacement for incandescent and halogen PAR 36 bulbs, and can be used virtually anywhere these bulbs are used today,” Mike Grote, business development manager, forward and interior lighting, for Grote Industries said. “The LED bulb easily snaps into any standard PAR 36 housing and has two versatile terminals designed to accommodate either a screw or a FastOn cable connection.”

PAR 36 work lamps are among the most widely used lamps in the world, particularly within the heavy-duty trucking industry. However, with the life span of an incandescent bulb rated at only 25 to 500 hours, the cost of ownership for these lamps adds up over time. Factor in the loss of human and vehicle productivity associated with bulb outages and the time to obtain and replace bulbs and the cost rises exponentially. The energy consumption of incandescent and halogen lamps increases their operating expense as well.

Grote’s Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb is rated for a service life of 40,000 hours, uses only one-half the power and will likely never need to be replaced. In many cases the bulb will outlast its housing and the vehicle on which it is installed.

“Put simply, our new bulb will provide users with 100 times the lifespan of a traditional PAR 36 bulb, but will cost 1/8 less, over its lifetime,” Grote said. “The Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb will dramatically decrease any fleet’s exposure to productivity fluctuations associated with PAR 36 lighting failures.”

As with its other LED WhiteLight products, Grote has also employed its advanced optical expertise to equip the new offering with superior optical characteristics. The bulbs come in a wide flood beam pattern and Grote’s new TractorPlus beam pattern. In certified tests performed by Grote, both the wide flood and TractorPlus LED bulbs produced beam patterns that delivered almost three times more usable light, compared to traditional PAR 36 bulbs.

“It’s not just the number of raw lumens a lamp will produce,” Grote said. “It’s how you focus those lumens on the task at hand. Our new beam patterns are a refinement that will pay off in better visual acuity and higher levels of vehicle and human performance.”

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 TractorPlus lens can be accomplished within moments.

“When you consider the time and cost associated with replacing bulbs, the efficiency of the decreased power draw and the ability to replace a damaged lens or repurpose the lamp with a new beam pattern, the Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb will have a tangibly positive effect on the end-user’s bottom line,” Grote said. “And when you add the superior quality of LED WhiteLight to the equation, it’s just a no-brainer.”

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