Grote racing forward with LED WhiteLight innovation

April 10, 2007
Grote has unveiled several new white LED lighting products for truck and vehicle lighting.

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Grote Industries Inc unveiled several LED lighting products including a WhiteLight work lamp, dual-mode military lighting and ergonomic interior lighting.

Truck at Baja

One of the highlights was a 6000 lm lighting array that competed in last fall's brutal Baja 1000 race. The WhiteLight array not only helped the team to navigate the dust-choked, night portion of the race, it relied on superior technology to dissipate the lamps' internal heat, rather than primitive solutions, such as fans.

Baja truck close-up

"The heavy-duty, off-highway market has been waiting for LED forward lighting and work lamps, and Grote will deliver them in a matter of months, not years," said Dominic Grote, company vice-president of sales and marketing.

Forward lighting prototype

Meanwhile, Grote is set to deliver warm WhiteLight LED lights to the market, which rely on advanced optics and spectral technology to deliver a bright, but pleasant and soothing light that reduces stress and provides optimum viewing comfort. "You might call it ergonomic lighting," Grote said.

Grote's military level LEDs offer dual operating modes: standard, WhiteLight, illumination mode; and tactical or blackout mode, which uses a combination of red/white or blue/white color to allow soldiers to see, but remain less visible to the enemy. The military lighting line also enhances the use of night-vision technology.