Optronics’ FusionX LED Combo Lamp Features Bold Styling and Is Fully FMVSS 108 Compliant Even in Warning Mode

Aug. 30, 2022

Optronics’ new FusionX LED combination stop, tail, turn, backup and warning lights look like nothing else around and are the first of their kind to enable their brake function to override their warning function while in use. 

TULSA, Okla., USA — Optronics International, a leading manufacturer of vehicle harnesses, electronic control systems and LED lighting for the global transportation industry, announced the introduction of its uniquely styled STLW and STL FusionX family of combination stop, tail, turn, backup and warning lights today. Featuring a signature “X” LED lighting array in their centers, and available in eight SKUs, the FusionX lamps are the newest members of Optronics’ popular Fusion Series combination lamps.   

Before the introduction of Optronics’ Fusion Series LED combination lamps in 2014, vehicles used separate six-inch oval or four-inch round stop, tail, turn lamps and backup lamps. Each lamp needed its own mounting hole, and these holes were made in the vehicle body panels, frame posts, docking plates or gussets. Optronics Fusion lamps changed the equation by consolidating multiple lighting functions into a single lamp footprint, reducing complexity and cost, while maintaining structural integrity. The addition of a compliant warning light function  in the FusionX was a logical next step in the evolution of the Fusion Series.  

Until now, combination lamps with warning light features have not met FMVSS 108 standards, because their flashing warning lights continue to operate even when their brake lights illuminate. The dual illumination patterns of these noncompliant lamps have the potential of confusing others on the road, by presenting them with mixed signals. The issue made these lamps impractical for many vehicles, particularly those in the utility, construction and roadside service sectors. 

Optronics’ FusionX LED combination lamps solve this problem by disabling the warning light function as soon as the brake light is illuminated. The warning override feature helps eliminate potential misinterpretations by others on the road or worksite and allows the FusionX to fully meet FMVSS 108 requirements. The lamps also meet the SAE J595 standard for Class 2 and Class 3 directional warning lamps.

“Optronics’ new FusionX gives fleets all of the benefits of a multifunction combination lamp in addition to being DOT compliant in all modes of operation,” said Marcus Hester, chief marketing officer for Optronics International. “Not only is this a highly functional and compliant light, but its stunning x-shaped central LED array is not only stylish, but attention getting.”

With four preprogrammed flash patterns to choose from, the FusionX STLW lamps, with their warning light, have what it takes to meet the task at hand. Their centralized x-shaped LED array serves as both a white backup light and a white, amber or alternating white and amber warning flasher with two cadences to choose from. Multiple lamps can be wired to operate flashers either asynchronously, or be connected, allowing users to achieve synchronized illumination patterns. STL versions of the lamp are also available without a warning function. 

The lamps come in grommet-mount versions, as well as surface/flange-mount versions. The STLW314MSHB is also available in the STLW314MGHB grommet-mount version. The STL316MSHB is also available in the STL316MGHB grommet-mount version. The STL314MGHB is also available in the STL314MSHB surface/flange-mount version. The STLW316MGHB is also available in the STLW316MSHB surface/flange-mount version.

The lamps come hardwired and ready to install. As an integrated electrical system solutions provider, Optronics is also able to configure the lamps with industry standard connectors by request. FusionX lamps are available in both bulk and polypack packaging.

The lamp’s lenses are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded and resistant to dust and moisture and is suitable for harsh operating conditions. The lamps employ a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects their electronics against moisture, shock and vibration. Like all LED products from Optronics, these lamps come with a no-hassle, one-diode lifetime warranty protection that will replace a lamp if even one diode fails. 

“The FusionX family of LED lights was designed to be compact, highly functional and exceptionally attractive,” said Hester. “The lights specifically address multiple industry lighting needs that were not being met – and look slick doing it.”

The new STLW and STL FusionX family of combination stop, tail, turn, backup and warning lights are available in sample form now and are expected to be commercially available for shipping in the fourth quarter of 2022. 

Optronics products are available in the U.S. and Canada through the company’s extensive distribution network of more than 30,000 convenient distribution locations. Users can access individual Optronics distributor websites by simply clicking on their logo icons. For information on international sales and distribution of Optronics products, please contact Dorian Drake at +1 (914) 697-9800, or visit http://doriandrake.com. 

About Optronics

As the fastest-growing vehicle lighting and harness manufacturer in the U.S., Optronics International attributes its success to delivering better value, better options and better systems to its customers. Founded in 1972, Optronics International is a premier worldwide manufacturer and supplier of branded industrial and commercial vehicular safety lighting products and premium, custom electrical wiring harnesses for commercial vehicle applications. The company specializes in electrical system and harness design and interior and exterior LED and incandescent lighting for heavy-duty on- and off-highway vehicles, armored couriers, light-to medium-duty trailers, specialized vocational equipment, transit vehicles, RVs and marine equipment. The company’s patented USA-PLUS system provides the most advanced molded harness connections available in the market. The Optronics product catalog is among the most extensive in the industry. Optronics is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and it has an IATF 16949-certified manufacturing facility in Annan District, Tainan, Taiwan. The company also has a plant in Winnsboro, Texas, and ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturing and distribution facilities in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Goshen, Indiana. Learn more at http://www.optronicsinc.com.

Fusion is trademark of Optronics International, LLC.