January 21, 2014
“LED headlamps offer significantly longer life over traditional halogen lamps while also emitting a more natural light than improves visibility for the driver,” says Steve Gilligan, vice president, product planning and information, Navistar, Inc. “LED lights have been an option on the International ProStar for several months and we are excited about making the solution standard equipment on our ProStar model.”
Navistar joins Frieightliner in making LED headlamps standard equipment. Freightliner made LED headlamps standard on all Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks in July 2013.
The light color emitted by LED headlamps mimics daylight to help reduce eye strain common with night-time driving, thereby reducing driver fatigue. The powerful light beam produced by LED lights also adds significant peripheral road clarity, as well as increased forward visibility.
LED lights on the ProStar will also feature a custom coating on the lens to decrease the haze and dimming common with traditional headlights, Navistar says.
Most of the exterior lights on the ProStar now utilize LED technology, which draws less power than halogen lamps. The lower power draw extends the life of the lights and lowers maintenance costs for customers, while allowing for additional power for supplemental electronic devices on the vehicle.