February 19, 2014
Volvo Trucks North America said Wednesday that in-cab LED lighting is now standard across its vehicle lineup. Optional LED headlamps, designed for better visibility and longer life, are now available for the Volvo VNL and VNX.
Both the LED interior lighting and LED headlamps are available for order. The solid-state LED interior lights and headlamps consume one-eighth the energy required of standard incandescent lighting and are designed for a significantly longer life.
The optional LED headlamps from Truck-Lite Co., LLC, available on the Volvo VNL and VNX, models significantly improve visibility through an expanded beam pattern and light coloring similar to daylight. The headlamps also feature a lens coating to resist hazing and yellowing.
Standard interior LED lighting on Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH models provide far longer life than standard bulbs while also placing less strain on the truck batteries than incandescent lighting. Red LED reading lamps are also available with the interior combination lamps, providing reading capability at night without sacrificing forward visibility.
“In addition to improved efficiency and visibility compared with incandescent lighting, LEDs are designed to last far longer, so use of LED lighting can help reduce vehicle downtime and potential CSA violations,” says Jason Spence, Volvo Trucks product marketing manager.