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LED headlamps now standard on all Freightliner Cascadia, Cascadia Evolution trucks

the LED lights reduce the draw on the vehicle’s electrical system, freeing up power for other uses and resulting in a 50-times longer lighting system life than conventional halogen technology, Freightliner Trucks spokesmen said.

The Trucker News Services

7/30/2013

NAPA, Calif. —Truck-Lite high visibility LED headlamps are now standard on all Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution truck models, Freightliner Trucks officials said at a media event here Tuesday.

Custom-engineered by Truck-Lite for the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution, the long-lasting LED lights offer superior nighttime driver visibility and enhanced safety, resulting in improved object recognition at night. The LED beam pattern also reduces eye-strain for drivers and minimizes harsh headlight glare to oncoming traffic, spokesmen said.

Additionally, the LED lights reduce the draw on the vehicle’s electrical system, freeing up power for other uses and resulting in a 50-times longer lighting system life than conventional halogen technology. The durable headlamps underwent vigorous field testing in a variety of extreme weather conditions, they added.

“We want every component on our products to not only be cost-efficient, but to enhance vehicle safety and productivity,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “The Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution are industry leaders in safety, driving experience and lowest total-cost-of-ownership, and LED headlamps further enhance the products.”

In January 2013, Freightliner Trucks offered the custom headlamp as an aftermarket and factory installed option for the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution, and they are now being offered as standard due to positive customer response to the benefits delivered.

For more information on Freightliner Trucks, go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore.

Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company.

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