Grote’s New Six-Diode LED WhiteLight Dome Lamp Matches Fluorescent Brightness

MADISON, IN – Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, announced that its new 61291 LED WhiteLight Recessed-Mount Dome Lamp is in stock and shipping. Grote engineered this lamp as an intelligent alternative to fluorescent lamps, particularly for refrigerated environments with subzero temperatures.
Grote was the first in the industry to introduce a fluorescent lamp with a low-temperature startup mechanism. Grote’s innovation made fluorescent lamps more versatile, and in the ensuing years, the lamps have continued to gain popularity in cold-climate applications because they offer superior illumination and power consumption characteristics in comparison to incandescent lamps.
Grote’s New Six-Diode LED WhiteLight Dome Lamp Matches Fluorescent BrightnessThough fluorescent lamps can operate at temperatures as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit, today’s refrigerated environments can challenge lamps to provide illumination in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Grote’s new 61291 provides users with consistent operating performance and lighting quality even in subzero temperatures.
Grote saw a way to use its advanced LED WhiteLight technology to provide the industry with a viable and equally dependable alternative to fluorescent lamps. The lamp delivers a widespread optic pattern that provides wall-to-wall lighting coverage. The company believes its new 61291 LED WhiteLight Recessed-Mount Dome Lamp is particularly well suited for refrigerated applications and those where fluorescent lamps could be subjected to impact or concussion.
“Grote remains the undisputed leader in interior lighting for refrigerated transportation and we have a unique understanding of the industry’s needs,” said Chris Cammack, product manager of WhiteLight LED for Grote Industries. “Our new 61291 brings all of the advantages of LED lighting technology to the reefer environment, including a 50,000-hour service rating.”
The 61291 LED WhiteLight Recessed-Mount Dome Lamp is constructed of a robust, one-piece, powder-coated aluminum housing with a removable polycarbonate lens. It has a built-in thermal protection device and operates at temperatures ranging from 122 degrees Fahrenheit to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The lamp’s six, high-output diodes generate approximately 1,000 lumens of light output, comparable to that of fluorescent lamps, but draw only about 63 percent of the amperage. The 61291 features a protected, solid-state circuit board and, unlike a fluorescent lamp, has no ballast or bulb to fail. The new six-diode lamp is as easy to install as Grote’s 10- and 18-diode models.

“We anticipate refrigerated fleets and the food logistics industry to be particularly interested in the lamp,” Cammack said. “When you consider all the benefits, LED dome lamps are just the logical choice for any reefer transporting foodstuffs.”
Proper lighting helps increase vehicle and workforce productivity by helping those working in, on and around vehicles see the work at hand, recognize hazards, reduce ocular strain and discomfort and assume a natural working posture that might not be possible under poor lighting conditions. 

About Grote Industries

Grote Industries is a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of lighting products and related safety systems for commercial, military, and specialized vehicles. Grote engineers and manufactures LED, halogen, fluorescent, and incandescent lamps, mirrors, wiring systems, turn signal switches, connections, and reflective accessories for trucks, trailers, farm and construction equipment, fire, rescue, and armored vehicles. For more than 110 years, Grote, a family-owned company, has provided state-of-the-art solutions for OEM and aftermarket customers across the globe. Grote locates its domestic headquarters in Madison, Indiana, and services international customers with locations in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

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