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Lumileds keeping drivers on the road-reducing downtime


Date: 15-Oct-2018

Lumileds, licensed to use the Philips brand for its automotive lighting and accessories product, is committed to developing lighting solutions to meet the needs of large and small bus and truck fleet owners, transportation departments and garage professionals in order to reduce downtime.

Heavy trucks can be in a high-vibration environment as the truck travels on and off the road, but they also experience large shocks as loads are dropped into the truck, or as the tailgate slams closed after a load is dumped. 

In addition, heavy trucks, buses and vans are invariably on the road for many more miles and much more time than a typical passenger car and many of them leave their lights on whenever the truck is operating.

Maintenance costs also have an impact on lighting for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles of all types. When a light bulb burns out and must be replaced, the cost to the vehicle fleet is much more than just the cost of the bulb. The truck must be taken out of service, losing money that could be made on the road, and a maintenance technician must be paid for the time and equipment needed to replace the bulb.

The Lumileds offer, in terms of Philips 24V headlight bulbs sports three options, each with its own unique performance or style criteria – enabling operators to choose the right product according to their particular needs or preferences.. Philips MasterLife, Philips MasterDuty and Philips MasterDuty BlueVision.

The headlamps are specifically designed to withstand the extreme stress and vibrations to which trucks and heavy machinery are subjected. Rough roads and vibration are a frequent cause of headlamp failure.

The Philips 24V headlamps provide increased stiffness of mount and base to provide the ultimate protection against mechanical shock and a robust double-coil filament, which is designed to withstand a wide range of vibration frequencies while remaining stable.

Philips MasterLife offers the best lifetime on the market, lasting up to 1 200 hours  by using a unique gas composition, together with the geometrical properties of the double-coil filament, designed to reduce tungsten evaporation.  

It is the ultimate Original Equipment-quality truck lighting solution for best-in-class lifetime and minimum downtime.

MasterDuty headlamps are designed for maximum vibration resistance and excellent lifetime.  MasterDuty features increased mount and base stiffness, over and above a standard bulb, for ultimate protection against mechanical shock, as well as a robust double coil filament designed to withstand severe vibration while remaining stable. MasterDuty is the right choice for drivers seeking toughness that lasts. 

All of Philips 24V lamps are of Original Equipment Quality, and they are the choice of many vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

For drivers seeking ultimate style and performance, MasterDuty BlueVision produces a blue Xenon effect. Philips MasterDuty BlueVision combines the durability and vibration resistance of MasterDuty with an additional blue Xenon effect for maximum style. 

Not only stylish, the blue effect in the headlight combined with powerful white light on the road, offers more safety. For the most demanding jobs and the most demanding drivers, this is the lighting solution that delivers performance with true style.

Philips 24V signaling and interior lamps offer a wide range of lighting solutions for your truck, bus or heavy-duty vehicle. From front, side or rear indicator lights to stop, fog, and license plate lights, we have  the high-performance and long-lasting Philips lamps you need for your vehicle.

Also, check out the fully redesigned Xenon headlamp range of Philips HID Xenon lighting designed for both 12V and 24V. The Philips Xenon range offers even more light on the road to satisfy the most demanding driver, while maintaining its high OE quality and performance. Where safety and style is a must.
 
Because of their up to 12-year lifetime they are the perfect choice for 24V interior lighting (trucks, buses and heavy-duty vehicles) and for those seeking an economical solution for the entire fleet. Offering a perfect geometrical fit, the Philips X-tremeUltinon LED interior lighting solution is the ideal replacement for any vehicle.

We also offers Philips 24V MasterDuty spare kits to further help keep vehicles rolling while minimizing downtime. Truck, bus and heavy-duty vehicle drivers need to be ready to change lamps and Lumileds has designed Philips spare kits to meet operators’ lighting solution needs while on the road.

Richard Armstrong, Business Development Manager Automotive - UK & Eire at Lumileds said: “Light is fundamental to driving and light is the first and only part of the safety circle that actually helps prevent accidents. Lumileds promotes active safety protection to prevent accidents by increasing overall visibility and road illumination. This allows drivers to be seen sooner and to see further down the road, so they can avoid potential hazards. When combined with passive vehicle safety features, Lumileds active safety lighting solutions help enhance overall driver confidence and promote a safer driving experience.”

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