with Narva Model 49 lights
Innovative lighting design from Narva is helping to make trucks and trailers stand out on New Zealand roads – lifting safety standards as big rigs become more visible to other drivers.
“Truck owners have been quick to spot the advantages of the recently released Narva Model 49 LED large rear combination lamps, created especially for the commercial truck and trailer sector.”
A key feature of the Model 49 is the continuous neon-like LED light pipe that frames the lamp’s border, creating a modern signature appearance for the truck or trailer, like those seen on prestigious cars and SUVs.
What makes it stand out even more is that the LED light pipe stays illuminated when the other functions are off and the high-quality optics featured in the tail, stop, indicator and reverse functions are designed to instantly gain the attention of those following the truck.
“The Model 49 is a leap forward in rear combination lamp design,” says Tim Paterson, national sales manager for Griffiths Equipment, distributor of Narva automotive lighting products throughout New Zealand.
“The striking appearance is designed to lift visibility and ensure that others on the road can’t fail to spot the truck. That’s a big bonus for road safety, particularly in poor driving conditions,” says Patterson.
“Demand for the Model 49 lamp is growing, and it looks set to become just as popular as its predecessor, the Model 48 (aka the ‘jumbo’), which dominated the transport industry in Australasia for more than two decades.”
It’s designed to fit the same footprint as the Model 48 and fully meet all ADR performance regulations for tail lamps.
The sleek and slimline Model 49 measures just 46mm deep and there are no visible screws or mounting holes, so it appears almost flush with the bodywork or chassis.
Snap-on retro reflectors cover the lighting components to further emphasise the flush stylish appearance, whilst the lamp inserts themselves are replaceable with the reflectors removed.
The lamps are constructed from virtually unbreakable coated polycarbonate lenses, which are scratch and chemical resistant, as opposed to regular polycarbonate, making replacement unlikely. However, for peace of mind, they are backed by Narva’s 5-year LED warranty.
Paterson says Griffiths Equipment is responding to the high interest in the Model 49 by stocking a wide range of configurations in coloured or clear lenses to suit the needs of the New Zealand transport industry.
These include triple tail, stop and rear direction; triple tail, stop, reverse and rear direction; and twin tail, stop and rear direction. All versions are designed to suit 9-33V and come prewired with 0.5m of cable for ease of installation.
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