TORRANCE, CA — August 27, 2001 — LEDtronics® announces sunlight-visible AUT-1157 Tail/Brake LED Lamps that are designed
to replace incandescent 1157 bulbs in combination tail/brake signals in
most cars, motorcycles, forklifts, ATVs and trailers. Having nearly twice
as many LEDs as competitive lamps, the AUT-1157 LED lamps feature 24 Super
Red (633nm) discrete LEDs that are scientifically configured to maximize
brightness and to fill the entire light fixture. Eighteen LEDs direct light
straight through the vehicle's fixture. Additionally, six LEDs are arranged
perpendicular to the lamp base in order to radiate light onto the light
fixture's reflector and illuminate the entire surface of the fixture. Total
light output is 100 end footcandles.
Integrating solid-state electronics with advanced LED technology, LEDtronics'
AUT-1157 LED lamps offer automotive applications years of reliable performance,
which represents potentially millions of dollars in reduced repairs and
ancillary costs. Due to faster turn-on times than conventional incandescent
signal lamps, AUT-1157 LED lamps promote safe driving by increasing the
amount of response time available for motorists. AUT-1157 LED lamps operate
0.2 seconds quicker than incandescents. That's an extra 19 feet of response
time at 65 mph for the trailing vehicle. [Distance traveled = (mph)(5280
feet/mile)(1/3600 hour/sec)(0.2 sec.)] The results? Less rear-end collisions,
which are the second most frequent type automotive accidents. The AUT-1157
LED lamps advantages over equivalent incandescents are not limited to automotive
repairs and accidents, but extend to collateral issues such as property
damage claims, productivity losses, medical expenses, legal and court costs,
etc. . . . AUT-1157 LEDs offer economic savings far greater than offered
by the price of the incandescent bulb. LEDtronics' 1157 automotive LED bulbs
feature industry-standard 15mm index dual-contact bayonet bases that are
plug-compatible with most major automotive manufacturers' 12-Volt DC systems.*
Other voltages available are 24V, 28V, 36V and 48V. AUT-1157 LED lamps replace
incandescent lamps numbered 1157, 2057 and European P21/15W bulbs. AUT-1157
LEDs feature built-in current-limiting resistors and polarity-protection
diodes to assure that circuit modifications are not required.
LED lamps' low-current, high-efficiency operation uses on 10% - 20% of the
power consumed by incandescents. Not only are AUT-1157 LED lamps energy
friendly, but the reduced power consumption presents both the manufacturer
and vehicle owner with a number of potential cost savings and design options
such as reducing the size of the alternator, using light gauge wire for
the electrical system and improving fuel consumption due to less weight
and engine load. Additionally, LED lamps produce little or no heat resulting
in lighted panels that are cool-to-the-touch unlike those lit by incandescent
lamps. A typical LED lamp provides an intense beam of colored light. The
intensity and wavelength remain stable over the lamp's lifetime of 100,000-plus
hours(That's 30-50 times longer than incandescent bulbs!).
Founded in 1983, LEDtronics leads where others only follow when it comes
to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet
the world's constantly changing lighting needs. Our inventive product
line encompasses an array of direct incandescent lamp replacement Based
low-cost snap-in and relampable Panel Mount LED Lamps and holders, high
intensity sunlight-visible Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status
indicators, surface mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB
LEDs and Infra-Red (IR) LEDs. Prices for AUT-1157 LED lamps range from $48.50
each in quantity of 1. Samples are available to qualified customers.
more information on AUT-1157 LED Lamps, contact LEDtronics toll free
at 1-800-579-4875, phone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, click
here to email us or mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505.
for data sheet #0137. Visit our website at www.LEDtronics.com.
Datasheet URL address is: LED Light Bulbs, Automotive, 15mm Index & SC Bayonet