2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
LED Lights More Rugged Than Halogen
The Canadian company offers lighting made in North America that's suitable for agriculture, trucking, construction and other applications.
"Halogen lights are conventional on most machines now," says James Scott, managing director at Hamsar, noting that many customers want to upgrade for better performance, lower power consumption and longer lasting bulbs.
A comparable LED light is as bright or brighter than Halogen lights. LED lights are guaranteed for five years, rated for more than 50,000 hrs., and have the lowest power consumption.
"You can shut the tractor off and leave the lights on," Scott says. "LED lights are the most resistant to vibration."
Housing for Hamsar lights have die cast aluminum backs and automotive polycarbonate fronts that are break resistant and rugged. Bracket mounts are also rugged and allow the light to be tilted down up to a 30-degree angle.
"It's easy to get light where you need it," Scott says. "Another advantage is that our LED lights work on anything from 9 to 36 volts so the same light can be used on an excavator or a pickup."
Replacing Halogens with LED's is as simple as snipping a wire and replacing them.
The company sells amber LED beacons and other safety lights as well. It also offers HID (Xenon) lights that are 3 times brighter than Halogen lights and last about 3,000 hrs. while consuming less electricity.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hamsar, 5320 Downey Street, Burlington, Ont., Canada L7L 6M2 (ph 905 332-4094 or 800 567-5483; www.hamsar.com).
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