The Lighting Basics: SAE Lens Codes - Part 2

Warren Lantz - Saturday, October 15, 2016
This month’s article is going to consist of a chart to aid you into uncovering the meanings of the SAE codes on the lens of your light. I will post every letter and what it means to the SAE in this article so you will be able to tell what y 

The Lighting Basics: SAE Lens Codes - Part 1

Warren Lantz - Thursday, September 15, 2016
This month and next month, we are going to look at the letters molded into the lenses of lights.This month will cover the parameters for an SAE Code, while next month will be examples of decoding parts using a table they have provided. The follow 

The Lighting Basics: Lighting Legality – OEM Standards

Warren Lantz - Monday, August 15, 2016
Last month we discussed why safety standards exist. This time around, I had the opportunity to interview an American lighting OEM and ask about the standards that they are held to when producing a product for commercial trucking use. From what I  

The Lighting Basics: Lighting Legality – To See and To Be Seen

Warren Lantz - Friday, July 15, 2016
Ask any trucker about getting pulled over by the DOT and I’m sure he will have a story, usually resulting in loss of time, money, and sanity. One way to save yourself a visit from a law enforcement agent at the side of your truck is to chec 

“The Lighting Basics: Halogen Bulbs. NO TOUCHY!”

Warren Lantz - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
This is a notice to all who have replaceable halogen bulbs in their headlight assemblies: DO NOT TOUCH the glass of the replaceable burner. EVER. This applies not only to truckers, but also anyone who has a car, truck, or SUV with replaceab 

The Lighting Basics: Frequently Asked Questions about Headlights

Warren Lantz - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Warren Lantz This month, I will share with you the short responses I give to six commonly asked questions about semi-truck headlights as accurate as I can. Please note that these responses will change if I learn new information. These are 

The Lighting Basics: Is it Brighter?

Warren Lantz - Friday, April 08, 2016
When purchasing a light, the question that always comes home to roost is: “Is this light brighter than what I have?” Sometimes the answer to that question is hard to determine because there are so many different variables that come i 

The Lighting Basics: Why Can I Not Find Replacement Lights?

Warren Lantz - Thursday, March 24, 2016
If you own an older truck or one with new aftermarket LED lights installed, it can be frustrating to find a replacement for a failing unit. Especially if the truck you need the lights for is on the road every day. While I am not providing outrigh 

The Lighting Basics: “Incandescent or LED?” Part 2: Issues

Warren Lantz - Thursday, February 18, 2016
Last month, we discussed three benefits of both incandescent and LED lights. Today, we finish answering the question: “Incandescent or LED?” There is no perfect product, so here are three real issues you will encounter with eac 

The Lighting Basics: “Incandescent or LED?” Part 1: Benefits

Warren Lantz - Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Today, we answer one of the most common questions that we get: “Incandescent or LED?” The shortest possible answer I can give you is: “It depends.” To you decide which suits your needs better, here are thr