Dialight ( http://www.dialight.com ) LED modules already hold 80% of the North American bus exterior light market, and the new interior LED strip lights build on Dialight’s expertise in this sector to provide a cost-effective and reliable alternative to traditional fluorescent interior lighting.
Dialight’s new LED strip lights are set to be introduced into the New Flyer fleet for a 500-bus North American transit property within a Hadley housing. Hadley’s Transit Group markets a variety of products for the transit bus, motor coach and specialty vehicle industry – mirrors, air/electric horn systems, 12V and 24V electric compressors, interior systems and luggage racks, along with mechanical and electronic levelling systems.
Dialight’s interior LED fluorescent tube replacement is ideal for the coach industry. Its unique low profile is perfect not only for new build applications, but can be retrofitted easily into existing housings. Fluorescent tubes are posing users an increasing number of environmental and health and safety problems in terms of potential fire hazards, rising costs of disposal and multiple failures.
The LED strip is the ideal alternative as it offers seamless light output, longer life, reduced maintenance and does not require a ballast, therefore providing improved safety. It also brings substantial benefits in terms of reduced power consumption –typically 30W instead of 40-56W- improved lighting reliability, lower disposal costs and enhanced safety through the absence of mercury.
Options for use are varied too, covering general interior illumination, underseat and compartment lighting applications.
New Flyer Industries is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit vehicles in the United States and Canada. Its products include urban transit buses, hybrid buses, alternative fuel transit buses, electric trolleys, and shuttle buses for airports, car rental and park and ride schemes.