Why Fleet Vehicles Need LED Lights

Why Fleet Vehicles Need LED Lights

Jun 22nd 2023

Car and truck designers are always trying to invent new features to make driving better. We've seen things like all-wheel drive and anti-lock brakes in the past, but now, it's time to talk about lights.

Lights on vehicles have been around for over 130 years, helping drivers to see and be seen. Many truck lighting systems still use traditional bulbs, which don't last long and make things harder to see. This makes driving more dangerous and costs more to maintain. Read on to learn why changing to LED lights, or adding extra LED auxiliary lights to fleet vehicles is a worthy upgrade.

Innovations In Vehicle Lighting

With the rise of electric vehicles and sustainability efforts, manufacturers are rethinking everything about cars, trucks, vans and fleets. This includes moving away from the old idea of one light, one function. We're seeing fast-moving advancements in LED lighting for work trucks and fleet vehicles. (check out our LED lighting options here).

You might wonder, how can new lighting technology help with my fleet vehicle? Well, LED lights are brighter and last up to 20 times longer than traditional bulbs. This means better visibility for drivers and lower costs for maintenance. LEDs also create less heat, another plus for longevity.

LED lighting technology keeps advancing too. The specifically engineered coloration of LED lights has been credited with making driving in snowy conditions safer. LEDs don’t require a lot of power, but they do produce a lot of light. They produce optimal lighting for what they cost to power. Because they provide brighter lighting than traditional bulbs overall, they are often considered the best choice for dark winter conditions or hazardous construction zones.

Multi-Function LED Lights

LED lights

Multi-function LED lights have uses in many vehicle applications. They make it possible to combine multiple functions into one unit. One LED light unit might serve as:

  • Low Beam Lighting: Better visibility up to 250 feet ahead.
  • High Beam Lighting: Clear sight up to 500 feet ahead for safer high-speed driving.
  • Daytime Running Lights: Extra visibility during the day.
  • Front Position Lighting: Extra light for improved visibility in all conditions.
  • Front Turn Signal Functions: Alerts other drivers when you're changing direction.
  • Auxiliary Lighting: Additional Rooftop or Bumper Lighting for Safety

Multi-function LED lights and headlights are becoming standard features. If you're a fleet manager, it makes sense to replace old lights with LEDs and save on costs.

Additional LED Lights

Not sure about upgrading the existing lights on your fleet to LEDs? Consider adding separate auxiliary LED lights. At PartDeal we offer high-quality LED bars and auxiliary light units from:

LED lights can help cut down on potential problems with vehicles. These lights are durable, long-lasting, and provide better value. You can check out this post to learn more about the best locations for mounting LED lights on fleet trucks, vans, or cars. LEDs meet (or exceed) standard safety and protection requirements, making them perfect for vehicles in all sorts of conditions. The first step in keeping your fleet vehicles safe is to be sure they're highly visible. 

At PartDeal we've got the technical expertise to help you find the lights for your fleet. We have years of parts-industry knowledge, and we specialize in hard-to-find and obsolete parts. We can also do special orders or create custom parts with your branding on them. 

Adding LED lights to your fleet can simplify your maintenance processes. Cheaper maintenance costs mean fleet managers get more from their budgets. If you have questions, call us at (503) 802-1370 or contact us online. We'll help you find a solution that fits your needs and budget.