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Optronics Introduces LED Combination ID Light Bar with Integrated Utility and Scene Light


Optronics International, a leading manufacturer of vehicle harnesses, electronic control systems, and LED lighting for the global transportation industry, announced the introduction of its MCL80RCB LED Combination ID Light Bar and Utility Light. The lamp enables a vehicle’s light bar to serve as a utility and scene light, whether mounted high or low.

With a high, rear mounting position, the lamp illuminates a wide area below and behind it with white LED light. Mounted close to the ground, the lamp provides greater visibility and safety with a tighter, more intense beam pattern.

Generally operators need separate work lamps to light the area when working around the rear of a vehicle. Extra lights require mounting, routing holes, wiring, and careful placement so as not to interfere with vehicle operation and doors.

Using the ID light already required for vehicles measuring 80 inches or more in width as a platform, the MCL80RCB LED Combination ID Light Bar and Utility Light incorporates two seven-diode white LED utility lights. The thin, streamlined body of the lamp measures 15.5 inches long, 1.313 inches wide, and 0.75 inches thick. This also includes its attached, closed-cell foam gasket.

“The LED Combination ID Light Bar and Utility Light offers optimal convenience and minimal complexity for those who must work around the rear of vehicles in darkness,” Marcus Hester, vice president of sales and marketing for Optronics International, says. “With two utility lights and a standard ID light, our new MCL80RCB is actually three lamps in one.”


The surface-mount, hardwired lamp is easy to install, and its integrated utility lights can be operated with a standard switch. The lamp requires just two fasteners for mounting and one wiring hole with a 0.59-inch diameter.

“During focus groups, we’ve seen significant interest from multiple customer segments,” Hester says. “This lamp can be used anywhere an ID bar is mounted and because that’s usually up high, a customer can use it to light cargo, liftgates, and the ground below.”

The company believes the lamps will work perfectly for vehicles involved in last-mile delivery, particularly during winter months. It’s also expected to be a great fit for any enclosed trailer along with a variety of truck van bodies.

Optronics made the lamp’s lens and housings from a sonically welded, tough polycarbonate material. The lamp employs a solid-state, surface-mount device (SMD) design that protects its electronics against moisture, shock, and vibration. These lamps come with no-hassle, one-diode lifetime warranty protection that replaces the lamp if even one diode fails.

Optronics expects the MCL80RCB LED Combination ID Light Bar and Utility Light to be in stock and available for shipping in the first quarter of 2021.

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