Lippstadt, September 2014. Lighting expert HELLA will showcase its many innovative lighting solutions for trucks and trailers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014, the leading international trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics. In addition to the latest work lamps featuring LED technology and the world's first full LED combination headlamp that achieves all light functions using light diodes, the company will also showcase its flexible light line system Flexible Task Light for the first time.
With the new Q90 LED high-performance work lamp, HELLA is setting a trend. It features plastic cooling elements and offers new possibilities in terms of design and weight reduction. Unlike work lamps with plastic housings available on the market to date, the new high-performance LED work lamp means HELLA is able to attain or even exceed light output comparable to xenon technology, even in the smallest designs. This involves using special heat-conducting plastics instead of aluminum cooling elements. These plastics perfectly dissipate the heat from the LEDs, ensuring a long design life. In addition, the complete corrosion resistance of the plastics makes up a huge advantage over the aluminum. Furthermore, the Q90 LED work lamps are lighter in weight and offer the best conditions for the creating of flexible solutions when it comes to design. With the Power Beam 1800, HELLA will also present the successor to the successful Power Beam 1500, with 40 % higher light intensity and that can also be continuously dimmed to meet requirements. This helps to avoid blinding oncoming vehicles. The new Module 70 LED reversing spotlight is suitable for reversing or maneuvering procedures, as it produces a light intensity of 800 lumens using four high-power LEDs. Despite this, the power consumption is just 13 watts, which makes the headlamp the perfect solution for battery-powered vehicles or those with heavily used alternator. In addition, the headlamp is highly resistant against impacts, vibrations, stones and salt. Thanks to its compact size, it is also perfectly suited for installing in tight areas.
Making its world premiere here will be the C140 LED combination headlamp. It is the world's first ever combination headlamp where all the lighting functions are performed using LED technology. The special free-form reflector together with the LED light source provides significantly better lighting than conventional headlamps with halogen bulbs. And because of the long service life of the LEDs, it is not necessary to change or replace the light source. The white light colour closely resembles daylight and, as such, allows fatigue-free working at night. Lower power consumption, as compared with that of halogen headlamps, also ensures that less fuel is used and it reduces strain on the alternator, too. The incredibly stable and impact-resistant aluminum die-cast housing, a dispersion lens made of unbreakable plastic and a special heavy duty bracket all mean that the C140 LED can be used even in the toughest conditions. It is also resistant to vibrations, mechanical shocks, dust and moisture, thus allowing it to provide the best lighting performance at all times even in the most challenging environments. These headlamps are suitable for use with 12 and 24 volt vehicle electric systems and they meet the requirements of both ECE and SAE.
Another innovation being showcased for the first time at the HELLA stand will be the Flexible Task Light, a LED light line system. The flexible light bars, covered by an impact-resistant silicone cover, can be used in a range of different connection positions and are suitable for both illuminating cabin interiors and for outdoor uses. No approval is required to use the light line system as maintenance, design or tuning lights, making it extremely versatile. With a light intensity of 450 lumens per meter and an energy consumption of just 4.8 watts, the light line places virtually no load upon the vehicle's alternator.