Peterson Unveils Radical Lens Design in New LumenX LED Lights

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GRANDVIEW, Mo., March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peterson's new LumenX® Series 7 safety lights take LED brightness and safety to a whole new level. Powered by the latest white-diode LEDs, the LumenX Series features breakthrough optics engineered for such efficient light dispersal that the entire lens illuminates fully –– no "hot spots" or "dead zones," regardless of viewing angle. The DOT-legal LumenX Series comprises S/T/T lights, turn signals, backup lights, and work lights available in 4" round and 6" oval footprints –– in stock and ready to ship to customers.

According to Steve Meagher, Peterson's VP of Sales, LumenX Series lamps outperform standard LED lamps by wide margins. Photometric testing proves LumenX Reds are 25% brighter; LumenX Ambers test fully twice as bright. "In vehicle safety lighting, brighter means safer –– greater visibility day or night, in any weather," Meagher says. "Yet price-wise, our all-American-made LumenX competes with anything on the market."

Meagher credits the LumenX Series' extraordinary performance to Peterson's decades of collective lighting expertise and the company's unique vertical integration. "Building the optics that produce LumenX-grade lighting demands high precision. We have that kind of talent and technology right here in Grandview. Our in-house design, engineering, tooling, and manufacturing teams were able to collaborate face-to-face on every detail."

John Hansen, head project engineer, said the LumenX challenge was to design a high-output LED lamp series with a consistent look from reds to ambers to back-ups. "We chose white diodes over colored diodes for their superior thermal management –– they don't lose intensity. With our state-of-the-art CAD software we were able to pair the LEDs with a radical new design in lens optics. It makes the entire lens glow with exceptional brightness. You don't see any dead spots, and the contrast between major/minor functions is much greater. Compared to standard LED lights, the LumenX look is dramatically brighter across the whole product line –– especially the ambers. Building legal front turns has been a challenge throughout the industry, but we've got them with LumenX!"

Peterson's new LumenX Series lights are built to shine brighter for greater visibility and safety in any weather. They're also built to last in any weather, featuring high-grade plastic resins and fully integrated insert molding for super protection. Yet cost-wise, LumenX can compete with any standard LED lighting on the market.

Vice President - Product Management Kristen Goodson credits white diodes and Peterson's vertical integration for production efficiencies that enhance LumenX's competitive pricing. "White diodes allow us to build one standard circuit board for the whole LumenX line. That really boosts our productivity and cost control. LumenX is simply a better light for the same money. Brighter, safer, better looking, and made in America."

LumenX Series 7 models include Red, Amber and White in both 4" Rounds in 7- and 9-diode versions, and Ovals in 7- and 10-diode versions. Each model features fully integrated insert molded terminals for robust protection. All models can be ordered with AMP-compatible connections. 7-diode Rounds and Ovals are also available with the industry-standard PL3 connection. Integrated voltage regulation is supplied on all models. Multi-volt design available on certain models.


Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the engineering and production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, custom wiring harnesses, and many other safety-related products. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, nine highly specialized companies and nearly 1,000 associates working in global transportation-related industries. With headquarters in the greater Kansas City area, Peterson Manufacturing is a privately held company and has been in operation since 1945.

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Mark Assenmacher, Dir. of Marketing Peterson Mfg. Co 4200 East 135th Street Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: 816-765-2000 FAX: 816-761-6693 E-mail: Darrin Widick, MBA Wahaus Advertising & Design 110 West 9th Street, Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: 816-595-6730 E-mail:

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