Peterson Launches Its New Upsized Dot Light XL

GRANDVIEW, Mo., Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peterson Manufacturing is pleased to introduce something bigger and brighter in single-diode LED clearance/marker/mid-turn lighting for heavy-duty trailers. The new model, USA-made and called the Dot Light XL, is designed to solve a complaint by drivers of rigs equipped with popular compact LED marker lights: poor visibility due to the build-up of diesel soot, road grime and/or snow pack.

All current compact models feature 3/4" single-diode LED lights sized to mount in the 3/4" holes of many OEM trailers. Peterson engineers used the company’s exclusive LumenX® lens technology to nearly double the visible surface area of the Dot XL to 1-3/8", while still fitting 3/4" mounting holes. The result is a PC-rated, single-diode LED light big and bright enough to retain excellent visibility despite road and weather conditions.

“When trailer lights get dirty or snow-packed they appear dimmer,” said Tim Gilbert, Peterson’s Director of OEM & Heavy Duty Fleet Sales. “That’s especially true of the small LED marker lights so popular today. The superior optics of our Dot XL offer a brilliant solution: greater visibility plus multi-function versatility.”

Dot XL lights are lensed in LumenX red or amber, and feature specially designed rubber grommets for easy mounting in standard 3/4" holes.

All models have a 9-16 VDC operating range and are available with stripped wires or Defender® approved .180 bullet terminals. Options include a hardwired, two-wire design with 8" leads, and a three-wire version for auxiliary brake or turn functions.

“Our fleet customers were looking for something bigger and brighter in LED marker lights,” said Gilbert. “Peterson is proud to deliver the solution: the Dot XL – all USA-made and ready to ship January 1, 2016.”


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.

For more information, contact: Mark Assenmacher, Dir. of Marketing Peterson Manufacturing Co. 4200 East 135th Street Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: 816-765-2000 FAX: 816-761-6693 E-mail: Darrin Widick, MBA Wahaus Advertising & Design 11936 W. 119th Street, #293 Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: 816-595-6730 E-mail:

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