One of North America’s leading manufacturers of truck accessories is Trux Accesssories. Many people don’t realize that they’re actually a Canadian company, with their headquarters just north of Montreal in Laval, QC. Since today is the Canada Day holiday, we figured we’d salute our friends in Quebec by showcasing their newest LED light line! All of these lights feature 8mm diodes, like those found on Maxxima lights.
Amber 4″ round 17 diode LED park/turn/clearance light – $19.95
The 8mm diode found in these lights is larger than a standard 5mm diode, which means you get a brighter light. They still have all the same great features of LED lights – they don’t get hot, diodes generally burn out one at a time so you aren’t left missing a whole light, and they’re getting cheaper all of the time.
Another great feature of these lights is the inside reflector. When you look at one of these lights at night, you’ll notice that there are hundreds of tiny little flecks of light beaming out that don’t come directly from the diode. The reflectors toss the light around inside the light before shooting it out in all directions. On today’s roads, you need all the visibility you can get, so the increased surface area is definitely a plus.
The small round spots on the outer lens also help to magnify each individual diode. Not only are they larger than normal, they’re being magnified to look even bigger!