Daytime running lights for trucks offer many benefits

Daytime running lights (DRLs) are becoming increasingly common on trucks, and for good reason. They offer a number of safety benefits, including making trucks more visible to other drivers, reducing the risk of rear-end collisions, and improving fuel economy.

DRLs provide a steady light that helps other drivers see trucks during the day, even in bright sunlight. This can help prevent accidents caused by drivers who fail to see trucks in their blind spots. DRLs can also help reduce the risk of rear-end collisions by making trucks more visible to drivers who are following them. This is especially important in poor visibility conditions, such as fog or rain. The extra awareness created by DRLs can mean the difference between a close call and a collision. In addition, DRLs use less power than headlights, which can help improve fuel economy.

Apart from offering truck drivers a host of benefits that can make their journeys safer and more eco-friendly, Hella offers a wide range of DRLs that are designed to complement the look of any truck. Hella DRLs are made from high-quality materials, which are reliable and durable and are designed to last for years. The range is also famous for its simplicity of installation thanks to Hella Safety DayLight Smart Controllers. These controllers are directly connected to the positive terminal of the battery, so they sense when the engine is activated and turn on the DRLs automatically. This makes installation a breeze and brings peace of mind for even the beginner DIY enthusiasts.

Hella’s DRLs do not only elevate safety but also champion environmental sustainability. Manufactured by Hella New Zealand, the company’s Auckland factory uses 100 per cent renewable energy and 95 per cent of waste materials generated during the moulding process gets recycled into packing trays and glue tubes, and for purging machines between different types of plastics. These initiatives help to reduce the environmental impact of Hella’s production. This sustainable manufacturing process is also key to contributing and aligning with Forvia’s bigger goal of CO₂ Net Zero by 2045. Forvia is working on a daily basis to reduce its environmental footprint in all operations, from managing water consumption to waste production.

Hella’s DRLs are a great way for truck drivers to make a difference for the environment and improve the safety of their vehicles. These high-quality products are backed by HELLA’s commitment to sustainability, and they can help to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Additionally, Hella DRLs improve visibility during the day and at dawn and dusk, which can help to prevent accidents.

Learn more about the product range at hella.co.nz/en/products/driving-headlamp/led-safety-daylightstm.

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