Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite

Truck-Lite is a leading producer of forward and safety lighting, wiring harnesses, turn signals and safety accessories for the medium- and heavy-duty truck, trailer, off-road and commercial vehicle industries.

Company / Brand Profile

  • Company / Brand: Truck-Lite Co., LLC
  • Parent Company: Clarience Technologies
  • Headquarters: Falconer, New York
  • Founded Date: 1955
  • Founder: George D Baldwin
  • Traded as:
  • Subsidiaries / Brands:
  • Parts & Accessories:
    • Lights
    • Light Mounting
    • Harnesses
    • Reflectors
    • Mirrors
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Historical Highlights

1955

Truck-Lite is established by George Baldwin.

1962

Company introduced first independent grounded wiring system.

1968

First company in the transportation industry to use polycarbonate material for light housing and lenses.

1979

Introduced the first sealed wiring harness system.

1981

Acquired Do-Ray.

1982

Introduced the Super 40, the industry’s first sealed and shock-mounted stop/turn/tail lamp.

1983

Introduced the first full-system lighting and harness written warranty.

1993

Introduced world’s first LED S/T/T lamp.

1995

Offered First Lifetime Harness Warranty.

1997

Introduced the first white LED license, dome, and back-up lights.

1998

Introduced LED lighting to military market.

2000

Acquired Raydyot (Birmingham, UK), entering the mirror market.

2002

Truck-Lite acquired the assets of Signal-Stat Lighting Products, gaining manufacturing processes for sealed and bulb-replaceable lighting, turn signals, emergency lighting and vehicle accessories.

2004

Acquired FER (Eisenach, Germany), establishing European lighting manufacturing.

2006

Acquired Rubbolite (Harlow, UK), increasing European OEM and aftermarket lighting.

2007

Introduced first LED Headlamp System.

2009

Acquired Davco (Saline, MI), entering fuel processor business.

Introduced world’s first DOT-compliant 7” round LED headlight.

2011

Introduced the first LED mini marker clearance light.

2012

Introduced world’s first custom-designed LED headlight for Class 8 trucks.

2015

Acquired Rigid Industries (Phoenix, AZ), expanding LED lighting presence.

2017

Introduced the ROADMAX™ custom LED headlight system for the medium-duty market.

Introduced Road Ready®, the industry’s first true “smart” trailer monitoring system.

2021

Company announces relocation of headquarters to Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania.