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3 Factors to Consider When Retrofitting LED Lights on Work Trucks

LEDs offer the promise of better lighting with fewer bulbs and greater energy efficiency. But when it comes to retrofitting LEDs on work trucks, one size does not fit all fleet applications. Element's Ken Gillies, Senior Work Truck Consultant shares his three considerations when it comes to retrofitting LEDs on work trucks.

It makes sense that most truck OEMs, body manufacturers and upfitters have made the switch from conventional incandescent bulbs to light-emitting diode (LED) lighting for their latest models.

After all, LEDs last exponentially longer, shine brighter, burn cooler and draw less power. And although LEDs are more expensive upfront, the cost drops significantly over the bulb’s life.

But what about the older vehicles in your fleet that still use incandescent bulbs? Would it pay to retrofit those lights with LEDs? How do you decide? And what factors should you consider before you make the switch?

UFP recently caught up with Ken Gillies, senior work truck consultant at Element Fleet Management, who offered these three considerations.


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