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Oct 28, 2019

New Interior Dry Van Lighting Solution Breakthrough from Phillips Industries

New Interior Dry Van Lighting Solution Breakthrough from Phillips Industries

Santa Fe Springs, CA (October 28, 2019) Phillips Industries has created a breakthrough in interior lighting technology with its ultra-compact and high-output LEDs for dry vans, which will be displayed on multiple trailers at the Utility Trailers booth (#6645) at NACV in Atlanta, GA October 28-31.

The Phillips PERMALITE™ XB Corner Cargo Lamp is the first complete interior lighting solution designed specifically for dry vans and will be widely available in the market in November 2019.

The new ultra-compact PERMALITE XB Corner Cargo Lamp can be easily retrofitted to the inside of a dry van because it does not require a ceiling pan or conduits. Up until now, interior lights were impractical in dry vans because of their thin roofs, so loading and unloading relied on flashlights, cell phone lights, or “porch lights” mounted on loading docks to see inside of the trailer. Now, with Phillips PERMALITE XB Corner Cargo Lamps installed, dry vans can be fully illuminated while requiring very low power.

Steve Bennett of Utility Trailer commented, “Corner lights are an exciting trend in the refrigerated trailer industry, which started several years back in Europe. They are ideal for multi temp applications, especially with multi-temp and center divide applications. Low profile and high output provide an excellent light source for both refrigerated and dry van trailers. They are also easily retrofitted.”

The PERMALITE XB Corner Cargo Lamps have high power diodes, 1200 effective lumens, and can work with body-heat activated motion sensors. The lamps are angled for best light projection over the load and floor, and the corner mounting protects them from potential damage. The circuit boards have a waterproof coating to protect the lamps from moisture. The design allows daisy-chaining the lamps to fully illuminate a trailer while minimizing voltage drop.

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About Phillips Industries

Since 1928, Phillips Industries has been recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including American Trucking Association, SAE, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others.

About Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is America’s oldest privately owned, family-operated trailer manufacturer. Founded in 1914, the company designs and manufactures dry freight vans, flatbeds, refrigerated vans, Tautliner® curtainsided trailers, and aerodynamic technologies. Utility currently operates six trailer manufacturing facilities across North America. Utility’s 3000R® and the 3000R® multi-temp refrigerated trailers are manufactured at the Marion, Virginia, Clearfield, Utah and Piedras Negras, Mexico plants. The 4000D-X Composite® series and 4000D® dry vans are manufactured at the Glade Spring, Virginia and Paragould, Arkansas plants. The 4000AE®, 4000S®, and 4000AE® Drop Deck flatbeds as well as the Tautliner® are all manufactured at the Enterprise, Alabama facility. Utility also has an extensive independent dealer network with over 100 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Visit for more information.