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School bus crossing light approved in Colorado
December 16, 2014
Colorado becomes the seventh state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
School bus crossing light approved in Nevada
December 5, 2014
Nevada becomes the sixth state to allow Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street.
School bus crossing light approved in 5th state
November 21, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, gets the OK for use on school buses in North Carolina.
School bus crossing light approved in 4th state
November 4, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, gets the OK for use on school buses in Vermont.
Brandon Billingsley brought innovations in bus seating, lighting
October 22, 2014
Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was a strong advocate of the use of LED lighting to enhance safety and efficiency.
School Bus LED Benefits Increase as Costs Decrease
October 3, 2014

The price gap between LEDs and incandescent lights has gotten smaller in recent years. With their longer life, higher light output and lower maintenance, LEDs are delivering a great return on investment for school bus operations.

Photoluminescent safety products offered for buses
September 23, 2014
Doran Manufacturing will bring MN8 Foxfire’s Advanced Photoluminescent Technology illuminating safety products to the bus and motorcoach markets. MN8 Foxfire uses a proprietary process to use light and energy to illuminate safety signs, adhesive strips and epoxy floor markings.
New LED upgrade offered for school bus warning lights
August 20, 2014
UltraLED’s new H3X LED takes the place of an H3 halogen bulb, common to school bus eight-way warning lights. The LED upgrade uses the existing fixture for a direct interchange.
6 new products to streamline the school bus shop
March 18, 2014

Offerings help make cleaning and refurbishment easier, boost fuel efficiency, and organize jobs and tasks.

Rotary Lift unveils new lighting options
February 11, 2014
Tech Lights, the supplier’s new series of LED shop lights, come with magnetic mounting clips. Three options are available: the two-post lift kit, the four-post lift kit, and the hand-held single shop light.
NYAPT works to bolster school bus security
January 31, 2014
On Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of the slaying of Alabama school bus driver Charles Poland Jr., the New York Association for Pupil Transportation paid tribute to Poland and announced steps it is taking to increase school bus security. For example, the association is supporting legislation that would make it a crime of criminal trespass to board a school bus without permission.
UltraLED acquires LED lighting company
January 21, 2014
Texas-based UltraLED Lighting Inc. announces the asset purchase of an undisclosed, privately held LED lighting company. Officials say that the acquisition increases UltraLED Lighting’s product offerings across all fleet vehicle categories and the aftermarket 12-volt industry with more than 75 new product SKUs.
NAPT trade show: buses, components and more
January 14, 2014

New offerings that were on view and introduced during the show in Grand Rapids, Mich., include an all-electric school bus, a wheelchair retractor tie-down system, heater kits, LED lights and fleet management solutions.

SoundOff offers rectangular LEDs for school buses
March 21, 2013
The new LEDs are available as back-up, park/turn and stop/tail/turn lights. Company officials say that the LEDs offer enhanced light output and off-angle visibility.
New serviceable LED lighting line from ULTRALED
January 25, 2013
The Heavy Duty Bus Parts division offers the LED lights in single and double contact bulbs, in addition to clearance light bulbs. The new lights were field-tested at Willis (Texas) Independent School District.
TRP offers LED lighting for school buses
October 19, 2012
Company officials say the circuitry on TRP LEDs uses 85% less electrical power than equivalent incandescent lamps, so bus operators and school district maintenance shops can add additional lights on or in buses without overtaxing the electrical system. The lights come in a variety of colors and can be fitted on or in buses made by most manufacturers.
IC Bus Tulsa plant rewarded for energy efficiency
August 24, 2012
The school bus manufacturer receives an incentive payment for nearly $150,000 for retrofitting its Tulsa plant with high-efficiency lighting. Officials estimate that the new lighting at the IC Bus plant will save more than 1.5 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
Lighting film adheres to many surfaces, has low profile
December 8, 2011
Grote Industries' new LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film features LED lighting technology to enhance vehicle safety. It can conform to the shape and contours of virtually any door or exit, and it can't shatter, according to the company.
Trans Tech electric bus features Weldon products
November 14, 2011
The Type A school bus manufacturer’s eTrans unit is equipped with Weldon’s energy-efficient V-LED technology and V-MUX multiplexing system. Officials say the LEDs have “extraordinary” brightness and signaling power, while the multiplexing system controls all lighting, and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
LEDs Offer an Array of Advantages
August 11, 2011

Suppliers of light-emitting diode (LED) systems say they provide greater longevity, visibility and efficiency. Here, we provide details on some of the latest LED units for school buses.

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