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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.

Energy-efficient lighting installed in district’s parking lots
March 15, 2011
Lumetech Group outfits Dallas County Schools’ lots with the LED lighting solution. Officials estimate that annual energy savings will be in excess of 505,000 kilowatt-hour per year, and the district expects to save approximately $363,600 in electricity and lighting maintenance.
Many companies introduce new products at NAPT trade show
November 2, 2010
At the two-day event that kicked off Tuesday afternoon, Sound-Off Signal showcases a new light that illuminates the danger zone when bus doors are activated. Also, Donaldson Co. showcases new mufflers, Safety Vision debuts a digital video recording system and Zonar Systems representatives present ZScore, a software system component that tracks driver, fleet and inspection efficiency.
NAPT Technology Showcase
February 9, 2010

Here’s a look at the latest in pupil transportation products that were on view at the NAPT trade show in Louisville, Ky. New technologies included high-intensity LED warning lights and a browser-based fleet maintenance system.

Students wear LED lights for morning pick-up
October 29, 2009
A Texas school district has distributed flashing LEDs to its elementary-age students and asked them to wear the lights in the morning while they wait for their buses to make them more visible to drivers. The move is part of the district's "Be Seen, Be Safe" campaign.
Adopt-A-Watt provides bus stop lights, green project funds to local schools
August 5, 2009
TAYLOR, Mich. — As approved by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education last month, the Taylor School District will acquire solar school bus stop l...
Ohio Legislature eyes bus strobes
April 22, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill before the state Legislature would require that all new school buses be equipped with a white, roof-mounted strobe light.


CEO of SoundOff Signal retires
March 9, 2009
Safety lighting solutions provider SoundOff Signal recently announced the retirement of CEO George Boerigter. He has relinquished day-to-day activities with the company but will remain chairman.
SoundOff Signal names new president
August 7, 2008
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Mark Litke has been promoted to president of SoundOff Signal.

Litke, who was previously senior vice president of oper...

Roof Strobes Draw Crucial Attention
August 1, 2007

Being large and yellow, school buses are inherently some of the most noticeable vehicles on the road. But in certain conditions, such as inclement wea...

LED Lighting Continues to Win Converts
October 1, 2006

Over the past 10 years, light-emitting diodes have made inroads into the school bus market. In another 10 years, they could be standard equipment. Here’s why...

LED Unit Bolsters 'Stop' Message
August 1, 2005

What part of the word S-T-O-P don't they understand?

To someone on the inside of the pupil transportation industry, the problem of illegal passbys...

LED Trend Glows Brighter in School Buses
September 1, 2004

Lighting systems on school buses play a critical role in ensuring the highest levels of safety for passengers, drivers and other motorists. It's not s...

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