Press Release (UNEDITED): Holly Hill, FL – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is introducing Heise® High Performance Trailer Lights and Accessories under their existing Heise LED Lighting Systems® brand. Aftermarket trailer customization presents a growing opportunity for installers due to the growing number of non-commercial drivers purchasing trailers to haul their ATVs, UTVs, boats and other cargo, in addition to commercial drivers looking to upgrade their fleet vehicles. Metra is meeting this demand with a new product line that includes products ranging from universal trailer LED marker lights, clearance lights and lightbar brackets to work lights, lighting connection accessories and more. iBEAM® commercial-grade safety products designed for large vehicles are also available in this lineup and new hardware from The Install Bay® offers a convenient “one-stop-shop” for installation professionals to order everything they need from one place. New products will be on display with Metra Electronics at the 2019 SEMA Show and in a new trailer catalog, available at MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show.
Heise Rear Trailer LEDs Lights
To illuminate the rear of the trailer, Heise has 6-inch oval trailer lights with 14 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. The 6-inch oval trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR6001), amber (HE-TR6002) or white (HE-TR6003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 6-inch oval trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR6005), amber (HE-TR6006) or white (HE-TR6007) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. For oval trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/taillight and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR6004. This 6-inch oval backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.
To add more options for the rear of the trailer, Heise offers 4-inch round trailer lights with 14 LEDs with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. These 4-inch round trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR4001), amber (HE-TR4002) or white (HE-TR4003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 4-inch round trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR4005), amber (HE-TR4006) or white (HE-TR4007) LED colors. For round trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/tail and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR4004. This 4-inch round backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.
For more visible braking, turning and backup lights, Heise’s new HE-TR1501 thinline light LED bar is only 1-inch tall but features 13 bright LEDs. With 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn and taillight functions that surround 3 white backup light LEDs, this lightbar cannot be missed on the road.
Heise Marker Lights
Heise’s new rectangle marker lights with reflectors function as both a clearance light and a side marker light when properly mounted. In red (HE-TRRF01) and amber (HE-TRRF02), these lights have the 2 LEDs and reflectors combined in one.
Heise’s marker clearance lights also come in 2.5-inch round marker lights with 9 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets. The 2.5-inch round marker lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR2501), amber (HE-TR2502) or white (HE-TR2503) LED colors. The 2.5-inch round marker lights without rubber grommets are also available in red (HE-TR2504), amber (HE-TR2505) or white (HE-TR2506) LED colors.
In addition to the 2.5-inch round marker clearance lights, they also come in 2-inch and .75-inch sizes. The 2-inch round marker clearance lights are available with 6 LEDs in red (HE-TR2001), amber (HE-TR2002) or white (HE-TR2003) LED colors. The .75-inch round marker clearance lights come with 3 LEDs in red (HE-TR7501), amber (HE-TR7502) or white (HE-TR7503) LED colors.
Heise Work Lights
Heise’s existing lineup of work lights are idea for trailers and commercial heavy equipment vehicles. They come in black die-cast aluminum housing in 4.75-inch diagonal, 3.625 by 2-inch and 3.625 by 1.75-inch sizes. Each working light is rated IP67 with stainless 316 hardware and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics.
Vehicle Safety and Connection Accessories from iBEAM
Reducing blindspots in large trailers or commercial vehicles is a growing priority for drivers. iBEAM has several commercial wireless monitors and cameras designed for larger vehicles where running wires isn’t possible or easy. iBEAM also has several heavy-duty cameras with night vision designed specifically for larger commercial vehicles. These existing solutions are included in the new trailer line and new camera connection accessories will be introduced at SEMA.
To allow drivers to quickly power, connect and disconnect the cameras when hooking or unhooking from trailers and other electrical devices, Metra is featuring a new quick disconnect cable and pair of brackets from iBEAM. The new TE-TCEX-1 is a quick disconnect cable with water-resistant seals that has 32 feet of cable to run through the truck to the monitor with a maximum of 10 additional feet of extendable coil at the hitch. The new TE-TRBRKT is a pair of trailer quick disconnect brackets. They are made of heavy-duty metal and have an open slot on the mounting bracket for the disconnects that makes running the cable much easier. These products work together to make connecting and disconnecting the camera from the trailer easier and safer for everyone involved.
Trailer Wiring and Installation Accessories from The Install Bay
New trailer wiring will include a variety of options for installers to provide everything needed for integrating electrical aftermarket parts. New products include, all copper hook-up wire, trailer connectors (with copper internals), all copper trailer wiring plugs (for basic hook-up of the 3 lighting functions), all copper trailer harness (for custom harness applications), all copper trailer wire (for RVs, boats and utility trailers), copper and all copper jacketed primary wire (for auto/truck/construction and light marine), and finally bulk trailer wire colors (for electrical usage in fleet vehicles).
Additional accessories range from connectors, terminals, cables and tubing, to hardware kits and tools. Two featured must-need accessories are the Brake Light Flasher (IBBLF) for use with non-LED third brake lights and the Strobe Flash Controller (IBLEDBLF) for use with LED third brake lights to flash the third brake light for extra visibility. With a wide range of installation accessories from Metra’s 12volt brands, Metra’s new line of trailer accessories is a one-stop-shop for lighting, safety and aftermarket installation projects.
Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th – 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall.