January 8, 2013 Leave a comment
Check out our new how to video with our paint tech, Chris, taking you through every step of the repair!
October 10, 2012 Leave a comment
Truck-Lite offers the whole line of Stop, Turn and Tail lamps. Choosing the correct the correct light only begins with the initial investment of the product. Other factor such as usage, durability and downtime should be taken into consideration when choosing from LED or Incandescent. More durable products will be more cost effective in the long term lasting 20 times longer than their incandescent counterparts.
To put that further in perspective, one LED light will out last 20 incandescent lights – a total savings of $100 per light over the course of that lights lifetime, when you choose an LED light over an incandescent.
October 9, 2012 Leave a comment
Betts LED Inserts
One of the great things about Betts Lighting Products is that you do not need to change out the entire light to upgrade it to LED. With Betts products, the base unit and the LED light itself are two different piece and can be detached from one another. They also are available with a couple of different plugs depending on the type of base unit you have. Below there are two pictures that will show the difference between the main two types.
Here is a picture of one of LED inserts for a 40 Series Betts Light:with the bulb connectors:
Here is a picture of one of LED inserts for a 40 Series Betts Light with 3 eyelets.
These are, by far, the two most popular styles. They are available in deep lens configuration (shown below) and in different colors.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1(855)706-8078 or visit our website at http:www.levineautoparts.com. We will gladly guide you to the correct light and help you complete your order.
October 8, 2012 Leave a comment
New Levine Automotive Products!At Levine Auto & Truck Parts we strive to have the most comprehensive collection of products in one place. Here are some new products lines that we are carrying:
Withing these three manufactures there are a lot of products with many different applications. Let me give you a brief overview of these product lines.
Betts Lighting – Mainly seen on Oil Tankers, gas trucks or anywhere else explosion proof lights are needed. Tens of hundreds of different variations of lights are available for each size to insure that there is no application that can’t be met. They offer everything from Stop, Turn Tail modules to the LED retrofit lenses to anything else in-between. We have the entire Betts Catalog for sale here.
Peterson Lighting – Mainly seen of highway legal tractor-trailers. With many different LED styles and prices for each size, a lot of options are available to you to choose what you what. We have the entire Peterson Lighting catalog available for sale here.
Weldon Lighting- The newest addition to the array of product lines. Here, we have a comprehensive line of ambulance and bus lights from a well-known and well respected company, Weldon. These lights are very common on ambulances, especially their LED variants, and buses. You can check out we we have on the website here.
We have superior knowledge about our lighting products and we will field any questions you give us. If you would like to take a look at what we have, please visit http://www.levineautoparts.com. Similarly, if you have any questions, you can visit our site or give us a call at 1(855)706-8078.
March 26, 2012 Leave a comment
Identifying Betts Lighting
Betts lights can be very confusing to identify, even when you have the item in hand. Here are a couple of things to look out for to help you find the product you need.
Notice that the two lights posted below look nearly identical. The one on the left is a 45 Series while the corresponding one on the right is a 40 Series light. The one notable difference between the two lights is the amount of bolt hold on the forward face of the lights. The 45 series has three while the 40 series has four.
Even though these lights are near the same size in the pictures, don’t be fooled, they can have severe dimension differences. Take a look at the diagrams below.
As you can see, know the exact dimensions along with other information will make identifying you lights much easier. Below is a list of general information you should know to get the correct light.
- Color (Red, Amber, Clear, Misc.)
- Functions (Stop, Turn & Tail, Running Light, Turn Signal, Etc.)
- Mounting (Dimensions of Bolt Circle, Surface Mount, Grommet Mount, Etc.)
- Plug Style (Plug & Seal, Bullet Connectors, Hardwire)
- Lens Style (Deep, Shallow, Misc, Etc.)
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1(800)394-9012. You can find our online catalog of Betts Lighting here.
February 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Choosing the right replacement stoplight for your truck or trailer can sometimes be confusing with all the available models and options. Here, we will breakdown the difference between Truck-Lite’s Economy, Super, and LED lighting variations and which one might be right for you.
Let’s start with the Economy option. If you want a quick, plug-and-play replacement at lower price, the Economy option will be the right choice for you. These are sealed (They are sealed for longer bulb life.) incandescent lights that utilize Truck-Lite’s standard S/T/T (Stop Turn Tail) 3 prong plug (PL3); pictured left. They are available in with a flange, black or grey, or with a black grommet (Most common.) Unfortunately, these are the least shock and water resistant out of all the available models.
The Super variation is similar, but varies in construction in a few key areas. Notably, the areas where the wire leads connect to the bulbs are of a better quality, leading them to be better resistant against shock and vibration damage. For convenience the plug remains the same PL3 plug as the Economy version. These are great lights for the price and are the real workhorse line of Truck-Lite’s incandescent lighting. These lights are available in the all of the same mounting options at the Economy Version but also include an option for Diamond Shell Lens. The Diamond Shell lenses are constructed out of a harder poly-carbonate material and have a larger tolerance for physical abuse.
Then we are left with Truck-Lite’s LED options. These are the Truck-Lite’s real flagship lights. Not only do they offer an incredible improvement in running hour time (100,000 hours) but the heat produced and wattage per lumen is decreased. While there will be a greater initial cost, the amount of maintenance required will be reduced, helping offset the initial cost.
According to Truck-Lite, most light failures are due to bulb malfunctions followed by shock and vibration. With the epoxy sealed LED Lights, failure due to bulb malfunction is greatly reduced. Fortunately, there are many different price levels, options and lighting configurations when it comes to LED lighting not encompassed in this post. If you would like to know more about one of Truck-Lite’s LED lights, please contact us here or give us a call at 1(800)394-9012.
February 15, 2012 Leave a comment
We now have the Meguiar’s Headlight Restoration Kit to fix those foggy, oxidized headlights! There is a kits available for Medium Duty to Severe Duty oxidation. The Meguiar’s Headlight Restoration Kit can be used on more than just headlights including:
- Helmet Visors
-Taillights and more!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here. If you would like to order please follow the links below.
February 14, 2012 Leave a comment
3M 8115 Panel Bonding Adhesive can be used in many place where welding is normally required, increasing productivity. Some of the added benefits are an easier and cleaner application, as well as increased corrosion protection. In all areas where 3M 8115 Panel Bonding Adhesive is applied, it acts as a seam sealer.