Diane Kiekhoefer
3M Automotive Division
(651) 736-4092


Nils Forssman
Truck Covers USA (651) 736-4092
(858) 622-9135

Truck Covers USA Introduces Inventive Truck Bed and Tool Box Lighting
Systems Utilize New Light-by-Wire Technology from 3M

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 30, 2007 – Truck Covers USA presents its new, innovative truck bed and tool box lighting systems called American Cargo Lights. Built using 3M’s new Light-by-Wire technology, the American Cargo Lights bring a high-end, custom feel to truck bed and tool box interiors while providing task lighting for these hard-to-light spaces.

The thermally managed lighting system features OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Golden DRAGON® with lens, surface-mounted on flat cable conductors. According to Nils Forssman, Truck Covers USA’s president, “the low-profile state-of-the-art lighting configuration will change cargo lighting forever. Its flexible nature allows for mounting to rounded surfaces and folding into corners. It is easy to install using 3M’s proven attachment tape technology.”

3M’s Light-by-Wire technology has built-in reverse polarity protection, built-in lens and over-molds that fully protect all the LEDs. Truck Covers USA has put that technology to work for its American Cargo Lights, which provide a flush, trim-looking product that is less likely to be bumped and damaged due to its flat profile.

Truck Covers USA’s American Cargo Lights are available in separate three- and four-foot lengths, or in specially designed packages for full cargo lighting capabilities for truck beds and beyond. The basic package includes a convenient built-in on/off switch and two-way 3M jumper and power connectors. The American Cargo Lights can either be powered with a battery pack or hardwired into the truck’s electrical system.

For more information about Truck Covers USA’s new American Cargo Lights made using 3M Light-by-Wire technology, please contact:
Truck Covers USA
web: www.truckcoversusa.com
email: info@truckcoversusa.com

About Truck Covers USA
Truck Covers USA is located in San Diego, California, and has been in business since 2000. The company is well known for its premium roll-top truck bed covers, as well as its high-quality, top-of-the-line cargo management system, hitch plug step, tailgate support beam and automotive cleaning cloths.

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