January 21, 2014 8:45 AM, EST
Navistar Makes LED Headlights Standard on ProStars

Navistar International Corp. said headlights that use light-emitting diodes are now standard features on all International ProStar trucks.

“LED headlamps offer significantly longer life over traditional halogen lamps while also emitting a more natural light that improves visibility for the driver,” Steve Gilligan, vice president for product planning and information at Navistar, said in a Jan. 21 statement. “LED lights have been an option on the International ProStar for several months and we are excited about making the solution standard equipment on our ProStar model.”

The headlights are manufactured by Truck-Lite Co.

LEDs are now standard in most of the exterior lights on the ProStar, which is a Class 8 on-highway truck, Navistar said. In addition to the longer life and improved visibility, LEDs use less power than halogens, which allows more power for other components and lowers maintenance costs, the truck maker said.