For their 2008 models, Kenworth engineers had decided that modern L.E.D lighting should be used wherever possible. Having proven over a number of years as the preferred choice of some of Australia’s leading trailer and special equipment builders, Narva teamed with Kenworth to tackle the task. The project proved to be challenging due to the complex ADR requirements that needed to be met.
Side Direction Indicator: As of July 2000 all new truck and bus designs are required to fit a category 6 side turn indicator. The ADR requirements are quite difficult to meet and almost all category 6 lamps on the market are large and unsightly. With the development of what is now known as the Model 33, Narva has developed quite possibly, the worlds only L.E.D lamp that meets not just ADR 6/00 category 6 but category 5 as well. To further enhance the lamps appeal to OEM’s, the one lamp suits both the left and right sides. Model 33 is now featured on the T408, T608, K108 Kenworths and available as a standard line from the Narva stable.
Wrap Around Front Direction Indicator Lamp: Used for many years with an indandescent bulb, the idea to convert the wrap around indicator to L.E.D was
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The Model 70 and Model 33 L.E.D lamps deliver improved style and performance
pioneered by the Kenworth engineers. To bring the idea to life, an inventive approach to the design was required. Using 21 new generation L.E.D’s, the metallised reflector required over 100 parabolas and 56 inverted parabolas so that the strict ADR requirements could be met. As seen, the final design is somewhat unfamiliar to L.E.D lighting products but can truly be considered a triumph of design.
Slimline Front Direction Indicator Lamp: Enhancing the front end styling of the T408 and T608 models is a new slimline front direction indicator lamp designed and built specifically to the demanding OEM specifications for exclusive use by Kenworth. This new ADR approved lamp uses 24 new generation L.E.D’s in a slimline format to suit the limited space available in the Kenworth headlamp surround. N
Now known as the Model 70, the lamp is fitted OEM to the Kenworth K108 and available as a standard Narva line.
WINTER 2008 EDITION