“Based on customer feedback, we developed an innovative lighted truck box storage solution that increases efficiencies for professionals working on a jobsite to a DIY enthusiast working in a dimly lit garage,” says Brian Kagen, senior vice president of marketing and product development at WernerCo, parent company of Weather Guard. “Our newest Weather Guard innovation combines our brand promise of durability and security with 24-hour accessibility that our new lighting solutions provide.”
The 127 Saddle Box with Integrated Lighting is a heavy-duty truck toolbox that features a pre-installed lighting system. Easy to install in as little as 30 minutes, the box allows professionals to connect the box’s wiring harness to the power supply of their truck for system activation.
“When users open the lid of the Weather Guard truck box, the responsive, ultra-bright LED lights illuminate the tools and equipment stored inside,” the company says.
The Saddle Box consists of low-power consumption, rear-mounted lighting that lasts a minimum of 20,000 hours, Weather Guard says. Frosted diffusers eliminate glare and the wide light dispersion provides maximum visibility while meeting the IP66 requirement for durability against water and dust intrusion, the company adds.
Compatible with all full-size trucks in North America, the lighted box is available in matte black and clear colors.
In addition to offering the Saddle Box with Integrated Lighting, Weather Guard has also added a Light Upgrade Kits that are designed to retrofit pre-existing 127 Saddle Boxes.
“These kits boast a 30-minute installation time by end-users, with PowerSync Technology and quick connect wiring that requires no custom installation and no cutting or splicing of factory wiring,” the company says. “The kit’s weather-sealed, automotive-grade OEM connectors provide durability, while its integrated bezel protects the LED lights from impact.”
The unit uses a magnetic system that does not require an on/off switch, which means the truck box lights will be automatically turned on when the lid is open and off when it’s closed.