Oracle Lighting Features New Rear Bumper LED Reverse Lights for Jeep Gladiator JT & JL at 2021 SEMA Expo

METAIRIE, LA (09.23.2021) – Oracle Lighting will feature its new Rear Bumper LED Reverse Lights for Jeep Gladiator JT (p/n 5878-504) during the 2021 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C20547. Now shipping, these new reverse lights have an MSRP of $149.95 and are also available for Jeep Wrangler JL.

Unsatisfied with the visibility of your Jeep Gladiator reverse lighting when backing up at night? Then replace the factory bumper reflectors with high-output replacement auxiliary LED reverse lights from Oracle Lighting. This reverse light design seamlessly integrates into the bumper reflector area to provide more than 1,500 additional lumens when backing up in a Jeep Gladiator.

“We noticed a consensus of Gladiator owners who had the same problem…complaints of low visibility when backing up at night,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “Many tried to supplement with auxiliary lights and light bars which just did not fit, had limited ground clearance, and just looked out-of-place. We immediately saw an opportunity to use our expertise to provide a functional integrated solution.”

Designed for function and durability, these lights feature an aluminum housing with PMMA lens while also maintaining the rear reflector function with a scaled-down version integrated into the housing.

These compact lights pack a big punch with a total of 30 high-powered LEDs to add additional lighting to improve your Jeep Gladiator reverse visibility. They come ready to install out of the box, ensuring that you will have rear visibility in your Jeep Gladiator when it matters. Installation uses factory mounting hardware, and these lights tie into the rear light wiring with the included T-taps or with the optional Plug-and-Play adapter (p/n 5881-504) for even easier installation.

Additional features and specifications include:
• Connects to existing reverse light power source without error code
• Integrated rear reflector for OE appearance and function
• Total of 30 high-powered LEDs with 3,000 raw Lumen output
• Aluminum housing with black powder coat finish
• Optic-focused beam pattern for an extended field of view

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit, call (800) 407-5776, or email

Oracle Lighting Unveils New Jeep Wrangler / Gladiator Demo Vehicles and Announce Shows

METAIRIE, LA (08.20.2021) – Oracle Lighting has announced its new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator demo vehicles.

“We have been busy developing a wide range of high-performance lighting solutions for late model Jeep applications,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of product development. “Now that car shows and outdoor events are starting back up again, we wanted to show customers first-hand what these products look like installed and functioning. The products shown on these vehicles only represent a fraction of Oracle’s massive Jeep parts catalog, but these are our latest products and best sellers.”

The matching “Sting Grey” Jeeps are splashed with custom Oracle Lighting graphics installed by PGNOLA. Both Jeeps are modified and lifted with custom 20-inch Fuel Wheels with 35-inch tires, and feature bumpers from Rugged Ridge.

The Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited features exterior lighting products including the Oracle Vector Pro-Series Grill, Dynamic LED Wheel Rings, ColorSHIFT Rock Lights, Sidetrack fender lighting system, Oracle LED Fog Lights, LED Sidemirrors, Black Series LED Tail Lights, new LED front Skid Plate, and more. The interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER Fiber Optic Headliner and Oracle’s multifunction LED Cargo Lighting.

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon features popular exterior products including Oracle’s signature Oculus Bi-LED Headlights, LED Fog Lights, White Rock Lights, High-Powered LED Reverse Lights, Flush LED Tail Lights, Smoked LED Sidemarkers, Sidetrack lights, and Pre-Runner LED Grill lights. The Gladiator’s interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER Fiber Optic Headliner and Fiber Optic Dash Kit.

These vehicles will make their event debut at “WAM” (We Are Mopar) show in Dallas, September 3-5. The event takes place at the iconic Texas Motor Speedway and is a “three-day Mopar experience like no other”. Oracle Lighting will play host to Mopar enthusiasts as the title sponsor of WAM’s “Friday Night Lights” event on September 3.

Other Jeep events on Oracle’s calendar include Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in Pigeon Forge, TN, Jeep Beach in Daytona, FL, Jeepin’ the Coast in Long Beach, MS, Jeep Beach Jam in Panama City, FL, and the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are excited to be attending so many off-road shows this year throughout the country, and we welcome you to stop by and see our products in person,” said Melissa Parker, Oracle Lighting national sales manager. “We would love to meet you and chat about the best lighting for your unique build!”

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit, call (800) 407-5776, or email

NJ Jeep Invasion Draws Thousands to Wildwoods Beach

WILDWOODS, NJ (07.12.2021) – The NJ Jeep Invasion drew literally thousands of Jeeps and Jeepers to the Wildwoods Beach on the New Jersey shore July 9th thru 11th. The entire Jeep only event is on the sand just a couple hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean and right next to the 2 mile long Wildwood iconic Boardwalk. There were 2 full days of Jeep access and over 75 vendors representing top companies showcasing aftermarket products for Jeeps.

The NJ Jeep Invasion stretched for well over a mile along The Atlantic Ocean shore with rows and rows of Jeepers like this image.

In addition attendees could run the obstacle course on the beach set up by Rausch Creek Off Road Park.

12volt companies Alpine and DS18, along with 12volt Marketing Group vendors AAMP Global Brands plus MB Quart had booths set up. 717 Car Audio, from Mountville PA also partnered with 12volt Marketing Group’s Frankie Mark. Alpine partnered with Proline Car Stereo in their company’s booth.

Frankie Mark (3rd L), 12volt Marketing Group, is pictured with a Stinger Off Road Team during set up in front of a great custom sand castle they arranged.
The Stinger Off Road Team was getting a lot of action at the event on Saturday.

Frankie Mark stated “The Jeep vehicle is so hot in the marketplace. Being on site at this huge Jeep only event was a grat opportunity to work with key partners, connect with Jeepers and drive business.

The Stinger Off Road Team was on site with a tent setup with installation and drew attention with a very creative Stinger Off Road sand castle. The Stinger Heigh 10 is a very hot multimedia unit for Jeepers.

This image shows the 717 Car Audio setup underway. Storms rolled in that night and destroyed the MB Quart tent.

The stormy weather move-in night destroyed the MB Quart tent that 717 had transported as part of their huge booth setup that included a 40+ trailer that features amazing graphics on the full custom vinyl wrap. 717 was fully staffed with sales and installation personnel. A large inventory of Jeep related MB Quart inventory and other supplies were transported in the large trailer also.

DS18 showed all on the beach ‘We Like It Loud’ with the new DS18 Exotica and other demo vehicles.

DS18 drew a big crowd with multiple tents and demo vehicles. Rob Ferro, Mr DS18, was on site with the new DS18 Exotica that drew the attention of Jeepers every minute of the event. Everything about the Exotica speaks loud! The custom graphic wrap leads right into the DS18 tag line ‘We Like It Loud’. Ferro hauled a trailer from Miami with demo vehicles.

This image shows the great Alpine setup with Proline Car Stereo early in the day.

Alpine was on site with key retailer Proline Car Stereo from Brooklyn NY. The Proline staff hauled a large inventory and supplies in a U-Haul truck to support activities at the event. Alpine staff was on site with company Jeep demo vehicles to showcase the latest products to the thousands of Jeepers on the beach at Wildwoods.

Stay tuned for more as we plan to highlight the 717 Car Audio experience to the 2021 NJ Jeep Invasion.

Team Nutz Returns to the Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

BUTLER, PA (06.14.2021) – The 10th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival took place on June 11th thru 13th in historic downtown Butler PA and on the Cooper’s Lake Campground. Over 15,000 Jeepers attended the weekend and enjoyed off-road trails, obstacle courses and a huge vendor area filled with companies that offer aftermarket products for Jeep owners and enthusiasts. The downtown Butler Jeep Invasion witnessed over 1000 Jeeps parked along main street and parking areas in the town of approximately 13,000 located 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. Butler was named the 7th Best Small Town in America in a Smithsonian Magazine in 2012.

Jeeps rolled into downtown Butler. Over 1000 Jeeps were parked throughout Butler’s downtown area for the evening event.
The crowd for the Main Street evening festival.

Team Nutz is a proactive 12volt retailer located in Pittsburgh and returned to the Bantam Jeep Festival for the 2021 run. Ed Nuttall related “The JeepFest draws thousands of Jeepers, enthusiasts and their rides. That crowd is noted for adding aftermarket products to their rides. We do a lot of Jeep upgrades, and being so close to our store in Pittsburgh, it makes perfect sense for our brand to be on site. I did not attend this year but we had a great crew on site with vendor support, a large booth area with multiple tents plus several demo vehicles. Sales this year were the best ever and our team made contact with quite a number of promising prospects.”

The vendor area covers many acres with vendor booths spread throughout
A portion of the Team Nutz booth area.

The Team Nutz team on site was led by Mike Gosnik with strong support from Stinger Electronics’ Christian Venn, End Result’s Rusty North, and Metra’s Tim Shell. A good customer and Jeeper Vince Murray also worked with the event.

Gosnik stated “The 2021 Bantam JeepFest was just what everyone needed after a year of the pandemic. It was great to see everyone unite over the love of Jeeps. For Team Nutz it was great for sales and getting our name out there that we support small business and the Jeep community as well as the aftermarket community in general. Everyone came together as a family at The Bantam Jeep Festival. Can’t wait until next year.”

The Team Nutz crew on site included Vince Murray, Christian Venn, Rusty North and Mike Gosnik (L to R).
Rusty North and Vince Murray (R) by the Stinger tent that grabbed attention for the Heigh 10.

The Stinger Heigh 10, which takes a Jeeper’s infotainment system to the next level, was one of the hottest products in the Team Nutz booth. Other brands and products in the large booth included Metra, Memphis Audio, Hertz/Audison, JL Audio and Wet Sounds. Katzkin custom leather seats also grabbed attention along with a Sony demo Jeep from Davis Distribution.

Team Nutz always provides plenty of items for consumers as branding reminders from a show.

Based on the 2021 success at JeepFest 2021 expect to see Team Nutz at the 2022 event and beyond.

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Metra Electronics Ships New iBEAM Replacement Camera for Jeep Gladiator

HOLLY HILL, FL (05.27.2021) – iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems by Metra Electronics has just released a new replacement camera designed for 2020-up* Jeep Gladiator JT models. When replacing the radio on these vehicles, the factory LVDS backup camera presents a challenge for aftermarket screens and can be expensive to retain using an interface. iBEAM’s JP-JTKT camera replaces the factory camera to provide an affordable solution that allows the driver to see their backup video on a compatible aftermarket screen when in reverse. This new solution adds to Metra’s growing product line of aftermarket Jeep accessories.

The JP-JTKT has an RCA output for aftermarket radios or monitors with selectable parking lines and a 160-degree viewing angle. Two different types of camera mounting brackets are available to cover models equipped with either a standard backup camera or models equipped with surround or 360 systems. (Surround or 360 systems are not retained with this kit.)

To help with installation, the camera comes with detailed instructions and Metra also has an installation video at (See video below).

The JP-JTKT is available now and will be included in Metra’s Jeep accessories and iBEAM training sessions at KnowledgeFest in Orlando.

Product Specifications

  • Direct OE replacement camera for 2020-up* Jeep Gladiator JT
  • Resolution: 550 TV lines
  • Field of view: 160 degrees horizontal, 185 degrees diagonal
  • Rated IP68
  • High-performance power circuit
  • Camera extension cable included (26ft length)
  • Two types of ABS mounting brackets included
  • Does not retain the 360 surround view system in vehicles with this option

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Metra Electronics Ships New Soundbar Speaker Adapter and RGB Off-Road Fog Lights for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator

HOLLY HILL, FL (04.29.2021) – Metra Electronics is expanding its Jeep Accessories line with two new aftermarket products designed to help installers upgrade the sound and lighting systems in Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator models. Metra’s new soundbar speaker adapter and RGB off-road fog lights complement the line’s existing speaker pods and RGB off-road headlights, offering a complete solution for Jeep upgrades.

Jeep owners who are upgrading the sound system now have a solution to retain the factory soundbar and upgrade to larger speakers in 2018-up* Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020-up* Jeep Gladiator models. The JP-1015 is designed to adapt the OEM four-inch speakers and one-inch tweeter to an aftermarket 6.5-inch speaker and optional tweeter. A harness is included along with a mounting plate and cutting template to assist with modifications to the interior material of the soundbar. The soundbar speaker adapter enclosure is made from high-quality ABS plastic and designed to withstand the harsh elements of off-road environments.

Metra’s JP-1014 replacement speaker pods for 2018-up* Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020-up* JeepGladiator models are a recommended accessory to complement the new JP-1015 when upgrading the sound system. This pair of sealed speaker pods replaces the original four-inch speakers located under the driver and passenger dashboard to install a six to 6.75-inch aftermarket speaker. They are constructed with ABS housing that utilizes the factory mounting locations for a secure fit that will heighten the listening experience. The pods were first introduced at SEMA360 and use the factory grommet and wiring, with a Metra speaker adapter harness included.

To add style and visibility to Jeep Wrangler JK, JL, and Gladiator models, the JP-704RGBFL are a set of four-inch RGB backlit halo off-road fog lights designed to match Metra’s existing JP-704RGB seven-inch round off-road headlights**. The polycarbonate lens cover is virtually unbreakable and the lights are built with a die-cast aluminum housing, rated IP67 to withstand harsh weather and off-road environments. The 15 white LEDs have a bright 800-lumen output for each fog light, consuming 30 watts total per light.

The backlight RGB lights have 16 million different color options using the Metra RGB smartphone app*, which will also sync with the JP-704RGB headlights to complete the look. The fog lights are plug-n-play with Metra’s RGB-CB1 controller, which is sold separately and required for operation. Depending on the model or trim leveTl, additional fog light mount brackets may be required for the installation, and installers should see the JP-JFOG or JP-JFOG2 for vehicle-specific details. All of these products are in stock and shipping now.

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Alpine Electronics to Attend 2021 Jeep Beach

AUBURN HILLS, MI (04.14.2021) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. announces the 18th-annual Jeep Beach Vendor Show at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida from Friday, April 23 – Saturday, April 24.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, Alpine’s presence at Jeep Beach signals continued support for one of the largest, Jeep-only events in the country. This also marks the return for Jeep enthusiasts who consider Alpine as the premium choice for aftermarket Jeep upgrades.

Alpine Brand Specialist Colin Vargo (L), pictured with a Jeeper at a previous Jeep Beach, will show Alpine’s latest at Jeep Beach 2021.

Located on Daytona Row, Alpine will be represented by Alpine Authorized Retailer Roco 4×4 and rep firm Dynamic Sales & Marketing, who will be available to give on-site vehicle demonstrations and answer product questions. Jeep Beach attendees who visit the Alpine booth can get hands-on with Alpine products and walk away with free giveaways.

Alpine’s 2015 Jeep Wrangler will be on-site loaded with the new X409-WRA-JK 9-inch Weather-Resistant Navigation System with Off-Road Mode, a PSS-22WRA Weather-Resistant Sound System, and an HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Mount Rear-View Camera. Roco 4×4 will also bring “Sandstorm,” a 2018 Jeep Wrangler with the X409-WRA-JK and PSS-22WRA.

All products are available for purchase during the event with special, event-only pricing. Jeep Beach attendees will also have special access to an online-only promo code for select products on Roco 4×4’s website from Wednesday, April 21 – Monday, April 25.

Installation will not be offered during the event, however, recommendations can be made by the on-site Alpine/Rocco team.

Alpine will also highlight a HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Rear-View Camera and Light System for 2007 – up Jeep Wranglers ($500 value) for the Jeep Beach raffle. Winners will be drawn and announced by Jeep Beach.

In accordance with local, state-level, and event guidelines and directions, Alpine and Roco 4×4 staff will wear a face cover or mask, and when possible, maintain a social distance of six feet, during in-person product or vehicle demonstrations. All products and vehicles will be disinfected with sanitation kits before and after each demo. Alpine will also have hand sanitizer to use before and after each demo.

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Tint World Partners with Official Jeep Sound Systems Vendor DS18

BOCA RATON, FL (03.25.2021) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced its partnership with DS18. As part of the collaboration, Tint World will serve as an authorized seller and installer of all DS18 products.

“We’re always excited to be able to offer our customers the top automotive electronic products on the market,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “Partnering with DS18 lets our customer have access to top-end car audio products, and we can’t wait to see how they enjoy them.”

DS18 is the official Jeep sound systems vendor. The Miami-based company specializes in mobile, marine and home electronic equipment. DS18 offers several products including amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, tweeters, component sets and a multitude of other audio accessories.

“We want to be able to reach an audience that enjoys the nuances of a great sound product as we do,” said Sasha Susterman, CEO of DS18. “Joining Tint World’s extensive franchise network will allow us to expand our reach and continue to show why we are an industry leader.”

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.

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Oracle Lighting Announces Oculus 7-Inch Bi-LED Projector Headlights for Jeep Wrangler JK

METAIRIE, LA (03.18.2021) – Oracle Lighting has launched its new Oculus 7-inch bi-LED projector headlights (p/n 5876-001). Now available for pre-order and scheduled to ship in April 2021, the new headlights are designed for 2007-‘18 Jeep Wrangler JK, 1997-‘06 Jeep Wrangler TJ (w/ H4 wiring adapter), and classic cars/trucks (w/ H4 wiring adapter and some modification) and have an MSRP of $489.95.

“Our new Oculus features advanced LED projection with 4,800 Lumens of high-quality illumination for enhanced driver visibility in all weather conditions,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “Oculus is a complete headlight replacement with better light focus than a simple bulb upgrade. These lights also use the original factory beam angle adjustability for proper light focus on lifted Jeeps.”

Light focus is very important for not only driver safety but others on the road who can potentially have their vision obstructed by glare. “This is especially significant on lifted vehicles where the light source is raised and in a position to interfere with the field of vision of other drivers,” Hartenstein continued. “The new Oculus headlights feature a very sharp cut-off line and focus light with industry-leading precision specifically to avoid such issues.”

Oculus’ LED light source has lower power demands compared to the factory halogen lamps while providing more light output. Oculus features precision Bi-LED projectors for optimum light distribution and beam angle. These seven-inch headlights install in any seven-inch headlight trim ring using original mounting hardware. The Halo DRL features more than 200 bright white LEDs for a vivid lighting impact.

“It is undeniably important to implement proper thermal management tools for high-performance LEDs to operate with reliability in various environments,” Hartenstein concluded. “Oculus utilizes both active and passive cooling methods to sustain low LED temperatures. Remote mounted heat sinks and an internal cooling fans work in conjunction to insure proper temperature control and longevity of the LEDs.”

Additional features and specifications include:

  • Wattage: 36W Each
  • Color Temp: 5500K 
  • Certification: DOT SAE HL VOR 19
  • Warranty period: Two years
  • Multi-national patented design

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information, visit, call (800) 407-5776, or email

Metra Electronics Launches New Dash Kit Integration Package for Jeep Wrangler JL with Pioneer In-Dash Receivers

HOLLY HILL, FL (02.09.2021) – Metra Electronics is now shipping a fully integrated dash kit package that interfaces with a variety of Pioneer’s in-dash receivers. The first product of this new series, the AXPIO-JL1, is designed specifically for 2018-up Jeep Wrangler JL models and works in both single and dual-zone vehicles. This solution features an Axxess AXPIO Series interface, vehicle specific harnessing, a direct OE replacement camera, built-in STOP/START engine override interface, USB/AUX/HDMI replacement panel, radio antenna adaptor, and a dash kit in one complete package. The AXPIO-JL1 is designed specifically for Pioneer’s Double-DIN 6.8-inch in-dash multimedia receivers, the DMH-W4660NEX, DMH-W4600NEX, and the new DMH-WC5700NEX**. This kit will also work with Pioneer 9-inch receivers, the modular solutions DMH-WC6600NEX and the floating type DMH-WT7600NEX, as well as the floating type 10-inch receiver, the DMH-WT8600NEX, with the additional purchase of the Metra 109-UN02 floating mount kit**.

The AXPIO-JL1 will allow Pioneer’s in-dash receivers to fit in the shallow space within the Jeep dashboard while still retaining important vehicle functions. The included Axxess interface with plug-n-play harnessing allows vehicle information and settings that were controlled on the factory screen to be retained, displayed and controlled on the Pioneer touchscreen. This solution will retain and control most of the settings that would otherwise be lost after replacing the head unit, including HVAC controls and gauges, heated/cooled seats, and other driver personalization options.

Since the factory LVDS backup camera will no longer work, Metra has included an IP68 rated iBEAM backup camera as a high-quality, direct OE replacement. A replacement panel for the USB, AUX, and HDMI ports is also included with 3-feet of wiring, along with a radio antenna adaptor for GPS. For even more value, Axxess’s patented STOP/START engine override interface is built-into the interface, which is designed to disengage the STOP/START feature of the vehicle and keep that feature disengaged even after the key has been cycled.

The built-in integration technology from Axxess also retains safety chimes through an offboard speaker, retains audio controls on the steering wheel, retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), and provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) and NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse, and speed sense. As new vehicle technology has evolved, the factory head unit now goes beyond displaying just the car audio settings, presenting a challenge for installers who are replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket receiver. Losing the ability to display vehicle settings on the screen is not only an inconvenience for many drivers but may prevent them from upgrading their audio system altogether. With Metra’s new solution, installers can now offer a fully integrated package that will fit and function like the factory head unit.

“This new integration with Pioneer’s products is a first for Metra Electronics and our Axxess integration line,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development for Metra’s 12volt brands. “As vehicle technology changes each year to make car audio upgrades more challenging, our solutions will evolve to help installers continue to offer OEM-quality upgrades for their customers,” he added.

A video showcasing this new product is available at (see above) from Metra’s YouTube channel. The AXPIO-JL1 is in stock now and Metra will release additional integration packages from the Axxess AXPIO Series in the near future that will cover even more vehicle applications.

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**Refer to radio manufacturer for most current models.