Oracle Lighting Features New Toyota Supra GR ColorSHIFT Headlight Upgrade During SEMA360 Online Event

METAIRE, LA (11.05.2020) – Oracle Lighting will feature its new ColorSHIFT RGBA DRL upgrade for the 2020-2021 Toyota Supra GR (p/n 1400) during the SEMA360 online event Nov. 2-6, 2020. With an MSRP of $199.95, this kit is now shipping.

“The new type of installation process for this Supra ColorSHIFT DRL is incredibly simple,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The installer does not need to dissemble the headlights because this type of DRL upgrade can be accessed from the back side of the headlamp. Simply remove the factory DRL circuit board and install our ORACLE ColorSHIFT RGB+A circuit board using the original hardware and connect the boards to your ColorSHIFT controller and you are done. I wish that all of the headlight installations could be this easy.”

Oracle Lighting’s ColorSHIFT RGBA DRL upgrade allows you to set the lights to be one single color, or use one of the ColorSHIFT controllers to program hundreds of different colors and patterns. Then simply switch the lights back to white for legal on-road use. The RGB+A design includes turn signal functionality so that the DRL maintains an amber flasher feature like the factory turn signal.

According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Features New Sidetrack LED Lighting System for Jeep Wrangler JK During SEMA360 Online Event

METAIRE, LA (11.03.2020) – Oracle Lighting will feature its new Sidetrack LED Lighting System for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK (p/n 5873-504) during the SEMA360 online event Nov. 2-6, 2020. With an MSRP of $199.95, Oracle Lighting is currently taking pre-orders with plans to ship Dec. 12, 2020.

“ORACLE Lighting’s new Sidetrack LED Lighting System is a stylish and functional upgrade for Jeep Wrangler JK models,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This tactical-inspired body cladding is equipped with multi-function integrated LED lights that provide benefits to both driver and passengers.”

The light modules consist of a pair of injection-molded inserts that fit in the original body lines for a seamless look with an option to create a functional fender vent. Matte black panels provide an aggressive look that adds a rugged and tactical appearance to the Jeep. Installation requires no modification to the fender sheet metal…the cladding simply applies with included VHB adhesive.

Click here to view the Oracle Sidetrack product page.

The LED “Entry Light” features high-output white LEDs which is a side-light intended to illuminate the area outside of the vehicle for the driver and passengers approaching the vehicle at night. This convenient feature allows the driver and passengers to identify puddles, potholes, and other hazards when entering and exiting the vehicle. The entry lights are connected to the vehicle’s dome light circuit so the entry lights will activate when the vehicle is unlocked, when the doors open, and can be manually turned on with the factory control knob.

The LED “Turn Indicator” addresses a potential safety issue with the U.S.-spec Jeep Wrangler JK models which do not have a clear indicator on the side of the vehicle. This can be inconvenient when changing lanes with a vehicle is positioned in the Jeep’s blind spot…this blind spot is increased substantially on lifted vehicles. By adding a bright amber indicator in a clearly visible position, the Sidetrack provides a needed visibility benefit for lifted Jeeps.

According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Announces New Rear Bumper LED Reverse Lights for Jeep Wrangler JL During SEMA360 Online Event

METAIRE, LA (10.30.2020) – Oracle Lighting has announced the launch of the new Rear Bumper LED Reverse Lights for Jeep Wrangler JL (p/n 5874-504) during the SEMA360 online event Nov. 2-6, 2020. With an MSRP of $99.95, Oracle Lighting is currently taking pre-orders with plans to ship Dec. 12, 2020.

“A common complaint we hear from JL owners is low visibility when backing up at night,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “There is not enough light from the reverse lights, even on the LED tail lights, for the factory camera to work well in the dark. We have developed a reverse light which seamlessly integrates into the bumper reflector area to provide more than 1,000 additional lumens when backing up at night. Utilizing a total of 22 high powered 3W LEDs, these small lights pack a big punch!”

If you are not satisfied with the light output of your factory reverse lights, Oracle Lighting has made it easy to replace the factory bumper reflectors with these high-output replacement auxiliary LED reverse lights. These durable lights feature a cast aluminum housing powdercoat finish and clear PMMA Lens. Installation uses factory mounting hardware and these lights tie into the reverse light wiring with the included T-taps. Note: Will not fit Willy’s or Sport models without rear bumper reflectors.

Additional features include:

  • Direct replacement lamp using existing hardware
  • Taps into existing reverse light power source without error code
  • Clean design with OE fitment and appearance
  • 11x 3W LEDs making 1,000Lm output each (theoretical)
  • Optic-focused wide beam pattern for extended field of view

According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting to Debut New StarLINER ColorSHIFT Fiber Optic Hardtop Headliner During SEMA360

METAIRE, LA (10.27.2020) – Oracle Lighting will debut its new StarLINER ColorSHIFT Fiber Optic Hardtop Headliner for 2018-2020 Wrangler JL and 2020 Gladiator JT (p/n 5872-333) during the SEMA360 online event Nov. 2-6, 2020. With an MSRP of $499.95, Oracle Lighting is currently taking pre-orders with plans to ship Dec. 12, 2020.

“Our new StarLINER panels are self-contained acoustic panels with integrated fiber optics which create a unique ‘Starlight’ effect on the ceiling of your hardtop,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “These eye-catching panels easily mount to the hardtop ceiling with the included mounting hardware. Wiring simply connects to the nearby courtesy light for power and features quick connect plugs for easy hardtop removal.”

Normal installation time is under an hour, and the StarLINER package includes a wireless remote which allows the user to select the color, brightness, and patterns of the fiber optic stars. These acoustic panels are 2-inch thick dense foam which also provide sound buffering.

According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer / attendee / media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting’s Hartenstein Named Finalist for 2020 SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year

METAIRE, LA (10.23.2020) -Oracle Lighting has announced that for the second year in a row, founder Justin Hartenstein has been named a finalist for the prestigious SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year. Hartenstein was also a 2019 finalist.

“Once again, it is truly an honor to be nominated for an award that recognizes hard work and innovation in such a large and dynamic industry,” said Hartenstein, who founded Oracle Lighting in his garage in 1999.

Justin Hartenstein

One of just two individual awards that the SEMA organization presents each year, the Gen-III innovator is an honor given to a young innovator who exhibits the same pioneering spirit as the original industry founders. According to SEMA, the Gen-III Innovator of the Year recognizes individuals whose work is changing the way the automotive aftermarket does business. He or she may have been the first to act on a new trend, invented an original product or devised and implemented ideas that better suit the current automotive marketplace.

When the Coronavirus pandemic first began, as for many other manufacturers, demand began to decrease as the economy slowed. Being the innovator that he is, Hartenstein pivoted and redirected his energy into an anti-virus device utilizing UV lighting technology. The result was the A.I.R. Device (Antimicrobial Irradiation Respirator), the world’s first UV face mask. The Ultraviolet Irradiation produced from specialized UV-C LEDs protects the user wearing the A.I.R. by inactivating bacteria, pathogens, and viruses- including COVID-19. This multi-patent pending innovation has gained global attention for its unique and effective anti-viral design.

Besides being a trend-setter, enthusiast, and innovator, Hartenstein is also an advocate for the automotive lighting aftermarket, making him an excellent candidate for this award. He sees the challenges that are taking a toll on the aftermarket lighting industry such as overseas counterfeiting. After months of working with foreign courts, attorneys, private investigators, and other authorities in China, Hartenstein filed and won legal action against an underground counterfeit factory ring in China that has repeatedly violated not only the Intellectual Property of ORACLE Lighting but of a half dozen other SEMA manufacturers. He hopes to use this experience to create a roadmap for other SEMA manufacturers to follow in order to receive relief from the damage caused by illicit counterfeiting in the industry.

According to the SEMA360 website, with the 2020 SEMA Show live event in Las Vegas not taking place and the industry recognizing the need for a viable marketplace during these challenging times, SEMA360 was created. As an online ecommerce solution taking place Nov. 2-6, 2020, SEMA360 focuses on manufacturer/attendee/media relationships, new product introductions, project vehicle debuts, industry-leading education and unparalleled networking opportunities. SEMA360 will leverage the association’s exclusive manufacturer and attendee databases and media partnerships to provide participants with the best online experience and maximum value.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com

Oracle Lighting Announces Powersports Illuminated LED Wheel Rings

METAIRE, LA (10.02.2020) – ORACLE Lighting is proud to announce its new illuminated LED wheel rings (p/n 4250-334) for UTV/ATV/SXS powersports applications. The new LED wheel rings are now available with an MSRP of $229.99.

“Designed specifically for the harsh conditions of off-road use, our new illuminated LED wheel rings are an easy and effective way to light up the wheels, underbody, and suspension on your UTV, ATV, or side-by-side,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This head-turning lighting product consists of a set of four LED illuminated aluminum rings which install around the brake rotor and attaches to the fixed knuckle assembly. Wiring feature Plug-and-Play waterproof connectors for easy installation. The effect is a vivid ring of light which accents the wheels and suspension to make your rig stand out.”

The 12-inch diameter is designed to fit most wheels 14-inches and larger and works on most UTV, ATV, SXS, and sub-compact car applications. Featuring an industry-leading encapsulation and insulation method, these LEDs are completely waterproof with an IP69K rating (can be submerged underwater).

Product Features:

  • Includes installation hardware
  • RGB ColorSHIFT™ Color-Changing LEDs
  • 1-Year Warranty

Product Includes:

  • (4) LED wheel rings
  • (20) Stainless brackets
  • (20) Installation screws
  • (4) Waterproof cables
  • Easy wiring hub
  • Cables ties
  • Installation instructions & video

“These new LED wheel rings are the latest in our powersports-specific product line,” Hartenstein said. “Like our recently announced LED Halo kits for multiple side-by-side UTV models, our rugged lighting solutions are purpose designed and will make your ride stand out from the rest on or off road!”

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Launches Dynamic ColorSHIFT Projector Fog Halo Kit for ‘15-‘17 Ford Mustangs

METAIRE, LA (09.25.2020) – ORACLE Lighting has announced its new Dynamic ColorSHIFT RGB+A Projector Fog Halo Kit (p/n 1235-332) for 2015-2017 Ford Mustangs. The new headlights are now available with an MSRP of $169.95.

“Our new ORACLE Lighting Dynamic ColorSHIFT Halo Kit is the latest advancement in our expansive lighting modifications,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The dynamic features allow the user to run multiple moving color patterns through these Halo Rings, creating vivid eye-catching lighting effects.”

The integrated RGB+A turn signal features dynamic “Motion Flow” sequential effect. The LEDs on the ring illuminate sequentially for a unique turn signal effect.

These patent-pending surface mount halos are designed to be installed directly to the bezel around the fog light lens. These rings are encapsulated in a special polymer resin, making them completely waterproof with an IP68 rating (can be submerged underwater).

“The new user-friendly design is a simple plug-and-play design making wiring easy for even a novice,” Hartenstein continued. “Connect the ring terminals to the + and – battery terminals then control your lights from the smartphone app.”

Dynamic ColorSHIFT RGB+A Projector Fog Halo Kit (p/n 1235-332) kit includes:
• 2x Dynamic ColorSHIFT RGB+A Halo Rings
• LED Voltage Regulator
• Data Splitter Hub
• Plug and Play Wiring Harness

Oracle Lighting also recommends purchasing the 2015-2017 Ford Mustang ORACLE Dynamic ColorSHIFT Headlight DRL + Halo Kit along with the Fog Light Kit, as the fog light kit alone will not include the Bluetooth controller. The Bluetooth controller is included with the Headlight Halo Kit purchase. Only one controller is necessary to operate both Headlight and Fog Light Halos.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Oracle Lighting Launches Three New Vehicle/Room COVID-19 Neutralizing UV Light Devices

METAIRIE, LA (08.28.2020) – Oracle Lighting has introduced three innovative new COVID-19-killing Ultraviolet Light sterilization devices. Now available, the Mini Sterilization Lamp, Room Sterilization Lamp, and Telescoping Mobile Room Disinfection Device join Oracle Lighting’s popular A.I.R. Solo Personal UV Irradiation Face Mask in the company’s lineup of germ-fighting products.

“With over a decade of experience working with UV lighting applications, the Oracle Lighting team was ready to develop effective sanitizing solutions as soon as this global virus emerged,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of product development. “The quality of the air we breathe and the cleanness of surfaces we contact are important factors that impact our overall health and well-being. Today, more than ever, we need to be mindful of contaminated surfaces we interact with every day. Our new UVC devices neutralize pathogens, harmful bacteria, and coronavirus (including COVID-19) without the use of toxic chemicals.”

The UVC Room Sterilization Lamp (p/n 38W-UV-C) is tested and proven to properly disinfect and inactivate 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses. Common workspaces such as offices, waiting rooms, and communal areas can benefit from the same UV-C technology that has been used in hospitals and labs for cleaning and disinfecting rooms for years.

Additional UV-C Room Sterilization Lamp details include:

  • Input Power – Standard 110V Wall Outlet
  • Output Power – 38 Watts
  • Wavelength – 254nM UVC
  • Material – Quartz Glass Tube
  • Irradiation Angle – 360 Degrees
  • Irradiation Range- 400 Square Feet
  • MSRP: $119.95

“The new mini UV sterilizer (p/n 3W-UV-CB/W) is perfect for sanitizing surfaces in vehicles and small rooms, as well as sanitizing PPE,” Hartenstein continued. “Simply place this portable, battery powered lamp in the cup holder of your car or in a room and press the power button when you exit the vehicle or room. The device will turn on and sanitize for 15 minutes and then automatically shut down, eliminating bacteria, viruses, and even odors.

Additional mini UV sterilizer details include:

  • Input Power- USB Charger (5V DC)
  • Output Power – 3 Watts
  • Wavelength – 254nM UVC
  • Material – Quartz Glass Tube
  • Irradiation Angle – 360 Degrees
  • Irradiation Range- 200 Square Feet
  • Available in Black or White
  • MSRP: $49.95

“Perfect for large commercial spaces such as schools, office buildings, clinics, hotels and more, the new portable high power UVC Telescoping Mobile Room Disinfection Device is a trolley system that emits a high intensity ultraviolet light that disinfects surfaces of larger spaces,” Hartenstein added. “Designed with safety in mind, this sterilizer features radar detection which automatically shuts the device off if pets or other unexpected visitors enter the room while it is in operation. This device also features Two-In-One Cleaning, with both UVC light and Ozone to not only disinfect surfaces but also deodorize and purify the air.”

Additional Telescoping Mobile Room Disinfection Device details include:

  • Automatic Telescopic Function
  • Input Power – Standard 110V Wall Outlet
  • Output Power – 150 Watts
  • Material – Quartz Glass Tube
  • UV Wavelength: 185nm (Ozone) 254nm (Without Ozone)
  • Range: 1200 sq. ft. (Ozone) 800 sq. ft. (Without Ozone)
  • Certifications: CE, RoHS, FCC
  • MSRP: $499.95

Note: The ozone produced contains odor and room should be ventilated after disinfection. [Ozone feature is optional and can be special ordered without Ozone]

Recently launched and now available, the A.I.R. Solo (Antimicrobial Irradiation Respirator) is a wearable UVGI face mask that is designed to be worn under common face masks in order to protect both users and those around them, killing live viruses such as coronavirus, pathogens, bacterium, or other microorganisms attached to the fabric’s surface.

“We are all familiar with the CDC statement ‘Your mask protects me; my mask protects you,’” said Troy Organo, co-inventor of the product. “The A.I.R. Solo provides protection against viruses for both the user and others. High-risk individuals cannot simply rely on others to respect their health safety. The Solo provides benefits to the user while also sanitizing outgoing air to protect others. While this product is beneficial for high-risk individuals, it is for anyone going into a higher-risk environment such as public transportation, flying, or even for simply going to the grocery store.”

Ideal for both consumers and professionals alike, the A.I.R. Solo is the extra layer of protection that can help mitigate exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses as the country begins to re-open. Now shipping, the A.I.R. Solo has been designed and engineered in the USA with a special pre-order introductory price of only $119.95 USD.

This device also benefits those who wear cloth face coverings, according to Hartenstein. “Studies have shown that respiratory pathogens on the outer surface of cloth masks can actually result in self-contamination, which is exactly what they are intended to prevent,” he said. “Because of this, we see the unique UV irradiation benefits of A.I.R. Solo as the best sanitization scenario for helping to mitigate exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses.”

Wavelengths between 200-300 nanometers, such as the UV-C LEDs integrated into the A.I.R. Solo provide the most effective germicidal function. This is because the wavelength of UV-C irradiation utilizes photons to inactivate the virus which prevents the cell from replicating and infecting the body if inhaled. The A.I.R. Solo’s UV-C LED emitters are integrated into the airflow partition of the device which is designed to scrub the air and sterilize the cloth mask simultaneously.

Research has shown effectiveness of UV-C LEDs against Coronavirus. A recent study by Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) has demonstrated 99.9 percent effectiveness against COVID-19 and determined that COVID becomes even more sterile when placed closer to the UV-C source. The A.I.R. Solo is designed to channel the incoming air within 5mm of the UV-C source providing increased effectiveness and sterilization. 

Is the A.I.R. Solo safe?

For years hospitals and labs have used ultraviolet light for disinfection and medical sanitation against viruses. Commonly known as “Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation,” UVGI is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by disrupting their DNA in a manner which renders the cells inactive and unable to perform cellular functions. Multiple tests have demonstrated that no measurable amount of UV-C light is directed towards the user wearing the device.

“UV-C light has been used in many applications such as the purification of drinking water for decades,” explained Hartenstein. “While UV-C is part of the normal spectrum of sunlight, it is invisible and can cause sunburn with direct skin exposure. This was taken into account when developing the A.I.R. Solo, and the UV light is outward and away from the user to prevent any direct skin exposure. Testing has shown that no measurable amount of UV-C light is directed towards the user wearing the device.”

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet C (UVC) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids which, in turn, disrupts their DNA, rendering them inactive by leaving these cells unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVGI is already used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification. The application of UVGI to disinfection has been an accepted practice since the mid-20th century. UV-C radiation has often been presumed to be the most potent carcinogen of all UV. However, studies such as one from CIE show this is a misconception based upon a lack of appreciation of the very shallow penetration depth of 254 nm radiation in human skin. Today it is considered that UV-C radiation, if appreciably carcinogenic at all, is far less carcinogenic to humans than solar UV-B radiation.

For more information on the A.I.R. Solo, please visit www.oraclelights.com/collections/uvgi-ultraviolet-germicidal-devices;  www.theairdevice.com, www.theairdevice.com/media-kit, or email info@theairdevice.com.

Oracle Lighting Launches New Jeep Oculus Bi-LED Headlamp System

METAIRE, LA (08.21.2020) – ORACLE Lighting (), the market leader in innovative LED lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of new color options for their innovative Oculus Bi-LED headlamp system for Jeep Wrangler JL or Gladiator JT. Available in three different bezel colors, the system is now shipping with an MSRP of $589.50.

“The Oculus Bi-LED headlamp system provides advanced LED projection,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “3,200 Lumens of high-quality illumination provides enhanced driver visibility in all weather conditions, offering superior light distribution and beam cut-off. The precision optics provides increased driver visibility without distracting other drivers.”

Light focus is very important for not only driver safety but others on the road who can potentially have their vision obscured by glare. This is especially significant on lifted vehicles where the light source is raised and, in a position, to interfere with other driver’s vision. Oculus headlights feature a sharp cut-off line and aim light with precision specifically to avoid such issues.

Oracle’s unique Oculus bezels are now available in a total of three different color housings…original Matte Black, new Graphite Metallic, and new Satin Silver options. This allows the users to better match the headlights to their vehicle’s paint color, wheel color, or other accent colors. Oracle’s patented Oculus bezel design is based in Euclidean geometry, using concentric ellipses to create patterned symmetries.

“These headlights don’t just look good, they are also built to last,” Hartenstein continued. “It is undeniably important to implement proper thermal management tools for high-performance LEDs to operate with reliability in various environments. Oculus utilizes both active and passive cooling methods to sustain low LED temperatures. Remote mounted heat sinks and an internal cooling fan work in conjunction to insure proper temperature control and longevity of the LEDs.”

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.

Chinese Court Sides with Oracle Lighting in Case Against Counterfeit Producers in China

METAIRE, LA (07.10.2020) – Oracle Lighting has announced that it has successfully defended its intellectual property rights by recently winning its legal battle against a Chinese-based manufacturer of imitation products.

“Shortly after we unveiled our Vector LED Grill System at a trade show in 2017, Chinese knockoffs began appearing,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Director of Product Development at Oracle Lighting. “After nearly a year of work designing and developing this product, it was honestly heartbreaking to find knockoff products pop up online. I had seen this happen before to other manufacturers in our industry and decided that we were not going to stand for this blatant design theft. We worked with our IP attorney, Jeffrey Banyas of Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC, to develop and execute a strategy to take action against the overseas knockoff producers. I knew it would not be easy but I had no idea where this journey would take us.”

The decision was issued on June 28, 2020 by the Intellectual Property Division of the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court (Case No. [2019] Suzhou 05 Intellectual Property First Instance No.580). The court found that the defendant’s products fall into the scope of protection of Oracle Lighting’s Chinese Design Patent Registration No. ZL201830136860.7, and thus infringes the patent.

The court’s decision includes an order for the defendant to immediately cease infringing upon Oracle Lighting’s patent. The court also ordered the defendant pay significant monetary damages to Oracle Lighting and ordered that the defendant pay certain court costs associated with the litigation. In doing so, the court also rejected the defendant’s arguments that they had come up with the design for this particular grill prior to Oracle Lighting filing its design patent application.

“In order for us to file litigation against the infringing company, the Chinese court explained that we had to first complete a ‘notarized purchase’, which basically translates to us having to conduct our own sting operation,” Hartenstein continued. “Our attorney assisted us in hiring private investigators overseas who, after months of investigation, used a cover story to gain access to the factory and, with hidden cameras, obtained evidence of the counterfeit parts. The entire operation had to be covert because these factories producing knockoff goods are often designed to be packed up and moved overnight, making them hard to pin down. Once our legal team in China presented this evidence to the judge, the court issued a demand to the factory to shut down production and the nearly two-year-long litigation process began. This was a massive undertaking for our company but I pursued this in the hope that it provides insight for other small businesses trying to protect their intellectual property rights overseas. It was not easy but these results demonstrate that even overseas counterfeiters can be held accountable. Oracle Lighting takes our intellectual property rights very seriously and we are willing to do whatever it takes to prevent the blatant theft of our patented designs.”

Banyas explained that Oracle Lighting asked his firm to develop and implement a plan to protect its products against overseas knockoffs and counterfeits. “This was no easy task as those who deal in illegal products often take extensive measures to insulate themselves from liability and accountability,” he explained. “Through our firms’ extensive network of private investigators and international law firms, we identified the factory making the knockoff products and obtained all of the evidence we needed to enforce Oracle Lighting’s Intellectual Property Rights. We thank the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court for giving us a fair day in court and we hope that this decision serves as a strong example to other American companies that they can enforce their Intellectual Property Rights in China, and they do not simply have to accept lost market share to Chinese knockoffs and counterfeit products as an inevitable cost of doing business. I applaud the folks at Oracle Lighting for bucking that trend, and I am proud to have spearheaded the efforts that lead to these successful results.”

Designed for use on the Jeep Wrangler, Oracle Lighting’s innovative Vector Grill has earned the company awards from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), including a 2018 Global Media Award and a runner-up award for the SEMA Best New Exterior Accessory Product of 2019.

The Court’s decision is still subject to an appeal to the Jiangsu Higher Court.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Louisiana -based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products 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 www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com.