Race Sport Lighting Partners with Trends Electronics in Canada

RINGWOOD, IL (11.02.2021) – Shortly after Race Sport Lighting launched their 2021 Canadian specific website, they have now officially partnered with Trends Electronics, Inc headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia. Trends Electronics has a sales force located in each marketplace, from the West Coast to the East Coast and they will be hitting accounts hard in the next few months to get on board with Race Sport Lighting. Trends will also be stocking and promoting the Marine Sport Lighting line that is Race Sport’s fastest growing category over the last few years. Trends is well known for their success in getting behind the hottest categories, and with the best partners, it is no mistake that Race Sport Lighting fits their success mold in the Canadian marketplace.

“Trends Electronics Inc and our company have been methodically vetting this opportunity for a while now, and we felt as if it was the time to come in strong into Canada. In the next twelve months, we are going to work closely with Trends to present our all-in-one, solution-based products to Canadian dealers. We plan to help dealers become more confident and more profitable in the lighting category.”

– Steve Jergensen, Race Sport Lighting President

This exciting news just got out of the bag this week in a live 60-minute broadcast on CMA. The recording of the broadcast can be viewed be clicking here. Race Sport Lighting clearly laid out the game plan to bring some of their new and exclusive patented technologies to Canadian dealers in conjunction with Trends Electronics Inc to the 12-volt marketplace. There was definitely some excitement on the high-quality lighting offerings, but also on the value-added dealer tools and services. Some of the services include vehicle fitment guides, business-to-business dealer portals, sell sheet libraries and a vast retail display program. Race Sport Lighting also discussed their RS University basic lighting training courses that will pair with Trends University training programs. These tools will be available to all of their dealer base in Canada.

“As a leader in Canadian wholesale distribution and going into our 32nd anniversary, Trends is extremely happy to announce this new partnership. Trends Electronics has always carried best-in-class products for mobile, residential and commercial industries and we believe that the Race Sport Lighting family of world class products will continue to add to our mix for specialty independent retailers here in Canada. With their vast product offering, we are happy to be able to be the one-stop-shop offering to our Canadian partners.”

– Grant McFatter, Trends Electronics National Sales Director

“Trends Electronics is very excited to introduce the Race Sport Lighting line of products to our partners in Canada. Trends has always believed in high-end mobile audio and lighting products and will continue to bring these products to market in Canada.” Their product line adds the lighting category to our mobile division, and keeps us true to our company mission statement to create an incredible, immersive experience of sound and light that will blend seamlessly into any environment.”

– Grant Daoust, Trends Electronics President

Visit trendsinc.com and racesportinc.com for more.

Contact: 

The Trends Electronics Client Services Team Orders@trendsinc.com

Grant McFatter – National Sales Director (Mobile Division) grantm@trendsinc.com 

Race Sport Lighting to Reveal Patented Technologies at KnowledgeFest Trainings

RINGWOOD, IL (10.06.2021) – Every year, Race Sport Lighting partners with Knowledge Fest to exhibit at a booth and train dealers, installers and counter salespeople at shows around the country. This week at Indianapolis is no exception, as Race Sport Lighting will be conducting two dealer-focused trainings on Friday and Saturday in Room #109. The main goal of the trainings will be to discuss their new lighting technologies and solution-based products to make sales and installs easier on newer vehicles.

Race Sport Lighting will also be exhibiting in their 10’x30’ booth for dealers to visit and learn about new lighting technologies. Staff will be available in the booth all weekend to answer any questions. The booth will feature a custom UTV loaded with their new L8 Series RGB a la carte system including a 40” light bar, (4) L8 auxiliary cubes and a rock light kit. Race Sport Lighting will also have on display their nationwide best-selling Terminator LED Kits, the fast-growing DRIVE Series V2 LED kits and their USPTO patented GEN4 LED system launching in November of 2021.

“This K-Fest booth is going to light up the hall! Dealers are going to have a ton of great training resources to learn about and see in person. We will have a team communicating in the booth all weekend. We are going to make a clear statement that when it comes to the lighting category, we are the leader. We are the preferred vendor for a reason with 15 years of pioneering the lighting category as we continue to release exclusive patented technologies.” – Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting

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USPTO Office Awards Race Sport Lighting’s GEN4 LED System Second Patent

RINGWOOD, IL (07.21.2021) – Race Sport Lighting has announced that the USPTO office has issued a second continuation patent (Patent No. 11,054,127) on their innovative GEN4 LED design. The GEN4 was first launched at the SEMA Show in November of 2019 and was instantly embraced by the marketplace just a month after applying for the first patent. That patent (Patent No. 10,801,714) was issued in October of 2020.

The GEN4 patented lighting system features a 360° ratchet-style adjustable base for aiming, an anti-glare optical beam deflector and a rotatable heat-sink rope for heat dissipation in tight lens/cover locations. Retailers and installers were supporting the product at a rapid pace until the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March of 2020. At that time, the contract factory making GEN4 exclusively for Race Sport took a huge hit from the pandemic and had to close its doors. We have been working hard over the last year to move the tooling over to their main factory and make some small adjustments to the design before relaunching. Those adjustments were captured in a continuation patent application that has evolved into the recent patent issued by the USPTO.

Steve Jergensen, Race Sport Lighting President, is pictured at the company’s Ringwood IL HQ holding US patents for the innovative GEN4 LED design.

“We are very anxious to relaunch the GEN4 LED system to the marketplace with a few upgraded adjustments that will increase the performances even more. It was disappointing that we had to switch the tooling to another factory in the middle of the pandemic, but we are still receiving a high demand weekly for this patented high-performance system to relaunch into the marketplace. We are doing everything possible to keep our relaunch target around SEMA Show 2021, just in time to kick off the new year with some major excitement. We are thankful to the USPTO for awarding us a second patent and recognizing a lot of hard work put into this kit.” – Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting

Orders are building up as distributors and dealers nationwide have requested to keep orders open in anticipation for the relaunch. Currently, our Drive Series V2 all-in-one solution system is leading the way in the premium LED headlight kit space of the industry.

For information on Race Sport Lighting’s entire LED kit lineup, click here.

Race Sport Lighting Introduces Team Progressive to Represent Northern Territory

RINGWOOD, IL (05.17.2021) – Race Sport Lighting has announced that Team Progressive has been named their manufacturer rep firm for the northern territory covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Team Progressive will oversee the current Race Sport Lighting business already established in these five key states, as well as growing the company’s footprint in the territory with more dealers and increased distribution in the power sport and motorcycle industries. Team Progressive will begin introducing the line to their ever-growing dealer/distributor base starting in May.

“We are so excited to have Team Progressive join our team in the northern territory. Mike Tang (ND, SD and MN) and Steve Warren (IL and WI) bring a wealth of experience and an unprecedented network of dealers and distributors to the table. Race Sport Lighting is excited to get Steve and Mike up and running immediately to promote and train the dealers on the lighting category in their territory.” – Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting

“I am excited to be able to enter into a relationship with Race Sport Lighting. Their expansive mix of products will be a great addition to our customers in the upper Midwest territory, especially in the continually growing power sports and motorcycle segments.” – Mike Tang, The Progressive Group

 “As business and our customer needs are ever-changing, we like to bring new categories and opportunities to help them grow their business. I am glad to be teaming up with Race Sport Lighting to offer another source of revenue in a category, that for most 12-volt dealers within Illinois and Wisconsin, is plus business.” – Steve Warren, The Progressive Group

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Race Sport Lighting Launches “CORE” Product Lineup with DAS Companies Inc.

RINGWOOD, IL (04.27.2021) – Race Sport Lighting is excited to partner with DAS Companies Inc. in the Mid-Atlantic territory with new 2021 lighting technologies. It was necessary to expand distribution to get dealers the lighting products they need fulfilled same or next day for the job.

DAS dealer accounts can begin ordering their favorite Race Sport Lighting products immediately to ship in April. The product mix in-house at DAS will be focused on “CORE” lighting top sellers like:

·         GEN6® Plug-n-Play Canbus Kits

·         Terminator™ LED Kits

·         NEW Drive Series V2 All—in-One Kits

·         ColorADAPT® interior, exterior and underbody kits

·         ColorSMART® Bluetooth App controlled products

·         Eco-Series light bars and auxiliary spots

·         LED Logo Rocker Switches

·         And more…

Steve Jergensen, Race Sport Lighting President commented, “DAS has been a great distributing partner for several years, and I am excited to revamp the mix at DAS to focus on our nationwide best sellers. Having the latest technologies available same or next day is important for our dealers. This stocking mix in their warehouse will be a huge home run for their dealer base.”

Rex Berfield, DAS National Sales Manager commented, “We continue to work toward meeting and exceeding the expectations of our dealer base with opportunities and solutions. We have added another great dealer solution. Race Sport, known in our industry as a company synonymous with innovation and multi-application lighting solutions, is now available to our dealer-partners. We are incredibly pleased to partner with the Race Sport’s team and look forward to the new opportunities this partnership will present our dealers.” 

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Race Sport Lighting Launches New RoadRunner Series Light Bars and Auxiliary Spotlights

RINGWOOD, IL (04.08.2021) – Race Sport Lighting is excited to announce the launch of their new RoadRunner series light bars and auxiliary spotlights. This slick Blacked Out light bar is not only slimmer and more appealing than most of the light bars on the marketplace, but the performance and compliance design features really set them apart.

Most high-power LED light bars are off-road use only because of their widespread optical beam patterns that do not comply for on-road use. The RoadRunner series was specifically designed with an optical system that keeps the extra light focused straight and to the sidewalk, focused down and low when recessed into a lower valance bumper or grill for fog style set up. These light bars improve the on-road driving performance on work vehicles that drive in remote areas without streetlights. This feature adds additional visual distance in low light conditions for more time to react to hazards.

“I am very excited to launch this exciting new RoadRunner series family of products. See page 31 in our new catalog for more” Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting, stated.

The RoadRunner series also flaunts a new manufacturing style with screwless frame construction, creating the ultimate weatherproof seal. This series is also strategically designed with a heat transfer lens to make perimeter contact with a heat plate to keep ice from building up and refracting light in the harsh winter environments. This new technology allows the series to heat the face lens up to 30 degrees warmer than traditional light bars on the marketplace that cannot combat snow or ice buildup. The light bars range from 7” to 50” in the family and the series also features an auxiliary cube, spotlight and flush mount to complete the lineup.

“I am personally excited to launch this exciting new RoadRunner series family of products and look forward to continued growth in the light bar category with an influx of new, professional grade focused customers that will be looking to buy this high-performance light.”

– Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting

“From an installer’s perspective, this RoadRunner light bar has it all. It’s slim, heavy-duty, bright, focused and functional for on and off-road use to make it a special bar for the marketplace. This has everything you want in a light bar, especially if you are looking for a bar that you can use on-road in a lower fog light setting.”

– Mac Gracia, Installation & Tech Support

The new RoadRunner series light Bars and auxiliary spotlights are in stock and shipping in all sizes out of their Northern Illinois warehouse. All distributors and dealers are encouraged to get this new technology in stock and experience what the excitement is about.

Visit www.racesportinc.com for more.

Race Sport Lighting Releases 100+ New Lighting Products in 2021 Catalog

RINGWOOD, IL (03.18.2021) – The 12-Volt lighting category pioneer is excited to announce their new 2021 full line catalogs are in stock and shipping now. This years’ 80-page edition of the catalog features top new products including our Drive Series V2 headlight kits and DemonEye® V2 RGB headlight kits.

“Our 2021 full line catalog is a key tool for our reps, distributors and dealers to present new technologies to customers. It’s always exciting when this goes out every year. There is always a huge spike in sales when the catalogs hit our customers hands. There is over 100+ new lighting technologies that are going to rock the industry.”– Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting  

“Our new 2021 full line catalog really pops with vibrant color.  Reps and customers will love to review it and see new products.  Pay special attention to our explosive marine division and our new cutting-edge lighting.  This is a great tool to show consumers and have available at the parts counter.  Race Sport Lighting has been developing new lighting technologies for the last 14 years and running.” Dave Hudson, Sales Manager

2021 RSL Ful Line Catalogs can be ordered by emailing info@racesportinc.com or by adding a request on your next purchase order. Order SKU# RSL2021CASE for a case of 50.

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Race Sport Lighting Launches New DemonEye Version 2 RGB Headlights

RINGWOOD, IL (02.19.2021) – Race Sport Lighting has launched their new DemonEYE V2 RGB Multi-functional headlights. This new kit can be used not only for headlight or fog light performance upgrades, but also feature an additional RGB diode to light up your lens color for show use as well. Race Sport Lighting owns the trademark on the DemonEYE name and is officially licensed to produce and sell this RGB technology to the marketplace.

This Version 2 DemonEYE LED kit is yet another product from Race Sport ushering in the latest and greatest vehicle technology in headlight and fog light upgrades. The advantages over the first version include a smaller, more compact design for versatile fitment, upgraded diode technology for brighter LUX output, upgraded Bluetooth app-controlled software and a much more durable and long-lasting diode technology.

“This second version DemonEYE RGB LED kit is going to be a hit in 2021. Many resellers loved the Version 1 when we released it about five years ago, and we did well in the marketplace with it as customers began to integrate it with other RGB products on their vehicles. The V2 takes all of our newer premium LED technologies and allows us to bring this once popular LED kit back to life.” – Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting

“From an installer’s perspective, this V2 DemonEYE LED kit is much more advanced than the old version. Its small and shallow design allow it to fit almost all vehicles on the road, and it is much brighter than the first version. Since we designed it using our patent diodes, diode array, and circuit board design, it is going to be much more durable and long lasting.” – Mac Gracia, Installation & Tech Support, Race Sport Lighting

New DemonEYE V2 RGB Multi-functional headlights are in stock and shipping in most bases now out of their warehouse. All distributors and dealers are encouraged to get this new technology in stock and experience what the excitement is about.

Visit www.racesportinc.com for more.

Race Sport Lighting Launches High Performance All-in-One LED Headlight Kit

RINGWOOD, IL (02.10.2021) – Race Sport Lighting is excited to announce the launch of their new all-in-one DRIVE SERIES V2 CANBUS LED Headlight Kits, that has a MAX LUX light output of 2,500lx per bulb, or 5,000lx per kit. Designed for the ultimate professional installation experience for tech bays across North America, the Drive Series V2 kit has all the solutions to interface with today’s vehicle technology. 

This high-performance LED kit is yet another product from Race Sport ushering in the latest and greatest vehicle technology in headlight and fog light upgrades. The kit comes with two high-output, OEM sized DRIVE Series V2 LED bulbs and two of their top selling CANBUS decoders packaged together in an attractive, compact retail box. 

“We are excited to launch the DRIVE Series V2 CANBUS LED kit and position it as our premium grade product in the marketplace. Dealers have been asking for a premium grade product that has the LUX output and unique niche features of our previous GEN3 and GEN4 custom designed high-power headlights, but is more OEM compact for fitment and includes our CANBUS decoders. As always, we listened to the dealers, and went to work and delivered as promised. It’s going to be an extremely popular series for Race Sport Lighting this year.” – Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting 

“I am excited for RSL dealers around North America to start selling and installing this product. It performed at the highest performance levels in our test lab and is passing with flying colors in our on-road testing. My favorite feature of this product is that each bulb base was designed to be sized to the halogen bulbs it replaces, which makes for an easy bulb replacement experience for the installer without the need for fans, large heat sinks, or other older heat dissipation methods hanging off the back of the bulb.”
– Mac Garcia, Installation & Tech Support, Race Sport Lighting

NEW all-in-one DRIVE SERIES V2 CANBUS LED Headlight Kits

DRIVE Series V2 LED CANBUS Conversion kits

DRIVE Series V2 LED CANBUS Conversion kits are in stock and shipping now out of their warehouse. All distributors and dealers are encouraged to get this new technology in stock and experience what the excitement is about.

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Race Sport Lighting Names New MFG Rep Firm for Southwest Territory

RINGWOOD, IL (01.07.2021) – Alan Wojtas is already on the road to present the race board lighting line to dealers. He is pictured at CJ Sounds in Katy Texas, Race Sport Lighting catalog in hand, on Wednesday, January 6th… the day after the announcement. Wojtas will cover the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Alan Wojtas is already on the road to present the race board lighting line to dealers. He is pictured at CJ Sounds in Katy Texas, Race Sport Lighting catalog in hand, on Wednesday, January 6th…the day after the announcement. Wojtas will cover the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Race Sport Lighting has announced that Alan Wotjas from Alan Wotjas Associates has been named as their Manufacturer Rep Firm for the Southwest territory, which covers Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Alan Wotjas Associates will oversee managing the current Race Sport Lighting business already established in the territory, as well as growing the company’s footprint in the territory with more dealers and increased distribution in the Mobile Electronics Industry. Alan begins introducing the line to his ever-growing dealer base effective immediately in January 2021.

Steve Jergensen, RSL President stated, “We are so excited to have Alan Wotjas join our team in the Southwest Territory! Alan has many years of experience and great relationships with hundreds of accounts in his territory. We like MFG rep firms that only have a few lines, and focus heavily on those lines, and Alan fits that bill perfectly.  Race Sport Lighting is excited to get Alan up and running immediately to promote and train the dealers in the territory.”

Alan Wotjas, Principal of Alan Wotjas Associates stated, “Race Sport Lighting is the perfect addition for our firm and the lighting category. We will be focusing this NEW brand with a strategic mix of distributors and direct dealer accounts that will maximize their footprint in the territory.  We have always had a very focused mix of lines, so the dealers and the factories get the best efforts from our firm.  Dealers need to embrace new categories within the 12volt marketplace and a direct lighting specialist like Race Sport Lighting is the best partner to have on their shelves.”

For more info about Alan Wojtas Associates, visit alanwojtas.com or email alanw1350@yahoo.com

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