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The New Flush Style LED Tail Light Fitments Include Ford Super Duty Trucks (Model Years 2017-2022), the New Ford Bronco (Model Years 2021+), and the Jeep Wrangler JK (Model Years 2007-2018)

METAIRIE, LA, Sept. 20, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of three new tail light modes in their popular “Flush” style design. The new LED tail light models include the Ford Super Duty Trucks (model years 2017-2022), the new Ford Bronco (model years 2021+), and for the Jeep Wrangler JK (model years 2007-2018). These new models with make their debut at the 2022 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. from Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The debut will take place in the SEMA new product showcase and at Oracle’s booth # 20137 in the Central Hall.

“Oracle’s flush taillights have become very popular in the Jeep market and have become a top performing category for us,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting’s director of development. “We are looking forward to introducing these new and innovative models of LED tail light designs and expand our offerings for the Wrangler and introduce these designs to the Ford Super Duty and Bronco markets.”

Protruding out significantly less than the factory tail lights, Oracle Lighting’s low-profile designs have a more streamlined appearance while also reducing risk of tail light damage when off-roading. These flush tail lights also feature a unique design and functional LED lighting elements including high-powered reverse lights, Oracle’s unique signature perimeter lighting, and an animated turn signal sequence.

Utilizing the same features as Oracle’s very popular JL flush tail lights, the new design for Jeep Wrangler JK (Part# 5891-504) is compatible with all JK model years 2007-2018 has an MSRP of $369.95

The new Ford Bronco is one of the most popular vehicles on the road and Oracle’s Flush Tail Lights (Part# 5892-504) are a big improvement. These are compatible with both the with factory halogen tail lights and with LED tail lights (will require ForScan flash) for all Broncos model years 2021-2023 (except Raptor) and have a MSRP of $449.95

The innovative modular design of Oracle’s LED tail lights for the Ford Super Duty (Part# 5896-504) features a unique animated turn signal sequence and adapters to fit both Halogen and LED model tail lights. Compatible with F250, F350, and F450 model years 2017-2022 and have an anticipated MSRP of $495.95.

Designed and engineered in the USA, all three models of these patent-pending LED tail lights feature easy plug-and-play wiring and user-friendly installation.

“The new modular design for Ford Super Duty Trucks allows the light to be quickly disassembled for custom painting,” Hartenstein continued. “The reverse light module and stop/tail/turn module can be easily removed from the black housing which can then be painted to match the body color of the vehicle to provide a more customized appearance which more seamlessly blends with the truck. No more problems backing up at night and no longer do you need to install additional reversing lamps onto the back of your truck to get the brightness that you desire. That’s because these LED reverse lights are basically a pair of LED light bars mounted into the tail light which will provide over 4,400 Lumens of rear-facing illumination.”

Damaging factory tail lights on trails is not an uncommon issue for owners who often off-road their Broncos and Wranglers. The factory design protrudes out several inches past the body which creates unnecessary exposure to trees, boulders, and other obstacles on tight trails.

“Even if you don't off-road your Bronco or Wrangler JK often, these lights provide plenty of innovative features and unique styling, which make them an awesome mod for any Bronco or Jeep owner,” said Hartenstein. “Gain sleek styling that compliments the original body lines and tons of innovative features. With the superior quality and durability that Oracle Lighting is known for, these tail lights are the perfect upgrade for your Bronco and Wrangler JK.”

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, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Metairie, 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. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Built From the Ground Up, the New SSVWorks.com Now Has a Cleaner and More Organized Look and Feel, While Also Now Utilizing the Shopify Platform for an Easier and More Convenient Purchasing Experience

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 19, 2022 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce the launch of the new SSVWorks.com.

“As we have updated and created new and better purchasing abilities for our products, we have rebuilt ssvworks.com from the ground up in order to give our customers the best online experience possible,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Our website now utilizes the Shopify platform, which provides for a better and easier way to buy as well as providing more customer-friendly tools to utilize when browsing and selecting their new audio systems.”

Compared to the past website, the new ssvworks.com has better overall aesthetics, better overall organization and easier navigation for customers, and internal system linking that keeps products consistently up-to-date.

“To make finding product information easier, we’ve included additional features,” Kaplan continued. “Product variations such as speaker enclosures, for example, the SKU on the product page will dynamically change when you select the speaker option and clamp size option. Each product title, description and spec have been updated, along with an added ‘Vehicle Compatibility’ tab, making the process of finding the correct kit much simpler.”

During the purchase process with the new Shopify platform, zero interest financing is now available. Popular payments such as Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, and more are now available, as well.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out of its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, CA, award-winning SSV Works®, was founded in 2006 and has since become a global leader in designing the market's best off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today's hottest and most popular UTVs. SSV Works is the original purpose-built audio manufacturer, offering every piece needed for a complete, plug-&-play install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience by team members who are also passionate off-road enthusiasts, SSV Works is the top choice among off-road consumers and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Jeep vehicles. Take your ride to the next level and install an SSV Works system today!

Showcasing award-winning UTV-Tuned Audio Kits, MB Quart is ready for the most exciting dune and dirt sports expo in the world

Costa Mesa, CA – MB Quart is heading back to the world’s BIGGEST Sand Sports Expo in the world. Thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors are planning to come together at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, for the ultimate party at the dunes. MB Quart is planning to showcase award-winning UTV-Tuned Audio Kits that include: Polaris RZR, Can-Am X3, Polaris GENERAL, Polaris RANGER, Honda Talon, and Universal Kits.

Taking place over three days starting on Friday, September 16th, and running through Sunday, September 18th, the eBay Motors Sand Sports Super Show looks to deliver the latest Sand Rails, ATVs, UTVs, Side x Sides, apparel, and even accessories. MB Quart is continually investing in the UTV category and industry as the call for loud audio and adventure continues to demand more solutions and products. With having huge success in demonstrating and showcasing products at previous Sand Sports Super Show expos, 2022 looks to continue the trend.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “We are very excited to continue attending Sand Sports Super Show expos and demonstrate award-winning audio and sound to dealers, distributor partners, and consumers. This is one event that we take very seriously, and we use this show as an opportunity to showcase our best and newest UTV offerings."

For MB Quart, off-roading and adventure have served as a critical outlet for audio. Every UTV-Tuned Audio Kit features incredible durability that’s ready for the dunes and conditions ahead while presenting sound in loud and clean levels of listening. The freedom to explore and go wherever adventure calls should bring along the best standard and expectations in off-road audio with Music. Defined. adrenaline. “In addition to showcasing our newest kits and builds, we are going there to support our dealer and distributor partners and talk with consumers. I am extremely excited to see what the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show expo brings and even more excited for everyone to see what MB Quart showcases with our award-winning audio,” concluded Sherman. For a breakdown on the entire line of Powersports UTV Kits that MB Quart has to offer head to the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/shop/products/powersports/powersports-utv-kits/. For complete event/show details on the Sand Sports Super Show expo, follow the link at https://www.sandsportssupershow.com/.

MB Quart is a high-end audio brand known for its elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Found in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music. Defined. is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver all of their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics and is based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about.

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries. Innovating products that bring out the best in audio and sound, Maxxsonics specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally - Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® offroad vehicles. Founded by a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans – Maxxsonics products are now heard and experienced around the world. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® will bring a truckload of fun to the world’s biggest sand-sports event – the West Coast’s annual Sand Sports Super Show. The Orange County (Calif.) Fair and Event Center plays host to the event Sept. 16-18.

KICKER is bringing its 83-foot rolling showroom – the XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer, along with four custom side-by-sides equipped with KICKER powersports gear and parked under the awning. The XRV trailer itself displays the complete line of KICKER audio gear and will make space for several show-quality vehicles under its awning, including vehicles by Uncensored Motorsports and a Murfco-owned UTV, built by Morgan Motorsports. Showgoers can find the XRV at booth 9008-LI, by the East entrance.

KICKER will have a strong presence outside of the booth as well. KICKER partner SSV Works (booth 2035-GG) will have KICKER-equipped side-by-sides on hand, as well as Gatorwraps, which is located next to the XRV. Several KICKER dealers will also have UTVs on-site, including UTV Stereo (9101-UI), Temecula Motorsports (1811), California Sound (4054-FZ) and Bert’s Mega Mall (inside their pavilion).

There will be multiple ways to win KICKER prizes during the Super Show. KICKER will offer a chance to win a 150-watt PowerBar™ amplified system, which event-goers can enter to win by finding the scannable QR code at the XRV. The Super Show will also give away a trio of Bullfrog BF100 Outdoor Speakers during the show. Contestants can register by scanning the QR code located on the Super Show map.

For more information, consumers can go online to www.sandsportssupershow.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

 

SSV Works’ Most Innovative Sound System Ever is Now Included With All SSV Works’ Kits, Making Every Kit Tuned for Specific Vehicles

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 15, 2022 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce that it now offers Phase EQ™, an amplifier setting the new standard in UTV Audio. Now available, Phase EQ ships with most SSV Works amplified audio kits (MSRP is dependent on kit).

“The DSP technology in our new 800-Watt Phase EQ amp with Rock & Ride™ is the same that is found in luxury cars with premium audio systems,” explained Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “The Rock & Ride switch maximizes the way your stereo sounds depending on what you’re doing…whether at camp or on the trail, you can change the pre-tuned DSP of your system with the push of a button. When you're on either Rock or Ride, each setting comes pretuned specific to the stereo kit and vehicle it's going in.”

Competitors only set the gains and a few other settings and call it “pretuned”, but they don’t take into account the differences in a UTV’s make and model that can affect audio output like SSV Works’ new Phase EQ solution does.

“For instance, if the amp comes in a RZR kit, the amp will be tuned down to the processing signal, differently than if it comes in a CanAm kit,” Kaplan explained. “This means no matter the ride, the audio is perfectly processed for the ultimate listening experience. Also, because of the way we process the audio, our 800-watt amplifier will outperform higher wattage amplifiers available on the market today.”

The UTV market is all about big power…and power consumption. Unlike other companies in the market, SSV Works’ audio systems are specifically designed for side-by-sides, and so you don’t need to upgrade to a dual-battery setup in order to utilize its full potential with SSV Works solutions. The SSV Works Phase EQ amplifier is also IP66-rated with complete dust and water protection, and with a higher rating than leading competitors, this is the ideal amp for your ride. There are no other systems on the market that can match its performance.

Rock & Ride: The patented switch comes with every Phase EQ amplifier. It fits in your standard rocker-switch location and allows you to switch between multiple audio profiles.

Back at camp? Hit ROCK to switch to a profile tuned for a more optimal sound from outside the vehicle. This provides the fullest sonic and most optimal sound while you’re cracking a cold one by the fire.

Ready to hit the trail? Select RIDE and the amp will process the audio to compensate for wind and engine noise, as well as boost the frequencies that would be lost from wearing your helmet, achieving the most energized listening experience in the cab while riding.

Additional features include:

  • Power: 50W x 4 @ 4ohm; 100W x 4 @ 2ohm; 400W x 1 @ 2ohm
  • 2ohm Stable Channel
  • Channel 1/2 & 3/4 Bridgeable
  • Low Current Draw (60A max)
  • Rock n’ Ride Switch Included with Amp

“This is the healthiest UTV amp on the market, pulling just the right amount of power while allowing all additional power-hungry accessories to be added without draining the battery unnecessarily,” Kaplan concluded.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out of its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, CA, award-winning SSV Works®, was founded in 2006 and has since become a global leader in designing the market's best off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today's hottest and most popular UTVs. SSV Works is the original purpose-built audio manufacturer, offering every piece needed for a complete, plug-&-play install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience by team members who are also passionate off-road enthusiasts, SSV Works is the top choice among off-road consumers and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Jeep vehicles. Take your ride to the next level and install an SSV Works system today!

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Sept 15, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”)  is now shipping two Alpine Status speakers: the HDZ-653 6.5” 3-Way Component Speaker Set and HDZ-65C 6.5” 2-Way Component Speaker Set. The Alpine Status speakers were designed to achieve High-Resolution Sound at a more approachable and accessible price point.

Exceptional Build Quality

Drawing inspiration from the Ultra High-Resolution AlpineF#1Status system, the Alpine Status speakers feature a unified carbon composite cone construction throughout the speaker components for a unified timbre identity. Alpine Proprietary Double Gathered Edge Surround technology gives the speakers ultra-low distortion and linear diaphragm movement that reproduces music true to the artist’s original intentions.

Custom developed for Hi-Res Audio Playback, the speakers have an ultra-wide bandwidth of 55Hz – 40kHz, which is perfectly suited for accurate reproduction of even the highest quality of studio recordings. Each speaker component is designed to cover a wider range of playback spectrum, giving the tuner a wider range of adjustability.

Flexible Installation Options

The HDZ-653 and HDZ-65C are custom-fit speaker models that are designed to fit into custom sound applications. The HDZ-653 includes a 6.5” mid-bass driver, a 3.5” midrange driver, and a 1.25” high-range driver. The HDZ-65C includes a 6.5” mid-bass driver and a 1.25” high-range driver.

The HDZ-653 and HDZ-65C are the first of eight total components to release from the Alpine Status line and are now available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Features:  

HDZ-653 Alpine Status 6.5” 3-Way Component Speaker Set (MAP $999.95) 

  • 6.5” Mid-bass, 3.5” Mid-range, 1.25” High-Range Driver 
  • 100W RMS
  • 300W Peak Power Handling 
  • Frequency response: 55Hz – 40kHz
  • Sensitivity: 88dB

HDZ-65C Alpine Status 6.5” 2-Way Component Speaker Set (MAP $749.95) 

  • 6.5” Mid-bass, 1.25” High-Range Driver 
  • 100W RMS
  • 300W Peak Power Handling 
  • Frequency response: 55Hz – 40kHz
  • Sensitivity: 88dB

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

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September 15, 2022 - Ringwood, Ill. - Race Sport will be exhibiting their fast-growing Marine Sport® Lighting line up in booth #3-1615 for boat builders and customizers to visit and learn about their new marine lighting for 2022. Staff will be available in the booth all week to answer any questions. The booth will feature a large custom marine display with hundreds of marine solutions to test with the push of a button. Marine Sport Lighting will also be showing off their new patent pending High Output Docking Light that will be going on ocean cruisers in 2023 with a major boat builder in the industry.

“We can’t wait to meet with boat builders and customizers from all over the world. It has been a time of great change here at Marine Sport® Lighting. We have released some great solutions and I can’t wait to show them off. We have developed dozens of boat builder relationships at past IBEX shows, and this year will be no different,” said J. R. Stocks, Vice President of Marine Sport Lighting.

Marine Sport® Lighting will be on the floor exhibiting in their booth from Tuesday, September 27 until Thursday September 28th at the Tampa Convention Center. This is a very technical show full of Engineers and Project Managers ready to source and integrate products.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on 15+ years leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. This reputation has earned them the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor for several industry buying groups.

Find out More about Marine Sport® Lighting by visiting www.marinesportlighting.com

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Bohac Will Help Lead the Marketing Department of One of the Fastest Growing, Most Respected, and Award-Winning Companies in the Industry as Well as the City of New Orleans

METAIRIE, LA, Sept. 16, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce it has named Brendan Bohac the company’s new marketing manager,

“As Oracle Lighting continues to grow, we needed a marketing manager with an enthusiasm and passion for the automotive industry as well as a solid background in the communications field, and Brendan was the ideal choice to fill this role,” said Tiffanie Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting CEO. “We welcome Brendan to the team.”

Bohac has a BA degree in Communications from the University of Kentucky. In this position, Bohac will be responsible for all aspects of Oracle Lighting’s marketing efforts, including managing SEO and public/media relations teams, creating and executing email marketing campaigns, coordinating promotional and trade show activities, and more.

“I am excited to be joining the Oracle Lighting team and contribute to its success,” said Bohac. “This is an ideal role for me to utilize my creativity and experience along with my love for the automotive market and the great culture at Oracle Lighting. I look forward to crafting an exciting and engaging marketing presence for the brand that is continuing to grow and is one of the most innovative companies in the automotive market as well as in the Greater New Orleans area.”

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, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Metairie, 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. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

September 15, 2022, North Andover, Mass — The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), producer of Mobile Electronics magazine, announced that industry professionals can now submit their nominations for inclusion in the 2023 Industry Awards. Nominations will be accepted until October 16th.
The Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebrate companies and individuals that best exemplify the highest standards of quality and service excellence. Winners represent the industry at-large to consumers and act as ideal examples to better peers within the industry. The process starts with nominations submitted online and via video. A panel of judges selects the Top 50 Retailers, Top 50 Installers, and Top 20 Sales Professionals, which are eligible to move on to the second phase of the awards process. In addition to the retailer nominations, the process for recognizing top vendors, sales reps and firms, and distributors is open for nominations as well. Final awards are given out at a special ceremony held on the last day of KnowledgeFest Las Vegas a the Paris Hotel & Convention Center held February 3-5, 2023.  
“The Industry Awards process is one of the most anticipated events in the mobile electronics industry,” said Chris Cook, MEA president. “It’s the one time when professionals are called on to promote themselves in one phase, then reach out to their peers and customers for support in the next phase. The final phase is a grueling preparation of materials for judging that often reveals aspects—both positive and negative—of a person’s character or work ethic, or a business’ focus and direction. Most who have gone through the process say it is as fulfilling as it is challenging.”
Mobile Electronics is accepting nominations through its special website at www.MEIndustryAwards.com. Nominees submit a short video outlining their qualifications. Retailers, installation technicians, vendors, distributors, and sales representatives have until October 16th to submit nominations.
Complete information on the Industry Awards, including rules, award descriptions, past winners, eligibility requirements, instructions and submissions can be found at www.MEIndustryAwards.com.
About the Mobile Electronics Association
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
 
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Robust show presence precedes 4 diverse, hands-on training sessions in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, September 11, 2022 (MEDIAWIRE) – Kingpin University celebrated a high-value show presence at the latest KnowledgeFest exhibition and conference for the mobile electronics industry, held August 26-28, 2022 in Dallas. In addition to showcasing new product and hosting a series of training sessions on technical expertise and business growth, the company announced its fourth-quarter schedule for in-person, hands-on training at its Las Vegas campus. 

Students attending the upcoming Next-Level Fabrication course on September 21 will have the unique experience of building a car destined for the show floor. Kingpin University’s award-winning Rat Rod, a 1928 Hudson Essex Super 6, will be featured in the Diamond Audio booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, November 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Students will assist with system design, panel architecture, enclosure fabrication and wiring. In addition, participating attendees will receive credit with their names on the builder board during the show. 

Sales professionals and store personnel who want to better understand the sales process will benefit from the DNA of a Sales Pro class session, October 15-16. The class studies the traits and habits of successful sellers in different industries and applies them to the customer-focused duties of the mobile electronics professional. Instruction includes customer outreach through phone, email and social media, proven listening and qualifying tactics, selling high-margin accessories, online-to-in-store transition and more. 

The Mastering the Motorcycle Market course is designed for stores that see the viability of specialty transportation as a profit center. The two-day session, October 29-30, spans the gamut of the category, from understanding the culture of the rider, specifics and limitations of motorcycle integration and popular enhancements, all the way to system design and fabrication. 

Automated fabrication is becoming a larger component of the car audio facility workday, and the Master Laser Class – Hands-On with Robots, November 11-13, is intended to teach shops to use laser-cutting technology to its fullest effect. The session covers the components of a laser cutter, use of drawing software to create the cutting patterns, materials selection, safety measures, system maintenance and upgrades, and most important, the timesaving and style-enhancing benefits of laser precision. 

“From talking with retailers and installers at KnowledgeFest, we’re seeing shops transition from the COVID / post-COVID boom to the normal market forces that impact retail seasonally,” said Jason Kranitz, principal instructor at Kingpin University. “Stores can maximize their time during the pre-holiday period with professional training specifically designed to add revenue-generating capability to every in-store professional. The four classes we’ve selected provide instruction on category opportunities, skills enhancement and improved efficiency. Like our KnowledgeFest experience, we are excited to share our insights with our peers and look forward to each teaching opportunity.”

For more information on class schedules, accommodations and pricing, please visit kingpinuniversity.com

September 9, 2022 -- Meyer Distributing, a family-owned business operating since 1937, is excited to strengthen its position in the 12-volt automotive, marine and powersports markets with the acquisition of P&E Distributors.  Meyer has best in class technology and is adept at managing territorial and/or nationwide vendor and customer relationships.

Together, the P&E and Meyer expert sales teams provide customers hundreds of combined years of experience in the industry. This knowledge, coupled with Meyer’s expertise in logistics and warehousing in both regional and national markets, will deliver a very competitive platform for vendors and customers alike to grow their businesses.

“With the onboarding of P&E, we’re really excited for the next chapter for the sales team,” said Jeff Braun, CEO of Meyer.  “There is so much combined industry knowledge to lean on with this group, and we look forward to growing the business and helping the industry evolve into a model that promotes competition and providing the absolute best overall products and services to the customers and end users.”

Hifonics ZEUS DELTA amplifiers deliver higher quality sound in a compact space

Libertyville, Ill. – ALL-NEW for 2022, Hifonics ZEUS DELTA amplifiers create compact space with higher quality sound fused into innovative components. An evolution from the ZEUS amplifier line, ALL-NEW ZEUS DELTA amplifiers create immersive playback that feeds audio with clean and undistorted levels of listening in every beat and note. Get ready for more layers of audio discovery, rich details, and cleaner playback within every genre of music. Transforming audio into a vibrant soundscape of more layers of listening and playback, Hifonics ZEUS DELTA amplifiers make the most out of tighter areas when installation space is critical in vehicles with a smaller footprint.

Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales, said, “We have created this amplifier line as the next evolution of ZEUS sound. Bringing out more from your audio in every aspect while adding the flexibility of more install space into your vehicle or machine, ZEUS DELTA amplifiers signify a needed upgrade to every Hifonics car audio system. I am very excited to see the potential of car audio installations that the ALL-NEW ZEUS DELTA amplifier line will showcase.”

Bringing clean levels of undistorted clarity in every genre of music, ALL-NEW for 2022 ZEUS DELTA (ZD) amplifiers signify the ultimate audio system companion that adds more details to songs while delivering a fresh listening experience during any jam session that demands more POWER FROM THE GODS. The entire Hifonics ZEUS DELTA amplifier line consists of one 5-channel, two 4- channels, one 2-channel, and four monoblocks.

With a MASSIVE line to choose from, ZEUS DELTA promises to elevate your POWER FROM THE GODS listening experience with more immersion, deeper listening, and adding incredible details into every song. Featuring a murdered look that keeps installations and vehicle setups clean and sleek, every ZEUS DELTA amplifier is showcased within an all-black finish that blends in with any car audio system. With logo illumination featured on the top of the heat sink, ZEUS DELTA amplifiers continue the legendary look and performance of Hifonics amplifiers within a smaller footprint that add flexibility to installation space.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• ULTRA COMPACT DIGITAL CLASS DESIGN A full Digital Class amplifier line allows for a 30 percent smaller footprint compared to previous ZEUS amplifier lines – but still retains classic ZEUS power output

• AMPLIFIER CROSSOVER Variable Electronic 12dB per octave

• LOW NOISE PRE-AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT Maximum low voltage signal from the source unit comes into the amplifier circuit with minimal distortion

• RCA INPUTS Nickel-plated, high-temperature, impact-resistant RCA inputs feature hex screw terminals that allow for secure connections

• ELECTRONIC EQUALIZER Control of amplifier output with on-board electronic crossover to tailor specific frequencies to speakers and subwoofers

• OUTPUT DEVICE TECHNOLOGY PWM MOSFET power supply creates stable power through the PC board with minimal heat generation

• HEAT SINK Aluminum Hifonics heat sink creates superior heat dissipation for better sound

“While remaining cool and creating stable power through the PC board, every ZEUS DELTA amplifier has a compact and sleek design that assures fitment into any vehicle installation. These amplifiers are extremely compact and provide ample space where you will need it most. The incredible result from our Hifonics engineering team is the next evolution of ZEUS amplifiers that brings out the best performance from your audio while delivering sound in a much smaller space,” Dattalo said.

Take your amplifier installation to smaller spaces with the ALL-NEW 2022 Hifonics ZEUS DELTA (ZD) amplifier line. It’s time to transform your inner ZEUS with powerful performance that meets innovative design. ZEUS DELTA has arrived. Full line details are available on the Hifonics website at https://hifonics.com/.

Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to bring mortals what they need – amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, marine speakers, and signal processors that are forged by the gods! Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard for how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions, from delivering their needs from Powersports to Marine machines. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries while specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. In addition to creating audio products that thrive in adventure, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles, Polaris® off-road vehicles, and CFMOTO. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

DOW Adds Two New Vendor Partners & Expands Territory with Two Existing Vendors

TAMPA, Fla. (September 8, 2022) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, announced the expansion of their 12-volt business today. DOW has brought on two new vendor partners, Kicker and JVC, and expanded the territory serviced for two existing vendor partners, Sony and Alpine.

As of September 1st, DOW has signed agreements with Kicker and JVC to begin distributing products to independent dealers. DOW will be distributing JVC products in eleven states across the South, including Florida, the Southeast and TOLA territories. The agreement covers all of JVC’s products including exclusive distribution of the KW-M778BH model within the territory. DOW’s agreement with Kicker covers distribution of the full line of products in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

DOW expanded its partnership with Alpine beginning August 1st. DOW is now the fulfillment partner for Alpine in the seven states of the Southeast, in addition to their prior service of Arizona, southern California and Florida. Authorized dealers can order from DOW’s local warehouses to get product quickly and efficiently.

Also beginning September 1st, DOW deepened their ties with Sony’s mobile audio segment, expanding coverage to include Arizona. DOW will stock and distribute the full Sony and Sony Mobile ES lines across the full territory. DOW has been a partner with Sony’s 12Volt business since the early 1980s.

“We’ve had a great opportunity to expand our 12Volt offerings and create new partnerships in the industry over the past month” stated DOW’s senior vice president, sales and product management, Dave Elkin. “We continue to look at ways DOW can provide more value to dealers and vendors in the industry, and having industry leading partners like these makes it easier for dealers to find what they need from a source that offers great support.”

“This expansion is a result of our team’s dedication to provide the best value and support to our customers, recognizing how SMBs want partners that understand their needs,” added DOW’s director of sales, Drew Fischer. “We believe that vendors are seeing the value of the investments we’ve made in our staff, along with the unique programs we offer that benefit SMBs.”

To learn more about DOW Technologies, please visit www.dowtechnologies.com or call 1.800.627.2900.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Technologies is one of the largest independently owned and operated technology distributors servicing independent retailers in the United States for 63 years. With eight locations serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., DOW Technologies focuses on distributing products and technologies that enhance lives at home, at work and on the road.

DOW Technologies’ areas of business include:

                       • Car Audio/Video                                       • Custom Integration/Consumer Electronics

                       • Broadband                                              • Satellite & Terrestrial Television

                       • Surveillance                                             • Marine Audio and Accessories

                       • Commercial Audio/Video                          • UCaaS

September 2, 2022, Lehighton, PA – 1sixty8 media Inc. announced today that it has been selected by Sony Car Audio to manage all of its consumer-facing social media assets in North America. In this role, 1sixty8 media is responsible for managing Sony Car Audio’s social media marketing and growing its consumer following.

“We have seen our relationship with 1sixty8 media grow from a simple advertising relationship to a key partnership that promotes our brand effectively to consumers all over North America,” said Anthony Tozzi, Distribution Account Manager for Sony. “Mitch and his team have proven to be leaders in their field and deliver on their promises and produce quantifiable results. This has lead us to bring on 1sixty8 media to manage all of our consumer-facing social media.”

“We have been fortunate to work with the tight-knit group at Sony Car Audio for several years,” said Mitch Schaffer, Founder and President of 1sixty8 media. "They’re always a pleasure to work with, and we are thrilled to expand our relationship to include managing something as important as the social media of a highly recognized brand like Sony Car Audio.”

Social media management and marketing services are among the many services 1sixty8 media provides clients of all sizes in the mobile enhancement industry.

Interested parties can learn more about 1sixty8 media’s solutions for professionals in the mobile enhancement industry by visitingwww.1sixty8.com. They can also contact Mitch Schaffer directly at 570-656-6900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1sixty8 media Inc. provides high-converting digital marketing and business services to the mobile enhancement industry. Made up of a team of industry veterans, we speak the language of our clients. Our streamlined processes make it very simple and fast for our clients to have a turnkey website solution that is maintained and updated regularly. In addition to our core website, graphic design and content services, we are the exclusive reseller of the Mitchell1 ProDemand software to the mobile enhancement industry. 1sixty8 media is the publisher of BestCarAudio.com, an online magazine that seeks to educate interested consumers about existing and emerging technologies available for today’s vehicles and point them to qualified retailers to purchase the product and get it installed.

The Off-Road Audio System Market Leader Will Also Showcase a Host of its Installed Systems in its Booth During the Event

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 7, 2022 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce it will feature a number of its new market leading audio solutions, including debuting UTV’s most innovative product yet, during the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show, held in Costa Mesa, Calif. Sept. 16-18 at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, booth 2035-GG.

“We have a lot to show the industry, including announcing our most innovative product to date that will take the market by storm, and so we could not be more excited to exhibit at the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Besides our market leading products, we will be featuring our top rides with our latest product installs. We can’t wait to get in front of the thousands of off-road enthusiasts the Sand Sports Super Show once again and blow them away with the best audio in the market.”

During the 2022 Sand Sports Super Show, SSV Works will be featuring a brand-new plug-&-play kit line-up for today’s top models, including:

  • Polaris Pro R
  • Polaris Pro XP
  • CanAm X3
  • Kawasaki KRX1000
  • Honda Talon

“Since the pandemic began more than two years ago and as we have slowly but surely come out of it as strong as ever since then, 2021 and 2022 have seen SSV Works announce a number of new, market leading audio systems for today’s leading side-by-sides,” Kaplan continued. “The 2022 Sand Sports Super Show is no different and is the ideal occasion to showcase our new and exciting audio kits to thousands of side-by-side enthusiasts who are hungry to get back on the trails.”

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, Calif., SSV Works, or Side by Side Vehicle works, is a global leader in off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today’s hottest and most popular UTVs. To this day, SSV Works manufactures the UTV industry’s only purpose-built complete audio systems, offering every piece needed for a complete install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience, SSV Works is the top choice among UTV enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Jeep, and Honda vehicles. Take your ride to the next level- visit www.SSVWorks.com today!

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Sept. 8, 2022) – Today Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) launches its TIDAL integration available via a free software update. The compatible head units include the new Alpine Halo11 iLX-F511, the Alpine Halo9 iLX-F509, the iLX-507, and Jeep®-specific radios i509-WRA-JK and i509-WRA-JL. Alpine is the first aftermarket car audio company with full TIDAL integration.

Music the Way the Artist Intended

High-Resolution Audio is quickly becoming the new benchmark for music reproduction, and as the desire for high-fidelity playback becomes mainstream, many music artists are starting to release the “master” (uncompressed) studio recordings of their songs or albums.

Hi-Res Audio playback captures and reproduces the details that are lost in lower-quality, compressed file formats. These details, like the breath of the artist or subtle interactions with the instruments, contribute to a listening experience that was once previously exclusive to the “master” studio recordings, and in turn, allow the listener to experience music as the artist originally intended.

However, playback of Hi-Res music files or streaming is only made possible through audio sources that support the intended Hi-Res specification. Using trickle-down technology from Alpine’s new High-Res line; Ultra AlpineF#1Status (384kHz/64Bit) and Alpine Status System (192kHz/24Bit), Alpine’s new line of head units are able to reproduce music at the High-Res spec of 96kHz/24Bit.

Making Hi-Res Sound More Accessible

From today, compatible Alpine head unit customers can access the high-res streaming experience with TIDAL, accessing its catalog of over 90 million songs. For TIDAL HiFi and HiFi Plus Members, they’ll get lossless audio and high-fidelity music options for superior sound quality that elevates the music experience. TIDAL Masters, delivered in partnership with Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), allows HiFi Plus Members to listen to music exactly as the artist intended the track to sound. With thousands of expertly curated playlists, customers will be able to listen to all genres and discover new artists via TIDAL Rising.

Customers can access select TIDAL features directly on the head unit, including My Mix, a personalized curation of sound based on listening history, expertly curated playlists and individualized daily listening insights. The TIDAL feature also has convenient access to music controls like Play/Pause, Repeat, Shuffle, Playing List, and Search, where listeners can browse through featured artists, genres, “moods,” and more.

To get started, the software update is free to download and can be found on the Alpine Knowledge Center (https://kb.alpine-usa.com). The TIDAL app is available on the App Storeor Google Play. A TIDAL subscription is required and sold separately. To access TIDAL on the Alpine Head Unit, the head unit must be tethered to a mobile or smartphone hotspot. Data rates may apply.

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

TIDAL is a global music and entertainment streaming platform that aims to create a sustainable, artist-first and fan-centric business model for the music industry. With innovative experimental features like direct-to-artist payouts and fan-centred royalties, TIDAL is empowering artists to redefine their place in the music industry.

Available in 62 countries, the streaming service has more than 90 million songs and 450,000 high-quality videos in its catalogue, along with original video series, podcasts, thousands of expertly curated playlists, and artist discovery via TIDAL Rising. TIDAL is available in Free, HiFi, and HiFi Plus tiers, with the HiFi Plus membership offering access to immersive audio features like Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings, Dolby Atmos Music, and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio recordings.

TIDAL is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services.

For more information, please visitwww.tidal.com.

CONTACTS:

Alps Alpine North America Media Contact

Allison Saunders

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(586) 719-8966

GoFast Solutions is excited to announce the official date for the LIVE 2022 GoFast Winter Summit, September 21st at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA from 8-6 pm

September 8, 2022 -- “The Winter Summit is the evolution of a long-standing tradition in the Northeast,” said David Prinz CEO of GoFast Solutions. 

“Remote Start represents a significant portion of the overall annual revenue for our customers. Colder weather and shorter days bring other significant opportunities such as Lighting, Paint Protection, Safety Systems, Batteries, etc. Smart 12V Retailers want to gear up to maximize the crucial 3rd & 4th quarter.”

David Prinz continues, “The 2022 Winter Summit will be the 3rd consecutive ‘Live’ event that GoFast Solutions has hosted. The Winter Summit offers in-person training from Firstech, ADS, Fortin, the Voxx brands along with Lucas Lighting and RaceSport in the lighting category. Dealers are encouraged to take advantage of 1-on-1 meetings with their sales rep. The show floor offers exclusive face time with the leading brands in the industry. We believe that 'Live' events are an asset, and we are proud to continue offering them to our dealers.”

This year, we have been very fortunate to partner with P&S Detailing Products and to have a legend in the detailing business, Renny Doyle conducting the keynote speech titled, 'How to Set your Business on Fire!' 

Renny Doyle, by official decree, holds the title of 'The Detailer of Air Force One.' As a master-level detailer, not only within the automotive detailing industry, but also within the exclusive private/corporate jet industry, he has worked on some of the finest and rarest automobiles and aircraft in the world.

Retailers are always looking for a way to expand and maximize their business. Learning industry secrets from a Master Detailer, like Renny Doyle, can open avenues of income for GoFast Dealers for years to come.

This One-Day Only Live Show Will Feature:

  • Pulse of the Industry: Chris Cook, President Mobile Electronics Association
  • Keynote Speaker: Renny Doyle - Master Detailer, Author, Founder of Detailing Success, Founder of The Detail Mafia. Official Detailer of Air Force One
    • 'How to Set Your Business on Fire!'

Live Training & Presentations 

  • Firstech
  • Fortin
  • Voxx•DEI
  • Lucas Lighting
  • RaceSports
  • GoFast Solutions

Show Exhibitors

Remote Start Brands: 

  •  Compustar, NuStart, Fortin, Prestige, ADS, Artic Start, Crimestopper, Omega, & Python

Remote Start Related Products: 

  •  Install Bay, Voxx•DEI, & iDatalink

Lighting Products:

  •  Metra, Heise, Lucas Lighting, Race Sport, & XK Glow 

Safety Systems: 

  •  iBeam, Rydeen, Voxx, & Momento

Additional Opportunities:

  •  P&S Detailing Products, Streamlight, Solar Gard, NüFilm, & SiriusXM! 

The 2022 GoFast Solutions Winter Summit is being held LIVE & In-Person at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 21st from 8 am – 6 pm. 

Register for the 2022 GoFast Winter Summit today by clicking here.

GoFast Solutions is one of the fastest-growing premier distributors for 12V Accessories, Power Sports, Outdoor Life, & Marine Equipment in the Northeast. We are proud to be a member of the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) and an authorized distributor for more than 100 recognized brands, including Kenwood, Sony Mobile, Alpine, Compustar, Escort, Metra, Sirius XM, Audiovox, Kicker, Rockford Fosgate, Rostra, Dynamat, Allstar Performance, Driven Racing Oil, Raceceiver, Sparco, Alpinestars, Racequip, Stilo, Simpson Racing Products (Full line card available at gofst.com). This list will only continue growing in our efforts to bring the best brands to specialty brick & mortar businesses. We strive to bring a personal touch to our sales and services as we continue our growth in 12 Volt and other emerging markets. As a premier distributor, we take great care in providing a professional & knowledgeable experience for our customers. 

Available in November 2022 andCompatible with Both Standard and Signature Bronco Lighting Models, the New Headlights Feature a Unique Modular Design, Easy Plug & Play Installation, and Advanced LED Projection for Enhanced Driver Visibility in All Weather Conditions

METAIRIE, LA, Sept. 8, 2022 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of the new Oculus™ Bi-LED Projector Headlights for 2021+ Ford Bronco during the 2022 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth # 20137. The new headlight system is scheduled to ship Nov. 2022 with a projected MSRP of $689.95.

“Featuring a unique modular design, easy plug-and-play installation, and advanced LED projection with 5,200 Lumens of high-quality illumination for enhanced driver visibility in all weather conditions, the Oculus headlight is compatible with both the standard and signature Bronco lighting models,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “Oculus utilizes precision LED lighting projector for optimum light distribution and beam angle, installs using original mounting hardware, and headlight wiring is plug & play into the factory connector without additional relays or harnesses. Halo is available in white or amber LED and features more than 200 bright LEDs for a vivid lighting impact.”

These all-new headlamps provide enhanced driver visibility with increased and focused LED light output, featuring a high-precision sharp cut-off line which reduces glare and prevents blinding oncoming traffic even when installed on lifted Broncos. Package includes a tool for easy beam angle adjustability. 

“The new modular design allows separate components (turn signal, marker lights, and mounting tabs) to be installed independently,” Hartenstein continued. “This modular design provides smaller packaging size for lower shipping costs for the end user and prevents possible damage from shipping on these components. The modular design also allows for these individual components to be replaced or upgraded down the road when future options are available."

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.

“Light focus is very important for not only driver safety but others on the road who can potentially have their vision obstructed by glare,” Hartenstein concluded. “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. These new Oculus headlights feature a very sharp cut-off line and focus light with precision specifically to avoid such issues."

Oculus product specifications include:

  • Headlight wattage: 36W each
  • Total lumens: 5200LM
  • Headlight color temp: 5500K (pure white)
  • Halo color: optional white or amber LED
  • Certification: DOT SAE 5839-504 HL VOR 19
  • Patented design: USPTO Patent D 877,404
  • Designed and developed in the USA
  • Warranty: 2 years

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, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Metairie, 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. Oracle Lighting uses only premium-level LEDs, and we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and staying on the cutting edge of lighting technology. We achieve this though constant innovation as well as first class customer care.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for multiple years, being awarded SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2021 and SEMA’s YEN Vanguard Award in 2021 for outstanding contribution to the automotive industry, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® returns to MEA KnowledgeFest at the Dallas Convention Center, from August 26-28. Forty of the world’s largest 12-volt manufacturers will attend the event, with KICKER’s booth located next to the DCC’s main entrance. It will be KICKER’s fourth and final trek to the MEA event in 2022.

Featured in the Dallas booth will be KICKER’s FIAT® 500 Sport, equipped with the expanded KEY® line of all-in-one amplifier/processors. KEY smart amps automatically apply time alignment, detect speaker sizes, adjust gain, and apply a 40-band EQ and 24dB crossovers in a matter of seconds. This KEY200.4 smart amp powers a KS-Series Dual-Pod Component System, mounted to the A-pillars on a secure ball-joint system.

The FIAT also contains the KICKER Quad Box, powered by a 2400-watt amplifier. This monstrous 4 x 12-inch enclosure that houses Solo-Baric® L7R™ square subwoofers is made with heavy, birch-veneer plywood with thick internal bracing.

The KICKER Tech Force will host two one-hour trainings during the show. The classes will help installers quickly determine what equipment is needed to integrate aftermarket audio equipment into a factory sound system using KICKER’s FIT™ (Fail-safe Integration Tech) and KEY technologies. To illustrate the importance of playing high-quality audio, Tech Force will also have a live demonstration of musical compression and different file types. The first class is Saturday at 4:15 p.m., and then Sunday at 9:30 a.m., both in Room C140.

For more details, readers can visit www.knowledgefest.org.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

August 25, 2022 -- The 25th Anniversary Drag Racing World Finals WEEKEND will take place October 1-2, 2022, at Western Kentucky’s award-winning venue - the Owensboro Convention Center. This is a full-service facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY. This event is slated to be a combination of competition and old school car audio meet up. Current dB Drag Racing competitors will accrue points to gain an invitation to compete in the World Finals.

The dBDRA is extending an invitation to present and past dB Drag Racing competitors, judges, teammates, manufacturers, friends, and family to be a part of this historic Old School Car Audio Meet Up! The event is anticipated to be a time where enthusiasts can “hang out” and reminisce about all things car audio. A hospitality suite, overlooking the Ohio River, will be open during the weekend to allow for people to catch up and share stories.

On Saturday evening, the after party will take place at a local Brewery near the Owensboro Convention Center. The party is a great time for competitors to get out of the lanes, have dinner and visit with everyone. The party will be catered by a local favorite, Smokehouse BBQ. In addition, the Brewery offers a full-service bar including more than 12 local beers on tap!

“We invite you to join us at the 25th Anniversary dB Drag Racing World Finals WEEKEND!” remarks Wayne Harris, President of the dBDRA. “We are really excited about the event and are working hard to make this a memorable time for everyone. I would like to personally invite everyone that has been involved with dB Drag Racing, over the past quarter of a century, to come out to the show!”

On behalf of the dB Drag Racing Association and our members, we would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for supporting the event!

Deaf Bonce / Alphard Group - Incriminator Audio - Sundown Audio - Ground Zero - SounDigital - Crossfire Car Audio - XS Power - Directronix - DC Audio - Mel Valadez - FCBC - Team Space 4 Bass - 20 Hz Labs - Shaker Trucking & Towing - Resilient Sounds - Kicker - Cerwin Vega – AAMP

Passes Available: https://bit.ly/3Agm01T

Event Website: https://www.termpro.com/finals/

Host Hotels (Sept 1 room block rate deadline): https://bit.ly/3pCrNJ1

For more information on the event:

Celise Harris

Marketing Director

dB Drag Racing Association

Tel: 512-377-1055

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