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MPD motorcycles to get headlight upgrade from local company

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) —The Milwaukee Police Department’s motorcycles are being equipped with state-of-the-art Adaptive LED headlights donated by J.W. Speaker Corporation that has corporate offices in Germantown.

The new lights are specifically designed for motorcycles to eliminate dark corners on sharp turns and deliver a bright light 1,500 feet down the road. The technology uses on-board sensors and advanced electronics to calculate bank angles on a real-time basis, automatically directing the light array up or down as the motorcycle leans. This additional illumination fills the gaps that stock headlight can’t when cornering at night.

“A split second can be the difference between safety and catastrophe,” explained J.W. Speaker Sales Manager, Kurt Kaufmann. “Our headlights will allow these officers to see potential trouble sooner—and get that split-second working in their favor.”

The Milwaukee Police Department motorcycles will be equipped with the J.W. Speaker’s Adaptive 2 headlights on June 6.

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