Working second shift is definitely not for everyone, but it’s perfect for me. It allows me to dedicate the time I need to my family and hobbies while still working a job I enjoy with people who have become like family. I am a second shift production supervisor at OSRAM SYLVANIA in Hillsboro, NH – the very plant that makes the headlights that help me get home safely each night.
Since my work day is from 2 p.m. to midnight, I spend half my commute driving in the dark. My drive isn’t long, but it does take me on some windy back roads. Add in typical northeast winter conditions and having the best visibility when driving at night is paramount. With the SYLVANIA SilverStar® ULTRA headlights in my truck, I get great peripheral visibility. I can see down the road and have plenty of notice when that deer jumps in front of me.
In the winter months, my commute isn’t the only nighttime driving I do. At OSRAM SYLVANIA, I am responsible for monitoring the parking lots and calling the plow contractors to make sure employees are able to easily exit after their shift, and the next shift can make it in. Headlights are crucial to this role as I shine my lights to gauge the iciness of the pavement and the amount of snowfall. Then, when the contractors do come, I facilitate the movement of vehicles from lot to lot so the snow can be removed.
Automotive lighting plays a large role in my life. At work I am surrounded by headlight bulbs, but when I am driving home each day in the early morning hours, I am reminded of how important it is to have the best visibility possible. My headlights, ones I’ve even had the pleasure of helping make, have kept me safe at work and on the road.
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