Peterson officially opened its doors in 1945 as a small company specializing in manufacturing safety lighting for the automotive aftermarket. Over the past 60 years, Peterson has become an industry leader. Through the years, Peterson has grown from a small, family business to a multi-industry corporation. Specifically, Peterson was the very first US vehicle safety lighting manufacturer to obtain this important registration that lets customers know that our quality systems meet a standard of excellence that is internationally understood and accepted. VSS carries a large selection of Peterson vehicle safety products.