Installing a set of driving lights onto your vehicle can range from a one hour exercise to a traumatic ordeal that could end up ruining your weekend and result in an intervention by an auto electrician. If the auto electrician happens you be your mate, then a case of beer may be all it costs. If not, the alternative is $200 or more. Here are some tips to spare you this ordeal.
Mounted on the front of your vehicle, driving lights are exposed to environmental extremes of rain, dust, and grit in everyday use, and even higher levels of contaminants when driving off-road. Confronted with these conditions, exacerbated by speed, vibration, and extremes of heat and cold, it’s important to have confidence that your lights can handle anything that life on the road throws at them.
Fitting driving lights are one of the best modifications you can make to your vehicle. Better visibility improves safety by giving you more time to react, as well as by reducing fatigue. But how do you choose the best lights for your needs? Not all lights are created equal, and not all performance claims use the same measurements.
Native to Switzerland, Fred purchased his Unimog in Europe and extensively put the red beast to the test, driving more than 10,000kms around the continent. We took notice of his exploits on his FB3 Red Dog Unimog Facebook Page and when we saw he was heading for Adelaide, we invited him to stop by our Head Office and meet him in person. Fred turned out to be a great sport and was happy to show us his awesome ride and share his travel stories with us. In return, we were happy to upgrade his lights with a pair of XGT HID Driving Lights and show him around our factory, where our Lighforce Lights are created.
Electro-magnetic interference, or EMI, can be caused by any active electronic device, including LED lights. EMI is simply unwanted electrical signals, which can be transmitted as electromagnetic radiation (radio waves) or conducted through electrical wiring. This can result in annoying effects, such as ruining your radio reception, as well as much more serious, even life-threatening issues when crucial communications equipment and electronic safety systems are affected.
When choosing driving lights, it’s important that they not only emit a lot of light but that the light they emit is effective at helping you see. Colour temperature and a measure known as the Colour Rendering Index (CRI) are useful in understanding how a driving light will perform.
This new Lightforce 8 Pin Adaptor is designed specifically to connect a range of Lightforce Switches to a range of new-generation Lightforce Harnesses with slimline connectors.
The future of driving lights is bright. The X Grille for Ford Ranger, designed by AX4 and powered by Lightforce, is the newest innovation in driving lights. It’s a complete replacement radiator grille with an integrated pair of high-performance Venom LED driving lights.
A 24 Volt version of the ever-popular Australian-made Lightforce HTX is now available, making this high-performance driving light compatible with even more commercial trucks and vehicles.
The new Australian-designed Lightforce Halogen Dimmer adapts to any Lightforce or other brand of 12 volt handheld halogen light, giving users the opportunity to adjust the level of beam brightness to suit diverse applications and to extend battery life.