Welcome to FYRLYT driving lights & spotlights. FORM & FUNCTION delivering superior light output & lifetime durability.
Choosing driving lights or spotlights is daunting given the huge choice available. Whether LED, HID or halogen they range from cheap 'n cheerful to premium with performance equally as mixed. What is common is every brand will claim to be the best and have convincing 'FACTOID' marketing.
Buying lights for your 4x4, truck or SUV? Cost of ownership over time? FYRLYT is an investment. Other lights are effectively disposable.
What we see is defined by human physiology. For the specific task of driving at night there is a 'sweet spot' of ideal volume, distance and relevant detail for our brain to process in milliseconds to determine driver input. As we all inevitably age this becomes increasingly problematic!
If a light is of poor quality in any aspect then it is compromising driver safety. This includes lights that appear BRIGHT and hyped to shine at huge distances. This is nothing more than snake oil marketing. Don't fall for it. FYRLYT approaches its design based on science and sound engineering to deliver optimal results for the task.
What happens after your warranty expires with other brands? In most cases you are out of luck. LEDs are not designed to be repairable. In vast arrays individual leds often fail even in lights costing $1500+. Not a good feeling and some very disenfranchised owners expressing their disappointment on Facebook.
Every component of a FYRLYT is available and in most cases can be easily repaired by even the most technically challenged! Right back to the benefits of good, considered design and engineering. In ten years time your lights are still able to perform as new for minimal cost. We throw that challenge to any other brand to openly state that as fact re their offerings.
Now consider this diagram below. Now depending on your retailer, SOME may not like this as they want you to keep spending money in a never ending cycle. FYRLYT IS A BETTER SOLUTION.
Do not be misled by 'FACTOIDS'!
There are many familiar recurrent marketing catch phrases you maybe familiar with and they need to be considered with due caution. We live in an era of 'repeat it often enough and it becomes FACT'!
"5000K brighter whiter like daylight is ideal!"
A: No it is not. If this were true you would be reaching for sunglasses at night, it is patently as credible as snake oil. This takes into no account adaptive night vision and the physiology of the eye whilst driving at night. What is important is to have a relevant volume of light maximising ideal detail without inducing unnecessary eye fatigue. Ask an ophthalmologist what they think. Watch this video re the recommendations report from the American Medical Association.
"The further it shines the better! 1 lux @ 1500m!" Worse is one brand quoting .25 lux @ 3300m! Ridiculous.
A: favourite claim is to state '1 lux @ 'X' m' without any context. Whilst indicative it can be very misleading without more data. Is the figure laboratory extrapolated? What is the shape and volume of the beam? It is comparatively easy to focus a light to a tight spotlight beam BUT this is useless as a driving light and will only impress the newbies/keyboard heroes not a seasoned driver who is demanding quality light ideal for purpose. Remember you need the whole story not just the headline. It is not the kangaroo or livestock at 1km you need to worry about... Get the sweet spot of light where it is actually useful and relevant.
"FYRLYT's put too much strain on the alternator!"
A: Listen and watch out for this old chestnut. Many self proclaimed gurus appear fixated on this opinion positioned as fact. WITHOUT specific context this is a flawed statement.
Real enthusiasts think nothing of swapping out an entire suspension system or modifying thousands of dollars worth of bodywork to install a bullbar and snorkel so what is so mysterious about an alternator? It is just plain silly so don't fall for it. Questions? Contact us and we will set you straight. No obligation.
Would you choose a driving light that decreases your reaction time?
The video of this unfortunate collision really bought home a startling construct. Why would you knowingly buy a driving light that decreases the VERY THING you are choosing it for especially when it comes to your safety?
We are not being alarmist but stating an irrefutable truth that raises real questions about the marketing and promotion of 5000K and higher type LEDs and HIDs as being 'the best' when science and events say differently. This is not just a one off but has been repeated to us many many times over the years but this is the first footage we have seen that illustrates it perfectly. Given the choice, you would not choose the cheapest brakes or cheapest tyres or accessories that did not perform? Why would lights be any different?
The driver was an experienced middle age male with both hands on the wheel and not distracted. The frame grab at the end is when he is FIRST aware of the deer and makes a subtle but rapid movement to the left and then to the right. We have studied this frame by frame on a 4K monitor. You have the luxury of replaying this over and over and YES the deer is visible in retrospect a few frames earlier but was not to the driver. This is the ENTIRE POINT of the video and our position re the importance of CRI and why 5000K and greater lights are not ideal and falsely sold to you as being correct. This has been digitally time coded from unaltered footage, we have done the math for you.
Before debating reaction times, we suggest reading a PHD paper on the internet of which there are several. We have saved you the trouble and it correlates with what we propose here.