Welcome to FYRLYT.
FYRLYT co-designer, Paul Alisauskas explains why in 2021, FYRLYT chooses halogen as the light source of choice. Note we are discussing driving lights and spotlights not architectural lighting, pocket torches or bike lights.
This may appear contradictory to current trends that say "because LED is newest it must be best." When assessing a product it must be with applicable factors relevant to the specific purpose.
When halogen is of SUFFICIENT BRIGHTNESS it produces light at a quality level beyond typical LEDs & HIDs in driving lights and spotlights. FYRLYT is the world pioneer and sole leader in this field.
FYRLYT appeals to 'CRITICAL THINKERS' who make pragmatic fact based choices pursuing high performance, value and durability. After a decade the majority of our customers have switched from LED and HID. Read their FEEDBACK HERE.
FYRLYT welcomes any questions. If any other light would be better suited for your expectations, we will tell you. Zero obligation.
#01 - C.R.I.
Colour Rendering Index
Why is good quality colour rendering (CRI) important in a driving lights & searchlights?
We only see colours that are reflected to our eyes, if a light source is deficient in a colour we don’t see the colours true to life. We rely heavily on colours to detect and differentiate risks at distance.
The size shape and silhouette of an object is defined by its subtle differences in colour. This vital detail is often missing from LED & HID driving light sources. Typical LEDs used in driving lights are 70 CRI. FYRLYT is 100 CRI, 42% more.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION REPORT & RECOMMENDATIONS ON ROADWAY LIGHTING:
FYRLYT'S VIDEO RESPONSE TO AMA REPORT
#02 - ACUITY
CLAIM: 5000 to 6000 Kelvin lights are nearest to daylight and therefore best for seeing at night.
FACT: Lights biased towards the longer wave lengths, 3000 Kelvin have less glare and better visual acuity. Blue biased lights actually have higher discomfort glare and result in poorer visual acuity.
Why does FYRLYT have superior visual acuity?
FYRLYT has most of its light output biased in the longer wavelengths of light by comparison to HID or LED's which have a blue bias. Blue light waves are the amongst the shortest, highest energy wavelengths in the visible light spectrum. Because they are shorter, these "Blue" or High Energy Visible (HEV) wavelengths flicker more easily than longer wavelengths. This kind of flickering creates glare that reduces visual contrast and affects sharpness and clarity.
CONCLUSION: Short wavelength light “Blue biased light” is simply bad for Glare… “Long wavelength” (Red/Yellow biased) is superior.
#03 - TYNDALL
FACT: FYRLYT has a greater ability to penetrate moisture, dust and smoke than typical LED*.
Blue and blue biased light is scattered more strongly than red light by the Tyndall effect.
Why is a light source that penetrates air born particulate matter important?
We rarely drive in in clear air conditions and this is when we need good lighting the most. Short wavelength biased lights can be rendered relatively ineffective and a distraction with modest amounts of dust, moisture or smoke.
FYRLYT is long wavelength biased and will penetrate airborne particulate matter such as dust, moisture or smoke far better than a blue/green biased light like a LED or HID.
Maximising night driving safety. FYRLYT.
From its beginning FYRLYT has prioritised light quality based on verifiable science. How we see at night and with artificial lighting sources particularly as we age is well researched and understood in the medical field of ophthalmology. Any brand promoting short wavelength biased light as adequate is denying this evidence. FYRLYT is the answer. Ask our customers who have made the switch. Read their feedback HERE.
The elephant in the room no one wants to talk about.
What happens when you dip your driving lights? AT 100kmh you are covering 28 metres a second. In 3 seconds you have gone 84 metres. No light brand, salesperson or media will ever talk about this. What is the effect of your lights in this crucial moment? Everyone wants to tell you HOW BRIGHT and LIKE DAYLIGHT their lights are. FYRLYT feels this is major problem in such a vital part of using driving lights. What happens when you turn them off? Repeat that dimming of lights dozens of times or more over a driving session? Everytime is your safety and that of your passengers and other road users being compromised by the very product you were sold? Think back over your lifetime how many times you can identify this experience.
Dark adaption? Long wave length is superior.
Halogen is LONG WAVELENGTH with biased red/yellow. By comparison typical driving light LEDs and HIDs are SHORT WAVELENGTH biased blue green.
"Wavelength of the threshold light: Varying the wavelengths of stimuli also affect the dark adaptation curve. Long wavelengths—such as extreme red—create the absence of a distinct rod/cone break, as the rod and cone cells have similar sensitivities to light of long wavelengths. Conversely, at short wavelengths the rod/cone break is more prominent, because the rod cells are much more sensitive than cones once the rods have dark adapted."