Best driving lights? Best spotlights?
The consumer has never had so many brands or choices whether it be driving lights or a hand held / roof mounted spotlight. What is best? Is it LED? Is it HID? Is it halogen? Is brightest by default the best? Is white light good? Is yellow light bad? What does the colour even mean? FYRLYT answers these questions and provides you with the simple science you can verify yourself.
What are your priorities and purpose? Is it light quality for maximising driving safety or security? Is it to keep up with trends and a 'style'? What is the ideal light source or type for your needs? Don't confuse a set of driving lights for travelling at speed to be also ideal for setting up a campsite or winding mountain trails. After warranty what happens? Can the light be maintained?
LED? HID? Halogen?
When halogen is of SUFFICIENT BRIGHTNESS it produces core light quality superior to typical LEDs & HIDs in driving lights and spotlights. FYRLYT remains the world pioneer and innovator in this field. When another light source, LED or other technology equals or betters our current design for purpose we would utilise it.
Beware of 'TRENDS'.
"LED is newest so it must be best!" Incorrect. When assessing a product it must be with factors relevant to purpose. FYRLYT driving lights are designed specifically for highway/off road touring, expedition, truck transport, when travelling at speed. They are not designed for site lighting, close proximity or rock crawling etc. These functions are ideal for purpose designed quality LEDs.
The majority of FYRLYT customers have indeed switched from LED and HID. Why would people who have in some cases invested $1500 or more do this? Read their FEEDBACK HERE.
4x4 Industry feedback
Provided by Adam Scott... "If it helps, I have worked in mechanical and in sales for both the major 4WD stores in Australia over the past 15 years. Always owning modified 4x4's and driving a lot of off-road conditions. Safe to say I have driven with almost every driving light available from XGT HID, Genesis HID, Narva Extreme HID, Rigid Industries LED, Great White LED, STEDI LED, IPF Extreme Sport LED and most of the HELLA range to name a few. I have also sold literally hundreds of FYRLYTs to many customers off my own personal experience and recommendation. I have use the FYRLYT NEMESIS since its release (I'm guessing about 8 years ago). Survived everything I have put them through and light output/drivability beyond anything else (no single light can do everything). Followed up by unprecedented knowledge and support from people such as Paul Alisauskas who will personally provide you with hours of his time to explain/warrant and backup his quality product. I suggest you drive with a pair and make your own decision..."
Questions? Talk direct.
Ask our designers, Paul and David. They will provide you with quality information about your lighting requirements without any sales pressure. If it means we suggest another type of light or brand other than FYRLYT we will say so.
FYRLYT is unique.
Welcome to FYRLYT, designed and made in Australia. In the video below, FYRLYT co-designer, Paul Alisauskas explains why in 2022, FYRLYT chooses halogen as the light source of choice. Watch and listen to this video and you will know more than most self proclaimed 'experts' in the media. We are specifically discussing driving lights and spotlights not unrelated sectors.
WHY FYRLYT is superior. Facts.
FYRLYT is the only lighting brand that explains its design with relevant verifiable science specific to the purpose of driving lights and spotlights. To get to the TRUTH about any product performance you must get past the pseudo science and factoid marketing regardless of brand or price.
#01 - C.R.I.
Colour Rendering Index
Why is good quality colour rendering (CRI) important in 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.
Size, shape and silhouette of an object is defined by its subtle differences in colour. 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, 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 Effect
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 clean (laboratory) 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. Not only will you see less but the eye strain results in fatigue.
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.
#04 - Dark adaption
Halogens 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."
Maximise night driving safety.
FYRLYT has prioritised light quality based on verifiable science not trend/s. How we see at night and with artificial lighting sources particularly as we age is well documented in the medical field of ophthalmology. Any brand or media promoting short wavelength biased light as adequate or worse, 'ideal', is denying this evidence. FYRLYT delivers the correct solution. Ask our customers who made the switch to FYRLYT. Read their feedback HERE.
Dark Adaptation. Halogen.
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 ever discuss this. What is the effect of your driving lights in this crucial moment? Most want to tell you HOW BRIGHT and LIKE DAYLIGHT their lights are. FYRLYT feels this is major problem in using driving lights. What happens when you dip your lights? Repeat a dozen of times or more over a driving session? Every time is your safety and that of your passengers and other road users being compromised by the very product you were sold? Consider over your lifetime how many times you can identify this experience.
The test. A or B?
When choosing driving driving lights, what are your priorities? Would you knowingly use a light that increases visual fatigue and sees less important detail? Many choose price or just believe the latest trend without considering the actual evidence. FYRLYT's products are designed by first principles of maximising the specific function. If you still have doubts we invite you to talk direct with designers, Paul and David.
It may surprise you how many people unwittingly end up buying 'A'! A light that has greater glare, resolves less detail and therefore compromises safety. Why? They presume the latest trend is 'BEST' and are not given the benefit of accurate information relevant to night driving.