Best driving lights? Best spotlights?
Welcome to FYRLYT. The market has never had so many brands or choices whether it be driving lights or a hand held / roof mounted spotlight. What is best? 5000K? Is 'like daylight' really relevant? LED? Is it HID? Is it halogen? Is '1 LUX @ Xm' important? Is brightest by default the best? Is bright white light good? Is yellower light bad? What does the colour even mean? FYRLYT answers these questions and provides you with the simple science you can verify yourself.
The right choice? How?
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? After warranty what happens? Is the light designed to be maintained after warranty?
FYRLYT maximises your driving safety.
FYRLYT has prioritised light quality based on verifiable science not trends. 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 driving lights as adequate or worse, 'ideal', is denying this evidence. FYRLYT delivers the correct solution. Ask our customers who made the switch to FYRLYT driving lights. Read their feedback > HERE.
LED? HID? Halogen! Why?
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. When assessing light performance data especially LED, it is vital to refer directly to the chip engineering data sheets from the manufacturer. Rarely do brands or media do this preferring claims to entice you that may actually deliver you little that is of real benefit.
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.
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 driving light or spotlighting 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.
FYRLYT co-designer, Paul Alisauskas explains why in 2022, FYRLYT chooses halogen as its light source of choice. Watch and listen to this video and you will know more than most self proclaimed 'experts' in the media. There is a lot more to consider with quality lighting than just brightness, lumens and lux.
4 reasons 'WHY' FYRLYT is superior.
#01 - Spectral wavelength.
FYRLYT is the only lighting brand that explains its design with relevant verifiable science specific to the purpose of driving lights and spotlights. You must get past pseudo science and factoid hyped marketing regardless of brand or price. You cannot see colour, therefore vital detail that is not projected from the light source. This is irrefutable.
Why is optimal 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.
A.M.A. (American Medical Association) report on LED roadway lighting
FYRLYT'S video response to A.M.A. report
CLAIM: 5000K to 6000K driving lights are nearest to daylight and therefore best for seeing at night. True, or marketing hype?
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 do FYRLYT driving lights have superior visual acuity?
FYRLYT has most of its light output biased in the longer wavelengths in 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 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. FYRLYT delivers more detail.
FYRLYT penetrates moisture, dust and smoke more effectively than 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. Short wavelength biased driving lights and spotlights can be rendered ineffective and worse, exacerbate excessive glare with modest amounts of dust, moisture or smoke. You see less. It will induce eyestrain. Your safety and other road users safety is therefore potentially compromised.
FYRLYT driving lights and spotlights are 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.
Halogens long wave length is superior to typical LED.
What happens when you dip your driving lights? Did you know that your eyes take longer to recover with short wavelength biased light like typical LED or HID? It is these milliseconds that are vital to your response time to potential hazards and oncoming traffic. 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."