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FYRLYT driving lights. Look past the trends & hype. Deal with facts.

LED driving lights? Are they really ideal?

Consider this before buying LED driving lights: the latest technology is not by default the best for your safety.


FYRLYT has been sharing evidence-based information with referenced sources since 2011, emphasising light quality and driving safety. While other brands tout LED driving lights as the latest and greatest technology, FYRLYT prioritises the functionality, fundamentals, and design of its products. The commonly used LED chips in driving lights are not ideal and can even be detrimental to driving safety. Brightness alone is not sufficient; light quality and its impact on human physiology are critical if maximising driving safety is your goal. FYRLYT delivers optimal brightness and superior detail without excessive glare or potential eye damage, maximising driving safety for you and other road users.

Be specific & relevant.

You could be forgiven for assuming all LEDs are the same and being "new" must be best. Yes, there are some very high quality LEDs used in architectural, medical and broadcast lighting but that is not what is typically used in driving lights regardless of brand or price. If you want the facts you must look at the engineering data sheets re spectral power distribution. Even in a specific LED chip this varies re 'bin' models. There is a lot more to consider than just "brightness". You can have have an intensely bright light that actually reduces your driving safety.


TYNDALL. The big issue.

The TYNDALL effect, a principle of physics, makes mid to high kelvin rated LED & HID lights problematic in the glaring white of snow. rain or fog. Any brand that promotes 5000K as ideal because it is "like daylight" is misleading you.


Trust the media & marketing?

When HID lights were introduced, there was a rush to market the brightest and most powerful options. This trend has only intensified with the advent of LED technology. To understand the true performance of driving lights, it's crucial to focus on the light source itself. The real data, not marketing hype, should guide our decisions. If a light source has fundamental flaws, it's not the best choice for its intended purpose, regardless of brand or cost. This realisation can be difficult for some to accept, especially after being convinced by salespeople's claims. Initially, the brightness of these lights may be appealing, but prolonged use often reveals their limitations in many conditions such as dust or humidity, rain etc and their contribution to driver fatigue.

Dark Adaptation.

Short wavelength HEV LED lights are substantially inferior as they compromise your reaction time re dark adaptation and compromise safety. Ask your ophthalmologist. The alternative is FYRLYT's light quality maximising your driving safety in all conditions by comparison.

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