There is a perception that driving lights need to throw light as far down the road as they can in order to be of most benefit to the driver. In order to gain this sought after distance effectively, light is concentrated and contained to a single pencil beam, as a result sacrificing the spread of light.
The recent introduction of LED technology to driving lights, has brought with it new observations. Effective Light is one such observation, and can simply be described as useful light.
A single beam of light focussed onto one spot one kilomentre down the road may sound impressive, but in reality, there’s less effective light output for the crucial 300 to 400 metres ahead of the vehicle.
The colour spectrum of LED is closer to that of sunlight which serves to help reduce eye strain.
Great Whites spread a crisp light ahead of the vehicle, enabling excellent peripheral vision, which is important in order to detect pedestrians and other potential hazards.
Research shows that peripheral vision and detection are enhanced under white light. This white light (as opposed to a more yellow light produced by halogens) allows faster peripheral detection and the opportunity for a faster reaction time from the driver.
Great Whites driving lights:
• are IP68 rated and waterproof up to three metres;
• are shock proof and vibration dampened, rated up to 10G;
• have 50,000+ hours LED life span;
• feature a five year warranty;
• use Integrated Electronic Thermal Management (ETM) to regulate heat levels to prolong the life span of the LED by engaging PWM;
• have a polycarbonate lens; and
• extruded 6061 aluminium housing for ultimate durability and protection.
To add, Great Whites driving lights can be mounted at any angle.
They will be launched in Australia in March 2012.