Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:55

Compact driving lamp

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A compact driving lamp for SUV, 4WD or truck — the Narva Ultima 180 LED model — is new in New Zealand.

“The Ultima 180 meets the trend towards more compact driving lamps… but drivers still want top performance. The Ultima 180 delivers both,” says Tim Paterson, Griffiths Equipment Ltd.

The lamps’ hybrid beam pattern makes them ideal for off-road driving and on-road applications because they produce a white light output (5700°K) that closely resembles natural light, so minimising night-time fatigue.

The lamps produce 22,000 raw lumens, said to be capable of shining a penetrating light down a road or bush track up to 600 metres at 1 Lux (as a pair).

Each has 25 x 5W (165W) XP-G2 Cree LEDs and highly polished aluminium metalised reflectors with precisely scalloped parabolas for control and performance.

Other benefits of the new lamps include an LED front position light to improve driving visibility in poor daylight conditions, for improved safety. 

They have a tough, die-cast aluminium housing and an ‘active thermal management system’ allowing the lights to run harder for longer, a Nitto breather vent and integrated DT connector.

The lamps are sealed against water and dust to IP66 and IP67 standards and have a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens and lens protector.

Installation kits have four interchangeable coloured trim pieces in blue, black, yellow and red, allowing buyers to customise the appearance of the light on their vehicle. 

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