For many people, fitting specialised driving lights to a 4WD is essential. The extra lighting offers major benefits and makes it much easier to navigate your way in the dark, whether you are out and about touring or working. Whether it’s to see the shape of the road ahead, navigate through weather, to steer away from animals, or just to reduce driving fatigue, a good set of lights makes driving at night far safer and more enjoyable.
The need for better vehicle lighting at night has seen a significant evolution of the spotlights over the years. The latest technology in vehicle lighting is the LED or Light Emitting Diodes spotlights. They give a very functional experience to all drivers at the very user-friendly level both in cost and energy efficiency.
So far, there has never been any other technology more energy efficient than these diodes. LEDs consume 90 percent less energy than the normal bulbs. This will enable a car to run efficiently as other electronic devices will have enough power to run.
The manufacturers make very compact and robust LED spotlights meant to serve the users for many years without many problems. Most of them are sealed in an aluminium casing which is both waterproof and shockproof
One aspect that has perhaps been a surprise to many is the number of hours they can serve consistently. Most LED spotlights average 50,000 hours of full consistent lighting without fail. They also don’t fault easily as they don’t get the power directly. This means that a LED could serve you faithfully for over 20 years. Probably the other car parts will wear and leave the spotlight intact.
They are safe
Most spotlights made from the ordinary bulbs can overheat and sometimes blow out. This can be a risk especially if you are near it. On the other hand, the overheating bulbs can cause burns if touched with bare hands. However, the LED spotlights are known to remain cool through their lighting. This makes them safe both to people and
There are a number of advantages when it comes to spotlights. You often see them mounted on bull bars, notch bars at the front of the vehicle. When it comes to a spotlight one of the advantages you have is distance, long distance. In a HID light they’re often extremely focused and extremely long distance.
Some disadvantages of spotlights are the limited mounting options but generally, whether you’re not getting into some specific mounting brackets, you’re either limited to the bull bar or some sort of nudge bar. There are some specialised brackets available to mount them in other locations but that maybe not as aesthetically pleasing.
On the other hand, there are a number of advantages with Light Bars over Spotlights. The first advantage is the mounting options that are available, you can have light bars mounting underside, they come in all shapes and sizes to fit almost anywhere you need them.
Another distinct advantage is the multiple beam pattern options in the one light. Often, you’ll have a spot light in the middle with clear lenses and a corrugated lens either side to act as floodlights, giving you the multiple options of being all together in the one. Due to the traditionally low-profile design of LED light bars, another advantage is that they they’re ideal for areas in which you’re concerned about air flow.
A disadvantage of mounting light bars would be that spotlights are designed so that they have a much more focused beam and shine further down the road. You just won’t get the same distance out of a light bar.
You can rely on our experience
Either way, Spotlights or Light Bars offer many advantages to travellers either on or off the road and Autospark have always been at the forefront of the latest innovations.
Autospark stocks a range of the most popular and best of brand versions to choose from like Great Whites, LV and Narva and they are experts at fitting them for you too. If you need advice, you can always rely on the professionals at Autospark for the best in Spotlights and Light Bars.