SURPASSING STANDARDS WORLDWIDE
We offer the best products to be used for military applications legally on-road around the world.
To do that, we design lights that meet and exceed the requirements for a variety of regulations:
- The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard regulates all automotive lighting, signaling, and
reflective devices in the U.S.A. and is enforced by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Many countries recognize the United Nations Economic Commission for
Europe (ECE) Transport Division’s regulations and mirror the ECE regulations
in their own national requirements
- SAE International develops standards for the engineering of powered vehicles
mainly in the U.S.A. and Canada, including cars, trucks, boats, aircraft, and
- Transport Canada is responsible for developing regulations, policies, and
services relating to transportation in Canada
The Australian Design Rules (ADR) are national standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft, and emissions
- Daytime Running Light (DRL): Headlights that include DRL in their design will automatically switch on the daytime running lamp when the vehicle is moving forward, emitting a white light to increase the visibility of the vehicle during daylight conditions.
- Front Position (FP): This part of a headlight provides added visibility of your vehicle to other drivers, particularly helpful for nighttime visibility while parked.
- Left Hand Traffic (LHT): referring to which side of the road a driver uses. For instance, a driver in the UK is Left Hand Traffic and would use two LHT ligh
- Right Hand Traffic (RHT): referring to which side of the road a driver uses. For instance, a driver in Canada is Right Hand Traffic would use two RHT lights.
- A measure of the theoretical output of a light
- Calculated by multiplying the manufacturer’s lumen rating for the LED by the number of LEDs in the finished light
- Does not represent the actual light output as it doesn’t account for thermal, assembly and optical losses that impact all lights
- Example Calculation:
LED is rated at 100 Lumens
8 LEDs in the finished light
100 x 8 = 800 Raw LumensThe Effective Lumens of our products to give you accurate light output values.
- A measure of the actual output of a light
- Measured using a photometric testing device for an exact measurement of a finished light for an accurate value of light output
- Represents the actual light output of the finished light after thermal, assembly and optical losses
- Example Measurement:
Raw Lumens = 800
Losses = ~40% of Raw Lumens (800 x .4 = 320)
800 – 320 = 480 Effective Lumens
Each light pattern is designed and tested by
optical engineers to give you the best possible
beam pattern to drive behind.
Below are examples of the common beam patterns.
Our engineers design each product to project
light in the areas you need it and comply with
the legal requirements for on-road use in the
countries the product is intended to be used in.
Low Beam RHT (.75m high at 0º)
Illuminates across the road and
ahead of the vehicle, with a cutoff to
prevent glare for oncoming traffic
High Beam RHT (.75m high at 0º)
Bright light for distance illumination
above and below the horizon, when
not following or passing vehicles
Fog Beam (.5m high at 0º)
Short and wide pattern to illuminate
area just above the ground & in front
of the vehicle
Lux Key 1: Intensity of the light measured
Title 2: The type of beam pattern, and the height
and angle of the light when it was measured
Light Pattern 3: A “bird’s eye view” showing the
shape, intensity, and distance
Distance Markers 4: Reference in meters (m) for
the size and distance of the light pattern
Warm: 0 to 3,000K
Used in living spaces or retail stores
Similar to the rising and setting sun
Can fatigue eyes and make people feel tired
Neutral White: 3,500 to 4,900K
Used in bathrooms, offices, classrooms & malls
Clean and neutral lighting that is inviting
Promotes efficiency and similar to daylight
Used in hospitals, manufacturing, & construction areas
Promotes alertness and attention to detail
Mimics daylight and makes people feel more awake
temperature of 5,000K to give drivers crisp, white light for
the best visibility, and to promote alertness and safety.
Color temperature does not measure or indicate the
physical heat coming from a light source.
The degree of protection against contact with moving parts
and the degree that the equipment is protected against
solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure.
The degree of protection for the equipment inside the
enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of
moisture (e.g. dripping, spraying, submersion, etc.)