The Advantages of LED Headlamps

The Advantages of LED Headlamps

Hella has unveiled a raft of new LED lamps which are claimed to vastly improve visibility, bolster safety standards and boost efficiency.

For those making the switch to LEDs for the first time, the Valuefit range makes a cost-effective transition to LED technology. Among the recent additions to the Valuefit offering is the Blade auxiliary headlamp series. Options include a choice of white or amber position lights, a round design for upright mounting in sizes 7″ and 9″ with either a chrome or black ring, and a 9″ rectangular design with chrome design for either upright or pendant mounting.

The Advantages of LED Headlamps

Elsewhere in the range, the TS1700 LED work lamp has been developed with approval for use as a reverse lamp in accordance with ECE R23 regulation. These latest work lamps benefit from a new thermal management system which ensures optimal light output whatever the ambient temperature, further prolonging the service life.

The Advantages of LED Headlamps

Hella’s new K-LED Rebelution rotating beacon does away with the traditional beacon dome and benefits from a new minimalist design. A permanently visible warning signal is emitted with an even stronger circumferential signal makes it unique. The result is a 360° warning that doesn’t dazzle the human eye.

When it comes LED worklamps, operators are advised to consider the true lumen value. By accounting for energy loss during operation, the company’s ‘measured’ lumen values provide a reliable representation of light output.

In most cases, manufacturers calculate the sum of each individual LED lumen which doesn’t necessarily provide an accurate value. With all work lamps, you can expect a power loss of between 25-35% through electronic components, and then up to a 15% loss through the reflector or lens system. It’s why it’s important to assess ‘measured’ lumen values.

Other introductions include the Jumbo LED auxiliary high beam headlamp. Available with upright or pendant-mount fixings, it features state-of-the-art optics and an impressive LED light pattern. Featuring contour-enhancing EdgeLight technology, the powerful Jumbo LED has a high beam reference number of 25, providing an indication of the maximum luminous intensity.

A high beam with a low reference number radiates over a wide area, but not as extensively into the distance as a high beam with a high reference number. A high beam with a high reference number is ideal for long straight stretches. For winding roads, a low reference number is better suited. The figure can be found on certified high beam headlights near the E-marking. Currently, ECE R112 states that the sum of all reference numbers of high beam headlights must not exceed a total of 100.

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