2019 DRIVING LIGHT REVIEW

Need to update your lighting game? Read this first!

Feeling like your old set of spotties could do with an update? Don’t blame you. It seems of late that the output, throw and quality of the top driving lights on the market just about doubles annually.

If you’re still running old school lights and cross paths with a rig blasting a full rack of the latest LEDs it feels a little like holding a candle up to a floodlight. Somewhat emasculating.

LED tech needs no introduction. It’s been around for decades and lighting manufacturers have been trying to make it work for just as long.

It’s really only in the last five years that the tech has been refined enough for LED driving lights to catch up to and ultimately eclipse the old guard. 

Obviously there’s still a place for different lighting technologies in certain applications, but the most exciting innovations going down currently in the driving light game revolve tightly around LED.

Take a look at a dozen of the best lighting options available now from the top manufacturers in the country. The future is sure looking bright.

ULTRA VISION NITRO 180 MAXX LED DRIVING LIGHT

Maxx-imum grunt

  • Powerful 9" LEDs deliver one lux at 1.8km.
  • A 'must have' for the outback extremist, with convenient Hi/Lo mode.
  • Made in Australia and backed by Ultra Vision's generous five-year warranty.
  • Die cast alloy housing, polycarbonate lens plus sturdy 4mm steel mounting brackets.
  • IP68 rating against water and dust ingress.
  • Harness plus anti-theft nuts included.

RRP $849 - $909 per light

www.ultra-vision.com.au

ULTRA VISION NITRO 140 MAXX LED DRIVING LIGHT

The next level in performance lighting

  • Made in Australia and backed by Ultra Vision’s five-year warranty.
  • Available in combo and wide beam lenses.
  • 9,300 effective lumen output throws light 1.2km at one lux.
  • IP68 rating against water and dust ingress.
  • Die cast alloy housing, polycarbonate lens plus sturdy 4mm steel mounting brackets.
  • Harness plus anti-theft nuts included.

RRP $695 - $805 per light

www.ultra-vision.com.au

ULTRA VISION NITRO MAXX LED LIGHTBAR

Scared of the dark?

  • Made in Australia – Designed and built for some of the toughest environments on earth.
  • Unique reflector helps deliver increased light output. Huge reach with excellent spread.
  • Available with either 4000k or 5700k Colour Temperature.
  • A wiring harness and anti-theft nuts are supplied free of charge.
  • Five-year warranty offers peace of mind.

RRP $349.00 – $1,300.00

www.ultra-vision.com.au

HARD KORR ULTRALITE SERIES 9" LED DRIVING LIGHT

Unbelievable bang for buck

  • Ultra powerful one lux beam at 1057m.
  • Lightweight unit weighs in at just 2.4kg.
  • Ideal for narrow mounting surfaces such as many modern factory bullbars.
  • Backed by Korr’s generous three-year warranty.
  • IP68 rated for protection against dust and water ingress.

RRP $249.50 per light

www.korrlighting.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARD KORR XDD600-G3 27" DUAL ROW LED LIGHTBAR

Darkness, be gone!

  • Utilises dual chip technology to blast one lux of light at 600m.
  • Aircraft standard aluminium housing matched with shatter-proof Lexan lens.
  • Impressive beam distance of 1,200m.
  • Backed by generous five-year warranty.
  • Lightweight unit weighs in at just 4kg.
  • Rated IP69K for protection against dust and water ingress.

RRP $465 per light

www.korrlighting.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

HARD KORR XDS600 42" SINGLE ROW LED LIGHBAR

Let there be light!

  • Powerful one lux beam at 600m from this slimline unit.
  • Perfect for mounting beneath roofracks.
  • Backed by Korr’s ironclad three-year warranty.
  • Massive 1,200m beam.
  • IP68 rated for protection against dust and water ingress.

RRP $375 per light

www.korrlighting.com.au

ARB INTENSITY V2 LED DRIVING LIGHTS

The full package

  • Engineered in Australia and manufactured in the United States for heavy-duty use in corrugated, wet, muddy and dusty conditions.
  • Available in two sizes – the AR32 has a 245mm diameter while the smaller AR21 measures 212mm.
  • Submersible up to 3m underwater and vibration tested to military specs.
  • Protected by a virtually indestructible polycarbonate lens and sturdy die cast body.
  • Available in both spot and flood beam configurations.

RRP AR21 $588 AR32 $795

www.arb.com.au

ARB AR40 INTENSITY LED LIGHTBAR

When performance is paramount

  • Engineered in Australia and manufactured in the United States for heavy-duty use in corrugated, wet, muddy and dusty conditions.
  • Two rows of 20 high-powered LEDs housed in a powder coated, extruded aluminium body.
  • Low profile design integrates with top tube of bullbar and won’t obstruct driver view.
  • Tube clamp mounting system sits out of view and delivers incredible stability.
  • Massive heat sink allows lightbar to operate at maximum efficiency when vehicle is stationary.

RRP $855

www.arb.com.au

BUSHRANGER NIGHTHAWK VLI 9" LED DRIVING LIGHT

Knockout value!

  • Packs a serious punch with 37 OSRAM LEDs per light delivering huge output.
  • Water and dust proof to IP68 standard.
  • Beefy die cast aluminum body and polycarbonate lens plus 4mm thick steel bracket for ultimate corrugation control.
  • Vibration tested in Australia for heavy-duty use in corrugated terrain.
  • Built-in transistor switching allows for simplified installation.
  • Active temperature control system plus changeable beam patterns.

RRP $447.50 per light

www.bushranger.com.au

LIGHTFORCE HTX2 HYBRID DRIVING LIGHT

The next step

  • Designed and manufactured in Australia and backed by Lightforce’s three-year warranty.
  • Superior performance with distance and spread plus reduced glare.
  • Combination of LED and HID tech results in amazing performance in all conditions.
  • Delivers one lux at 1.6km and 0.25 lux at 3.2km.
  • New robust one-piece aluminium housing, plus slimline design pairs perfectly with modern bullbars.

RRP $799 per light

www.lightforce.com

LIGHTFORCE GENESIS LED DRIVING LIGHT

Turn night into day

  • Designed and manufactured in Australia and backed by Lightforce’s three-year warranty.
  • Blasts light 1053m at one lux.
  • Lightweight unit weighs 2.4kg with a slim footprint.
  • IP68 rated for protection against dust and water damage.
  • Gutsy die cast housing plus robust fittings ensure the Genesis lights can be operated in trying, corrugated terrain.

RRP $669 per light

www.lightforce.com

LIGHTFORCE STRIKER LED DRIVING LIGHT

Ultimate night vision

  • Designed and manufactured in Australia and backed by Lightforce’s three-year warranty.
  • Stylish rectangular design looks great on modern vehicles and mounts seamlessly.
  • Blasts light 533m at one lux with range of over 1km.
  • IP68 rated for protection against dust and water damage.
  • Built ultra tough for use in varied terrain and rough corrugations.

RRP $329 per light

www.lightforce.com