Driving light technology has changed markedly over the years – do you remember when HID lights were all the rage?, Piranha had the CAT Series back then, but now with advances in LED chips and performance characteristics of reflectors, getting a driving light to light up the night is easier than ever before.
The question discerning buyers need to ask themselves, is what makes Piranha’s new LED driving lights equal too or, better than other brands on the market?
For starters, Piranha’s ethos of ‘rugged and reliable’ holds true with these lights. They are built tough with die-cast aluminium housings, OSRAM chips, excellent reflector design, high impact sleek rimless design polycarbonate lenses with black powder coated stainless steel mounting brackets and bolts included, for that stealth look. Piranha’s new driving lights also feature a cool light ring, which can be used as a daytime running light, adding to the overall visual impact of the light.
It’s not just how good these lights look; it’s what goes in them that makes them special. These lights suit 12 or 24 volt vehicles. The thermal management system provides maximum light whilst protecting the unit from overheating. EMC/EMI suppression means no radio or other electrical interference will impact the driving experience.
With 5700kelvin light temperature, mimicking daylight brightness, which is easy on the eyes for long night driving and provides more than enough light to go the distance. These tough lights come with a IP67 waterproof rating with Deutsch wiring connectors standard, meaning they are submersible to 1m for 30 minutes and that’s awesome for serious water crossings and other fun night time off-roading!
There are two 9-inch (228mm) lights available, a spread beam driving light and a pencil beam spot light, both are high-powered. The driving light provides over 460 metres @ 1 Lux, while the spot light covers 900 metres @ 1 Lux meaning a driving / spot combo is producing some serious light on the road. But, as they are sold in mix and match kits, or individually, you can bias your purchase to maximum distance or serious spread.
|Effective Lumen||10485 LM||10833 LM|
|LUX @ 10M||8104||2160|
|Meters @ 1 LUX||900||462|
|Current Draw @ 12v||11.9 A||11.9 A|
|Voltage Range||9-33 DC||9-33 DC|