PRLog - June 7, 2012 - ADELAIDE, Australia -- Warrick Petersen recently left a post on the FYRLYT Facebook page that led to a discussion re FYRLYT's place in the heavy vehicle sector. We felt it was worthy of sharing a little of our ethos specific to this market.
FYRLYT Driving Light
Warrick Petersen of Riverina Truck Electrics
"Fitted his first set of Fyrlyt's to a T904 Kenworth doing Roadtrain work and from the drivers feedback I can tell I wont be recommending anything but Fyrlyt from now on! AWESOME LIGHTS thanks Paul you'll be hearing from me soon."
Trucks and especially roadtrains in Australia would have to be one of the toughest arenas for any equipment, none moreso than driving lights. Truckdrivers run extensively at night and rely on auxillary lighting for safety and to maintain ever increasing tight schedules. Downtime is not an option!
FYRLYT has begun to gather a lot of attention and generated a lot of talk on the truckdrivers telephone (UHF radio). What works and what doesn't travels fast nationwide. So, given a number of long time 'favourites' in the industry, what has made FYRLYT light up the airwaves?
Paul Alisauskas and David Holmes of FYRLYT put it down to this. FYRLYT is arguably the most robust light on the market and able to withstand any vibrations and extremes of climatic conditions on the planet. Not withstanding it outperforms HID lights costing hundreds of dollars more!
First and foremost the FYRLYT mount is CNC machined from a solid billet of aluminium. Others may use 'plastic', diecast or folded metal all of which commonly fail overtime in harsh conditions (especially the Arctic cold). Aluminium by its nature is impervious to any hot or cold climatic environment.
Relentless onroad harmonic vibrations, road grime, truck washes with high pressure sprays soon find the weaknesses in many brands leading to moisture or contaminant ingress inside the light. Some brands do not hardcoat their reflectors or lenses which then leads to hugely reduced output and is not fixable. (Majority of cases leads to total unit failure requiring replacement and costly downtime).
FYRLYT uses a rock solid 5000 lumen German bulb that outperforms 70W HID in output and when combined with the unique reflector generates an ideal even output for all night driving. Compared to HID it is a lot less fatiguing due to its minimal glare and importantly when dipping down to low beam with oncoming traffic. Basically, FYRLYT is kinder to the eyes which results in increased driver safety for all on the road.
Coupled with a SPOT and SPREAD beam choice in seconds via the TWIST & TURN billet bulb holder, the driver can tune the output to his route. No rotating the reflector or impractical disassembly of the light. Even at a fuel stop, what driver has the time or inclination?
Bulb change? With the vast majority of lights no driver will change a bulb whilst on a run. FYRLYT is different as the bulb can be removed and replaced in under a minute and you are good to go! Some may argue that HID bulbs offer long life but the reality is this... HID suffers a degradation of lumens over time and also a change in colour temperature. Couple this with common inherant quality issues with Asian sourced bulbs and ballasts and it soon leads to disenchantment.
Many companies over rate their lumen outputs based on what a Chinese manufacturer advertises. Reality is these ballasts and bulbs have a typical buy price of $20-50 dollars (www.alibaba.com)
When FYRLYT actually phoned a Chinese manufacturer to verify performance claims a different story emerged with some detailed questioning. Lastly, how many drivers would actually carry spare bulbs at a typical price of $80.00 each? Secondly changing the bulb is 99% of the time is not practical outside of routine maintenance.
Fom an owner diver point of view and fleet management, running costs is 'THE' all important! Cheap oil? Cheap tyres? No one can argue that false economies more often than not turn around and bite you in the transport industry.
FYRLYT delivers better than HID performance, arguably unrivalled durability at a price typically hundreds of dollars cheaper than many premium lights. Did we mention the fact that FYRLYT is one of the few lights that is totally rebuildable by the user? No glued in parts, just precision fit 1-2-3 logical assembly.
So in a nutshell you can expect to see the Australian made FYRLYT more frequently on BIG RIGS worldwide. FYRLYT is proud to be building its association and be an integral new part of the trucking industry.