ARB Intensity LED Spot Light
£478.80 inc. vat
245.5mmH x 220.5mmW x 119mmD
Complete Kit Includes:
1 spot light
1 clear cover
1 mounting bracket
1 mounting hardware kit
The final design utilises a pressure die cast aluminium light body that acts as a heat sink where the removable LED circuit board containing SMD LEDs mounts into the front face.
The Hybrid Optics (reflector & lens) are then located within a retaining
bezel and held in place by the polycarbonate lens. Any future advances in technology therefore only require changes to the circuit board and optics.
Although SMD (surface mount) LEDs run very cool in comparison to traditional resin encased LEDs, the circuitry and associated components that power them get quite hot, requiring large heat sinks and cooling fins with increased surface area to draw the heat away from the circuit board. This required that the light body be manufactured from aluminium but due to its round shape, a pressure cast aluminium body was preferable over an alloy extrusion used in light bars.
With the light assembly weighing close to 6.75 lbs, a mounting system was designed from TIG welded 304 grade stainless steel to ensure integrity under the harshest conditions. Stainless steel offers considerable strength over other designs and with a requirement to handle vibration, prototypes of the new light undertook Military Specification vibration testing on a shaker table by an approved facility in Melbourne. Attached to an ARB bull bar the shaker table put both the light and bar through severe testing, with both the light and bar mounts resisting fatigue and passing the test.
Further testing was then carried out to ensure the light was waterproof, with the light achieving a rating of IP68. IP ratings are an international code giving an Ingress Protection Rating and classifies in this case the level of protection given to an electrical enclosure. The ‘6’ in the code relates to solid particle protection and is the highest rating: Dust tight-No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact. The ‘8’ relates to liquid ingress protection and is also the highest rating: Immersion
beyond 3.25 ft. - The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer.
To finish the outer surfaces of the light to ensure durability under the harshest conditions, the aluminium body is finished in a textured polyester powder coat that passes the ISO7253 3000 hour salt spray test. The lens retaining bezel is finished in a UV resistant red two pack automotive paint. This combined with the 304 stainless steel mount makes the ARB Intensity light extremely corrosion resistant.
Performance of the light can only be described as intense and hence where it derives the name ‘ARB Intensity’. At 6500K, the
colour temperature of the LEDs is as close to daylight as possible and with 32 LED’s per light producing a broad beam, even on spot versions the lights illuminate everything in the driver’s forward field of view. No longer does the driver find themselves straining to see beyond the edge of the beam, hence reducing fatigue.
ARB Intensity LED lights are sold separately as either a spot or flood beam. A new wiring loom has been developed that
includes waterproof Deutsch DT-06 connectors.