Light touch: Lucidity

Shaping a light beam sounds artistic – almost magical – but the process has been all about science, and the reason is safety. LED vehicle light manufacturer, Lucidity, has used this method to create a design that prevents unsafe glare and blinding.

Creating light, especially for vehicles and equipment, is an important job, but there is a fine line. Too much light can have consequences that are just as risky as not enough light. This is why Lucidity has expanded its LED work lamp line and anti-glare flood light design, the first of its kind to use headlight technology in a format designed specifically for use as auxiliary lighting on working vehicles.

Broadening its line of LED work lamps with the introduction of this rugged 22860 lamp, Lucidity is solving the dilemma of bright beams blinding those in the vicinity.

The anti-glare lamp uses LED headlight technology to shape the flood beam in a unique way, making it suitable for many work vehicle and equipment applications.

As Lucidity explained, most LED work lights use a combination of LEDs, reflectors and lens optics, or COB [chip on board] technology to produce a spot or flood beam. These methods can result in a spectacularly bright beam, but the light must be carefully positioned to prevent blinding others.

By using an engineered reflector design, similar to many LED headlights, the 22860 lamp addresses this issue.

The resulting beam floods the work area immediately adjacent to the vehicle with high lumen output for increased visibility and safety. The central beam area is less intense, intended for general illumination beyond the intensely focused lower beam. The high beam area is softer, alerting others to the vehicle’s position without blinding nearby traffic or other workers.

The 22860 lamp is the first of its type to use LED headlight technology to shape a beam and is ideal for work vehicles in the areas of agriculture, municipal work, construction, road service and off-road markets.

Its six LEDs produce a whopping 2970 raw lumen output, and its flood beam has an effective lumen yield of 1600. Designed as a 105mm square and complete with a durable zinc cast mounting bracket and stainless-steel hardware, the lamp is designed to accommodate 9-32V electrical systems with high EMC interference suppression of CISPR25 Class 5. This allows the vehicles to work well in all circumstances.

Image Lucidity Group.

Lucidity Group is committed to meeting customer needs and creating a better future for the transportation industry, the company said, adding that it invests five per cent of its annual revenue into research and development annually, and provides one-stop customised services from design to production for both lighting and wiring.

“Lucidity values every customer’s vision,” said Lucidity Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jerry Huang. “We have an in-house research and development team and environmental testing laboratory that can provide design support and verification capabilities that other brands cannot, helping customers quickly develop advanced solutions.”

Lucidity Group has not only passed IATF16949 certification, but also conducts numerous laboratory tests in-house for waterproofing, dustproofing, thermal shock, vibration friction and electromagnetic interference. The engineering team considers every aspect of production and performance in the development stage.

“With Lucidity’s focus on innovative solutions, we are poised to capture greater attention within our traditional LED work lamp markets,” Huang said. “An IP69K rating on our top tier of LED work lamps also means that users within heavy duty, work truck, off-road, and agricultural markets can rest assured that our lamps will stand up to hot, wet and dusty environments.”

LED lamps with higher IP ratings, like the 22860, are better able to stand up to harsh environments while resisting failure, and the IP69K rating denotes the highest level of resistance to particulates, liquids and steam intruding into the lamp body.

The IP69K rating was originally specified to protect lighting components on vehicles such as dump trucks and cement mixers that needed to tolerate dusty work conditions and regular intense cleaning cycles involving detergents, steam and high-pressure water.
All Lucidity LED work lamps feature reverse polarity protection and, as with the new 22860, most models are EMC R10 approved.

“We have a work lamp for every vehicle application,” Huang said. “The introduction of our new anti-glare LED work lamp underscores our resolve to better serve the marketplace and to put work lamps everywhere they’re needed on today’s vehicles.”

Lucidity Group HQ in Taiwan. Image: Lucidity Group.

Lucidity Group
Founded in 1981, Lucidity Group is a Taiwan-based design and manufacturing group that provides power delivery and lighting solutions for commercial vehicles. The company has manufacturing and distribution facilities in North America, Europe and Australia all providing excellent local service. With innovative research and development technologies, as well as strong management capabilities, Lucidity Group has leveraged its 43 years of experience into the design and construction of an automated warehouse and expanded production facility at its Tainan City headquarters. The total factory area is now 109,033 square metres, creating greater capacity to offer better services for customers.

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