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Why Lux at 500m is Relevant

A popular measure of driving lights, “one lux at distance” refers to how far the light from your driving lights will travel, with 1 lux being generally accepted as enough light to read a newspaper by. Easy to understand and reliable, one lux at distance has become the benchmark on which we measure new products.

Sometimes we get asked the question, although your HTX can produce 1 lux at 1.7km, I don’t need that kind of distance – so why not simply buy a cheaper light that is 1 lux at 500m?

The reason you want lights with more distance isn’t necessarily simply because you need to see that distance – it’s about the quality of light that you get at the distance you do need to see at.

For example, if one pair of lights produce 1 lux at 500m, and another pair produces 1 lux at 1.7km, the difference in the quality of light at 500m is staggering.

1 lux at 500m is enough light to read a newspaper… but a pair of our Lightforce HTX produce 11.5 lux at 500m – that means a pair of Lightforce HTX lights will provide around as much light and visibility at 500m that roadway lights generally provide on an expressway. Thanks to the combination of LED lights for their instant flood effect, and HID to cut through the night at extreme distances, a pair Lightforce HTX are engineered to eliminate the need for any other LED bars or spotlights on your vehicle.

Whether you are overlanding through the desert with your family, or transporting freight on a long-haul drive, we believe that More light = More time = More safety.

Master your environment and travel through any dark roads or off-road terrain, with the knowledge that you have enough visibility and reaction time to safely see more adventure!

Find more information on the Lightforce HTX here.

 

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With more than 35 years’ experience in the field of precision manufacturing, Lightforce has forged an international reputation as the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative 12 volt professional lighting equipment and tactical riflescope optics.

Lightforce now exports to more than 50 countries, supplying products that are designed and manufactured to deliver performance in the most hostile conditions. From the frozen Arctic tundra to the scorching heat of the Australian Outback, Lightforce products are built to go the distance.

Please note that the North American Lightforce website is currently under construction. If you require product information or pricing for this region, please contact our North American Customer Service Team on 0011 1 877 510 9204 or via email: lfusa@lightforce.com. Otherwise, call us on 1800 03 03 08.