Portland, OR (2/27/2014)
- PIAA Corporation USA has introduced two new rugged and durable LED driving lamps that offer new choices of size and performance to drivers of on-highway and off-roading cars, trucks, 4x4s, SUVs, and powersports vehicles like ATVs and snowmobiles. The new lamps from PIAA (pronounced pē′-uh
), models LP550 and LP560, nominally five or six inches in diameter respectively, nicely fill the niche between their existing LP530 3.5” lamp and the LP570, at just over seven inches in diameter.
The new medium-size LP550 and 560 lamps, like the other lamps in the LP family, each use a pair of 7 watt LED bulbs that offer better illumination and greater durability than traditional halogen bulbs. Current draw of LED bulbs is far less than that of halogen bulbs, and the near-indefinite lifespan of LEDs makes these new lamps very cost-effective. In fact, these new lamps, like all PIAA lamps, are covered by PIAA’s exclusive limited lifetime warranty, which reflects the company’s confidence in the durability of their lighting products.
All of the lamps in the LP series feature PIAA’s exclusive Reflector Facing Technology (RFT), in which the LED bulbs actually face rearward into a computer-designed multi-surface parabolic reflector that concentrates and focuses the beam pattern more precisely than other lamp designs. This provides greater light output per watt plus far less power consumption than traditional halogen and forward-facing LED lamps. The result: more concentrated light exactly where you need it. PIAA invented RFT technology, and was the first company to offer fog and driving lamps using this design.
Both the LP550 and LP560 feature a rugged design with a cast aluminum housing, high strength polycarbonate lens, and protective grill. Both offer a 30-degree driving beam, and produce a very crisp white beam of light with a color temperature of 6000 kelvin. The LP550 and LP560 lamps are sold in pairs, and come complete with pre-wired harness with fuse and switch. Both the LP550 and LP560 are SAE/DOT-compliant, which is important in many of the United States and Canada where such compliance is required.
Explains Justin MacLauchlan, Brand Manager for PIAA, “We invented RFT technology, were the first to incorporate it into LED driving and fog lamps, and remain on the cutting edge of LED technology. The lamps in our newly-expanded LP family are used regularly in all kinds of off-road competition, where performance and dependability are essential. So we know that our race-proven lamps will hold up for customers who use them for four-wheeling or on ATVs in rugged terrain.”
Continues PIAA’s MacLauchlan, “Our larger and smaller LP lamps are very popular, so we’re confident that the mid-size LP550 and LP560 will prove popular where they’re a perfect fit for the available space. They also represent a logical expansion of our broad offerings of fog and driving lamps, which we offer in a wide variety of sizes, beam colors, color temperatures, and design parameters. Our LED products are especially popular, offered as fog lamps, driving lamps, backup lamps, and daytime running lamps (DRLs). And for those who prefer other designs, we also offer broad lines of replacement halogen and HID bulbs as well.”
PIAA Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of replacement and specialty lighting products for the on- and off-highway automotive, powersports, all-terrain, and motorsports industries. Founded in 1963, The PIAA Corporation offers a half-century of expertise in developing and manufacturing world-class products that customers can use with pride and confidence. Offerings include Halogen, H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge), and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp assemblies and bulbs, as well as a variety of related bulbs, installation kits, silicone wiper blades, and accessories. Visit the company’s web site: www.piaa.com/lp
About PIAA Powersports
PIAA Corporation is a global leader in the design
and manufacture of replacement and specialty
lighting products for the on- and off-highway
automotive, powersports, all-terrain, and motorsports
industries. Founded in 1963, The PIAA Corporation
offers nearly a half-century of expertise in
developing and manufacturing world-class products
that customers can use with pride and confidence.
Offerings include Halogen, H.I.D. (High Intensity
Discharge), and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp
assemblies and bulbs, as well as a variety of
related bulbs, installation kits, and accessories.
Visit the company’s Powersports web site:
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