Hella has released the Rallye 4000 LED driving light range. Offering claimed superior long-distance performance, the new lamps replace the Halogen Rallye FF 4000 light range
The new LED versions weigh 2.7kg each, with an all-metal casing, the lamp is water and dust resistant to IP67 and IP69K ratings, making it suitable for use in demanding environments. A single lamp may be used on vehicles with either a 12-Volt or 24-Volt DC electrical supplies, reverse and overvoltage protection is also a standard feature.
You can choose a spread beam pattern with a range of over 800 metres, or a pencil-beam pattern that extends the range to 1.3km. According to Hella, this output compares favourably to the previous halogen version, which holds a rating of one Lux at 700 metres for the pencil beam and 485m for the spread beam.
With luminous efficacy of over 90 lumens per watt of electrical output, Hella also notes that this is testament to the superior electronic and optical design of the Rallye 4000 LED lights.
An LED insert is also available, which contains all electronics, light source and optical elements to upgrade older Halogen Rallye 4000 lamps to the latest LED technology. The inserts are also very useful if you find you want to try a change in beam pattern or replace a damaged unit. A replaceable pencil beam or spread beam insert can be swapped over in the original housing, taking only a few minutes and not much longer than a bulb change on previous lamps utilising incandescent bulbs.
The Hella Luminator 3.0 LED driving light shares the same generic appearance and casing size but also has an LED position light. This new model excels where a position light function is a critical requirement. The lamp is optimised for urban environments where minimising glare to oncoming traffic and lower lighting outputs are required. The cost-competitive Luminator LED pencil beam achieves one Lux at 600m, with its spread-beam alternative achieving one Lux at 440m.
The Hella Rallye 4000 LED and Luminator 3.0 driving lights variants have a three-year warranty.
RRP $500ea. for Rallye 4000 LED (both beam types)
RRP$395ea. for Luminator 3.0 LED