SLC – “Making The Road You Travel Brighter”
By Steve Pollock
Have you ever hit a deer with your vehicle and thought to yourself, “If only I could have seen it, maybe I could have avoided hitting it? In deer-rich states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, this scenario plays out quite often, especially in the months of October and November.
So when you consider the extra cost of a premium headlamp such as LED or High Reflector Burner Lights, your return on investment is instantaneous when avoiding even a single collision. The added bonus is the ability to see farther up ahead and to the sides as well.
In independent testing it was documented that high output headlamps will shine about 20% further on low beam (120 meters vs. 100 meters) and about 25% further on high beam (160 meters vs. 120 meters). As the light beam reaches its maximum forward length, its width narrows as well. Premium headlamps will hold a maximum width of about 5 meters vs. about 1 meter for standard headlamps. This added light range will help the driver to see objects both to the sides of the road and on the road up ahead. The sooner you see an object the greater your chance of avoiding hitting or running over it. Extra visibility will also aid in reducing driver eye strain, fatigue while night driving and increased visibility in inclement weather.
SLC Lighting of Andover, Ohio manufactures and distributes DOT compliant factory replacement headlamp assemblies as well as premium LED and High Reflector Burner Light assemblies. SLC also offers a complete line of tail lights, marker lights and cab lights for your Big Rig and trailer. In addition, SLC offers lighting for many other vehicles and applications. For more information come visit us at www.slclighting.com or call 800-938-0120 or 440-293-4064.