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Osram LEDs tested in new off-road lighting applications

Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, has partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series – the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement the full line of Rigid’s visible LED off-road lights. Both versions feature Osram’s high quality, high reliability, infrared LEDs (IRED) and visible LEDs.

The new night visions systems from Rigid feature IR Oslon Black LEDs, supplied by Osram Opto Semiconductors because they are similarly tough with superior reliability. IR Oslon Black delivers IR illumination for night vision operation and, with more than 1W at 1A total optical flux, it is the most powerful single chip, high power IRED available today.
Before the new products launched, Rigid engineers conducted a series of deliberately intense stress tests to prove that the lights can endure the most extreme real-world off-road conditions. To simulate what can happen when you mix hard-core off-road driving with intense dirt trails and harsh environmental elements, Rigid pushes its products to the breaking point to see how they perform through a series of abusive tests that include using hammers and saws. This type of testing ensures Rigid’s products far exceed the performance needed for a tough and reliable off-road lighting application.
“Rigid LED lights are made with only the highest grade materials available,” said Rigid vice president of engineering, Jim Heckman. “Our products excel in this industry because of our tight binning of LEDs, the unparalleled patented optics and torture-tested housings, which all work together to provide drivers with the reliability and visibility they need when off-roading after dark.”
The IR Oslon Black is today’s smallest IRED with more than one watt of optical power and available with a wavelength of 850 nm and 940 nm. The small package with integrated lens allows compact arrangements of very high power density. This, together with its long lifetime, makes an attractive IRED solution required in off-road illumination.
“Our Oslon family of both visible and IR LEDs help Rigid maintain their reputation of providing the brightest, most reliable off-road LED lights on the market today,” said Osram Opto Semiconductors marketing manager for IREDs, Sevugan Nagappan. “They provide industry leading brightness ranges, standardized design across an expanding product family, and custom beam shaping for specific applications.”
Off-road race teams and weekend riders choose Rigid because they trust their products will provide the best possible light and keep them safe at night.
“Compared to traditional light sources, Osram IREDs draw less power, have a longer life, and the LED is less prone to shock and vibration, meaning a more consistent and stable light source for off-roading,” said Heckman. “Plus they can really take a beating and keep on shining.”

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