Monday, 4th of November 2019 at 16:13
From the very highest levels of both professional track and rally motorsport, there’s growing recognition of the superior lighting performance, design, reliability, and functionality of Lazer Lamps’ products, that brings tangible competitive advantage. With the recent launch of lightweight Glass & Carbon-fibre composite Bonnet and Corner Rally Lamp pods, we’ve furthered our appeal and relevance to the rally sector. In this piece, we’ll guide you through the options for achieving the perfect rally lighting setup.
Providing maximum long-range vi...
Friday, 1st of November 2019 at 09:14
This October, we’re delighted to have appointed a new Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Based out of Canberra, Kirk Marks comes to us with a competition pedigree and a sound understanding of the need for excellent, efficient and innovative lighting solutions for both road and competition use.
He has been extensively involved in Australian Rallying since 1988, competing in over 100 rallies at State and National levels, including winning the A2 Class in the Australian Rally Championships in 1992, the A2 Class Winner in the 18,500km Round Australia Rally in 1995, Wi...
Sunday, 1st of September 2019 at 15:50
Always at the forefront of auxiliary lighting, leading UK manufacturer Lazer Lamps is excited to bring real innovation and improved lighting performance and functionality to the LED driving light market this year with the September launch of Triple-R SMARTVIEW.
With integration into your vehicle's electrical system facilitated by 'Plug & Play' connectivity across all elements of the Smartview system, the Smartview allows operation of 5 different lighting modes, each delivering real-world benefits suited to different road and off-road applications and conditions, and each benefitti...
Wednesday, 5th of June 2019 at 13:53
Following the launch of our Linear-36, 42, and 48, alongside our range of Universal Roof Mounting kits, now is a good time to breakdown your potential roof light installation and provide a concise guide to choosing the right light, and right mounting solution for you and your vehicle. We appreciate a roof light is a reasonable investment, so it is important you feel confident in how the end solution will look and function. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of how to decide which Lazer roof light will best suit your needs, as well as where, and how, to position your light...
Tuesday, 26th of February 2019 at 12:43
Not all LED lights are built the same. A lot of LED lights are products produced in the Far-East. Many are produced in the Far-East but then re-branded. Some brands design products in-house but then outsource manufacturing from elsewhere. This is all well, and we’re not here to comment on how good or bad a brand might be that employs any of these methods, but at Lazer Lamps we take a different approach. Our design, engineering, and build functions are all performed in-house, in the UK.
There are a number of distinct advantages to operating in this way, to name a few:...
Thursday, 22nd of November 2018 at 16:07
An increasing number of manufacturers are employing CAN Bus systems for managing the electrical inputs on modern-day vehicles. Historically, the reserve of high-end, high-spec models, CAN is becoming more prevalent, but there are systems available which interpret the CAN Bus signals to ensure any auxiliary light installation works as seamlessly as if fitted alongside a more traditional electrical system.
Let’s take a closer look and understand…
What is Can Bus Technology?
CAN (Control Area Network) enables communication between different systems...
Monday, 15th of October 2018 at 08:05
LED technology is moving fast, not only becoming more efficient, but more reliable as well. As a market leader and innovator, we’re constantly looking to upgrade products and launch new ones, optimising lighting performance for different applications depending on: the intensity of light, visibility at the sides of the road, and up/down spread. Considering our different products, and new and upgraded products available since this Autumn (including our Linear and Triple-R Elite-3 ranges), here we look at the differences in beam patterns and when and where some products might perform better...
Tuesday, 12th of December 2017 at 13:08
We often get asked, ‘What is the best Lazer Lamps setup for my pick-up truck?’, and to give an appropriate answer requires us to break down a few factors which might influence your decision making when purchasing.
Road Legal vs Off Road
Road legal setups allow for the convenience of lamps running off your vehicle wiring, with the auxiliary driving lights coming on with your standard high-beams. For a lamp to be considered as ‘road legal’ it needs to be ‘E-Marked’ for Road Use. The E-mark is displayed as a marking on the lens. Current lamps we sell...
Tuesday, 21st of November 2017 at 09:37
At the end of October, the Lazer Team were present for this year’s 2017 Rally GB in Wales, supporting the 13 M-sport vehicles which were equipped with our market leading lighting solutions. Our demonstrator M-Sport Ford Transit Custom was situated within the Service Area, with Nicky Grist Motorsport. The Transit was sporting one of our latest grille kit integrated lighting solutions, combined with some of our range on display boards for all to see. Lazer are extremely proud to be partnered with M-Sport and we are continuing to develop our LED technology. We strive to help you achieve mor...
Wednesday, 3rd of May 2017 at 15:48
Check-out this extract from June's issue of Trucking Magazine, titled 'Light It Up' which brings to attention the work we have been doing to design and build lights with real appeal and relevance to the truck market. With the aero emphasis on modern trucks, our products are increasingly recognised as the must-have trucking accessory both in the UK and beyond.
Friday, 31st of March 2017 at 09:33
At the time of launching the Triple-R range back in 2015, it comprised two different tiers – Standard and Elite. The later featured higher output LEDs run at higher drive currents to achieve 30% more illumination. Last year the range of products evolved further with the introduction of the Competition tier of products, and upgrade to the Elite tier, now known as Elite2. Here we look to explain in a bit more detail the differences between each, and demonstrate the beam pattern variations.
Friday, 6th of January 2017 at 12:02
Choosing the right LED Light Bar can greatly improve safety and your enjoyment of driving at night. Nowhere is that more true than off-road, and particularly when the territory is unfamiliar. There are a few things you might consider upfront before parting with a little, or lot, of your hard-earned cash though, that’ll hopefully help make sure you don’t end up with a glorified oil lamp, or cursing a light which has given up the ghost after a few months!
Firstly, consider some basics. Where will you be using your lights? Is it...
Tuesday, 7th of June 2016 at 20:25
A little earlier than previous year’s, we are just back from our now regular annual pilgrimage to Europe’s largest off-road show – Abenteuer Allrad, held just outside the picturesque town of Bad Kissingen, 2 hrs east of Frankfurt. There are many great people, meetings, exhibitors, stories and memories to reflect on, so for those that weren’t able to be there, here’s our perspective on the week.
First off, because we’re British after all, a bit about the weather! We’re not sure why it is, but it seems every year we get lucky with the weather...
Wednesday, 17th of February 2016 at 19:12
M-Sport is pleased to announce a new partnership with Lazer Lamps for the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship – taking advantage of the company’s new LED light technology from last weekend’s Rally Sweden.
The two companies have collaborated on a research and development project which has culminated in the Triple-R – a lighting solution that’s performance can be utilised at all levels of competition.
Offering weight saving and aerodynamic improvements, Lazer Lamps have achieved a three kilogram weight reduction combined with a 10 percent reduction in power consumpt...
Thursday, 4th of February 2016 at 15:40
In this article we discuss the optimum rally lighting setup considering factors including: performance, regulations, and budget. Our lighting systems have, and increasingly are proven, to outperform the very best motorsport lighting systems from other LED and HID manufacturers, but if there's any doubt, don't take our word for it, check out the side-by-side comparison video which was taken during the development of our new Triple-R Competition lights.
2x Triple-R 8...
Friday, 18th of September 2015 at 12:52
When it comes to pure, unadulterated enjoyment behind the wheel, not much beats the cool air and empty roads of a night drive, does it really? If your idea of heaven is a midnight dash through the most involving and challenging of country lanes, then forget the size of your engine or the ferocity of your brakes. The smart money is spent out front, illuminating the way. When it comes to cerebral performance enhancements, the future is most definitely bright, my friends!
When you stop to analyse it, Petrolheads spend their modifying budget on the most eclectic mix of upgrades; stickier tyres, l...
Thursday, 23rd of July 2015 at 09:07
Here at Lazer, we’re often asked how our lights compare to some of the best competitor products on the market (and compared to some of the worst too!). We thought it was time to make some benchmark testing and bring some of those photometric diagrams to life for our customers!
We tested rival LED products from Rigid Industries and Vision X, in addition to an Ebay-bought light bar from China to see how that would stack up. Each Lazer product was compared with an alternative product of either a similar claimed raw lumen output and/or a similar price point.
Each product was assessed ident...
Monday, 20th of July 2015 at 10:42
The Rallye Breslau comprises two off-road races across Poland and Bulgaria, held at the end of June and mid-September respectively. Running in one form or another since 1995, the Breslau Poland (which actually begins in Germany) comprises Extreme and Cross Country categories, and pits 150 teams against the elements for 8 days racing across 1500km of forest tracks, military grounds, quarry pits, and vast terrains.
This is our second year sponsoring, and it was a pleasure to be out there supporting the event, and pushing the Lazer Night Challenge on the Wednesday night, for the coveted &lsquo...
Wednesday, 29th of April 2015 at 13:33
Last weekend (24-26 April) saw our products illuminating Silverstone with a brilliant display of high-performance auxiliary LED lighting in the punishing 2015 Dunlop 24 Hour Race.
Over one third of the 29 teams going head-to-head in this high-profile endurance race were equipped with night-piercing Lazer Lamps products - a factor that we believe was instrumental in securing multiple team wins throughout the classes, especially considering the spell of torrential rain through the Saturday night.
A highlight among these successes was the outstanding performance of the British manufacturer's fl...
Thursday, 19th of February 2015 at 13:55
Consumer understanding of the intricacies of LED lighting technology has come a long way over the last 4 years since Lazer Lamps was formed, but we’re still trying to fill a knowledge gap crucial in helping both retailers and consumers understand why not all LED lights are made the same. It’s inevitably a technical subject though and while being able to demonstrate lighting in action will always be the best way to ensure consumers can make educated purchases, we know this isn’t always possible.
The myriad of misleading technical data doesn’t help the situation, and whi...
Wednesday, 4th of February 2015 at 12:38
The final stages in the development of our new product range required real world testing in arctic conditions - bring on the Arctic Rally in Rovaneimi… Our new product line is approaching launch, and there were a number of open questions that we wanted to know the answer to before launch. Rallying can sometimes takes place in poor light conditions, we often get asked by the rally fraternity whether our lights work in fog, ice-fog or snowy conditions, and does the beam penetrate far enough without glare coming back to the driver.
We arrived in Rovaneimi for the 50th...
Friday, 30th of January 2015 at 13:20
The 2015 Autosport International show in Birmingham was an excellent way to start the New Year and show our current and forthcoming products – thanks to all of our customers who made it on to the stand!
The outstanding feedback we received from those drivers who have already used our lights proves once again the competitive advantage that Lazer gives at night time race events. We were also able to show customers a preview of our new product line which will launch in March 2015, to deliver more than five times the peak intensity of our current lights, equating to almost three times the d...
Monday, 6th of October 2014 at 09:39
Races don’t get much tougher than the Breslau Rally, and the Balkans Breslau this year has been extremely tough, not just during the race but also pitching up camp in the evenings. The final results are in, and we congratulate the podium placed competitors, a gruelling event by anyone’s standards! Placings by group are as follows:
ENDURO AND ATV: 1) JUEN, BEAT (AUT) 2) ROQUESALANE, FRANTS (FRA) 3) BOEVSKI, DIMITAR (BGR)
SSV AND CAR CC AND TRUCK: 1) HEYMANN, RAZ (ISR) / SEGAL, HILLEL (ISR) 2) STENSKY, FRANK (DEU) / HENSCHEL, TOBIAS (DEU) 3) SLAVCHEV, DESISLAV (BGR) / STAYNOVA,...
Monday, 7th of July 2014 at 22:48
Recognised as one of the toughest European adventure rallies, Rallye Breslau will attract more than 250 teams from across Europe over two separate adventure events: Breslau Poland and Balkan Breslau. With eight days of demanding off-road racing stages combined with courses in picturesque setting, risks and challenges await participants.
We are delighted to be playing such a key part in the event, and are delighted that the Lazer Challenge night race will play such a key part in the race stages.
2014 Breslau Rallye...
Tuesday, 1st of July 2014 at 08:58
Lazer is delighted to once again be part of the Race2Recovery story. These guys have a mission to enable the participation of people with disabilities in professional motorsport, and from their inception in 2011, they have done just that.
They have completed at some of the highest levels of motorsport since their inception in 2011, including this year competing in both the Dakar Rally in South America, and the Breslau Rallye in Poland and Bulgaria, among a host of other races.
This year we refreshed their lighting, with an additional two T2-R lamps on the roof, which will help to reduce...
Sunday, 16th of March 2014 at 23:38
The FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) has confirmed that Lazer E-Marked LED hadlamps are permitted for the following motor Sports events:Group N Article 254 (lighting is section 6.8)Group A Article 255 (lighting is section 5.8.5)WRC Article 255A (lighting is section 5.8.d)Group R1 to R4 Article 260 (lighting is section 503)Group R5 Article 261 (lighting is section 503)For a copy of the confirmation email which was issued to Lazer, please email us at email@example.com.
In the United Kingdom, the MSA (Motor Sports Association) have now confirme...
Friday, 14th of March 2014 at 22:17
Dakar 2014 – Another epic year
With Lazer lights being used by more than 10 different teams, it was another epic year for Lazer and these teams using our lights. The astonishing and inspiring Race2Recovery team yet again achieved a finish in this years Dakar, arguably under tougher circumstances than their debut year 2013.
Kamaz Master, the incredible Russian truck team won the truck category, taking all three places on the podium. An impressive achievement for the Red Bull sponsored team. Their winning driver Vladimir Chagin has now won the race in this category for seven o...
Sunday, 3rd of November 2013 at 21:36
Compromises are not an option for many of the customers and motorsport teams that choose Lazer products. This is no truer than for the Dakar Press Team: the team that provide photography, film and written footage of the competitors in action at the toughest rally on earth: The Dakar Rally.
…on a quiet Saturday in October 2013
So on a dry and mildly warm day in October, James and I are heading to our Stevenage based manufacturing plant to meet The Dakar Press Team Captain L&...