UK based LED Spotlight manufacturer, Lazer Lamps, is excited to announce adoption of a ground-breaking adaptive lighting solution for this year’s World Rally Championship. Responding to feedback for improved lighting under heavy braking and accelerating, the lights respond to changes in the vehicle’s pitch, to provide additional lighting in areas that might otherwise be plunged into darkness. The new lights also feature alternative beam patterns which can be selected by the driver at the press of a button, mid stage, to suit fog and other environmental conditions. The adaptive lighting solution is set to be adopted by both M-Sport and Hyundai Motorsport for the 2019 season, and will debut at Rally Monte Carlo later this week.
Alongside the adaptive lighting, upgraded optics and LEDs within Lazer’s ‘Carbon Series’ High Performance LED Spotlights means an increasing competitive advantage that is hoped to pave the way for success over the coming week. Commenting following weekend testing by both teams, Lazer Managing Director, Ben Russell-Smith said, ‘We’re clearly delighted to have both M-Sport and Hyundai Motorsport trusting us with their lighting requirements this season. We’ve listened hard to what both teams have asked of us, and whilst there will always be some fine tuning to be done, I’m delighted that we’ve developed a solution which will offer the drivers real benefits in the opening stages of this years WRC. We’re proud to be at the forefront of lighting innovations for motor sport, and are looking forward to seeing this technology transfer to our more mainstream products as the year progresses.”
Fine tuning of Lazer’s Carbon Series spotlights has been completed with an optimised distribution of light for both Carbon-6 Spot and Drive lamps, upgrades which are available immediately, along with simplified vehicle connectivity. Equivalent versions of the Carbon-6 lamps with adaptive functionality, and E-mark approved to comply with the majority of motorsport regulations, will be available during Q2 2019.
Obtaining ECE (E-mark) approval for the lights is recognised as an important contributing factor to adoption of the latest LED technology for all motorsport applications. Extending the appeal and relevance of their lightweight solutions, Lazer has also invested heavily in 3D print technologies to enable production of the lamp body in automotive-grade ASA plastic, reducing the cost of the lamps compared to the current carbon fibre construction. Lamps made with ASA material are currently undergoing testing and expected to come available from Q2 2019.