Rigid Industries was the first company to release LED lighting solutions for off-road applications, so it’s no surprise that the company has one of the widest selections of light bars, cubes, and other LED products that make it easy to light up the night. The company’s most recent product, the Rigid Industries’ Radiance™ adds even more options. With so many products to choose from, selecting the perfect lighting solution for your application can be a little daunting. Let’s take a closer look at the features of the new Radiance and how it compares to the rest of Rigid’s product lines so that buyers can make a better-informed decision.
The new Rigid Industries’ Radiance products are a bit of a departure from Rigid’s other lines in some ways, but they offer an impressive number of features and an even more impressive price point. Right off the bat, there are several visual cues that the Radiance is different from all the other light bars out there and even from the rest of Rigid’s other products. The black powder coated high-grade aluminum alloy housing is the same as what is used with the company’s Legacy E-Series lights, but that’s where the similarities end. The Radiance has an exposed black printed circuit board, which gives the light bar an industrial look when not illuminated and viewed from the front. The LEDs themselves have a slightly different look than Rigid’s other lines, which denotes some key features we’ll examine more closely in a minute. One of the coolest features of the Radiance is that in addition to powerful white LEDs, there is a subtle backlighting that gives the light bar an accent glow. The accent color is available in white, amber, red, blue, and green, and the accent lighting can be toggled independently from the main LEDs. In short, the accent lighting can be controlled at the flip of a switch to add an instant accent color to the vehicle at a car show, trail ride, or around town. The accent lighting also illuminates the Rigid branding plates that flank the face of the 20”-50” Radiance bars.
Another unique feature of the Radiance involves the forward projecting Broad Spot Optic, which combines the attributes of a spot and flood beam pattern to create a unique beam that illuminates the road ahead. The LEDs are protected by a high impact Polycarbonate lens, built-in heat sink, and a GORE pressure-equalizing vent. These optics vary from other Rigid products, which are available with patented Hybrid, Specter, and Hyperspot optics to offer excellent long distance lighting with very little waste. The other Rigid optics offer more targeted, application-specific lighting solutions for particular needs. The Broad Spot Optic utilized in the Radiance falls in between a spot and a flood pattern, making it a good choice for general, all-around off-road lighting solutions. There are fewer LEDs with the Radiance, and this combined with the different optics do lead to less lighting output as compared to Rigid’s other products, but still substantially more lighting than entry-level imported lighting products.
The Radiance light bars are available in 10″ to 50″ lengths and are an excellent choice for an enthusiast that is looking for an entry-level lighting solution with Rigid’s legendary quality. The accent lighting, unique branding plates, optics and price point make it a very well-rounded product for those that want the rugged look of modern LED technology with many of the same benefits that Rigid offers in its other product lines. The Radiance line is also backed by the legendary Rigid brand and a 10-year Limited Warranty, which offers great peace of mind. Dedicated off-roaders that will be subjecting their off-road lighting to sustained heavy vibration and more extreme use may better appreciate the rugged features of Rigid’s more traditional product lines, as they also offer more application-specific lighting options and a greater variety of configurations. Without question, the Radiance line represents a better value than much of the no-name LED lighting products on the market, as they are backed by Rigid’s reputation and quality control, not to mention a solid warranty. It’s clear that no matter what your off-road lighting needs and budget happen to be, Rigid Industries can help you light up the night.
More information on the Rigid Industries’ Radiance can be found at: www.rigidindustries.com