Portland, OR, August 19, 2014 – Following an extensive evaluation period in which samples were submitted to race teams and selected customers for feedback, PIAA’s new RF Series LED light bars are now in stock and available for immediate shipment from PIAA warehouse distributors. These exciting new high-tech light bars feature bold low-profile styling and advanced technical features that make them unlike any other light bars on the market.
PIAA’s RF Series lights are different from every other light bar currently available. The RF Series light bars feature Reflector Facing Technology (RFT) that concentrates and focuses the beam pattern of the reflector-facing LED bulbs more precisely than forward-facing LED lights. This allows for a true, controlled beam pattern, along with more light output per watt than competitive designs. PIAA has harnessed the full light output of the LED chips to provide maximum light output while maintaining the low amp draw characteristics of LEDs.
PIAA (pronounced pe’-uh) offers these new LED light bars in three sizes — 6 inch, 10 inch, and 18 inch, and they all utilize the latest CREE LED chips. The six inch model, RF 6, incorporates two high intensity 8w LED chips. The ten inch model, RF 10, features four such chips, and the massive RF 18 light bar sports eight of these powerful LED chips.
All three sizes are available in either fog or driving light configuration, and all of these light bars feature PIAA’s exclusive Reflector Facing Technology (RFT), in which the LED bulbs are oriented back toward a computer-designed multi-surface parabolic reflector that concentrates and focuses the beam pattern more precisely than other LED designs on the market. This provides greater light output while maintaining the low power consumption characteristics of LED lights. The result: more concentrated light exactly where you need it. PIAA invented RFT technology, and was the first company to offer fog and driving lamps using this design. A particularly clever feature of the RF Series lights is their modular design, which allows multiple lights to be linked together for a clean, unified appearance in a wide range of lengths.
Justin MacLauchlan, Brand Manager for PIAA explains, “PIAA pioneered Reflector Facing Technology (RFT), which allows our LED lights to produce much more illumination with fewer LED chips than competitive forward-facing designs. A few competitors need to use, in some cases, up to 5 times the number of LEDs in their lights to produce light output similar to that of our RF Series lights. As a result of our Reflector Facing Technology (RFT), we are able to produce light that will give the customer a true beam pattern, more usable light output and distance, and much lower amp draw.”
“Our RF Series light bars also feature a modular design that allows them to be linked together to suit a wide variety of sizes for virtually any application. Installation is simple with our pre-assembled wiring harness, and these light bars can be mounted on bumpers, roof racks, roll bars or on any other convenient surface.”
MSRP for the RF 6, in either fog or driving configuration, is $259; for the RF 10, $359; and for the RF 18, $559.
PIAA Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of replacement and specialty lighting products for the on- and off-highway automotive, powersports, all-terrain, and motorsports industries. Founded in 1963, The PIAA Corporation offers a half-century of expertise in developing and manufacturing world-class products that customers can use with pride and confidence. Offerings include Halogen, H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge), and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp assemblies and bulbs, as well as a variety of related bulbs, installation kits, silicone wiper blades, and accessories. Visit the company’s web site: www.piaa.com