Vision X Lighting's XIL-M1
Sep 23, 2009
In the arms race of off-roading lighting systems, Vision X has just brought us to the brink of nuclear destruction. If you want the most high-tech, bleeding edge lights for your 4x4, drag your credit card, kicking and screaming, out of your wallet and order the XIL-M1, also known as the "Patriot Smart Light." You can read the rest of this article for full tech details but here's the summary: this thing rocks.
Vision X Lighting has created the most versatile lighting system in the world, the XIL-M1. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A the XIL-M1 is commonly referred to as the Patriot Smart Light. The XIL-M1 has the world's most powerful 32 bit microcontroller integrated in the housing. The primary function of the micro controller is to monitor the core thermal temperature of the light, which will ensure no matter what environment the light fixture is placed in the light fixture will function effectively and correctly emitting 10800 lumens for 50 000 hours. If the circuit board temperature rises above 75 degrees Celsius the LED's will automatically dim 10% allowing the circuit board to cool.
The XP-M1 is the building block for the future of lighting. Vision X will be able to integrate any function there is a demand for into the light, by simply programming the microcontroller. If there is a demand for the light to flash at 4 Hz, or if there is a demand for the light to dim at sunrise to conserve energy, no problem, we simply program the microcontroller. An analogue dimming switch can also be used by the end user to control dimming of the light.
This light has electronic efficiency of 94.5% and optical efficiency of 94% which makes the XIL-M1 the most efficient light ever built. The XIL-M1 will accept 9-32 volts DC and puts out an amazing 10800 lumens while only drawing 10 amps at 12 volts. 110 volt Ac input which encloses a power inverter on a custom bracket is available.
Manufactured out of 6061 billet aluminum and using only Mil-Spec parts there is no better built light in the world. The fixture is machined with vertical fins on the heat sink for improved heat dissipation and the circuit board is made utilizing 4oz copper which is then pressure fitted against the heat sink. This forces the heat generated by the LED to evenly dissipate with no thermal hot spots allowing each LED to function exactly the same. The complete Fixture is engineered to distribute the weight evenly so the light will be perfectly balanced. The bracket will allow for 360 degree rotation and solid mounting locking the housing into any position.
Their website address is: http://www.visionxoffroad.com
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