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here is one of our sponsors rain lights. 
http://www.lifeline-fire.com/rainlight.aspx

 

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Developed for international and national motorsport use, this High Intensity Rear LED Rain Light is homologated for competition use by the MSA and FIA. It can be found in various LMP2 and GTE vehicles in WEC to Prototypes, GTLM, and GT3 vehicles in IMSA.

 

With a light output of 3269cd (more than 3.5x the competition), this light is intensely bright and extremely visible.  The 4Hz flash mode meets the latest FIA standard, flashing between full power and 40% to ensure constant visibility.

 

The Lifeline LED Rain Light has an estimated 35,000 hour life - approximately 3.5 times more than the typical competitor.  Made with an engineered aluminum heatsink base and 100% weatherproof connectors, this piece is designed to last in the most demanding conditions.

 

Flashing rain lights are now mandated by several North American racing series and are highly recommended when stalled on the grid, driving slowly with a misfire or puncture, or during a safety car or red flag period to aid in visibility and prevent impact.

 

Main features include:

  • Extremely high brightness

  • Lightweight

  • Energy efficient

  • Robust

  • Submersible / Waterproof

  • Vibration resistant

  • Overheat protected

  • Replaceable protective screen

 

Specification

Part number: 421-100-005

Homologation No: MSA/RWL/36/14

Display: Light Emitting Diode

Number of LEDs: 11

Number of Circuits: 3

View Angle: +/- 20 deg

Light Output: 3269Cd Average

Operating Temperature: -25 to + 60 degC

Fixing: M6 Bolt

Dimensions: 62 c 100 x 21.5mm

Weight: 230g

Power Supply: External 9 to 14 Vdc

Power Consumption: 8.4W, 700mA @12v

Flash: 4Hz



 

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Just an FYI, we purchased this rain light and installed just before Road Atlanta;  I think a few drivers were complaining that it was TOO bright.

 

We're gonna see if maybe we can add a tint or something. Guess the ad copy claiming it was "intensely bright and extremely visible" should have been our first clue!

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1 hour ago, MalHombre said:

Just an FYI, we purchased this rain light and installed just before Road Atlanta;  I think a few drivers were complaining that it was TOO bright.

 

We're gonna see if maybe we can add a tint or something. Guess the ad copy claiming it was "intensely bright and extremely visible" should have been our first clue!

How about a little downward tilt?

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10 hours ago, MalHombre said:

Just an FYI, we purchased this rain light and installed just before Road Atlanta;  I think a few drivers were complaining that it was TOO bright.

 

We're gonna see if maybe we can add a tint or something. Guess the ad copy claiming it was "intensely bright and extremely visible" should have been our first clue!

I think that's the point of the light....

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Here we go again.  I was one of the people that complained about them at Road Atlanta. Just like we did the previous year for the same reason. 
 

Ok so here is my point of view.

 

I drove just as it was getting dark and to the end of the race. I was in a pretty fast car so I caught up with a few cars that had these. At night they were bad from an overtaking car point of view. So, if you install one have it where you can turn it off when it is dark. They are not needed then. There are plenty of people who drove in bad conditions during daylight stints that want them required because they had trouble seeing cars as they came up on them, especially those with poor tail lights.  That is their point of view, seems prudent to do something to improve visibility of cars due to their experience. These lights are one of a couple of solutions.  So, if you buy one and install it please keep both points of view in mind and rig it up accordingly. 

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