WE shine the spotlight on a set of Bushranger LED driving lights and a LedLenser MH11 head torch.
Bushranger Night Hawk VLI LED driving lights
Developed in-house, the new Night Hawk 9-inch LED driving lights feature a unique design that incorporates cooling ducts for heat dissipation as well as a new relay-free wiring system (the first of its kind).
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The light’s ATCS (Advanced Temperature Control System) uses the excellent cooling design to ensure the LEDs punch out maximum light while adjusting that output according to the environment.
The lens is hard-coated polycarbonate (highly scratch-resistant) and sits in a tough pressure die-cast aluminium housing, complete with 4mm steel bracket. Output is courtesy of 37 high-output OSRAM LEDs, punching out a collective 175W and 10,800 lumens per light. They come with clip-on/clip-off protective covers that offer the ability to swap quickly between beam patterns. Comes with a five-year warranty.
As with any camp accessory, head torch tech has advanced super-fast the past decade; from AA- or AAA-powered small lights that barely lit up the camp box or fridge-freezer interior (there’s nothing worse than pulling out an orange juice bottle when you were after that stubby), to LedLenser’s new MH11 and its massive light output.
This big bopper is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and offers three light settings – Power (750 Lumens), Mid (300 Lumens), Low (10 Lumens) – and also a S.O.S. mode, and Boost, which sees this head-torch punch out 1000 Lumens for a limited timeframe. The high output comes courtesy of the MH11’s Xtreme LED (through a 40mm lens).
The light’s housing can also be removed from the head-strap for use as a hand torch if need be. Battery life varies according to mode used, with Power offering four hours, Mid going for eight and 100 hours available on the Low setting. Surprisingly, the MH11 is quite light, at 179g. You can even operate the MH11 via Bluetooth and the LedLenser connect app. Cool stuff.