The ARB Intensity Solis Is A New Large, Dimmable, LED Off-Road Light

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Off-road outfitter ARB has just announced that its new piece of lighting kit will be a 9-inch circleish-shaped driving light with 36 OSRAM LEDs with five brightness settings you can control from your cab. They look cool.

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I don’t have any experience with ARB’s lights myself. But my dude Larry over at Dirty Parts 4x4 in Culver City once told me the ARB Intensity light, a predecessor to this new Intensity Solis light, was “basically the best on the market” when it was new so the new one’s going to be worth looking at.

(Re-reading that paragraph I’m realizing it might come off as a joke, but actually Larry really knows his shit and you don’t have to look far to find additional positive endorsements of ARB’s lights.)

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If you can interpret specifications, ARB is claiming brightness of: “1 lux @ 1,462m (2 x spotlights) to NATA industry standards.” The light has an aluminum housing with some red trim you can add if you’re so inclined. ARB’s website has even more info and a full spec list.

The Solis lights will be available with spot (long-range) and flood (wide-spread) beam patterns and be able to integrate with ARB’s LINX accessory interface.

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ARB says that these lights will retail for $349 each and be available by the end of August.

Here’s a little infomercial with a rundown of the light from company reps:

For those of you who are saying: “Hey Andrew, didn’t you just do a post about why LEDs are not good?” I did, but that was referring to putting LEDs where halogen bulbs are supposed to go. LED lights that are mounted in housings designed for LEDs can be awesome.

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Just, please, please, turn these off on the road and highway if you mount them to your rig.

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