Monthly Archives: March 2016

LED lighting – a brighter future

LED (light emitting diode) lighting is one of the hottest technologies and is an exciting alternative to traditional incandescent and halogen lighting. As one of the most competitive and fast paced industries in the world, the automotive sector has developed this cutting-edge technology to be top-spec, highly effective vehicle lighting.

The science and benefits behind LED lighting
LEDs are composed of a semiconductor diode – a material that can conduct electricity – which becomes a source of illumination. Light is produced when the particles that carry the electrical current combine together with the semiconductor material. There is no gas involved in the production of their cool white light and they have a higher light per watt ratio than incandescent bulbs.

The main benefits of LED lighting are its long life span and low energy usage. Our LED bulbs can last up to six times longer than a standard bulb and can use up to 80% less energy. LEDs are ecologically friendlier than other traditional technologies as they don’t contain toxic chemicals, and their low energy use will reduce your carbon footprint.

Long life reliability meets performance
Our performance LEDs emit a pristine finish with a 7000k ice white appearance which will give your vehicle a high spec, luxury look. They also include 3D technology that will distribute 270˚ of light.

Specialist information
Currently the regulations for automotive lighting so not take into account LED bulbs. Therefore, any LEDs that are fitted to the exterior of your vehicle are for off road use only.

Want to find out more? See our full LED range here.

Ring to Demo Vehicle Conversion at the Commercial Vehicle Show

On 26-28th April, Ring will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The annual CV Show is the largest and the most comprehensive road transport and logistics event held in the UK, attracting close to 20,000 visitors including fleet managers and vehicle convertors.

Our stand – 5H134 – will be focusing on Vehicle Conversion. Visitors will have first-hand experience of the solutions that Ring can provide to transform commercial vehicles into mobile work stations. Our Vehicle Conversion solutions include on board power, interior lighting, hazard lighting, scene lighting and camera systems. Our exhibit at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April will give visitors the chance to see Ring’s products installed into two different vehicles – a mobile work space and a welfare van – showing a variety of the applications and vehicle conversion options we can offer.

Ring’s commitment to innovation means we’re always seeking out solutions that make working on the move easier and more efficient. One example is our baton and strip lights, which are ideal for illuminating the rear work area of a vehicle or van. As work vehicles are often on the road day and night, all our interior lights use LED technology, which provides a wide angle of illumination whilst drawing minimal power from the battery. Ring’s baton and strip lights can be fitted with switches or PIR (passive infrared sensor) to further reduce the power drain. As well as being economical with power consumption, our interior lighting solutions are space efficient too. Our baton and strip lights are ideal for fitting in the roof lines, while slim line lights are a great solution for low level roofs.

Our innovation isn’t just about making life easier for those using the van. We’ve been working closely with Vehicle Convertors to design simple to install, “fast fit” solutions that cut down on installation time and save vehicle conversion workshops valuable time and money.
Mobile work vehicles often need hazard lighting to make it visible to other workers and road users. Our new line of LED light bars comply to ECE Reg 65 and Reg 10, and can be fitted with either a strong magnetic mount or bolt mount for permanent installations. The bolt mount has been simplified to one single bolt rather than three, saving time for the fitter.

Ring’s vehicle conversion in action
Lyndon Security Systems is a vehicle fitting company based near Doncaster. They specialise in the production of welfare vehicles – specialist vehicles that are used as a rest area and have essential facilities for field workers. They are particularly popular for teams working in remote locations such as on railway lines or by the side of the motorway. Lyndon Security Systems uses a wide range of products from Ring including on board power, interior lighting and camera systems.

Lyndon Security Systems’ General Manager, Paul Redshaw, says:

Ring is an invaluable supplier for equipment that utilises the vehicle electrical systems to generate power. Once the vehicle leaves our workshop facilities it is our reputation that will be judged. Ring understands this and have ensured that all the products and components they supply are of the highest quality. That is why they are a trusted supplier to us.”

If you’re interested in visiting Ring at the Commercial Vehicle Show and finding out more about Ring’s vehicle conversion solutions, you can sign up to attend here.