Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ring introduces CRI inspection lamp to award-winning range

The award-winning inspection lamp range from Ring has a new addition with the introduction of the Colour Rendering Index (CRI) inspection lamp. This latest development brings a unique technology that will make life easier for mechanics and body shop technicians.

Introducing CRI technology
CRI is a measure of a light source’s ability to show object colours “realistically” or “naturally” compared to daylight.

CRI is a very desirable technological development in colour-critical environments such as body shops, garages and workshops. Technicians will have the power to determine whether a paint job has been accurately matched to the existing colour.

This advanced piece of kit will also highlight scratches, marks and other undesirable blemishes – giving you a consistent paint job, time and time again.

New technology – same high quality performance
The R(E)IL5500CRI and R(E)IL5300CRI are constructed from aluminium, making them strong yet surprisingly lightweight – perfect for demanding environments where a reliable handheld inspection tool is crucial.

The Al5 CRI Lamp

The Al5 CRI Lamp

Matching set
Other additions to our award-winning range of inspection tools are the R(E)IL5500HP Al5 LED Inspection Lamp and the R(E)IL5300HP Al3 LED Inspection Lamps, which comes in three colours. They use state-of-the-art COB LED technology that provides a super bright light output. Concave design and aluminium body protects the lens from damage, making it perfect for use in garages and workshops.

To further protect the lens the exterior glass has been toughened – giving you peace of mind your R(E)IL5500HP/R(E)IL5300HP range will continue to produce a super bright, wide angled, beam pattern. It comes complete with an integral hanging hook and strong magnetic mount for hands-free use.

For further information and to see our full award-winning range of inspection tools click here.

Tech update: Filament Style LEDs

LEDs have become a familiar part of everyday life – the technology is widespread in commercial and domestic environments, from the light bulb in your living room, to illuminating industrial complexes, to traffic lights and inspection lamps used by mechanics

However, its adoption has been slower for replacement auto bulbs. While the bright white light emitted by LEDs has been popular for getting a high spec, crisp look, the unfamiliar shape and uneven distribution of light have led to consumers being resistant to adopting the new bulbs.

New technology – a bright, white, even light
However, the latest technological advance in LED lighting can change all that. Filament LEDs tackle these problems by combining the conventional shape of a auto bulb with the long life, efficiency and high colour temperature of LEDs.

How does it work?
The diodes on a standard LED emit light in a narrow beam – meaning you need many single diodes to try to replicate the even continuous light throughout the filament of a conventional bulb. This therefore creates uneven light distribution.

Filament Style LEDs are different – and feature the very latest in LED auto bulb technology to hit the market. The filament technology evenly distributes the light, like a traditional bulb. Only unlike a bulb, an LED has a whiter light, uses less energy and last up to five times longer. The shape is also familiar to drivers – so they can see that it’s simple to fit.

Angles Pic of Bulbs LED

Conventional LED – separate beams of light

Filament bulb

Filament style LED – even light distribution













Available now
Filament LEDs are available now in a range of fitments. See our whole range. These bulbs are not street legal, and are only intended for interiors and off road driving.