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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.

Top Technician and Top Technician 2016

Top Technician rewards the UK’s top mechanics

Here at Ring, we have been supporting the automotive aftermarket for more than 40 years. So sponsoring Top Technician 2016 was a no-brainer for us.

Top Technician is an annual competition created in 2002 by Aftermarket Magazine to reward the best vehicle technicians in the UK.

We know that top mechanics are committed to raising standards and to delivering the best possible service, which we believe should be endorsed and recognised. Just like the professionals taking part, we are also committed to raising standards in the workshop, by developing trade tools that have been designed to help mechanics and technicians to be the best they can be.

Here’s a few ways in which our products support technicians across the UK and beyond.

Bulbs
Bulb technology is at the heart of our business and is supported by unique product testing facilities. Standard, Longer Life, Performance and more recently Xenon HID bulbs all feature within the Ring bulb range. The flagship Xenon130, as an example, continues to outperform its competitors and put 130% more light on the road.

Inspection Tools
Retaining our position at the forefront of innovation – which includes utilising the latest ‘Chip on Board’ (COB) technology for superior output – Ring offers an extensive range of award-winning inspection lamps. Ring’s inspection tools have been built to last, and have light sources to suit most work spaces, whether compact, heavy duty, high power or intended for inspection.

Importantly, every item developed is designed with the professional, working environment in mind. This includes the recent additions to Ring’s MAGflex and Ergo ranges – the MAGflex Twist and Ergo Robust.

Battery Analysers
Assessing the need for replacement or recharge, Ring offers an extensive range of Battery Analysers that accurately diagnose and repair faults. These help professionals get the complete picture of a battery’s health.

Smart Chargers
Our SmartChargePro is two tools in one. It has a multi-chemistry function that adjusts the charge to precisely match the specific battery type. Acting as a battery support unit, this product provides constant battery voltage for when vehicle diagnostic equipment is connected and requires power.

Power Packs
Compact and heavy duty, Ring’s range of power packs is capable of jump starting multiple cars, and commercial vehicles – including buses, trucks and agricultural vehicles – from one charge. With safety features including reverse polarity, short circuit and anti-spike protection, our power packs are designed to be safe and easy to use.

Entries for Top Technician are now closed with semi-finals due to take place in mid-July. However, tickets are still available for Top Technician Live, which is a one day interactive training event, allowing technicians to learn from some of the leading companies in the automotive aftermarket. The day will feature classroom and practical sessions as well as presentations from industry experts and panel discussions. To order tickets visit the Top Technician website.

Top Technician Live will also feature the announcement of the winner of Top Technician 2016.

Chip on Board LEDs – Lighting the way for Inspection Lamps

At Ring, we are always looking for the newest and best technologies to develop our products. We travel the world finding the latest innovations. That is exactly what we have done with the introduction of Chip on Board (COB) technology to our Inspection Lamps.

What exactly is COB?
COB is the most recent development in LED technology. COB allows for a much denser distribution of light as there is no casing around the LED. We use this technology in our lamps to create a controlled and consistent beam pattern. COB also produces a superior brightness compared to other LED technologies. COB LED improves the lamp’s effectiveness, efficiency and life span as it allows for the best conditions for cooling.

After upgrading the UK’s most popular Inspection Lamp – ERGO Inspection Lamp (RIL2500HP) – to COB technology, it can now produce a light output three times brighter than the original.

Ring Quality Assurance
We always want to make sure our products are of the highest quality for our customers, which is why we invest so heavily in our on-site Quality Assurance Department. This carries out stringent quality assurance procedures on a continuous basis.

We use our specialist equipment to measure the lumen output, the colour temperature of the light as well as measuring the beam angle and uniformity of light that the inspection lamp produces. We also test charging time, monitor the battery voltage and check the current throughout the charging process.

Don’t just take our word for it. Click here to see us testing our Inspection Lamp’s durability.