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Ring to showcase latest developments at Automechanika

It’s almost time for one of the biggest innovation showcases of the year – Automechanika Frankfurt. From 13th September – 17th September, Ring will be at the event in Hall 3.1 on Stand E:31. We will be displaying our latest developments including workshop equipment, tyre care and battery charging products.

Our team of experts will be on hand to answer any questions throughout the exhibition, and guide visitors through the latest and best of our product developments. Retailers and distributors will have the chance to see a wide selection of products.

  • Xenon130 halogen bulbs. There are the most advanced halogen technology, providing drivers with up to 130% more light on the road. These bulbs also deliver better reflections of road markings and signs, reduce eye strain and increase confidence for night time driving.
  • We’ll also be exhibiting our LED bulbs – the latest evolution in vehicle lighting technology. They use up to 80% less energy than a standard bulb and last up to five times longer.
  • The RUBL1000/REUBL1000 Under Bonnet Lamp will also be on display, showing how the best in garage illumination is achieved. The lamp uses three LEDs to provide 1,000 lumens of light output, with adjustable spotlights that prevent shadows and give a well-illuminated work space. The long operating time of the lamp limits interruption and any needless downtime for mechanics and garage technicians.
  • The multi-award winning RSC612/RESC612 Smart Charger will also feature on our stand. The battery charger and analyser has become popular with mechanics working on vehicles of all sizes. With settings for both standard vehicles and START/STOP, this piece of equipment includes battery repair tools to increase performance and battery life along with alternator analysis functions.

Holding 15 events across 14 countries, Automechanika is the world’s leading international trade fair brand for the automotive service industry. Find out more.

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.

Standard headlight bulb vs Xenon130

Got January blues? Treat yourself to Ring’s Xenon130 headlamps

The festive period is without question a special time of the year, but it’s often not a ‘relaxing’ holiday. For the most of us, the frantic present shopping and stresses of Christmas dinner add up. If you feel like brightening up your New Year, then our Xenon130 high performance bulbs are just the thing.

New Year – new look
These high performance bulbs emit a bright, white light for a modern, high spec and crisp look that will transform the look of your car on the road. This is down to the 100% xenon gas within the bulb and a more tightly wound filament, which produces the brighter, whiter light.

Style and substance combined
It’s not just about the look – the quality of light matters too. These Xenon130 bulbs produce 130% more light on the road and have a beam pattern that’s up to 60m longer than a standard bulb. The light they produce is the closest thing to daylight, and with these dark, long nights it is essential that you have a headlamp that makes night time driving as safe as possible.

Xenon130 brighter than standard bulb

Xenon130 bulbs when compared to a standard headlight.

Specialist advice
At Ring, we recommend that you check your bulbs regularly to make sure they are working correctly. If you are stopped by the police for having a faulty headlamp you can be given an on-the-spot fine. Looking after your bulbs will make it safer for you and other road users. If your checks reveal a bulb has gone and needs changing, then we recommend you always replace both headlamps. This is to make sure there is an even distribution of light on the road.
Want to find out more?

See our Xenon130 range to pick the best light for you.

Ring’s Christmas gift guide

Stuck for present ideas? Dreading the prospect for Christmas Eve shopping, frantically barging round the shops, wondering if Uncle Dave would really like a novelty snow globe?
Don’t panic: we’ve collected a few ideas so that you can give them something they actually want this Christmas. And they can use them well into 2016.

RPP900For the lone drive

If one of your loved ones does a lot of solo driving – or is prone to leaving their headlights on – then a Compact Jump Starter is an ideal gift. This handy little device is powerful enough to jump start a car battery, but small enough to fit in the glove box. Just clamp onto the battery, turn on, then press the jump start button – and you’re back on the road. Far easier than using jump leads, and far quicker than waiting for roadside recovery. And it comes with a built-in LED torch and a USB charging point for tablets and smartphones.

Shop for the Compact Jump Starter

 

RSC612 MainFor the multi-vehicle owner
Whether they’re a classic car enthusiast, they love their motorhome or simply have more than one car in the household, they all have batteries that need looking after. For comprehensive battery care, whatever the vehicle, the RSC612 SmartCharger is a motoring essential. This one device will diagnose, recondition, service and charge vehicle batteries to makes them last longer, work better and be more reliable. It can be used on lead acid, gel, EFB, AGM and calcium batteries on vehicles up to 5.0L in size, including those with STOP/START technology.

Shop for the RSC612 SmartCharger

 

RIL3600 Tilt 2

For the DIY enthusiast

We all know someone who just loves a home improvement project – whether it’s putting up a new set of shelves or building a full-blown extension. Whatever the job, an effective inspection lamp is an essential. The MAGflex Twist is the all-round torch that can help even the most ambitious home builder. Its bright LED light, built in magnet, and 360° rotating head make it the ultimate DIY tool.

Find out more about the MAGflex Twist

 

For the stylish driverRW3372 H4 Pack 3 QTR
If they love their car more than anything – and insist on only the very best – then a set of high performance, bright white headlight bulbs could be the icing on their Christmas cake. The Xenon130 bulbs put 130% more light on the road, and emit a bright white light for a high spec, crisp look. These bulbs have the latest advanced micro filament technology and 100% xenon gas produce more light that goes further.

Shop for the Xenon130 bulb

 

 

Winter is coming

The nights are getting colder, and longer. Mornings are chilled and filled with fog. It can’t be ignored – winter is coming. As driving conditions become tougher, it’s a good idea to be extra careful when you hit the road. One important way to make driving easier – and safer – is to make sure your headlamps are up to scratch.

Darker for longer
Not only are the nights getting longer, but in some places, they are getting darker too. Many councils are turning off street lamps for part of the night – often from 12am to 5.30am. Making sure you have the best possible headlamps is essential for navigating unlit streets.

Regular check ups
Check your bulbs regularly to make sure they are all working correctly. If you are stopped by the police with a faulty headlamp they could give you an on the spot fine. Far better to check before you drive and keep other road users – and your bank balance – safe.

When a bulb has gone, you might think you only need to replace the broken one. While you can do this, it’s far better to do both at once. That way, the light emitted from each of your headlamps is equal, making driving much easier for you and other road users.

Clear as day
The newly-launched Xenon130 puts up to 130% more light on the road and has a beam pattern that’s up to 60m longer than a standard bulb. For a driver, this means seeing what’s coming sooner and increasing the time period you have to react.

It’s not just about quantity; the quality of light matters too. For the best possible conditions when you’re driving at night, look for bulbs with a whiter light. This light is closer to daylight, improving visibility while you’re on the road. This will make signs and road markings easier to see and help reduce eye strain and fatigue.

Standard headlight bulb vs Xenon130

Standard headlight bulb vs Xenon130

Specialist help
Investing in upgrading your bulbs is a sure-fire way to make night time driving easier. These bulbs – like the Xenon130 – are specially designed using micro filament technology and xenon gas to produce a brighter, whiter light.

To see the difference – and pick the best light for you – see our light comparison app.