Supanova driving lights

Albynsw

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I am looking at my options for new driving lights. I was leaning towards the Stedi but found these and I like the idea of the side beams for wildlife on the side of the road. They also have another model that is even brighter with spot beams but think this hybrid style is a more suitable option for me


Anybody had any experience with this brand? They appear to be well made
 
Never even heard of them to be honest.
But after reading some of the info etc, I can see the benefit. Outright distance is a silly metric really..
J.
 

Albynsw

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They have the hybrid vs the spot in super nova


Yes that clip is how I found them, the spots are ridiculously bright, too bright I think and have a big hotspot. The hybrids seem to have a more usable light which was the attraction
They appear to be a well made product with quality products and a reasonable pricepoint but I know nothing about them
 

Chatty

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They look pretty good. Just need to work out how to mount them.
I take it they come as a left and a right model for the side beams?
 

Bru9

Active Member
Generally best to avoid brands that have english like this:
Delivering over 980m of light @1lux and over 1400m @ 0.25 lux
There is absolutely no way you can tell if they are good quality, they all are getting cheaper and china is getting better. They look slapped up compared to the offroad reputable brands, but most here probably put 5hrs a year on them so they may go the distance.
They are a bit of a copy of the baja lights, and will have a ton of glare back and being on the cool white side will make it worse. They missed the boat really as you want a strong elongated low beam with cutoff.
 

Albynsw

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Do you know if the side beams can be turned off independently of the main beams Alby?

Not that I am aware of and assume not, I don’t see the need to either?? They have just angled a couple of leds on the sides to give the extra spread which I like the idea of
I use my hi beams on a daily basis and encounter a lot of wildlife
 

Rusty Panels

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As mentioned previously the distance isn't really as important as the spread. If you're not going to stop in time with 800 plus metres of beam you are obviously driving too fast or need to go to specsavers. It's the critters coming in from the sides that can give you the most grief.
Even in the old days of Halogen globes I personally preferred the spread over the pencil beams.
 
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Petunia

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Theory vers Reality vers all Variables?

You are travelling up to 28 meters per second?
A kangaroo at full noise is travelling up to 19.5 meters per second?
Facing forward, in your perifial vision you are aware of the mirrors on both doors? but what can you see, clearly?
There are 2 windscreen pillars, there are cars with quarter glass windows, there are wind/weather shields on some?
You sit on the right, therefore to the left is more clear vision angle than to the right.
Are you constantly flicking your vision from left to right and back every second? in that second you have gone 28 meters and a kangaroo has gone 19.5 meters?

Opinion; 9 million candle power spread 180 degrees you only have seconds to react, yes you may avoid it, yes you may end up upside down in the ditch, take note of your automatic response next time and tell me you don't swerve?

All good, :cool:
 

Hylux

Active Member
Been watching this thread. Ended up ordering LLA dl9. They appear same quality as Stedi and Supernov and have 2yr warranty. At the moment on sale 50% off. $318. From what I worked out they are more spot than spread which is ok for me as I have the sides already covered. I also noticed in the videos these have constant light pattern instead of those annoying bright/dark lines if you know i im refering to.

So many bloody choices
 

Frawls

New Member
Been watching this thread. Ended up ordering LLA dl9. They appear same quality as Stedi and Supernov and have 2yr warranty. At the moment on sale 50% off. $318. From what I worked out they are more spot than spread which is ok for me as I have the sides already covered. I also noticed in the videos these have constant light pattern instead of those annoying bright/dark lines if you know i im refering to.

So many bloody choices
If you could let us know how they go
 
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