NEW VISION X LIGHTS
VISION X’S NEWEST ADVENTURE SERIES LIGHTS
The Adventure Series.
EVER SINCE LIGHT-EMITTING diodes (LEDs) became a viable light source for off-road use, light bars have flooded the market. Their popularity soared because of their unique shape, light output, and ability to be mounted in low-profile locations. Round lights never lost their luster to the bars, they simply evolved with the technology.
And the classic good looks of round lights can break up the otherwise boxylooking front of an older vehicle such as our 1991 Ford Explorer.
Vision X’s ADV Adventure Series LED light is the latest evolution in the company’s line of round LED Light Cannons. The ADV lights combine multiple 10-watt Cree diodes with both long-range iris reflectors and wide-spread elliptical optics to provide a combination driving beam in a single light for varying terrain. The lights are available in either a 6.7- or 8.7-inch size, with the larger pair producing 29,960 lumens and up to 3,248 feet of usable light. All of that power is packed into an aluminum housing that is just 4 inches thick, making it easy to mount in tight spaces where depth is a concern.
To put our newly installed ADV lights to the test, we couldn’t just head to the desert outside of town and call it good. The name of these lights suggested we needed an adventure. We set our sights on Colorado with the goal of exploring old mining sites. We arrived to the Red Mountain Mining District near Silverton just before dusk. The close-range elliptical lights helped us navigate the rocky switchbacks and shelf roads, while the long-range lights helped us to spot old mine structures and a great campsite for the night.
The following day we spent time at Clear Lake and on the Alpine Loop before heading to Creede for another evening of exploring old mine sites along the Bachelor Loop.
Although the mines we visited predominately produced silver, we think Vision X struck gold with the new ADV Light Cannons. They performed flawlessly and allowed us to extend our adventures into the darkness.