Race Sport Lighting’s Rigorous Product Testing Gauntlet
Race Sport Lighting has been committed to giving our distributing partners and authorized dealers the advantage in the aftermarket lighting category for over 13 years. For us, the advantage all boils down to quality, support, and service. In this video, we will break down the gauntlet of rigorous testing every Race Sport lighting product prototype must survive before we will ever bring it to market. This testing process makes us confident to stand behind our products with a one-year minimum manufacturer’s warranty, but we also have thousands of products that have multi-year or even lifetime warranties.
Twenty-four-hour Saltwater Submersion
For this test, we submerge prototypes into a tank of abrasive brine solution that simulates ocean and winter environments. The twenty-four-hour saltwater submersion test verifies that the product’s protective coating meets longevity standards.
Lux Output Reading
The Lux Output reading measures the Lux of the product with a digital light meter.
The purpose of this test is to quantify and record the lux output of the product. For a headlight bulb prototype this is accomplished by installing the bulb inside a headlight housing and testing to see how well the lumen amounts (raw light at source) are reflected out from the housing to a wall 25 ft away. From this distance we are able verify the amount of raw lumens that are truly being utilized and turned into a usable light on the surface (lux.)
Operating Temperature Reading
From there, product testing continues. This test measures the temperature of our products as it operates. The purpose of this test is to validate the operating temperature of the product at certain intervals to make sure it dissipates heat according to quality standards. This test ensures that the product will not have heat related failures.
Thermal Exposure Testing
The thermal exposure test subjects our prototypes to high temperatures inside of a micro-incubator, imitating hot temperature environments. The purpose of the thermal expose test is to confirm product integrity at high temperatures. This ensures that the product will not experience any cord melting or electrical shorts.
Forty-two Day Freshwater Submersion
For this test, we submerge prototypes into a tank of fresh water that mimics wet climate environments. The product is submerged continuously for forty-two-days to simulate an average lifetime of the product and quantify its life expectancy. Another purpose of this test is to verify the integrity of the products sealing system and IP rating. This ensures the product will not be susceptible to water damage or moisture that can lead to failure.
Forty-two Day Current Cycling
The forty-two-day current cycle test is performed by powering the product with varied amounts of voltage over the average lifespan in use hours of the product. Now, the purpose of this test is to substantiate that the product will remain fully functional even if the vehicle’s voltage fluctuates.
The drop test involves dropping the product from different heights to mimic heavy vibrations and impact damage. The purpose of this test is to verify that the product can withstand the vibrations of daily driving and heavy impacts of off-road use.
On-Road Vehicle Testing
In addition, when a prototype has met all quality standards, we install the product on a vehicle for real life assessment. The purpose of this review is to confirm application fitment and performance over time in the real-world environment.
Become an Authorized Race Sport Lighting Dealer
Since our inception over a decade ago, Race Sport Lighting has been committed to giving the advantage in the aftermarket lighting category to our partners. Quality products is where that competitive edge begins. You can find more info about Race Sport Lighting products and the advantage you can gain by becoming an authorized dealer at racesportinc.com