So Marty, one of our clients fitted a set of Zombie ZDS-9, 9 inch driving lights and 2 x ZLBS-20, 20 inch light bars, hooked up his caravan, loaded up his 4WD and headed off into the wilds of Oz. From the extreme heat of the outback, through to the freezing conditions down south and in Tasmania, his testimonial pretty much sums up his experience with Zombie Lights. I have included two photos, but there are more to see and his story is a great read, so head on over to the Testimonials page and check it out.
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. We have just loaded some photos of the Zombie Hummer on our website to show before shots (headlights only) and after shots…various Zombie LED Driving Lights and Light Bar’s on. We will be loading some customer vehicle photos over the next week or so. Also watch out for our first testimonials coming through.
So you think you’re about to score a bargain on eBay and grab some LED driving lights at an ultra-cheap price. But before you press the BUY button, ask yourself this….if you were on holiday in an Asian country, and saw a Rolex watch at the markets, would you buy that and believe you have a genuine, top quality item? The same applies here. Although it is possible to buy a product that may look the same, and have the same description, in reality, it is not possible to manufacture a top quality product at these prices. So if quality, ultimate light efficiency, longevity and back up warranty and service is what you are seeking from your driving lights, then you need to pass on budget buys.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU PURCHASE:
The manufacture of a good quality driving light includes many different variables. They will have a good solid housing, good quality Cree LED’s with a high binning rate (see our other blog), good quality lens, high water and dust proof rating, a good solid Australian Warranty, and last but not least, pre and after sales service with an Australian phone number.
1. I WANT TO MAKE SURE MY PRODUCT HAS A SOLID WARRANTY?
If you buy a product from China, you can pretty much kiss any warranty goodbye. The steps you need to go through, the time and cost it takes to return it, really doesn’t make it worthwhile. Zombie have a 2 year Warranty within Australia.
2. I INTEND TO BUY FROM AN AUSTRALIAN SUPPLIER, SO WHAT ARE THE THINGS I NEED TO LOOK FOR?
When buying from an Australian supplier, firstly work out if they are they just a go between for a Chinese manufacturer, pumping out 1000’s of the same item, or are they selling a product that they have researched, had input into, and that they can properly stand behind? At Zombie, we have worked with a manufacturer to make sure our products have been manufactured to our required specifications, to ensure they would stand up to the harsh Australian conditions, as well as emitting extreme light. The harness was designed by our own Auto Electrician, who specializes in heavy vehicles and machinery, and is extra-long to suit most vehicles.
3. WHAT IF I NEED HELP BEFORE OR AFTER MY PURCHASE, OR WHEN I GO TO INSTALL MY LIGHTS?
Do they provide a phone number so you can call them if you have problem with the product or fitment, or simply want to discuss what may suit you needs? What if you buy a cheap driving light, but can’t work out the instructions for fitment, so then have to pay someone to fit it? It doesn’t work out so cheap then. Zombie supply a simple to use, set of instructions including a simple diagram. If you still find you have a problem with fitment, then we are at the end of the phone to guide you through.
4. HOW DO I KNOW IF THE HARNESS THAT I AM BUYING WITH THE LIGHTS, WILL MEET AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS AND DO THE JOB PROPERLY?
Is the harness they supply constructed with the proper gauge wire and fuses etc? You will only know this if you pull it apart. If not, you are in for major problems. Zombie’s resident Auto Electrician, who has designed the harness, believes “overkill” is the best way to go. The harness is made from wiring and parts that are more than what is required to run the lights.
5. I KNOW THAT I AM BUYING MY PRODUCT ONLINE, BUT I STILL WANT THE SECURITY OF BEING ABLE TO CONTACT THE SUPPLIER AT ANY TIME AFTER MY PURCHASE:
Do you want the security of pre and after sales 24/7 service, from a qualified Auto Electrician at the end of the phone? Zombie Lights offer this.
6. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I PURCHASE?
Just remember, before you press the BUY button, make sure you have ticked off all the questions above and ask yourself what it really is that you want from your driving lights.
When LED’s are made, the manufacturer bins or separates them subsequent to a production run. The factory tests each LED light for specific characteristics such as luminous intensity, forward voltage, and optical wavelength or colour temperature. LED’s can have a low intensity binning rate, then graduate through to a high intensity binning rate. This is why it is extremely important to ensure you’re your LED’s have a high binning rate. Cheaper manufacturers offer low binning rate LED’s, whereas at Zombie we specify and use only LED’s with a high intensity binning rate, to ensure they are the brightest. Binning is the single most misunderstood aspect related to inaccurate values associated with lumen per dollar calculations.
XML LEDs offer the unique combination of very high efficacy at very high drive currents, delivering 1000 lumens with 100 lumens-per-watt efficacy at 3 A in a compact, 5-mm x 5-mm footprint. With its breakthrough light output and efficacy, the XML LED is designed for very-high-lumen applications such as high-bay, indoor commercial or roadway lighting. The XML LED can lower total system cost by reducing the number of LEDs and optics in the system.
The XML2 LED builds on the unprecedented performance of the original XML, increasing lumen output by up to 20%, while providing a single die LED point source for precise optical control. The XML2 LED shares the same mechanical and optical footprint as the original XML, providing a seamless upgrade path and shortened design cycle.
If top quality automotive LED lights, at a great price, is what you are chasing, then come and get ZOMBIED!!! If you want the best, but don't want to pay the most, Zombie Lights has arrived to meet your needs, with the brightest lights in town. Our premium products will stand up to any of the competitors on quality, yet we have priced them so they are affordable to everyone. Some of the current products on the market are out of reach for a lot of 4WD enthusiasts, so Zombie Lights is here to fill that niche. Welcome to the ZOMBIE family, and come on over to the bright side!!!