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ClearView™ Multi-Form Optics – A Scientific METHOD TO THE MADNESS


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ClearView™ Multi-Form Optics
A Scientific METHOD TO THE MADNESS

Press Release:

October 22nd, 2013

San Marcos, CA – Baja Designs ClearView™ Multi-Form Optics accurately control each lumen in order to provide you with up to twice the light of other manufacturers LED lights.

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ClearView™ Multi-Form Optics are computer designed in-house by Baja Designs’ team of racing engineers who have first-hand knowledge of the lighting needs of all types of drivers and riders. Each new optic is then meticulously prototyped in-house, and personally tested and perfected by Baja Designs owner and engineer Alan Roach.

“The ultimate goal of lighting is to provide a smooth field of light so the driver can drive quickly with minimal fatigue. My engineering and racing knowledge combined with the feedback of our professional racers and drivers has allowed us to develop the best optics in the industry.” – Alan Roach Baja Designs Owner, Engineer, and Mad Scientist.

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Each optic is Made in America and designed to illuminate a specific Lighting Zone. Their Wide Cornering and Wide Driving patterns are the only lights available that offer a horizontal cut off in order to make the light usable in either fog or dust without causing blinding back scatter. Baja Designs’ High Speed Spot™ has revolutionized LED lighting by truly achieving the distance of an HID with the smoothness of an LED. Other patterns available are Driving, Spot, and Flood. Amber patterns are also available.

With more useable patterns than any other manufacturer, ClearView™ Multi-Form Optics provide you with a light for every zone and a scientific method to the madness.

Media Contact:
Trent Kirby – Marketing Director
Baja Designs

ABOUT BAJA DESIGNS: Since 1992 Baja Designs has been driven to provide high quality, custom off-road equipment utilizing technical innovations backed by real world and racing experience. Originally the leading supplier of street-legal dual-sport kits, Baja Designs has matured to become the premier supplier of off-road race lighting, as well many other bike, truck, ATV, mining, industrial and agricultural lighting products. Countless racing wins have earned Baja Designs a solid reputation in the powersports and motorsports industries as well as being selected as a supplier to the U.S. Special Forces. Baja Designs, the Scientists of Lighting, continuously bring you … bright ideas made better!
© 2013 Baja Designs, Inc. All rights reserved. uService®, Stealth®, Strykr™, OnX®, Scientists of Lighting™ and the Baja Designs logos are registered trademarks of Baja Designs, Inc. 2013.

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CopperDrive® – Shines Brighter, Runs Harder, Cools Faster, Lives Longer


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CopperDrive® – Shines Brighter, Runs Harder, Cools Faster, Lives Longer

Press Release:

August 13th, 2013

San Marcos, CA – Baja Designs’ CopperDrive® LED Management System permits their lights to shine brighter, run harder, cool faster and live longer. High output white LEDs generate a lot of heat, requiring proper thermal management to safely drive them at 100% power. 100% power is the only way to get the lumen count promised by the LED manufacturer.

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The Scientists of Lighting at Baja Designs have designed their CopperDrive® with four levels of heat management. Copper core printed circuit boards are combined with thermally conductive gap pads, aircraft grade aluminum heat sinks and microprocessor controlled thermistors to achieve both a high level of performance and a 49,930 hour lifespan of the LEDs.

“I could do what everyone else does and run our lights at 70% power to preserve the longevity of the LED, but I would rather use proper thermal management techniques and available airflow to push the LED to 100% so that we get a brighter package in a smaller space.” –Alan Roach, Owner/Chief Engineer/Mad Scientist: Baja Designs


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How exactly does CopperDrive® work? Copper is 60% more conductive than aluminum, and thermal gap pads are 50% more efficient than thermal paste (100% more efficient than nothing) at transferring heat away from the LEDs. In addition, Baja Designs’ heat sinks are specifically designed to optimize the surface area and airflow over the light. The last layer of heat management is thermistors that monitor the temperature at the LED to ensure that even in the hottest environments your LED stays safe and bright.

Check out the video by clicking the image above to watch an overview of CopperDrive® technology by Alan Roach, Owner of Baja Designs.

Look for the CopperDrive® icon on all applicable LED products from Baja Designs. More product news from Baja Designs in the upcoming months will reveal a complete series of innovations designed to continually bring you a re-evolution of bright ideas made better.

CopperDrive® allows Baja Designs to deliver the brightest, longest lasting LED auxiliary lights available.

Media Contact:
Trent Kirby – Marketing Director
Baja Designs

ABOUT BAJA DESIGNS: Since 1992 Baja Designs has been driven to provide high quality, custom off-road equipment utilizing technical innovations backed by real world and racing experience. Originally the leading supplier of street-legal dual-sport kits, Baja Designs has matured to become the premier supplier of off-road race lighting, as well many other bike, truck, ATV, mining, industrial and agricultural lighting products. Countless racing wins have earned Baja Designs a solid reputation in the powersports and motorsports industries as well as being selected as a supplier to the U.S. Special Forces. Baja Designs, the Scientists of Lighting, continuously bring you … bright ideas made better!
© 2013 Baja Designs, Inc. All rights reserved. uService®, Stealth®, Strykr™, OnX®, Scientists of Lighting™ and the Baja Designs logos are registered trademarks of Baja Designs, Inc. 2013.

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Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened Shine Bright in the 2013 Baja 500


Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened Shine Bright in the 2013 Baja 500
San Marcos, CA – June 12th, 2013 - Congratulations to all participants in this year’s 2013 Tecate Score Baja 500 and a special thank you to Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened. Notably one of the toughest off-road races in the world, this year’s Baja 500 was an invigorating new format that stirred up the race right from the start.
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New course sections, new series owner and new rules made for an especially exciting race. The 500 course was very technical, compared to recent years, which meant most race teams had no choice but to turn on their lights and drive through the night.

Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened earned a total of 19 podium finishes in 16 classes.

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Menzies Motorsports – 3rd
Terrible Herbst – 4th
Galindo Motorsports – 6th
RPM OFFROAD – 8th
Terrible Herbst – 10th
McMillin Racing – 11th
Vildosola Racing – 12th
Greg Nunley – 17th
Mastercraft – 18th
All German Motorsports – 19th

Class 1

RPM OFFROAD – 1st
Corey Keysar – 2nd
Parkhouse Racing – 4th
Lyle Bask – 6th
Edge Motorsports – 7th

Trophy Truck Special

RPM OFFROAD – 1st
Mills Motorsports – 2nd

Class 10

Mike Johnson – 1st

Class 8

RPM OFFROAD – 1st
Rick Sanchez – 2nd

12 SCORE Lites

Rafael Navarro IV – 1st

Class 1/2 1600

Jose Ruvalcaba – 4th
Jorge Sampietro – 5th

Class 5 UnLtd

Cody Kellogg – 1st
Jose Lopez – 3rd

Class 5-1600 LTD

RPM OFFROAD – 1st

Class 7sx

Elias Hanna – 1st

Class 30

Team Arredondo – 1st

Class 22

Kurt Caselli – 2nd

Class 21

Adam Neuwirth – 1st

Class 20

Mark Bradford – 2nd

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Jorge Valdes – 1st

M-A 25 ATV

Adolfo Arellano – 2nd

Red Bull Trophy Truck racer Bryce Menzies qualified 3rd and finished 3rd in class, only minutes behind the first place team. Bryce’s co-driver Pete Mortensen had this to say, “This was our first race with an all LED setup. We had them at the Mint 400, but we didn’t get a chance to use them for more than 20 minutes. Bryce and I were very satisfied with how they performed and I like the fact that they are easy to package on the truck.”

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Last year’s release of the Baja Designs OnX LED light bar brought a new technology and experience to off road night racing, allowing for high speed night driving with only LEDs.

Alan Roach, founder and head engineer of Baja Designs raced with Mills Racing in a Spec Trophy Truck finishing 2nd in class. “I drove the entire night section – I saw the sun go down and come up again from the driver’s seat. The LED setup is so much easier on the eye and with the projection of the OnX, I barely noticed it was night time.”

Cody Parkhouse, 4th place finisher in Class 1, said, “The Baja Designs OnX is by far the best light we have ever used on a race car. We came back into Ensenada after more than 120 miles at night with the OnX, not once were we concerned.”

Thank you again to all of our supporters and Team Enlightened for another amazing display of skill, sportsmanship and athleticism at this year’s Tecate Score Baja 500. The Scientists of Lighting are here for all of your lighting needs – no matter what vehicle you choose – ensuring that bright ideas are always made better.

Media Contact:
Trent Kirby – Marketing Director
Baja Designs, Inc.

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Bright Just Got Brighter


Bright Just Got Brighter
San Marcos, CA – June 4th, 2013 -
Baja Designs LED lights are now 20% brighter. The Scientists of Lighting are installing the newest versions of the XP-G and the XM-L manufactured in North Carolina by CREE. Baja Designs OnX, Squadron, and SII led lights are made with CREE’s new XM-L2 (10 watt) and the Stealth LED light bars contain the new XP-G2 (5 watt).
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“We have written many white papers and spoken countless times about LED efficiency over the years, but it never ceases to amaze us how much room there is for improvement from LED manufacturers. CREE, like us, is an engineering based company and once again their engineers have not only improved their efficiency, but have used new technology to increase the brightness of these LEDs.” – Alan Roach

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These are the kind of improvements that allow Baja Designs to make night time driving as comfortable as driving in daylight. The Scientists of Lighting are proud to work with other U.S. manufacturers such as CREE that strive for endless perfection and bring you bright ideas made better. If you are looking for the brightest LED lights available or if you would like to upgrade an existing product to the new 20% brighter XP-G2 and XM-L2, please call the Scientists of Lighting at Baja Designs.

Media Contact:
Trent Kirby – Marketing Director
Baja Designs

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Baja Designs – Built to Weather the Perfect Storm

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Built to weather the perfect storm.
San Marcos, CA – May 7th, 2013 - Baja Designs’ Scientists constantly research the latest technologies for ways to make their LED lights better. Their new Moisture Block cord is an innovative new technology that solves one of the biggest problems that plagues LED lights – water in the light. Moisture Block completely stops water from wicking its way up the cord and into the lights.
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“Our lights have to be impervious to pretty much everything – dust, rain, snow, water crossings and collisions to name a few,” says founder and Chief Engineer Alan Roach. “Our new Moisture Block cord system is a fail-safe way to make sure that our lights are 100% waterproof no matter how harsh the conditions are and even if the customer cuts off our waterproof connector,” says Roach.

The Moisture Block functions exactly to its name, completely blocking moisture or water from working it’s way through the cord and into your LED light. Even if you cut the connector off, your light is still waterproof and you won‘t void your warranty. Moisture Block, another great innovation in lighting from the Scientists of Lighting at Baja Designs.

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In other news, the Baja Designs’ Scientists of Lighting have yet another “bright” idea made better. Squadron and SII LED lights are now available in an attractive and salt water resistant white coating. These MIL-SPEC lights provide amazing light output with incredible functionality and customization.

“The Squadron and SII LED lights have been used in every imaginable condition and surpassed our expectations every time” says BD Engineer Tex Mitchell.

“I am an avid fishing enthusiast and as everyone knows, boat deck lighting can be power hungry and extremely fatiguing to the human eye,” says Mitchell. “The Squadron and SII are available in four patterns and utilize uService™ technology which gives the pattern choices and customization that has been lacking in the marine market. On top of that, the 5000 kelvin color temperature is comfortable to the eye and provides excellent color recognition.”

BD’s marine white Squadron and SII LED lights boast the same quality and construction that has been proven in off road, agriculture, and military applications for more than 20 years.

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Baja Designs is attending Stadium Super Trucks!

 

 

Baja Designs is attending

Stadium Super Trucks!

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The Scientists’ of Lighting at Baja Designs would like to invite you to join them at an awesome new event series, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks. Baja Designs is very excited to be a part of the event; located in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, as a vendor they are happy to represent quality U.S.A. made LED lighting at this promising new race series.

“Stadium racing helped Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears and myself launch our careers,” said Robby Gordon, President of SST. “Bringing off-road racing back to the stadium like Mickey Thompson did has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and I am proud to say that we have finally accomplished it. SST offers attractive racing venues, remarkable track designs, substantial purse, and opportunity for network TV a lot like NASCAR because you can visualize the whole track.”

Baja Designs will be equipped with a variation of products and the Scientists will be more than happy to answer any and all lighting questions. Come stop by our booth in the PIT section of the stadium for exciting discounts and prizes, just look for the labcoats! For more information on Stadium Super Trucks, events, and racers please follow this link.

SII colored lenses now available in amber, blue, green and red.


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Baja Designs’ Scientists Evolve uService™ LED Lighting Systems

Baja Designs’ Scientists Evolve uService™ LED Lighting Systems

SAN MARCOS, CA – Baja Designs (BD) has always engineered and manufactured LED lighting systems with replaceable lenses and optics. Amazingly enough, almost all other LED bars are silicone sealed and not serviceable. If a BD lens is scratched or scored, you don’t replace the entire light as you do with most imported products, nor do you need to send it back to the manufacturer as you would with other popular LED lights.

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BD’s uService™ technology allows you to simply unscrew BD’s water and dust proof lens and seal to replace the damaged optics or lens. On top of that, the same uService™ technology means you can also change the optics of your light. When you consider that BD also includes a limited lifetime warranty on all their lights, uService™ offers the ultimate in purchase protection.

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“Racing off-road for over 25 years has taught BD engineers to design products to endure even the roughest of conditions. Our uService™ replaceable lenses and optics will further guarantee a race finish while also saving you money from needing to buy a replacement light,” says Chief Scientist and Baja Designs founder, Alan Roach. Alan also added, “You wouldn’t throw out your car if your windshield cracks, would you? No, you’d just replace the windshield. So why would anyone design a disposable LED driving light? That’s crazy!”

Baja Designs has also evolved the uService™ technology to permit “customization.” Replaceable lenses and optics allow you to customize your pattern for any application on the fly or make repairs quickly and easily. BD’s uService™ products are uniquely o-ring sealed and carry an IP69K rating – that means they are submersible up to 9 feet and pressure washer-safe up to 1450 PSI. Catch the company’s YouTube video featuring Zog the Caveman attempting to rebuild his disposable lights while the Baja Designs Scientist easily breezes through his rebuilding process in minutes.

Look for the uService™ icon on all applicable LED products from Baja Designs. More product news from Baja Designs in the upcoming months will reveal a complete series of innovations designed to continually bring you a re-evolution of bright ideas made better.

Team Enlightened Sweeps the Mint 400


Team Enlightened Sweeps the Mint 400

Baja Designs’ Team Enlightened takes the overall and first in class in all five of the unlimited classes at the Mint 400. When lighting performance really counts, top racers choose Baja Designs lighting to get them to the podium.

At the Mint 400, the unlimited vehicles start in the afternoon, and the 400 mile race runs until well after dark. This year, every one of the unlimited classes was won by racers using Baja Designs lights.

Class 1400 – Trophy Truck – Bryce Menzies – 1st overall and first Trophy Truck

Class 1500 – Class 1 Unlimited Buggy – Chuck Hovey – 1st in Class

Class 1000 – Class 10 Buggy (Unlimited Suspension-Spec Motor Buggy) – Chip Prescott – 1st in Class

Class 6100 – Spec Trophy Truck (Unlimited Suspension-Spec Motor Truck) – Jason Ruane – 1st in Class

Class 7200 – 6 cyl Unlimited Truck (Max Track Width- 85”) – Al Hogan – 1st in Class

 

The Mint 400 has long been known as one of the toughest desert races in the US. The brutal 100-mile Mint 400 loop course was devastating this year. Of the 255 starters, only 132 finished within the time limit-making the attrition at 48%, the toughest in recent Mint 400 history.

RPM OFFROAD joins Baja Designs Team Enlightened

The Scientists of Lighting are proud to announce that RPM OFFROAD has chosen to become members of Baja Designs Team Enlightened. Their drivers and co-drivers will be valuable race lighting analysts for Baja Designs and BD looks forward to collaborating with their long list of winning racers.
RPM OFFROAD Team Manager had this to say; “over the last few years we bought a lot of offroad vehicles and raced in almost every major class. As a result, we have had the opportunity to test numerous lighting packages and we have noticed a distinct competitive advantage while running Baja Designs lights. Not only are their lights insanely bright and durable but the lighting knowledge and race experience of head engineer Alan Roach is invaluable when it comes to helping us aim lights as well as choose setups and patterns specific to each vehicle.

For more information on RPM OFFROAD and their current Baja Designs lighting set-up, please visit www.bajadesigns.com or the featured lights sidebar.


Squadron Wide Cornering LED Light

- 3600 Lumes

- 3″ x 3″ Dimensions

- 42 watts

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OnX LED Light Bar

- 3600 Lumes

- 8″ 15″ 22″ 30″ 37″ 44″ 51″ sizes avail.

- 42 watts

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Jeep JK Ultimate LED Lighting Combination

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Ultimate Lighting Combination for Jeep JK’s by Baja Designs

Baja Designs introduces the ultimate lighting set-up for Jeep JK owners. The ultra-bright combination of a 50″ Stealth LED light bar, and two 3″ Squadron LED lights designed to replace the Jeep JK OEM Fog Lights, boasts a combined 24,700 lumens of lighting which outperform five performance HID lights at a fraction of the weight.