Common faults & queries

A collection of posts and details for common faults and queries on a range of products, as asked by our customers and answered by our team…

Thinwall cable vs standard automotive cable – why?

We often get questions from our customers about thinwall cable, and why they should consider it over standard cable. Well we’ve taken a number of them and we’ve written the answers down for you…   Thinwall cable: What is it? In a nutshell, thinwall cable is cable with a thinner, harder grade of PVC outer […]

Headlight bulbs: Kelvin vs Lumen – what’s the difference?

Ever wanted to know what the difference is between Kelvin and lumen?  Are you intrigued by the difference between halogen and xenon headlight bulbs?  Well, we’ve compiled this handy list of all the questions we’ve been asked about colour temperature to help you… The basics: What’s the difference between Kelvin and lumens? In simple terms, […]

Solved: LED indicators flashing too quickly

This article is about LED indicators that have been fitted to a vehicle and flash too quickly.  This is also sometimes referred to as ‘hyperflashing’. Problem: I have retro-fitted some LED lights to the rear (or bulbs) and the indicators are flashing too quickly.     If you have just fitted some LED lighting including […]

Solved: Redtronic LED lightbar stuck in single flash mode?

Did you know that Redtronic LED lightbars have a lesser known feature – a CAP 168 approved mode for airport use? Problem: Lightbar apparently stuck in single flash mode and user cannot change flash pattern.     To activate or deactivate this special mode: To get this mode hold the brown sync wire to a […]

Fuses vs. circuit breakers – what’s the difference?

Fuses and circuit breakers are designed to interrupt the power to a circuit when the current flow exceeds safe levels.  For example, if your toaster shorts out, a fuse or breaker should “trip”, protecting the wiring in the walls from melting.  As such, fuses and breakers are primarily intended to protect the wiring — UL […]

HID xenon bulbs – D2S or D2R – what’s the difference?

When looking at D2 xenon HID bulbs, it can be tricky to determine which bulb you need.  A frequently asked question in our Sales Office is, ‘do I need a D2S, D2C, or D2R?’… The difference between D2S and D2R is that D2S HID bulbs are designed to be used in a projector headlight application, […]

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