It’s happened to all of us at least once in our off-road adventures – The weather takes a turn for the worse and you need your auxiliary lighting to help see through the torrential downpour.
Being on the trail, you need your lights to work no matter what the conditions are. From heavy rain to being submerged in water, to dust storm conditions or snow, you need to know that your performance LED lights can withstand the elements while being up to the adventure. At Baja Designs making sure every light we produce works in the worst of conditions is the core of our exclusive MoistureBlock technology.
The ingress of moisture working its way into your light can cause severe damage to the internals such as reflectors, LEDs or worse creating a short that renders your lights less effective on the trails. Making sure the elements don’t damage the internals of your performance lights first starts with our use of O-ring seals at key areas that moisture or dirt can get into. O-rings have been around for a while, and for good reason. They are considerably more effective at blocking moisture and dust than that bead of silicone often seen in lower quality lights. Also, with IP69K and Mil-Std810 compliance, you do not have to worry about submerging our lights when fording that river. Using O-rings allows our lights to be totally serviceable, thanks to Baja Designs’ uService technology. This feature allows you to customize our lights with several of our lens kits to match your lighting needs.
What is IP69K?
The highest rating one could possibly achieve is IP69K. This superior IP rating is complete protection from total dust ingress and protection from steam-jet cleaning (water temperatures up to176 degrees Fahrenheit).
Immersion to 9ft. IP, or International Protection Rating is a classification system that defines the degree of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures. The first number is the level of ingress protection from solids, while the second is the level of ingress protection from liquids.
IP – International Protection
6 – Dust Tight. No Ingress of Dust
9K – Protected against powerful, high-temperature water jets
All Baja Designs products go through rigorous testing to be classified as IP69K. The test consist of:
- The test specifies a spray nozzle that is fed with 80 °C water at 80–100 bar (~1160-1450) and a flow rate of 14–16 L/min.
- The nozzle is held 10–15 cm from the tested device at angles of 0°, 30°, 60° and 90° for 30 seconds each. The test device sits on a turntable that rotates once every 12 seconds.
- On top of these tests, our product is also submersible up to 8 ft.
All this testing to be classified to the highest level means that no matter what Baja Designs light you choose, it will work wherever you go!
Second, our engineers solved the issue of water working its way up the cord and into the light with BD’s proprietary MoistureBlock system. Using our proprietary cord, the MoistureBlock system consists of three joints in the light’s cable that are molded over in plastic. The joints block the water from penetrating further, preventing damage to your lights. Even if you cut the connector off, your light will still be waterproof! This is unique to all Baja Designs lights and provides peace of mind while on the trails.
The last defense in keeping our lights working is the use of weather pack connectors. Made of material for the best combination of temperature and moisture resistance, we build each light and wiring harness with the ultra-durable weather pack connectors that are tested to withstand exposure to extreme temperatures, moisture, and harsh environments. This provides our customers with lights that will not quit regardless of the elements. This attention to detail not only makes Baja Designs the light of choice on the trails, but it is also the best solution for marine LED lights or industrial lighting applications that need a dependable light that can hold up to what the environment throws at it!
Lights that you can depend on!
Your demand a lot out of your lights. From keeping you safe on the trails to providing consistent lighting when the conditions aren’t the most ideal, you need a light that won’t quit to get you home. At Baja Designs, we give enthusiasts lights that they can depend on, and with the added insurance of MoistureBlock technology when the going gets tough! For more information about Moistureblock, visit our website at www.bajadesigns.com