|FLASHING LIGHT||PERFORMANCE||LENS COLOUR||AREA LxWxH||3D-COVERAGE|
|Competitor's LED||120 cd||clear||7 x 7 x 3 m||147 m³|
|PYRA® M (xenon)||118 cd||clear||23 x 18 x 10 m||4,140 m³|
The Xenon light was clearly superior.
The 3D-Coverage values are evidence that the Xenon technology offers a wider range and is more readily perceived.
The reason for this is that the Xenon flashing light emits a very short but intense pulse with a peak value far exceeding 100,000 cd. The light pulse of an LED flashing light is longer, but only reaches around 400 cd.
Furthermore, because the Xenon gas is energised in a glass tube, the light signal is emitted evenly in all directions. Conversely, the linear nature of LED light relies on reflectors and optical lenses to create an omnidirectional profile.