It’s tough to be an innovator in this industry. There are so many companies all working to come up with the next big thing. Rigid Industries is one such company, always pushing the boundaries and staying ahead of the curve. So of course we stopped by their booth at this year’s SEMA Show to see what’s new and exciting. We met up with Steve Adams, Chief Technical Director to get the tour.
Rigid Industries introduced more than 190 new parts at this year’s SEMA Show. That is a ton of new products and really speaks to their devotion to research and development. One new innovation they introduced has been aptly dubbed the Hyper Spot. It is a new spot optic that focuses the light tighter and by focusing the light, they are able to make the intensity much brighter to the point that these now have the highest intensity given volume over any other light.
In addition to the Hyper Spot, they have been designing their packages to take advantage of this new intensity. The narrow beam means that they can dial in the shape of the projected light. So, their lighting bars now feature a more compact light but cast a much wider beam. At night, whether on the road or off road, this makes it much easier to see what’s going on around you.
“With our Spector Optics, we have unmatched distance and spread in one unit,” shared Adams.
In addition to the internals of the lights being upgraded, they are introducing a Hybrid Span Light Bar. The Hybrid Span Light Bar is curved to more closely match the curvature of the windshield. To keep the bars from working loose over time, the lights now mount with two bolts on each end. One bolt is normal to the center line of the arc allowing for normal tilt adjustment while the other bolt is offset to lock or hold the bar in place.
In addition to their complete line of light products, Rigid Industries is introducing a line of grilles that house their lights. These grilles are available for most domestic trucks and are made out of double plate stainless steel and then coated for protection.