Fyrlyt Driving Lights

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 18:42
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Scored a pair for 2 cartons of Coronas ... bargain I reckon.

A question though for anyone who has them. How do you remove the front lens?
It looks like you rotate them clockwise by the symbols on the top, but I don't want to stuff them this early by forcing the issue.

There's a few spots on the reflectors I want to polish out.
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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:01

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:01
Rosco - On the Fyrlyt website, below the lower RH corner of the dimensions diagram on their webpage, is a link to a PDF file, "Installation Instructions (PDF)".

Download this file and you'll find instructions on how to remove the lens.
The info is in the 5th paragraph down, under "Care, Cleaning and Maintenance".

You insert coins or thumbs into the grooves and rotate the lens CC.

http://fyrlyt.com/features/4575614602

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:06

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:06
FYI - I would be exceptionally careful about touching the lens silvering.

The silvering process uses aluminium powder blasted onto the reflector inside a high vacuum vessel.

Todays silvering is extremely highly reflective, but it doesn't handle being polished, by anything more than a soft lens-cleaning cloth.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:08

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:08
That should have read "reflector silvering". Not enough proof-reading on my part.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:19

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:19
O.K. - Now, after further reading of the Fyrlyt features, I find they claim that their reflectors are "hard coated".

Not sure what they're coated with, or how durable the coating is - but it does sound as if it's a more durable coating than other, current-design reflector coatings.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:22

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:22
Thanks Ron, I'll look into it and also be gentle with the cleaning ... to be on the safe side.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 00:07

Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 00:07
The reflectors are aluminum, coated and polished.
Fyrlyts are a top notch driving light, every part is avaliable as a spare.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:13

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:13
HHmmmm ! So you have nothing to drink while you fit them now!! :) Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:27

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:27
No worries mate. Coronas are not my beer of choice. Don't mind them, but wouldn't crawl over broken glass for one.

I did manage to scoff a Hahn Super Dry or three though .... I always find a spot of brown staminade is helpful when working on projects around the truck ;o))

Keeps the electrolytes up and the creative juices flowing.
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Reply By: coonick - Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 23:08

Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 23:08
definitely a bargain, the lights are very good......however
carona is one of the most awefull vulgar tasting beer ever......
right up there with bintang.
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Reply By: yarda - Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 12:22

Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 12:22
Yep, just turn and remove the front lens. Check the seals, as it sounds like they have got some water in there and spotted the lens. The early lights had a round foam seal, they have since replaced them with rubber lip seals. If you have the old seals give them a call and they will send you out the new seals no dramas. There is one seal on the lens and one on the globe holder.

Make sure you build a heavy duty custom wiring loom for them, they need and love lots of juice. My loom has only got .4 of a volt drop from the batt to the connectors on the lights when they are running.

When you set them up park a meter or so from a wall and check the focal spots, you may need to adjust where the globe sits, with the covers off you can tweak the globes with thick clean cardboard if needed, just be fast as those globes are stupidly hot!

I run them both in spread beam setting as they have so much grunt I don't need the extra reach from the spot setting.

Cheers Brad.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 15:18

Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 15:18
Thanks Brad

I'm a tad confused though. When facing the vehicle and looking towards the rear, the lock-unlock symbols at the top of the lens indicate you need to turn clockwise to unlock/remove, but the blurb on their web site says to turn counter clockwise. It sounds like you've removed yours so what's the go?
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Follow Up By: yarda - Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 19:06

Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 19:06
Just had a look outside, yep counter clockwise to remove. Whoever made the mold for the lens got it arse about.
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