Versatility now comes with a custom look. The LP530 Yellow LEDs produce an industry leading yellow light that is far less reflective in snow, sleet, rain, fog, and dust for increased safety in poor weather conditions. This unique Driving Beam was designed to give users extended beam reach while still providing side and shoulder illumination. The integrated Reflector Facing Technology precisely controls the light output while keeping SAE-Y Compliant beam that eliminates glare for oncoming traffic and gives you peace of mind that you are running a street legal product. Small in stature but big on output, the LP270 provides vast amounts of light, yet is small enough to offer a wide variety of fitments for cars, trucks and SUVs.
PIAA wanted to perfect LED lighting when we designed rearward-facing bulbs and new “first-in-the-industry” reflector technology. The innovative design offers significantly improved lighting and beam control compared to conventional LED and halogen lamps with forward-facing bulbs. The result is greater visibility for drivers.
Key to achieving these performance advantages is PIAA’s advanced Reflector Facing Technology (RFT). PIAA’s exclusive computer-designed, multi-surface reflector concentrates and focuses the beam pattern of the rearward-facing LED bulbs more precisely than forward-facing LED lamps. RFT is featured in PIAA’s LP Series and RF Series LED lights.
Both series of PIAA LED lamps provide brilliant illumination, but with lower power consumption than conventional LED and halogen lamps. They light the road with brilliant cobalt-blue color that is clearly visible to oncoming traffic, providing an added measure of driving safety. The lamps are compact and durable, with the cast aluminum housings and polycarbonate lenses.
PIAA LP530 LED Yellow Driving Beam Kit installation instructions
The lights themselves are worth 5 stars, but unfortunately I cannot give 5 stars for the whole package. The light pattern is exactly what I was looking for they appear to be very solid units. But two things concern me:
1) Wiring is minimalist which I would not recommend under the punishing demands of off-road use. The 22 gage wire might be sufficient to power the LEDs, but I felt like I was gong to damage it just trying to pull it through the gaps and holes between the light and battery. A little rubbing on a metal edge over time would surely damage it. The connectors are enclosed in waterproof silicone sheaths, but while trying to pull one connector apart, the sheath slid back. I had to grip the sheath tight enough to pull the wire too and I was near certain I was going to break the wire at the crimp. I ended up having to loom and grommet all the exposed wiring. (I since found that a competitive and comparably priced light comes with heavier gage wire in a continuous sleeve - much better quality.)
2) This is a bit nitpicky, but the guard covers have the "LED" printed a little off center at the bottom. So when installed, the lights appear to be crooked. The "PIAA" molded into the light lens is obviously dead center on the bottom, so it is not the installation, but the print on the guard.
All that being said, I will keep them. Not many amber street legal lights out there. I prefer the compact retro round shape over other brand's squarish lights, and I look forward to the first snowstorm I have to drive through.
Nice yellow light is less taxing on my eyes when encountering reflective objects, it seems to help fill in the peripheral terrain information my brights are missing. These 530s came in a nice, simple kit and were easy to aim. You don't have to run the PIAA covers if you don't care for them but I don't think they reduce the outgoing light.