G LOB E TECH NOLOGY
Blue Power – technology that delivers 100% more Vision
In 1999, Narva released its first performance globe range that consisted of Plus 30 and Arctic Blue types. The increased performance of these globes was made possible through the use of Xenon gas additives and the manipulation of the Kelvin rating, or colour temperature.
increased light volume of the ‘Plus’ globes or the whiter, brighter light of the ‘Blue’ globes. Now with Blue Power, they can have both within the one globe,” stated George Davies, Narva Marketing Manager.
Blue Power are available in H1, H3, H4 and H7. They are suitable for use in polycarbonate headlamps and are fully ECE and ADR approved.
Further enhancing the Narva performance globe range, all twin packs now come in attractive clear presentation packs
with the majority containing bonus Arctic Blue park lamp globes.
The launch of the ‘Blue Power’ is to be supported by promotional activity, merchandising and a full page colour advertisement to be featured in leading automotive trade and consumer magazines across Australia and New Zealand. N
The technology was further improved in 2002 and the Plus 30 globes became Plus 50. Proving very popular, the ‘Plus’ globes enhanced light output by increasing the volume of light produced by the filament yet retained the standard wattage, colour and appearance.
Equally as popular the Arctic Blue globes increased the quality of the light with an increased Kelvin rating creating a brighter, whiter light.
It is a matter of opinion as to what is better, more light volume, or a whiter brighter light? This conundrum often left consumers unsure about what would best suit their needs or their vehicle. However with the latest developments in globe technology Narva has managed to solve the problem for good.
Through the use of new filament developments and an external coating, ‘Blue Power’ combines the benefits of the ‘Plus’ and ‘Blue’ globes. These new globes have been developed and manufactured in Germany using the most advanced manufacturing techniques. Not only have the ‘Plus’ and ‘Blue’ technologies been combined, but the light volume is now 80% greater than the standard bulb.
The benefits of our Blue Power Performance Globe really add up
80% lighter and 20% whiter than regular globes, Narva’s Blue Power offers an incredible 100% more driver vision. With no increase in power consumption or heat, it’s easily fitted to all polycarbonate headlamp lenses. Combining increased light volume with a brighter and whiter glow, you’ll both see and be seen better. Part of our leading range of Performance Globes, Blue Power is another brighter idea from the people at Narva.
Benefits of a whiter light
Everyone understands that our vision is better in daylight than at night. The reason for this is the human eye is perfectly adapted to daylight.
But what is daylight?
One specification to characterise daylight is by the colour temperature K (=Kelvin) which describes the human perception of light. As you can see from the graph, red and yellow perceived light have a lower Kelvin value than white daylight. As daylight is ideal for the human eye it follows that headlights with increasing colour temperature also leads to improved vision.
With no increase in heat or power consumption, the combined technologies produce a higher overall luminance that results in an astounding 80% more light output and 20% whiter light, providing 100% more vision. ‘Blue Power’ offers a new level of luminance, or light on the road, to provide greatly enhanced vision and a new level of night driving safety.
The Narva ‘Blue Power’ globes provide increased light volume combined with high colour temperature, creating a light closer to daylight. These advancements lead to increased visibility and less eye strain at night, therefore increasing safety. N
The human eye is highly sensitive to daylight.
“With Performance globes, consumers are often unsure whether to choose the
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