Flush Mount Aftermarket Lighting: Innovation in Illumination


The future of driving lights is bright. You can get a sneak preview of what’s coming at this years SEMA Show.
The Venom “flush mounted” lights, designed by Lightforce, is the newest innovation in driving lights. It enables jobbers and custom fitters to modify their radiator grill with an integrated pair of high-performance LED driving lights.
The integrated lights inspiration comes from a very different sector of the car market: the Shelby GT Mustang from 1967. Sleek and muscular, it’s an aesthetic that translates surprisingly well today.
The new, flush-fitting casings for the Venom lights are powder coated, and the retaining brackets are glass-filled nylon rather than metal, so they are resistant to fatigue caused by vibration, temperature variation and UV light exposure.
Each Venom LED contains 21 LEDs that operate at the optimal colour temperature of 5000K, allowing drivers to see colour and contrast at night, promoting safety and reducing eye fatigue.
The pair of Venom LEDs deliver 1 lux of usable light 850 metres down the road and are shielded to prevent electromagnetic interference on UHF and AM radios. Modular filters are available to suit different applications – yellow for fog, blue for snow, and clear filters for different beam patterns.
Lightforce lights are exported to more than 50 countries and are recognised as the highest quality both in lighting function and durability in extremes of temperature and vibration. The Venom Flush Mount lights are the perfect combination of aesthetic appeal and robust performance.
This application eliminates the need for bumpers, nudge bars or bulky mountings to add driving lights. The car’s original grill can be modified to install the aftermarket lights. There’s no exposed wiring, fastenings are out of sight and secure under the hood, and the lights are fully supported and maintain their full range of adjustability.
“Increasing numbers of 4WD and SUV owners are choosing not to fit bumpers,” says Tarnia Conti. “As manufacturers are paying more attention to the styling of these vehicles, many owners want to keep that factory OEM look. We’ve seen recessed and built-in lighting appearing in the custom world, and we decided to make that look – and of course the functionality and performance people have come to expect from Lightforce – available to everyone. It’s DIY with an OEM result.”