I’ve had a set of the Fyrlyt Nemesis 9000 driving lights now for about six months or so, and finally managed to use them extensively on a long drive back to Cairns from Kowanyama.
My thoughts – wow! These are most definitely the best I have used so far.
I bought the Nemesis lights after being extremely disappointed in an expensive set of LED driving lights that made me feel like there was just way too much brightness up close for my eyes to handle. My eyes felt like they were straining to adjust from the very bright road just in front of the vehicle out to distances where you need to detect and react to wildlife or stock. Doing this for several hours at a time was causing eye fatigue very quickly.
The Fyrlyt’s, although also expensive, were very reasonable, and as at this point in time, provide the lighting solution I think I have been looking for.
They aren’t a huge light for the output that they give, which allows plenty of airflow through the grill if that is a concern.
The mounts for the lights are machined out of billet alloy by the looks of them, and they provide a snug and secure fit. Over the many miles and hours of corrugations and dodging wet season mud-holes on the Gulf Development Road during this trip, they didn’t move at all.
I had the lights fitted by the auto-electrical professionals at DC Tourers in Cairns, and the wiring is heavy duty to handle the draw of the 250W halogen Osram bulbs. If you are doing the install yourself, I’d suggest not cutting corners on wiring, or using a pre-existing wiring harness that isn’t to the Fyrlyt specs. Fyrlyt are very specific about this on their website as well.
Below is a brief glimpse of how they look from the drivers perspective. This video was taken with a phone so may not be exact with colouring or brightness, but it will give you an indication.
In doing the post-trip clean up of the Toyota, I did find four or five cracks in the lenses of the Fyrlyt’s that I could not explain. When I called Fyrlyt and spoke to Paul he instantly offered to replace them under warranty, which was a great response to what is most likely a materials defect.
The cracks look a lot like impact damage, however, we had not been showered with rocks by passing vehicles on this trip. In fact, due to the wet season, we may have passed a total of about 5 vehicles over the two days driving on dirt roads to get over to Kowanyama and back. The standard Toyota headlight covers suffered no damage at all, which also supports the view that there may be a materials quality issue. I’m not sure, but hats off to Paul for immediately rectifying the problem.
The quantity and quality of light from these driving lights is however fantastic and it improves night drivability of the vehicle at night by a good margin of safety in my humble opinion. The service response to the issue of the cracks in the lens covers really only highlights what a great Australian company Fyrlyt is and how much they back their product.