The Technology Behind DENALI Electronics
Posted on December 15 2020
The Latest DENALI 2.0 Line…
Denali 2.0 Light Kits are brighter, more robust, and a lot more versatile. The all new Cree HiDrive™ High-Intensity 10 watt LED's are focused through our TriOptic™ Lens System to give you three unique beam patterns in one kit. Equipped with DataDim™ Technology and a modular HotSwap™ wiring harness, the lights can be upgraded in seconds to switch between half and full intensity with your vehicle's original high beam switch. Our DrySeal™ submersible waterproof construction and Impact PC™ Bezels create super durable light and switch housings that can withstand the most extreme environments without giving up. LiveActive™ Intelligent Thermal Management technology makes our LED’s last longer and shine brighter with cutting edge LED drivers that work with our uncompromising heatsinks to manage heat levels in real time. Chrome optics maximize reflectivity and refines the appearance of each of our lamps. Low profile mounts create a super clean installation while maintaining maximum strength. The DrySeal™ Switch is beefy, lighted, and submersible so it can withstand harsh outdoor abuse. E-Mark Certified Lenses means DENALI lights are legal to use on public roadways. All our lights are also CANbus compatible and integrate with our CANsmart™ Controller for select motorcycles in a plug-n-play fashion. Amber lens kits are also available for all of our lights, making each pod uniquely versatile.
Let’s dig a bit further into the technology behind DENALI...
HiDrive™ Hi Intensity LEDs
2.0 lights feature the latest development from Cree; a new "Hi-Intensity" LED chip that features a redesigned primary optic to maximize light output through secondary optics. The "HI" series LEDs are more efficient; producing 20% more light output (lumens) without increasing power draw.
TriOptic™ Multi-Beam Lens System
2.0 light kits include two spot lenses and two elliptical flood lenses giving you three unique beam patterns in one kit. Use two spots for maximum distance, two elliptical floods for maximum spread, or one of each for the best of both worlds. Truly customize your lighting spread by utilizing the best lens setup for your application!
DataDim™ LED Dimming Technology
All 2.0 light pods are equipped with a dedicated 3rd-wire dimming circuit so we can use an external signal to reliably control the intensity of the LED chip at the source. Plug in our DataDim™ Controller (sold separately) to enable the DENALI lights to switch between half and full intensity with your vehicle's original high beam switch. DataDim eliminates unreliable modulation of the entire circuit, something that is unavoidable using basic two-wire dimming. This technology makes your lights last longer and shine brighter with no worry of anything failing. The DataDim is the most reliable dimming controller on the market today!
HotSwap™ Modular Harness
Our premium wiring harness features high-quality waterproof components and our clever HotSwap™ design which enables an effortless swap from the standard single-intensity relay to our dual-intensity DataDim™ Controller (sold separately). All connections through the DENALI line are standard issue - meaning you can unplug any light pod and plug in a different one at a moments notice with no issues.
DrySeal™ Waterproof Construction
In addition to molded silicone gasket seals, we use a unique Dry-Seal™ construction technique that encases the wires in a potted cavity as they enter the housing. This ensures our housings are 100% watertight even when submerged underwater with the wires cut and connector removed. Our DrySeal™ construction is also used in the new 2.0 illuminated switch.
Impact PC™ Corrosion-Proof Bezels
Our Impact PC™ bezels are molded in 100% polycarbonate to create an impenetrable surface that won't rust, fade, or corrode, even after taking repeated impacts from rocks and debris. That is simply not possible with traditional coated aluminum.
LiveActive™ Intelligent Thermal Management
LEDs last longer and put out more light when they are kept cool. 2.0 lights feature cutting edge LED drivers that work with our uncompromising heatsinks to manage heat levels in real time. This duo works together to ensure that our lights stay cool enough to maintain the maximum light output when you need it most.
Previously white, the new 2.0 optic holders are plated in bright chrome. This subtle attention to detail maximizes reflectivity and refines the appearance of the lamps to match the original chrome reflectors of your vehicle's headlights.
Low-Profile Mounts - Stainless Steel Hardware
DENALI Electronics 2.0 light pods include a robust, low-profile hinge mount and stainless steel M8 mounting hardware. The low-profile mounting hinge creates a super clean installation while maintaining maximum strength.
DrySeal™ Switch - With Modular Handlebar Switch Mount
Our beefy, lighted, submersible waterproof switch was engineered from the ground up to withstand harsh outdoor abuse on powersports vehicles. Its clever design can be either flush or bar mounted and the 7/8" and 1" mounts are included in all 2.0 light kits.
E-Mark Certified Lenses - Included in all 2.0 Light Kits
In addition to providing three beam options in one kit, the second set of included lenses carry an official E-Mark certification. This ensures you can stay street-legal on-road while maintaining the option for maximum distance off-road.
CANbus Compatible - Plug-n-play Connection to Select CANbus Vehicles
Designed for 2.0 lights, the CANsmart™ Controller communicates directly with your vehicle's CANbus electrical system to enable effortless installation and integrated dimming of 2 sets of DENALI 2.0 lights, a SoundBomb Horn, and our B6 brake light.
Amber Lens Kits - Now Available for all 2.0 Lights
Our trademarked TriOptic™ lens system is also available in amber for added daytime visibility and fog-cutting performance. The kits include a set of amber spot lenses as well as a set of amber flood lenses so you can create each of the three beam options in amber.
Whether you're looking to make your daily driver more visible to other motorists, or you're building a fully outfitted adventure bike for world travel, DENALI has got you covered. Many of our products are purpose built for motorcycles and other off-road vehicles which demand ultimate performance from the most compact and durable housings possible. DENALI Electronics LED lighting options are the best in the business, we stand behind it.