Manufacturer - SONAR, Taiwan
Estimated price - 5890 rubles.
A “sonar” with a darkened diffuser, like its colorless counterpart, does not comply with all the requirements of the UNECE Regulations. Lights have the same disadvantages except for the brake light. It does not shine so brightly and fits into the standard - apparently, thanks to the darkened glass. There are no certification marks on the lights.
Rating: unhappy with the purchase.
Manufacturer - DAAZ, Russia
Estimated price - 800 rubles.
Although Russian DAAZ does not attract attention with its colorful packaging, it strictly follows the letter of the law. Tests have shown: light distribution fully complies with all the requirements of the UNECE Regulations, as is the case with products of a reputable manufacturer.
Rating: satisfied with the purchase.
There is no money for a rally car - so I’ll do it myself!
This simple thought inspires many young people. The recipe is known: the muffler is louder, the tint is blacker, the “Street racing” sticker is on the whole side and, of course, the “white optics” are transparent taillights. Cool - there is something to scare grandmothers in sleeping areas!
Russian impulse to improve the car was sensitively caught by businessmen from Taiwan. How many all kinds of little things are produced there specifically for Lada cars: mirrors, antennas, fog lights, multi-colored bulbs, plastic covers and all kinds of holders … But there are bigger details, for example, tuning taillights, the same “white optics”. We’ll talk about them. On machines, these are found more and more often, and sellers in spare parts stores confirm that such a "bells and whistle" is leaving, as they say, with a bang. What about quality?
So, for examination at the NIIAE went two sets of Taiwan-made rear tuning lights under the Sonar brand for the Lada-110 car: one pair with a colorless diffuser and the other with a darker one. For comparison, the Russian set of lamps produced by DAAZ was used.
Note: in Taiwanese lamps, each bulb has its own wiring, and on the Russian analogue, the bulbs are connected to the ill-fated contact board (whoever has to change it at least once understands!). However, the quality of Taiwanese lanterns is lame: in the “colorless” kit there was no contact in the “mass” wire, and in one of the bundles of the “mass” wire there was none at all. In addition, in such flashlights, it does not cost anything to swap the wires (which is often done - either by chance, or on purpose). Then, in the place of the brake light, the side lights turn out to be, and this is already a violation of GOST and, to put it mildly, not safe: after all, in the dark such a machine looks narrower than it actually is.
It is worth adding that the examination revealed a number of inconsistencies with the requirements of the UNECE Rules. Simply put, in the “colorless” set of lights, the brake light shines brighter than the standard requires, and looks more like a fog lamp. However, the characteristics of the fog lamp itself are significantly lower than the minimum norm. The experts also noted a low value of the light intensity coefficient of the retroreflective device and warping of the protective case in the area of the reverse section.
Let's move on to the tinted Sonar. Its disadvantages are the same, except for the brake light. Here it shone not so brightly and kept within the standard - probably thanks to the darkened glass. In addition, Sonar lanterns and lamps installed in them do not have certification marks … But they cost no less than about 6, 000 rubles per set!