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Optical headlight aimers from Lujan USA

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Ver 01-15-02

headlight aiming made easy

Headlight AimingMade Easy...

Model 5405

Instructions for this presentation

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table of contents
Table of Contents
  • The Need for Optical Headlight Aimers
  • The Sniper
  • Sniper Advantages
  • Operating Instructions
  • Beam Patterns
  • Contact Lujan USA

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proper headlight aim is a safety concern for everyone who uses our highways at night
Proper headlight aim is a safety concern for everyone who uses our highways at night.

Headlights aimed too low or too far to the right do not provide adequate light for drivers to see where they are driving.

The danger is not only for the driver:

  • Adults
  • Property
  • Animals
  • Passengers
  • Pedestrians
  • Children

Headlights aimed too high or too far to the left create blinding glare for oncoming traffic.

Inexperienced and elderly drivers are most affected by poor headlight aim.

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city country or highway cars or trucks
City, Country, or HighwayCars or Trucks......

Proper headlight aim is critical for all drivers!

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Headlight aim is the single most important factor in the performance of low beam headlights.

Based on a recent study by the University of Michigan,

Vertical headlight aim is even more important than having two working headlights!!!

Quantitive Comparisons of Factors Influencing the Performance of Low-beam Headlights

M. Sivak, PhD, MJ Flanagan, PhD, and T. Miyokawa

University of Michigan Transportation Research

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Studies show that up to 50% of vehicles on the road today have at least one headlight out of adjustment!

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You can generate large profits and improve driving safety by providing this important service to your customers.

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in the old days there were only two types of headlights and aiming them was easy
In the old days there were only two types of headlights and aiming them was easy.

Round

Square

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today there are many different types of headlights
Today there are many different types of headlights.

They require an optical headlight aimer like Sniper for proper test & aim.

There are over 100 vehicle makes and models that can not be aimed with old style mechanical aimers.

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This includes some of the most popular vehicles made, such as the Dodge Caravan, the Ford Taurus, and the Chevrolet Impala.

Most new vehicles have aerodynamic designs that require an optical headlight aimer.

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introducing the sniper 5405 optical headlight aimer
Introducingthe Sniper 5405Optical Headlight Aimer

From Lujan USA

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the sniper 5405
The Sniper 5405

The SNIPER is a professional model optical headlight aimer designed for state inspection facilities, fleet maintenance operations, collision shops, and auto or truck repair businesses.

  • This unique aimer quickly and accurately aims all headlight designs:
  • Foreign & Domestic
  • Car & Truck
  • Old & New
  • Including:
  • Euro patterns on high-end, late model cars
  • High mounted headlights such as tractor trailers, 4wd & SUV’s
  • Even the new xenon lights

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how the sniper works
How the Sniper Works

Although simplistic in appearance, the Sniper’s European technology has over 25 years of engineering refinement built in.

It uses an optical grade lens to reproduce a headlight beam’s image inside the aiming head.

The pattern is transmitted to an internal screen which the technician uses to aim the light.

This system provides many unique advantages:

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the sniper has many advantages over other headlight aimers
The Sniper has many advantages over other headlight aimers

Accurately Aims All Headlights

No floor track required

· Aerodynamic

· Sealed Beam

· Euro Style

· Composite

· Contoured

· Foglamps

· Recessed

· Sport Utility

Not affected by dirt, dust, or overspray

  • Laser Guided Floor Slope Measurement
  • Permanently mounted laser provides fast, accurate floor slope measurement
  • Easy access for battery change
  • Laser provides optional means for aligning aimer to headlight
  • Exclusive Linear Alignment Visor
    • No glare system can be used in any lighting condition
    • Over 6’ wide viewing range for trucks
    • Fully adjustable for any height user
    • Hairline sighting, like a gun sight
    • Non-reversible visor protects calibration integrity

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more advantages
More Advantages…
  • Exclusive Aiming Screen with Beam Slope Compensation
    • Exclusive screen design has built-in compensation for high mounted lights such as 4wd pick-ups & SUV’s.
    • Inspection limits clearly shown on full length & width of screen
    • Domestic and European aiming including new xenon lights
    • 1” scale for inspections

Tilting Base Design

Exclusive design allows the Sniper to be easily tilted on two wheels, like a hand truck, to move from bay to bay. Only the Sniper uses this convenient design.

No Electronics for Aiming

Means: no batteries, no power cords, no costly software upgrades, no programming, no adapters, no chargers, and no breakdowns.

Retractable Pointer Positioning System

Exclusive feature provides easy, fast, alignment to headlight

Floor Slope Calibration System

Provides fast, easy, multi-bay use on any floor pitch.

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still more advantages
Still more advantages...

Precision ground, Polished Optical Glass Lens

Exclusive lens provides clear, accurate, beam patterns

  • Heavy-duty Mast for Cars and Trucks
    • Accuracy and calibration are protected with heavy-duty metal mast.
    • Aims high headlights such as 4wd trucks & SUV’s without adapters or mast extenders.

Locking Mechanism

Exclusive design provides accuracy and durability by removing side to side play in aimer head

  • Meets SAE Standards J599 and J600 as required for state inspection facilities
  • Compact design saves shop space
  • UPS Shippable
  • Affordable

2 Year Warranty

Includes heavy-duty mast, reinforced metal base, metal aimer head

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the sniper from lujan usa your best choice for headlight aiming today tomorrow and beyond
The Sniperfrom Lujan USAYour best choice for headlight aimingtoday, tomorrow, and beyond...

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contact lujan usa
Contact Lujan USA

(888) 576-4737

www.lujanusa.com

[email protected]

Lujan USA

PO Box 411

Camillus, NY 13031-0411

Visit our website at www.lujanusa.com to see the X-Change Fast Flush cooling system machine and our other automotive service products...

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Operating Instructions * Beam Patterns

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operating instructions table of contents
Operating InstructionsTable of Contents

Assembly

Initial set-up

Aiming headlights

Different types of headlights

Recognizing the beam patterns

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assembly
Assembly

STEP 1

Bolt the mast to the base with lock washer & flat washer. Do not tighten bolt at this time.

STEP 2

Install optical aimer head on mast by pressing trigger lock and sliding it down the mast.

STEP 3

Check that the mast is correctly positioned.

The aimer head should be parallel to the base.

Tighten the mast bolt with 10 mm allen wrench.

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Assembly

STEP 4

Install the lateral alignment visor.

The narrow slot in the visor should face the rear of the aimer (the wide slot faces the front).

STEP 5

Install the pointer positioning system using hardware as shown.

STEP 6

Attach the holder to the middle of the aimer head, at the tip of the pointer.

Assembly is Complete

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initial set up
Initial Set-up

FLOOR SLOPE CALIBRATION

Prior to operation, the aimer must be calibrated for the slope of the floor in the work area. The Sniper 5405 uses a laser guided system for floor slope calibration.

Position aimer at front of bay. Turn on laser by turning knob on laser housing. Measure laser beam height from floor at front wheel and at back wheel.

The distance from the floor should be exactly the same. If it is not, adjust floor slope knob until they are equal.

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Initial Set-up

RECORDING THE FLOOR SLOPE SETTING

Near the floor slope adjustment knob, there is a register consisting of a small cylinder that can be used to count the turns of the knob. This register sinks or raises with each turn of the knob.

Shops using the Sniper in more than one location should record the floor slope settings for each location. Once the setting is recorded, it is not necessary to take the floor slope measurement again for this location.

Use the recorded floor slope setting for subsequent uses in the same location. Simply set the slope adjustment knob to the previously recorded position prior to aiming headlights.

Note: A decal is included with the aimer. You can record floor slope settings and adhere the decal to aimer for reference.

Initial set-up is complete

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set floor slope knob

Aiming Headlights

SET FLOOR SLOPE KNOB

Set floor slope knob for current bay using previously recorded bay calculation or go to Initial Set-up Floor Slope Calibration.

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aiming headlights
Aiming Headlights

POSITION AIMER TO THE HEADLIGHT

Place the aimer in front of one headlamp at a distance between 10 to 14 in. Most beam patterns are clearest if the optical lens is about 12” from the lamp surface.

Rotate aimer positioning system (pointer) to front of aimer. Move aimer so that positioning pointer is at center of headlight beam.

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finding the center of the light
Finding the center of the light

There are several ways to determine the center of the headlight beam.

Many light beams have a “dark spot” in the center of the beam, this can be easily found by placing a cloth over the light and turning on the headlights.

If the headlight has a clear lens and you can see the bulb, it is generally located at the center.

Some headlight lenses have a small dot in the lens that indicates the center.

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optional method of positioning aimer

Aiming Headlights

OPTIONAL METHOD OF POSITIONING AIMER

The Sniper has markings drawn on the aimer which can also be used for positioning the aimer at the center of the headlight. These markings can be used instead of the pointer if desired. The laser can also be used for vertical centering.

Align with vertical

center of beam

View from side

Align with horizontal

center of beam

View from top

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Aiming Headlights

ALIGNING AIMER TO VEHICLE

With aimer in front of the headlight, choose two symmetrical points of the vehicle located also at the same height (i.e. the upper part of the lamps, strut bolts, radiator support bolts).

Points located too high, such as the vehicles roof, should be avoided: the best accuracy is obtained using lower points.

Looking through the lateral alignment visor, make both points lie on the visor\'s wire, by slightly moving the aimer.

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Aiming Headlights

Aimer is ready to test headlight.

Turn on headlights and use internal screen to aim the light.

AIMING LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS

Low Beam Headlamps are aimed so that the top edge of the high-intensity zone is at the NOMINAL VERTICAL AIM line, and the left edge of the high-intensity zone is at the vertical center line of the screen.

NOTE: Inspection limits are 4” (100mm) as shown on screen.

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different types of headlights
Different Types of Headlights

AIMING HIGH BEAM HEADLAMPS AND AUXILIARY DRIVING LIGHTS

High beam headlamps and auxiliary driving lights are aimed so that the center of the high-intensity zone is located at the horizontal and vertical center of the screen.

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Different Types of Headlights

EUROPEAN STYLE LOW BEAMS

European low beams do not have a high-intensity zone, all the illuminated area has a similar intensity.

European type low beams are aimed so the cutoff of the illuminated zone is located at the horizontal and biased line.

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beam patterns
Beam Patterns

Headlight beam patterns vary from vehicle to vehicle. This page shows some of the common low beam patterns and how they should be aimed.

If you have internet access, you can view more patterns by clicking here.

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more beam patterns
More Beam Patterns

Due to the varying light intensity and color of automotive headlights, and different operators sensitivity to light, Lujan USA has developed a beam elucidation filter to make it easier to view beam patterns. The filters are designed to remove some of the extraneous light from the viewable pattern and enhance the high intensity zone, providing an image that is clearer and easier to see.

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Contact Lujan USA

(888) 576-4737

www.lujanusa.com

[email protected]

Lujan USA

PO Box 411

Camillus, NY 13031-0411

Visit our website at www.lujanusa.com to see the X-Change Fast Flush cooling system machine and our other automotive service products...

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Operating Instructions * Beam Patterns

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