Offers Custom Manufacturing of Explosion Proof Lighting, Lenses and RF Capabilities

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Larson Electronics begins offering services in addition to products, capitalizing on its expertise in RF communications, lens vacuum coating and custom fabrication capabilities. The growing array of infrared lighting, HID remote control spotlights and unique portable explosion proof lights on is a testament to this expertise.

We have expertise in these areas due to new product development or one off projects for large customers

Larson Electronics’ officially announced that they have dedicated resources a new custom manufacturing department. Three specific areas of expertise include custom design and development of hazardous location lighting configurations, vacuum chamber coating of specialty lenses and radio frequency based wireless remote control projects.

“We have expertise in these areas due to new product development or one off projects for large customers,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ However, as time goes on we have hired experts in these areas, who are now a permanent part of our infrastructure. We did extensive research and development to develop a 3200 lumen HID upgrade to the Golight HID remote control spotlights and K&H Nightray spotlights. High Intensity Discharge lighting is much brighter and more efficient that halogen lighting, but the problem is that the ballast generates electromagnetic interference which interferes with the RF receiver operation. We have the depth of experience with military RF communications to solve that problem."

Rob continued, "We developed IR cut off lenses for many of our handheld and vehicle mount spotlights for military applications. We use borosilicate lenses and a vacuum coating process to preserve 90+ percent light energy passing through the lens. The vacuum coating process enables us to precisely control the wavelengths of light that pass through the lenses, while maximizing the light energy. Thus, coated glass lenses will enable operators to get the most light out of a light within a specific bandwidth, like 850nm or 940nm for military applications. The plastic infrared covers are less precise and allow much less energy to pass. Depending on budget and application, operators needing more light to pass in very specific bandwidths will require vacuum coating capabilities. We can develop something very basic like hot mirrors or specialty bandwidth lenses for just about any application with this technology."

Rob concluded, “Our fabrication capabilities enable us to rapidly develop custom brackets, carts and other portability solutions for our explosion proof lighting. Within in a few weeks, we can develop and produce a small quantity of custom masts, carts or magnetic mounts for a variety of hazardous location lighting. We can adapt our existing lights to accommodate specialty UV applications with a Class 1 Division 1 or Class 1 Division 2 fixture for specific manufacturing processes. Combined with our custom build capabilities for portable power distribution, we can offer petrochemical, manufacturing and military customers a one stop shop for their hazardous location and portable power needs."

Larson Electronics’ offers a wide array of remote control lights, covert infrared covers and explosion proof lighting. You can learn more at or 1-800-369-6671 (1-214-616-6180 international).


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