Magnalight.com Introduces New Blackout Capable IR HID Spotlight and Explosion Proof Lights for Military and Industrial Applications

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Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com announces the release of the HID-65-50-S-IRC 50 Watt HID spotlight with IR blackout cover and a 2 foot long, aluminum housed explosion proof fluorescent drop light.

Infrared Spotlight

The entire line of explosion proof fluorescent drop lights is popular with Naval and Air Force Bases around the globe

Magnalight.com will now have 2 new product offerings with the introduction of the HID-65-50-S-IRC 50 Watt HID spotlight with IR blackout cover and a 2 foot long, aluminum housed explosion proof fluorescent drop light. While the HID IR spotlight is designed for MRAP, Humvee and other military vehicles in the field, the explosion proof fluorescent drop light is designed for hazardous location area illumination and inspection where fuels, munitions and other flammable substances are present.

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com rolled out its latest spotlight with infrared wavelength capabilities. The HID-65-50-S-IRC vehicle light package produces 4500 lumens (approximately 20 million adjusted retail candlepower) with beams reaching 4000 feet. This heavy duty, cast aluminum fixture is designed for military and industrial applications and features a High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulb, dual 12 and 24 volt operation and a removable IR 850nm blackout cover. "This new package offers 5 times the power than similar format KC halogen lights with half the amp draw," said Rob Bresnahan, President of Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com. For amp constrained MRAPs and Humvees, the HID-65 series offers a lot more light power while reducing amp load. Operators using 500 watt halogens, drawing 21 amps on a 24 volt vehicle will be find these 50 watt HID lights have more projected light that is dramatically whiter and only see amp draw of 4.5 amps. These lights can simply replace existing halogen fixtures, since the through hole mounting system is the same and the wiring harnesses are completely interchangeable. The ballast is integrated into the housing, so there is no need to replace switch or in-vehicle wiring. With no filament to break, there is also less bulb replacement due to vibration. Finally, the heat generated by a 50 watt HID light is only a small percentage of the heat generated by higher wattage incandescent lighting. While not every vehicle needs blackout capability, we do have a snap-on IR 850nm cover for covert applications. Our 35 watt HID 1830-M lights are pretty widely used throughout Iraq. They have a lot more power than the halogen lights, but we didn't have a removable infrared cover for those spotlights. The HID-65 series uses the same technology, but with 50 watts of HID power and a removable IR 850nm cut off filter cover for covert black out operations."

In addition, Magnalight.com also introduced the EPL-FL1524 series of explosion proof fluorescent drop lights. This new explosion proof, handheld fluorescent drop light offers a 2 foot length fluorescent bulb within a heavy duty aluminum housing. Like its smaller sibling, the EPL-FL26 series, they are Class 1 Division 1 rated for Groups C and D and Class II Division 1 for groups E, F and G. The inline transformer is encased in aluminum and the longer drop light configuration enables greater area coverage for post paint spray inspection, hazardous location area repair work, etc. "The entire line of explosion proof fluorescent drop lights is popular with Naval and Air Force Bases around the globe," said Rob. "This model doubles the amount of surface area the operator can illuminate for a minimal trade off in weight. The aluminum frame and the rod cage surrounding the glass fixture improve longevity and durability in the harshest environments. The aluminum rack hook is much more durable than the cheaper plastic hooks on comparable fluorescent drop lights," Rob continued. "Decision makers need to determine how destructive the environment and/or operators are and select the appropriate explosion proof fluorescent light. We offer both options, but damage is more likely with the plastic lights. While spare parts are available, decision makers need to understand that repairs require disassembly and re-assembly of the explosion proof light. Errors in re-assembly can be detrimental to the safe operation of the lights in hazardous location areas. Each time you have to replace parts on site, you risk altering the safety rated construction of the light. With our EPL-FL1524 series, the heavy duty construction mitigates the need for ongoing repairs, which reduces the need for potentially faulty re-assembly," concluded Rob.

You can learn more about Larson Electronics LLC at http://www.magnalight.com or by calling 1-800-369-6671.

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