Adds MRAP / MATV Infrared LED Light

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Larson Electronics announces the addition of the MRAP/MATV infrared LED light for vehicle mount applications. The LEDLB-24-VIR LED light was designed specifically to support military vehicle blackout applications. With dual power supplies, the visible LEDs turn off when the blackout system is activated while the infrared LEDs continue to illuminate.


We originally designed and built this for one of the companies pursuing the MATV contracts

Larson Electronics announced the addition of the LEDLB-24-VIR 72 watt infrared LED light. Producing 4,320 lumens, this LED light emitter consists for 4 rows of 3 watt LEDs, each encapsulated in its own parabolic reflector. Two rows of the LED light produce visible light and the other two rows of LEDs produce infrared light. The LEDLB-24-VIR can be configured with 850nm infrared LEDs or 940nm infrared LEDs, depending on the night vision optics available. Individual power leads extend from the rear of the IP67 water and dust tight LED light fixture which can be connected to any voltage ranging from 9 volts to 32 volts DC. By doing so, the Magnalight LEDLB-24-VIR can be wired within the MRAP or MATV military vehicles to produce both visible and infrared lights. When the blackout system is activated, the visible lighting turns off and the infrared light continues. Priced under $700.00, the combination visible and infrared LED light is Buy American Compliant and is available in most any quantity with 10 days or less lead time.

“We originally designed and built this for one of the companies pursuing the MATV contracts,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ “Ultimately, they were not the winner, however this MRAP/MATV LED light underwent extensive testing and analysis. Since then, we have sold this 24 LED infrared light to US military bases in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. The beam reaches well over 300 yards with strong illumination and it is priced for large quantity deployments at under $700 per light. The installation is a simple stud mount and we offer our ALMB or BC-1 bar clamp mount for mounting options that provide additional flexibility in setting different mounting angles. We also offer magnetic base models, to make it easier to move this infrared and visible combination light from vehicle to vehicle. While we offer an almost endless array of sizes and shapes, including the LEDLB-80x2, which is a larger 240 watt version of this 24 LED version, the size, price and luminosity make this a popular repeat purchase item from the bases installing the lights. Positioned appropriately, these LED lights can provide the 360 degree lighting required on these military vehicles.”

Larson Electronics Magnalight offers a wide range of visible and LED lighting for vehicle mount and low voltage applications. Known for its HML-5M spotlight found in the Escalation of Force Kit and now the Vehicle Checkpoint Kit provided to deployed US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Magnalight range of Buy American compliant LED lights, including the LEDLB-24 series and the LED10W-6R have found consistent application on military vehicles around the world. You can learn more about Larson Electronics at or 1-800-369-6671 (international 1-214-616-6180).


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