19 January 2011

Luminus’ LEDs power tactical flashlights

At this week’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show 2011) in Las Vegas (18–21 January), Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which develops and manufactures big-chip PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, has announced it is collaborating with several manufacturers of tactical flashlights used by military, law enforcement, fire fighters, rescue personnel, campers and hunters. Manufacturers demonstrating new Luminus-powered flashlights at the SHOT Show include JetBeam, Lemax, Microfire, Olight, Thrunite, Trustfire, Ultrafire and Wolf-Eyes.

The flashlights use Luminus' SST-50 big-chip LEDs, which are rapidly being adopted by manufacturers of lighting devices for both professional and personal use, says Luminus. In addition to the tactical flashlight market, the firm's LEDs suit retail and residential track lighting, PAR/MR replacement lamps, high-bay/low-bay commercial and industrial lighting, and outdoor area lighting (including roadway and acorn fixtures).

The SST-50 is a high-lumen-output single-source LED, with input power of 5W and has energy efficiencies in excess of 100 lumens/watt, color temperatures of 3000–6500K and L70 lumen maintenance of 60,000 hours.

“SST-50 big-chip LEDs are superior to traditional high-intensity discharge lamp solutions being used in today’s reflection systems,” claims president & CEO Keith T.S. Ward. “Big-chip LEDs provide flashlight manufacturers with a new, long-lasting, solid-state lighting solution that is ideally suited for future innovative products currently in the research and design phase.”

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