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Explosion Proof Lights:

Our line of explosion proof lights and explosion proof LED lights represent the best in high quality explosion proof lighting technology.
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LED Lights:

We carry an extensived line of LED lights including LED light bars, explosion proof LEDs, LED lights for military applications, boats, vehicles, security lighting and more. 
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Infrared LED Lights:

Infrared LED light emitters for covert applications. Larson Electronics Infrared LED emitters are ideal for military and security applications where a covert source of infrared light is needed.
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Golight Spotlights:

We carry the full line of Golight remote controlled spotlights and related accessories. Larson Electronics is the only source for the Golight Stryker Remote Control Spotlight with magnetic base.
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Hunting Spotlights:

Larson Electronics stocks a comprehensive line of hunting lights and related accessories. Our hunting lights include rechargeable handheld LED spotlights and HID spotlights with red lenses.
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Military Spotlights:

Our HML series of spotlights have been tested and approved for use by the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force and are part of the military’s Special Forces' Escalation of Force Kits.
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24 Volt Lights:

Larson Electronics manufactures and stocks an extensive line of 24 volt lighting equipment that ranges from 12/24 volt spotlights and floodlights to multimillion candlepower searchlights and industrial grade work lights.
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Magnalite or Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics is often confused with Magnalite.
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Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial-commercial grade lighting products. Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of lighting products including explosion proof lights, hazardous location lights, explosion proof paint spray booth lights, high power LED lights, remote control HID Golight spotlights, LED flashlights, military spotlights, infrared LEDs, LED boat lights and industrial light towers. Larson Electronics also manufactures and distributes a wide range of HID high power spotlights and HID flashlights that are ideal for use as military spotlights and law enforcement searchlights as well as effective for use in the utility and emergency services industries.


Larson Electronics products that are particularly well suited to military and law enforcement applications include police flashlights, police lights, unity post mount spotlights, unity roof mount lights, remote control Golight spotlights, remote control spotlights with magnetic bases, rechargeable spotlights, rechargeable flashlights, led flashlights,  high intensity discharge military spotlights with magnetic bases and magnetic tripods for flashlights and spotlights. Larson Electronics manufactures and carries an extensive line of military spotlights, floodlights, and military grade lighting accessories and equipment.

 

 Many of Larson Electronicss lighting products can serve equally well in the public and private sector as hunting spotlights, boating spotlights, camping lights, off-road and ATV lights, and infared security lights; this includes a wide array of LED lights and LED light bars that can operate on a variety of voltages ranging from 9 to 42 VDC and can be mounted on cars, trucks, boats and heavy equipment.


Larson Electronics is a large distributor of the Golight line of remote controlled spotlights and stocks a comprehensive variety of HID or high intensity discharge Golights, Golight marine spotlights and searchlights, Golight floodlights, military Golights and a wide array of camouflage Golights for hunting and off-road use. Larson Electronics is the only source for the Golight Stryker Remote Control Spotlight with magnetic base and offers a wide variety of mounting options for both the Golight Stryker and Golight RadioRay series of spotlights.

Larson Electronics develops and stocks a wide range of explosion proof lights and products as well as intrinsically safe lights and intrinsically safe LED lights. Larson Electronics’s explosion proof line of lights carry the required explosion proof certifications and approvals and are U.L. certified for use in hazardous locations according to their respective class, division and zone ratings. Larson Electronicss hazardous location lighting includes explosion proof fluorescent lights for paint spray booths, Class 1 Div 1 flashlights and intrinsically safe lights, portable and cart mounted tank lights, explosion proof droplights, explosion proof LED lights and intrinsically safe flashlights.


Larson Electronics regularly develops and manufactures new additions to its line of explosion proof lighting and industrial grade lighting products and is proud to offer the latest in explosion proof LED lighting and explosion proof paint spray booth lighting. Larson Electronics also manufactures a wide array of military and law enforcement related accessories including the concealable, back up universal handcuff key (plastic handcuff key) used by Air Force pilots, Navy SPAWAR, Navy Seals and Special Operations military personnel to effect escape in hostage or prisoner situations.


If you have any questions or special requirements regarding any of our industrial grade lighting solutions please contact us by E-mail at
sales@larsonelectronics.com You can also call us toll free at 1-800-369-6671. Purchase orders can be faxed to us at 903-498-3364 Larson Electronics can provide detailed technical information regarding any of its products and is capable of working with customers to create unique lighting solutions to suit their needs and requirements.

Larson Electronics

Larson Electronics manufactures the Larson Electronics 12 volt spotlights with magnetic base and 12 volt searchlights with magnetic base with magnetic bases and 16 foot cords in Dallas, TX. These industrial grade 12 volt spotlights have been a staple of the cable, telephone and electric utility industry since 1967. Larson Electronics has since its beginnings expanded this to include the military/law enforcement industries, federal and local governments, and emergency and first responder industries as well.

 We carry a complete line of HID off road and HID equipment lights, including the Acro Light line. HID flood lights with permanent and magnetic mount options work on 12 and 24 volt DC systems and provide illumination that extends 250 feet. The permanent mount and magnetic mount HID spotlights project a beam to 3000 feet.

Larson Electronics is a manufacturer and as such we maintain a large available inventory of our magnetic mount spotlights, HID spotlights. HID flashlights and the Golight Stryker and Golight Radioray remote controlled spotlights, battery operated flashing strobe lights, LED flashlights and LED headlamps. Because of our extensive inventory and "make to order" capacity, nearly all orders for spotlights and flashlights received before 4 PM CT are shipped same day via UPS.

Many of our professional grade spotlights and flashlights make excellent gifts for him or gifts for men. Remote controlled spotlights with magnetic base, military spotlights, handheld spotlights, vehicle mount spotlights, rechargeable spotlights, rechargeable flashlights, hunting spotlights, hunting searchlights and state of the art hid flashlights all make fine christmas gifts for men, and are sure to please even the most discriminating friends and family.

Larson Electronics' Larson Electronics can also be viewed in these languages - Arabic  Spanish  Japanese  Italian  Portuguese  Russian  French.

Contact us at sales@magnalight .com or call us toll free at 1-800-369-6671 for mor information regarding any of our products. Purchase orders can be faxed to us at 903-498-3364 Larson Electronics can provide detailed technical information regarding any of its products and is capable of working with customers to create unique lighting solutions to suit their needs and requirements.

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02/13/17 The Impact of Light Color on Productivity

Article - February 13, 2016 By LarsonElectronics.com

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The Impact of Light Color on Productivity

According to a 1989 Louis Harris survey (the Steelcase Office Environment index), employees isolated eye strain problems as a leading health hazard in offices. Visual strain is closely linked with inadequate lighting systems and configurations at work. For businesses that are interested in boosting productivity, it is crucial to implement the right light color and color temperature rating in the workplace.


Effects of Light Color

Exposure to different colors of light can affect an individual’s behavior, mood and output in the workplace. The application of colors was thoroughly tested by Angela Wright, a psychologist who authored several scientific papers on the effects of light color on humans. Wright is responsible for developing the Color Affects System, which provides suggestions on the application of specific colors and its influence on people. In the system, the researcher made the following recommendations about light color:

• Yellow- inspires creativity

• Red and green- promotes balance and relaxation

• Blue- keeps the mind alert

Such fundamentals are highly applicable in offices and hazardous work environments, such as factories, loading bays and processing plants. But in most cases, choosing the right light color isn’t enough to keep employees on their toes. Businesses must also take intensity, saturation and tones into consideration. Bright and saturated colors are more effective at stimulating the mind, compared to soft or muted colors. Furthermore, when it comes to lighting systems, it’s not common practice to replace standard white bulbs with colored variants in professional work settings.


Delaying Melatonin Production

Based on Wright’s findings, it is safe to conclude that out of all the colors in the spectrum, blue is the color that is most effective for promoting alertness- thus, resulting in higher productivity levels. In particular, studies have shown that short-wavelength (450-495 nm) blue light, which is also found in sunlight and white light, can interfere with melatonin production in humans and disrupt the body’s natural circadian rhythm.

Melatonin is an essential hormone, created by the pineal gland in the brain. Its primary function involves regulating sleep and wake patterns. Light exposure is a key influencer in how much melatonin the body secretes and the timing to start such cycles. Disrupting melatonin production can lead to sleep disorders, anxiety, cancer and obesity.

Before the rise of artificial lighting systems, humans were only exposed to natural light from the sun. During sunset, changes in light intensity is detected by the retina and communicated to the hypothalamus. When this happens, the pineal gland starts creating melatonin and preps the body for sleep by lowering the body’s internal temperature. In the morning, the process is reversed and other hormones, like cortisol (also released in stressful situations), signal the body to wake up.

Artificial light can easily disrupt this natural cycle. Exposing the retina to constant, bright light at night will trick the mind into thinking it’s daytime, resulting in increased levels of stress and lower secretion levels of melatonin. According to a report from the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, exposure to standard room lighting can suppress melatonin production by a whopping 85 percent. Moreover, one minute of exposure to white light every two hours at night can already suppress melatonin levels in humans by 65 percent.

In application, businesses can use the report’s conclusions when increasing productivity in the workplace. For example, companies could install bright lights in sections of the facility that are not exposed to natural sunlight. For businesses that conduct nighttime operations, it might be worth investing in extra bright luminaries to prevent the production of melatonin and improve reaction times in hazardous work environments.

At home, exposure to intense lighting systems should be monitored closely. Lack of sleep and restlessness during bedtime are primary contributors to low productivity levels at work. Therefore, one should limit the use of smartphones, tablets and bright television screens before going to sleep, and keep lights as dim as possible to promote the creation of melatonin. Additionally, there are sleeping aid apps available, like Twilight (only available on Android devices), that can help individuals maintain their natural sleep cycle by temporarily changing a mobile phone’s screen light from bluish white to dark red using a digital filter.


Color Temperatures and Productivity

Interestingly, the color temperature of the fixture must also be taken into consideration when boosting productivity levels. At night, the body naturally starts generating melatonin around two hours before one’s bedtime- also known as Dim Light Melatonin Onset (DLMO). During this period, humans slowly start feeling sleepy and less alert. In order to successfully disrupt melatonin secretion, one has to be exposed to a specific level of light, as well as the right color temperature rating. Slight suppression of melatonin and phase shifting of DLMO occurs at roughly 460 nm. Hence, if an individual is exposed to warm, dim yellowish light with very low color temperature ratings, i.e., a tiny night light in the corner of the room or hallway, disruption of one’s sleeping patterns will likely not occur. This is why most people can easily fall back to sleep after a short trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Flipping this practice with hopes to increase productivity, businesses should consider applying bright lights with high color temperature ratings, between 4,600K-6,500K, in the workplace to promote efficiency and consistent output. On the other end of the spectrum, warm white fixtures with color temperature ratings between 2,000K-3,000K, are simply not as effective for increasing productivity in professional settings; and may promote a cozy ambiance for employees. Such types of fixtures are ideal for bedrooms, living rooms and decorative lighting systems.


Lighting Configurations for Boosting Productivity

In order to maximize productivity using bright white fixtures with high color temperature ratings, one must adhere to a special type of configuration. A study from Cornell University, titled The Effects of Lensed-Indirect and Parabolic Lighting on the Satisfaction, Visual Health, and Productivity of Office Workers, suggests that lensed-indirect lighting systems are most effective, compared to prismatic and parabolic systems. Scientists tested their theories in a Xerox Corporation building located in Webster, New York. The group installed all three systems in different parts of the office.

The results of the study revealed that lensed-indirect configurations contributed to less complaints about eye focusing problems inside the office. Workers exposed to parabolic lighting admitted to losing over 15 minutes per day on visual strain. Lastly, the conclusion of the study uncovered that over 80 percent of employees preferred lensed-indirect lighting systems over other configurations that were tested during the trials.





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