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Industrial and Vaporproof Emergency Failsafe Lighting
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Megatower™
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Stadium lights
String Lights and Temporary Light Stringers
Tank Cleaning Lights
Vapor Proof LED Lights
Workboat Light Fixtures & Lighting Equipment
Color Changing LED RGB Lighting
Explosion Proof Cord Reels
GOLIGHT Spotlights
Remote Area Lighting and Scene Lights
Utility Bucket Mount, Receiver Hitch & Trailer Mount Lighting
Butane and Solvent Extraction Room Lighting and Equipment
Explosion Proof Fans & Blowers
Explosion Proof Paint Spray Booth Approved Lights
Explosion Proof String Lights
Explosion Proof Switchgear & Controls
Fleet Service Lights and Lighting Equipment
Industrial Equipment Trailers
Industrial Handlamps & Droplights
LED Blasting Lights
Night Time Fishing Lights
Portable AC Power Supply Units
Portable Power Distribution Panels
Power Distribution Panels with KVA Transformers
Self-Contained Lighting
Service Pit Lighting
Solar Generators & Solar Powered Lighting
Agricultural Farm Equipment Lighting & Beacons
Explosion Proof Cameras & Surveillance Systems
Explosion Proof Emergency Lights
Garage & Gas Station Canopy Lights
LED Grow Lights
LED Lights
NDT Ultraviolet Lights
Portable Hazardous Location Lighting
Radio Communication Towers and Equipment
Salt Water Processing Equipment
Shelter & Tent Lighting
Thermal Monitoring Cameras and Systems
ATEX Rated Explosion Proof Lights
Automotive Lighting
Class Rated Signals, Alarms, and Systems
Hazardous Location Area Lights and Portable Lighting
HID Equipment Lights
Hunting Lights
Industrial lasers
Industrial Transformers
Light Towers
Outdoor Lighting
Remote Security and Surveillance Systems
Temporary Construction Lights
Vehicle Mounted Spotlights
Equipment & Heavy Machinery LED Light Package Fitouts
Phase Converters - Single to Three Phase
Marine Shore Power Cords and Equipment
24 Volt Military Lights
Disaster Relief / First Responders / Search & Rescue Lighting
Plastic Handcuff Key
110/120 Volt Flood Lights
Post Mount Spotlights
Magnetic Work Lights
Crank-up Light Masts
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Intrinsically Safe Lights
Military Flashlights
LED Waterproof Lanterns
Work Area Lights
12 Volt Flood Lights
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Boat Spotlights
New Boat Lights
HID Boat Lights
Boat Dock Lights
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Remote Control Lights
Control Lights
Tow Lights
Magnetic Control Lights
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NEW Lights
Evaporative Coolers
Police Equipment
AC/DC Transformers
Power Supplies
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Military Spotlights 24V
Infrared Filters, Covert Covers, and Blackout IR Lenses
Military Equipment
Ultralife Batteries
Remote Control Pan Tilt Base
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Larson Electronics Spotlights
Larson Electronics Parts
Replacement Lamps
Cords - Brackets
Portable Wheeled Generators
Non-Hazardous Location Extension Cords / Plugs / Outlets
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HID Work Lights
HID Dive Lights
HID Off Road Lights
Acro Lights HID Lights
Halogen Lights
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Acro Light Flashlight
Xenon HID Flashlights
Powerlight Flashlight
HID Flashlights
Xenon Flashlights
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LED Status Lights
Forklift Lights
Tractor Lights
HID Post Mount Lights
Roof Mount Lights
Post Mount Light parts
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Flashlight Holder
Magnet Spotlight Base
Tripods-Magnetic Base
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Recharging Spotlights
Fire Rescue Lights
Street LED Lights
Utility Lights
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Hazard Lights
Strobe Lights - Battery Operated
Strobes & Beacons
Strobe Light Bars
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Headlights - Headlamps - Hard Hat Lights
Flashlights
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Suction Mount Lights
Magnetic Spotlights
12/24 Volt Spotlights
Gifts For Men
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New 12 / 24 Volt Lights
Explosion Proof Accessories and Replacement Parts
Explosion Proof Lighting
Explosion Proof Hand Lamps (Drop Lights)
Explosion Proof Lights - Stand/Dolly
Explosion Proof Tank Lights
Explosion Proof Phones and Intercoms
Explosion Proof Extension Cords
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials
Crane Lights
Explosion Proof Light Rentals
General Light Rentals
Light Tower and Light Plant Rentals
Power Distribution Rentals
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Power Plant Lighting
Refinery lights
Environmental Services Lights
Aerospace Lights
Chemical Plant Lights
Food Grade Safe Lights
Film and Entertainment Lights
Waste Water Treatment Lights
Mining Lights
Ship Yard Lights
Work Site Lighting
         

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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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 Light Towers
 Explosion Proof LED Lights
 HID Equipment Lights
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 Explosion Proof Fluorescent Lights
 GOLIGHT Spotlights
 24 Volt Military Lights
 Plastic Handcuff Key
 120 Volt Flood Lights
 Post Mount Lights
 LED Lights
 Explosion Proof Ventilation Fans
 Infrared LED Lights
 Military Spotlights
 Intrinsically Safe Lights
 Explosion Proof Flashlights
 Work Area Lights
 12 Volt Flood Lights
 Golight Spotlights and Searchlights
 Golight Accessories
 Golight - Black
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 Cords - Brackets
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 HID Work Lights
 HID Dive Lights
 HID Off Road Lights
 Acro Lights HID Lights
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 Rechargeable HID
 Acro Light Flashlight
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 Powerlight Flashlight
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 HID Post Mount Lights
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 Flashlight Holder
 Magnet Spotlight Base
 Tripods-Magnetic Base
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 Recharging Spotlights
 Fire Rescue Lights
 Hunting Lights
 Utility Lights
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 Hazard Lights
 Strobe Lights - Battery Operated
 Strobes & Beacons
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03/20/17 Mega Tower LEDs versus Metal Halide Towers

Article - March 20, 2016 By LarsonElectronics.com

MegaTower 50' Pneumatic Megatower™ - 21 Foot Trailer - Extends 22-58 Feet - (16) 500 Watt LED Lights

Mega Tower LEDs versus Metal Halide Towers

Lights are essential for businesses in the construction sector. Most construction sites, due to their barren nature, do not have reliable access to power. Because of this, massive luminaries in the form of light towers are deployed on the site to ensure that work can be carried out at night, or during cloudy, low light outdoor conditions.

Outside of the construction industry, light towers are used in military, oil and gas, industrial and mining sectors. They are applied to support security and perimeter lighting systems, illuminate remote areas with high activity, and guide workers entering or leaving the target location.

This article covers the difference between two types of light towers: mega LED light towers and metal halide light towers.


Types of Light Towers

There are several types of light towers that businesses can use for illumination in construction sites. A portable light tower is a compact light tower that can reach a maximum height of 10 feet, and can easily be setup by one person. This light tower variant uses an external power source, and is transportable via car or truck. A mobile light tower is a large lighting system that is used to illuminate wide target areas for long periods of time. Instead of external power sources, such towers carry their own power generation components- diesel or gas engines, solar generators or battery packs. It can reach heights up to 25 feet; and most models incorporate multiple lamps for comprehensive illumination, sometimes up to 12 units. Most mobile light towers use metal halide technology for light output. Lastly, a mega light tower is a larger version of a mobile light tower. When fully deployed, it can reach heights up to 50 feet. Such units are designed for heavy lighting requirements, and support protection against extreme temperature and weather conditions.


Light Production and Performance

Light production is a key difference between LEDs and metal halide lamps. The latter, also known as high-intensity discharge lamps, utilizes an arc or discharge tube that is made out of quartz or ceramic material. Inside the tube, mercury, metal halide salts and argon (as a starting gas) are present. The halide salts can further be broken down into the following components: silver chloride (AgCl), sliver fluoride (AgF), silver bromide (AgBr) and silver iodide (Agl). During operation, the ballast administers a high voltage to the starting electrode, activating the argon particles. This activity creates heat and pressure, causing mercury inside the tube to vaporize. It is important to consider that the ballast is also responsible for regulating the lamp’s operating current, in addition to the starting current.

Borosilicate glass is the material typically used to manufacture metal halide bulbs. It is designed to provide a consistent thermal environment for the discharge tube, which prevents its internal components from oxidizing, as the lamp meets the temperature requirements of the halide salts, ranging between 1,000-3,000 degrees Celsius. The glass material also minimizes UV radiation levels during light output. Around 75 percent of the energy produced by the luminary is turned into heat, while the remaining 25 percent is converted into actual light. The initial warmup process takes around five to 15 minutes, depending on the type of metal halide fixture. The lights are also subject to cool-down periods ranging between 15 minutes to 45 minutes when toggling an operational unit off and on. For construction sites, this could cause delays when the tower needs to be restarted, or moved to a different location.

LEDs produce light through a process called electroluminescence using semiconductor components. As various electrons move through the semiconductor, light is created. Heat loss also occurs, but on a minimal level. During output, the LEDs do not rely on reflectors to direct light to the target area. By comparison, metal halide lamps use reflectors to prevent the loss of light and increase radiation to the target location. Moreover, LEDs can reach maximum light output almost instantly, and operators can toggle an operating light off and on without succumbing to a cool-down period. LEDs do not use glass in their design, and a ballast is not required for light generation.


Maintenance

With an average lifespan of 10,000+ hours, metal halide lamps are subject to more maintenance work, compared to LEDs, which support a robust average lifespan of 50,000+ hours. During application on construction sites, the fixtures are regularly exposed to unpredictable elements, such as rain, vibration, power surges and impacts. This can negatively affect the general lifespan of the luminaries, causing them to depreciate considerably. However, out of the two options, LEDs, with their solid state design that resembles a tight circuit board, can tolerate rough treatment better their metal halide counterparts. The latter is filled with loose filaments and parts that are sensitive to unforgiving outdoor environments.

When it comes to specific parts of the unit, the rate at which components in metal halide lamps fail includes the following: lamp- 80 percent, ballast (power supply)- 10 percent, housing- five percent and controls- five percent. For LEDs, the failure rates of components include the following: driver (power supply)- 52 percent, housing- 31 percent, LED package- 10 percent and driver (control circuit)- seven percent. How a worker conducts maintenance work on the lamps greatly varies between the units. For example, when addressing an LED’s multiple drivers and banks with failsafe protection, operators are not required to replace each part individually. This is because when an LED bank fails, the other LED banks continue to operate normally. When one of an LED’s multiple drivers fail, only part (usually half) of the lights stop operating. This can reduce the need to perform constant maintenance work on the light tower.

A major risk that comes with maintaining metal halide towers is exposure to hazardous chemicals. As mentioned earlier, the units rely on mercury for light production. When repairing broken bulbs or lamps, workers must take extra precautionary measures to prevent unwanted exposure. This can be difficult with a light tower, because of their inaccessible features (high locations). LEDs do not utilize dangerous chemicals during light output, and workers are able to handle the lights quickly and confidently during maintenance.





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