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Larson FUTURE - Lease Lighting
Explosion Proof Lights
Industrial and Vaporproof Emergency Failsafe Lighting
Industrial Cord Reels and Tool Taps
Megatower™
Rig Lights
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 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 Powered LED Lights
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
Salt Water Processing Equipment
Shelter & Tent Lighting
Thermal Monitoring Cameras and Systems
ATEX Rated Explosion Proof Lights
Automotive Lighting
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
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
Solar Battery Chargers
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
Solar Power Generators
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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  Explosion Proof Lights
 LED Spreader Lights
 Paint Spray Booth Approved Lights
 Light Towers
 Explosion Proof LED Lights
 HID Equipment Lights
 HID Golights
 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
 Golight - Camo
 Golight - Chrome
 Golight - White
 Golight Radioray Lights
 Golight Stryker Lights
 Golight Profiler II
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 Boat Spotlights
 New Boat Lights
 HID Boat Lights
 Navigation Lights
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 Remote Control Lights
 Control Lights
 Solar Battery Chargers
 Tow Lights
 Magnetic Control Lights
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 NEW Lights
 Police Equipment
 Power Supplies
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 Military Spotlights 24V
 Infrared Filters
 Military Equipment
 Ultralife Batteries
 Remote Control Pan Tilt Base
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 Larson Electronics Spotlights
 Larson Electronics Parts
 Replacement Lamps
 Cords - Brackets
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 HID Work Lights
 HID Dive Lights
 HID Off Road Lights
 Acro Lights HID Lights
 Halogen Lights
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 Rechargeable HID
 Acro Light Flashlight
 Xenide HID Flashlights
 Powerlight Flashlight
 HID Flashlights
 Xenon Flashlights
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 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
 Hunting Lights
 Utility Lights
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 Hazard Lights
 Strobe Lights - Battery Operated
 Strobes & Beacons
 Strobe Light Bars
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 Headlights
 LED Flashlights
 Flashlights
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 Suction Mount Lights
 Magnetic Spotlights
 12/24 Volt Spotlights
 Gifts For Men
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 Stash Tubes
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 International Shipping
 Magnetic Golight
 Permanent Golight
 Portable Golight
 New 12 / 24 Volt Lights
 Explosion Proof Accessories and Replacement Parts
 Explosion Proof Lights
 Explosion Proof Hand Lamps (Drop Lights)
 Explosion Proof Lights - Stand/Dolly
 Explosion Proof String Lights
 Explosion Proof Extension Cords
 Explosion Proof Tank Lights
 Hazardous Area Lights
 Transformers and Power Panels



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11/01/10 LEDs and Contrast Threshold: More than Just Energy Efficiency

While much of the focus on Marine lighting has lately been on the reduced energy usage benefits switching to LED’s from Halogens represents, there is more to the story than just prolonging the charge time of your crafts batteries. If you search the internet or read the magazines dedicated to boating, you’re likely to see all sorts of stories touting the great reductions in electrical drain on a boats energy reserves that LED’s produce and little else. While this is definitely true and certainly worth talking about, LEDs offer more than just a way to improve the electrical efficiency of your crafts lighting systems.

One of the most often heard complaints associated with a Halogen bulb is that the color of the light it produces is yellowish. This is because although Halogen bulbs have good color rendering, they produce a great deal of light in the red end of the light spectrum. Manufactures try to compensate and move the color of the light produce by halogens further into the white end of the light spectrum by applying coatings that filter out the yellow colors that hover just above the red end of the light spectrum. Although somewhat effective at improving the color of the light emitted, Halogens still retain their characteristic yellow tinge, and some of the beneficial white light ends up being filtered out as well.

Further compounding the problem, the coatings used in Halogen bulbs tends to be inconsistent, leading to noticeable differences in the light quality of identical bulbs produced by the same manufacturer, particularly when place side by side. Now, the problem here is not just one of aesthetics or consistency. Although most people assume that a bulb with a higher CRI will inherently reproduce colors better, this is not the true indicator of a bulb’s effectiveness. In many applications, especially those found in the marine environment, it is very important that objects be not only well illuminated, but illuminated clearly. What this means is not that you are just throwing a lot of light on an object, but that the light you are directing on an object is revealing its aspect sharply and with good definition.

The Lighting Research Center in Troy, New York conducted tests to determine whether white light has a beneficial effect on the vision of motorists. What they found was that color rendering played less of a role in the ability to make out objects at a distance than would normally be assumed, and that the actual color of light played a larger role in determining how well an object stands out against its surroundings. To understand this seeming contradiction it is necessary to understand that in order to see an object there must be a certain luminescence difference between the object and its background, otherwise known as contrast.

The amount of contrast needed to view an object is known as the contrast detection threshold. The lower the contrast threshold the easier it is to detect an object. The tests determined that white light gives a lower luminance threshold than yellow light, particularly at sizeable off-axis angles and low light levels. What this tells us is that it is easier to see objects with white light than it is with yellow light. This explains why even with powerful Halogen beams, we seem to sometimes have difficulty with discerning the positioning and even relation of an object in comparison to its surroundings.

This is where LEDs demonstrate yet another set of benefits over the Halogens they are quickly replacing in the lighting industry. LED lamps produce light in a wholly different manner than the incandescent Halogen bulb. Instead of passing current through a filament to heat it and produce light through electrical resistance, LEDs pass current through a semi-conducting material which then emits the energy as photons or more simply, light. Now, the important thing to note here is that LEDs are very specific in the color of light they produce. Different materials when used in the construction of an LED will produce different colors. With LEDs that produce white light, an LED that produces predominantly blue light is coated with a material that forces the light to shift in wavelength towards the white end of the spectrum, resulting in an LED that produces light strongly biased towards the white end of the light spectrum with almost none in the yellow.

The results of this are threefold. First, it means that the white LED will have a better contrast threshold than the typical Halogen bulb, resulting in objects that are illuminated by the LED being easier to see and more sharply defined. Additionally, the process of producing this light in an LED is very consistent, meaning that LEDs of the same type from the same manufacturer will show a very good rate of consistency in the quality of light they produce even when placed closely together. Finally, since no coatings or filters are necessary to improve the color quality of the light produced by an LED, there is no loss of beneficial white light due to passage through a filter medium.

The implications this holds for marine applications are great. In the nighttime marine environment good visibility is at a premium. Problems with preserving night vision and still being able to safely navigate and perform activities demand that lighting be of the best quality available. To that end, LED fixtures like Larson Electronics’s LED Spreader Deck Light offer not only the ability to improve on the efficiency of the lighting used in the marine environment, but its quality as well. Even in applications where the brightest light available is less preferable than a single small fixture, the white light produced by LEDs offers to enhance vision by through improved contrast rendering of objects it illuminates.

As can be seen, there is more to the LED lighting phenomenon than just efficiency and small size. Although early LEDs tended to produce complaints of poor light quality, the last 5 years have seen improvements that not only allow LEDs to achieve a similar CRI to higher power and inefficient incandescent bulbs, but a better color quality as well. The next time you read a story about LEDs and how great their energy efficiency is, keep in mind that there is more to the story than meets the eye.





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