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Radio Communication Towers and Equipment
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Thermal Monitoring Cameras and Systems
48V LED Equipment Lights
ATEX Rated Explosion Proof Lights
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Industrial lasers
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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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Control Lights
Tow Lights
Magnetic Control Lights
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Evaporative Coolers
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Infrared Filters, Covert Covers, and Blackout IR Lenses
Military Equipment
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Portable Wheeled Generators
Non-Hazardous Location Extension Cords / Plugs / Outlets
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HID Work Lights
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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
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Flashlight Holder
Magnet Spotlight Base
Tripods-Magnetic Base
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Recharging Spotlights
Fire Rescue Lights
LED Street Lights
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Explosion Proof Lighting
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Explosion Proof Tank Lights
Explosion Proof Phones and Intercoms
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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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 24 Volt Military Lights
 Plastic Handcuff Key
 120 Volt Flood Lights
 Post Mount Lights
 LED Lights
 Explosion Proof Ventilation Fans
 Infrared LED Lights
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 Explosion Proof Flashlights
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 Golight Spotlights and Searchlights
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04/30/18 Buck-boost vs Transformer vs Power Distribution Unit – Which One Do I Need?

Article - April 30, 2018 By LarsonElectronics.com

75 KVA Portable Power Distribution - 480V-120/240V 1PH - NEMA 3R - (4) Steel Legs w/ Bottom Plates

Buck-boost vs Transformer vs Power Distribution Unit – Which One Do I Need?

Businesses in the industrial sector have a handful of options for completing voltage rectification or conversion at the work site. At the most basic level, transformers are commonly utilized for such purposes.

By definition, a transformer is a device used for decreasing (step down) or increasing (step up) voltages (primary to secondary). Furthermore, some units are configured for conversion from AC to DC, providing operators access to low voltage current (useful for outdoor locations, low-voltage lighting systems and combustible facilities).

Transformers can function on its own or as part of a larger system, such as a power distribution station. Depending on the electrical requirements of the work site, businesses must select the right type of transformer or power distribution unit, in order to maximize its applications.

This article compares and takes a closer look at buck/boost transformers, temporary power distribution units and conventional transformers.


Buck/Boost Transformer

A buck-boost transformer is a type of transformer used for minor rectification of line-in voltage (keyword here is ‘minor’). The lightweight and compact units are very economical and provide space-saving benefits. It is important to consider that buck-boost transformers cannot create a neutral and does not provide circuit isolation. Moreover, this type of transformer is designed to handle single phase or three phase voltage (via two or three units) distribution.

The term ‘buck’ refers to stepping down voltages, while ‘boost’ refers to stepping up voltages. Voltage correction with buck-boost transformers are small, such as 240V to 208V, 220V to 240V, 450V to 480V, 120V to 110V and etc. The devices can also be applied to handle low voltage distribution (12V, 24V, 32V or 48V).

In application, the units are helpful in reducing risks related to equipment failure, wear and tear of machines, excessive heat generation, line drops and voltage spikes. Buck-boost transformers can be found in industrial control rooms, data centers, uninterruptable power supplies, telecommunications, tanning beds, lighting systems and more.


Portable Power Distribution Station

Portable power distribution units are designed for temporary projects and work sites (keyword is ‘portable’). Businesses or projects that frequently use this type of transformer: MRO, construction, mining, remote facilities, military camp sites, emergency medical services, shipyards, aerospace, plant maintenance, manufacturing, labs, data centers and more.

Range of voltage rectification includes the following: 480V 3PH to 120/240V 3PH, 480V to 240D/208-120V, 120V to 12/24V AC, 240V 1PH to 120V 1PH and more. Capacities range from 10 KVA all the way to 150 KVA.

A portable power distribution station may consist of a transformer for voltage rectification, a disconnect for electrical safety, various panels (holds circuit breakers, receptacles and other connections), a line-in power cord, a set of receptacles and other devices or accessories, such as meters, receptacle covers, grounding lugs and more.

Due to its portable form factors, a temporary power distribution station offers flexibility at the work site through the extension of hard-to-reach power sources. Such units are typically mounted on sturdy carts or stable platforms. For maximum portability, the units can be equipped with forklift skid pockets, lifting eyelets and locking casters.

The stations can also be customized (during manufacturing) to meet the needs of specific projects. For example, instead of a cart with rubber wheels, a temporary power distribution unit could come equipped with tall legs for uneven terrain or flooded locations. Moreover, specific materials, including stainless steel, and NEMA-rated enclosures (NEMA 3R or NEMA 4X) could also be utilized for work sites exposed to corrosive elements. Explosion proof models are suitable for flammable facilities and hazardous locations.


Transformer (Isolation, Auto, Dry-type, Oil-filled, Pad Mount)

Stand-alone transformers are dedicated devices used for voltage control or rectification. This type of unit is built for handling large voltage ranges, such as 480V to 120/240V, 12470V Delta to 208Y/120 Wye and 13400V Delta to 400V Delta, which is also useful when a neutral is not present and for applications that require one. Capacities may range from 30 KVA to 500 KVA and 2,500 KVA or higher. Configurations may also vary, depending on the power requirements of the facility: single phase, three phase, Delta (3PH) and Wye (3PH).

Transformers are ideal for accurate voltage conversion and distribution with existing equipment at the work site. When an accessible supply line differs from the voltage requirements of machines, a transformer is applied to ensure compatibility.

Transformers can be categorized, based on their uses. An isolation transformer is a safety device with a 1:1 turns ratio and separate primary/secondary windings, which does not primarily function as a voltage converter. Instead, the device isolates circuits and facilitates the transfer of electrical power in an efficient manner, resulting in decreased noise, transient voltages and exposure to ‘dirty’ power.

An autotransformer is a unit with interconnected windings (single winding) that hosts the primary and secondary. The units are effective for standard and efficient voltage conversion at work sites.

Lastly, for large-scale voltage rectification and power distribution, dry-type, oil-filled or pad mount units are recommended. The medium-voltage units are utilized for distribution over long distances, such as from grid systems to an industrial building or commercial site.

Dry-type transformers are solid state and rely on natural cooling during operation. Suitable for indoor and outdoor locations, the units may come with cooling ducts or louvers to meet optimal operating temperature requirements. Liquid-type or oil-filled transformers leverage fluids for cooling and are mostly found outdoors. Pad-mount units refer to dry-type or liquid-filled, medium-voltage transformers for outdoor applications or underground power distribution systems. The enclosed stations may be used to step down and distribution power to local neighborhoods, large plants and commercial establishments, including malls.





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