Larson Electronics Announces Addition of Dual Mode High Intensity Discharge Flashlight|
Larson Electronics.com announced today the addition of a rechargeable HID flashlight that offers extreme high output and durability in a compact design. Fully sealed and waterproof and producing up to 4700 lumens of light output, these rugged HID flashlights are designed to meet the demanding requirements of military applications and emergency responders. Fully sealed against water and dust, portable, able to operate in high or low output modes, and constructed of high grade aerospace aluminum, the Larson Electronics HIDH-3550 HID flashlight is ideal for use as a diving light, tactical light, and portable emergency services light.
The HIDH-3550 dual mode HID flashlight from Larson Electronics.com provides military personnel, emergency services responders, and security/law enforcement personnel with a portable high power lighting solution that can operate for up to 110 minutes on a single charge. Constructed of machined aerospace aluminum and featuring high and low operating modes, this compact HID flashlight features 3200 lumen output in low mode capable of producing a beam 5000 feet long and 4700 lumen output in high mode for a beam 7000 feet long. Operation is controlled by turning a collar ring switch counter clock-wise for low 3200 lumen mode, and clockwise for high 4700 lumen mode. This unit is designed for heavy duty use with the lamp body and battery casing formed from machined aerospace grade aluminum that can withstand abusive conditions and handling without any degradation in lamp performance. The lamp reflector is actually machined into the lamp head assembly, reducing the number of parts and greatly increasing resistance to damage from dropping or impacts. The rechargeable lithium ion battery is also encased in the same high grade machined aluminum and provides 110 minutes of run time in low mode and 70 minutes in high mode. The lithium ion battery is equipped with a protective circuit to control battery charging and prevents over or under charging damage while providing easy recharging without complicated recharging procedures. This HID flashlight is rated to 50 meters of submersion, making it well suited for use as a dive light and fully sealed against rain and wet conditions. An included removable hand grip provides very secure handheld operation and also allows the light to be hung from tree branches, poles, or similar items for hands free operation when using the unit as a task or portable area light. This rechargeable light is very well balanced, and the specially designed housing helps to efficiently dissipate heat from the HID lamp, helping this unit run cooler than similar HID flashlights and reduce the chances of accidental burns. This compact HID flashlight offers long run times, variable power levels, extreme durability, and beam output reaching up to 7,000 feet in length, making it an ideal solution for military, law enforcement, emergency services, utility workers, and anyone requiring a powerful yet easily managed source of portable illumination.
"This dual mode HID flashlight’s entire housing is entirely CNC machined out of aerospace aluminum alloy,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ larsonelectronics.com. “Unlike most flashlights that have a separate reflector, this rugged HID light’s reflector is machined into the housing and coated for maximum light output.”