Posted by John Keller
MADISON, Ind., 21 April 2010. Grote Industries Inc. in Madison, Ind., is introducing a high-performance, high-output light-emitting diode (LED) lamp with two, high-intensity, infrared light engines integrated into its bezel for exterior military vehicle lighting.
The ruggedized Trilliant IR LED white light with infrared light engines has been field tested in off-road conditions and shares the basic characteristics as other Trilliant LED WhiteLight lamps deployed with mobile warfighters. Grote Industries specializes in high-performance LED lighting for the U.S. military.
Each of the Trilliant IR's two light engines houses high-intensity infrared light emitting diodes from Advanced Vehicle Systems Inc. (AVS) in Jacksonville, N.C. The ability to retrofit existing Trilliants quickly was a key factor in the lamp's overall design approach, says Eric Thorstensen, director of OEM sales for Grote Industries. Upgrading from an existing Trilliant LED WhiteLight lamp to a Trilliant IR lamp is as easy as ordering a bezel, he says.
The new lights "will make U.S. warfighters considerably more stealthy, will provide them with a significantly greater range of visual acuity, and will provide an increased margin of security around every vehicle they will serve," Thorstensen says.
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