Bright LED headlights with integrated infrared lighting for military vehicles introduced by Grote Industries

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.

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.

For more information contact Grote Industries online at www.grote.com, or advanced Vehicle Systems at www.advancedvehiclesystems.com.

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