Upgrades RCL360 to a 50 Watt HID Remote Controlled HID Spotlight for Marine, Industrial and Military Applications

Kemp, TX (Vocus) February 24, 2010

Larson Electronics? announced that is now produces the RCL360-HID-RF-M wireless remote controlled spotlight with magnetic base with a 50 watt High Intensity Discharge (HID) ballast and bulb combination. This HID spotlight produces 4500 lumens and creates a bright, white beam that reaches 4,100 feet. Configured with a flood lens, the RCL360-HID-RF-M remote controlled spotlight can cover an area 425 feet wide and 425 feet long. Equipped with 400 pound grip magnetic base, a 16 foot coil cord with cigarette plug and wireless handheld remote control, this remote control spotlight is applicable to the utility, marine and military markets.

?At the moment, the RCL360-HID-RF-M is the most powerful remote controlled spotlight available for low voltage vehicle and boat applications,? said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics? ?This spotlight draws approximately 4 amps on 12 volts and 2 amps on 24 volts, making it extremely efficient. For operators working with 300 watt and 400 watt incandescent lighting on utility vehicles, military vehicles and boats, this light provides a brighter, whiter beam at only a tenth of the current draw. Equipped with a strong magnetic base and detachable cord that can be configured with a cigarette plug, battery ring terminals, alligator clips or even NATO connector, this remote controlled spotlight can meet the needs of most any low voltage application. The RCL360HID is also available in permanent mount with a wired dash joystick controller for applications where radio communications could interfere with IED jammers, radar configurations or certain types of two way radios.?

?We have been upgrading the Golight Stryker with a 35 watt HID bulb and ballast packages for more than a year,? continued Rob. ?Now we are doing the same with the K&H Nightray spotlights. However, the Nightray spotlight is built for more industrial applications, like mining and oilfield applications. As such, it uses larger components and offers more room in the chassis. We are able to fit the larger ballast and starter into the housing and the main controller board has a higher amp rating which allows us to go with 50 or 70 watts. We also had to replace the lens and reflector to accommodate the heat produced by a 50 watt HID package and bring proper focus to the bulb. Finally, we have to make some adjustments to the receiver and other electrical components in the light to adjust for the interference put off by the ballast. Generally speaking, this is pretty major upgrade to the fixture, and the modifications add a few pounds to the light. However, the way this light is geared, it is designed to move much greater weights anyways. So, in the end, we actually do more modifications to the HID NIghtrays than we do to the HID Golights. The industrial design, US manufacturing and high quality components, creates a higher price point for the RCL360-HID series than the 3200 lumen HID Golight upgrades, like the GL-3049H-M or GL-3021H. Operators need to balance the application requirements with the cost. In both cases, operators will get more light, have longer lamp life and draw less current than comparable incandescent spotlights. There are significant differences in foot print, form factor and design that operators need to consider in choosing an HID Nightray or a HID Golight. We have all the specifications, dimensional drawings and manuals on to help operators to make that decision.?

?The most important aspect to these modifications is our experience and choice of components. In nearly 18 months of upgrading the HID Golights, we have never had a single bulb or ballast failure. The 50 watt components that we choose for the K&H Nightray upgrades are the same ilk, and we have been using these components in our 50 watt HID-6600 work lights for 3 years. So the components are solid and after working through our Golight HID upgrades for the last 8 months, we understand how to configure the spotlights for saltwater, extreme vibration and extreme temperatures. There are some very discrete details involved in upgrading these lights, that the Golight upgrades have revealed. In some cases, the design of the Nightray itself eliminates certain issues, like the ability to mount the light upside down. We even have this RCL360-HID-RF-M model mounted on helicopters without issue. It makes an ideal temporary lighting solution and the slip drive motors protect the light when the wind buffets it around. Once again, the low amp draw and beam output comparable to the 600 watt incandescent light replaced, were the compelling factors. ?

Larson Electronics? offers a wide array of spotlights, flood lights and work lights for marine, industrial and military applications. Ranging from explosion proof lighting to high powered remote controlled spotlights, Larson Electronics offers a wide array of lighting solutions for low voltage and high voltage applications. You can learn more about the RCL36-HID-RF-M 50 watt HID spotlight with wireless remote control at or contact 1-800-369-6671 (1-214-616-6180 international).


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Kemp, TX (Vocus) May 19, 2010

Larson Electronics? added the RL-85-HID rechargeable handheld HID spotlight to this week. Featuring a lightweight removable 2.5 hour run time lithium ion battery pack, 3200 lumen output HID bulb and a adjustable beam, the RL-85-HID is the most feature rich handheld HID Magnalight spotlight released to date. The RL-85-HID handheld rechargeable spotlight features interchangeable lithium ion battery packs, booted on/off switch, durable construction and rock solid 35 watt bulb and ballast combination. The popular corded 12/24 HL-85-HID handheld HID spotlight version was released 2 years ago and has incorporated a vast amount of customer feedback in design, materials and form factor. The RL-85-HID builds on the success of that HID spotlight in the hunting and agricultural market by incorporating a rechargeable, replaceable battery pack. With this customer requested upgrade, the RL-85-HID spotlight is designed to have broader appeal to boaters and industrial operators looking for brighter light, long battery life and overall durability. The HL-85-HID handheld spotlight with 16 foot cord and cigarette plug and the RL-85-HID rechargeable HID spotlight are Buy American Compliant.

?In response to customer demand, we added an easy to change lithium ion battery to our most popular handheld 12/24 volt HID spotlight,? said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronic? ?With extra batteries in hand, operators can have one battery charging while they use another. In the same way people change out batteries in a cordless tool and keep working, the RL-85-HID spotlight keeps delivering 3200 a bright white beam to 3000 feet. This rechargeable HID spotlight uses lightweight lithium ion battery packs to deliver 2.5 hours of run time per charge. There are no memory issues, so each battery can be charged as little or as much as the operator has time for. The spotlight is easy to hold, well balanced and features a non-slip grip. Just like our corded HL-85-HID spotlight, the operator can turn the lens/reflector head to adjust the beam from spot to flood. While we see application for the hunters, we see the RL-85-HID being a fit for boaters and industrial operators, who have asked for rechargeable versions of this popular high powered spotlight.”

Larson Electronics Magnalight brand encompasses handheld spotlights, explosion proof lighting and a wider variety of permanent and portable LED lighting for industrial, military and outdoor applications. You can learn more about Larson Electronics at or contact 1-800-369-6671 (1-214-616-6180 international).


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Magnalight Adds Dimmable LED Spotlight for Hunting and Work Applications

Kemp, TX (Vocus) September 28, 2010

Larson Electronics? revealed the latest addition to an extensive line of LED spotlights. The HL-85-10W1-D dimmable LED spotlight features a magnetic base, 16 foot detachable coil cord, cigarette plug and an inline PWM for dimming the LED light output. The new LED handheld spotlight operates on 9-42 Volts DC and draws less than 1 amp. Weighing less than 1 pound, the pistol grip style spotlight enables operators in hunting or work applications to adjust the intensity of the LED light output to best suit their requirements.

?Whether someone is hunting or working, this dimmable LED spotlight enables the operator to find the light output that doesn?t just illuminate the immediate area, but also allows their eyes to continue to adjust to the darkness around them,? said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics? ?Sometimes you need power and distance to identify objects at distance, but if you use that intense light on a nearby work area, your eyes lose their ability to see anything around you. So the key to this dimmable LED spotlight is that the operator can adjust the LED light output to the level that allows their eyes to adjust to the immediate work area and the surroundings. The time of night, cloud cover, the operator?s eye condition and other factors make the level of LED light dimming vary all the time. The operator can simply adjust the dial to create the appropriate level of light for their particular needs. Many operators use red filters or red light to achieve this same effect, but they lose intensity, distance and color correct object identification.?

Larson Electronics? offers a wide variety of LED lighting, including explosion proof LED lights, LED hunting lights, LED boat lights and LED infrared lights. You can learn more about Larson Electronics at or 1-800-369-6671.


Magnalight Releases Inline Low Voltage Handheld Spotlight for 110/120V Wall Outlets

Kemp, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) April 05, 2011

Larson Electronics released a version of its popular HL-85-HID handheld spotlight that will enable users to plug the 15 million candlepower spotlight and floodlight combination into a conventional 120V wall outlet. While initially designed for security and hunting endeavors, the low voltage handheld spotlight and floodlight combination has found a home with utility operators. Whether in the plant or out in the field, utility operators can plug the light into a standard outlet in the wall or a 110v outlet from their vehicle?s inverter and get the benefit of the durability, beam adjustment and high power light output for maintenance and repair operations. The spotlight features an adjustable beam that can be configured as a wide flood or long, narrow spot beam. The 35 watt HID spotlight has a 25 foot SOOW chemical and abrasion resistant cord and an inline transformer located near the standard straight blade wall plug. The HL-85-HID-110V inline handheld spotlight is available for 110/120V, 220V or any other voltage to 277V on 50/60 Hz for domestic or international use. The low voltage handheld spotlight is priced just over $ 400, draws only 3 amps and delivers 3200 lumens. Accessories include a magnetic base, carrying case and a vehicle cord with cigarette plug cord.

?The HL-85-HID-110V handheld high powered spotlight is an extremely versatile light, as it can run on either a standard wall outlet or a standard vehicle system,? explained Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics? ?Operators can plug this light into a standard wall outlet or into their vehicle inverter outlet for 110/120V operation, but the light itself is low voltage which is ideal for wet area applications. If necessary, operators can disconnect the power cord and inline transformer and substitute a standard 16 foot coil cord with cigarette plug for standard vehicle or boat battery/alternator operation. Operators get the power and versatility of our most popular handheld spotlight with the flexibility to run the light from any power source available.?

Larson Electronics has been making the Magnalight 12/24 volt work lights for the cable, telephone and electric utility industry for more than four decades. You can learn more about these work lights and the entire range of Magnalight industrial and explosion proof lighting at or contact 1-800-369-6671 (1-903-498-3363 international).


Larson Electronics Magnalight Announces Release of Military LED Spotlight Light with Magnetic Base

Kemp, TX (PRWEB) August 24, 2011

The Magnalight HML-5M-LED Handheld LED Spotlight offers operators in military, law enforcement and professional utility and emergency services a powerful and efficient alternative to traditional halogen and HID equipped spotlights. Equipped with Magnalight?s waterproof PAR46 solid state LED bulb, this LED spotlight light produces more light while consuming less power. This means longer run times when operated from vehicle and equipment electrical systems without draining batteries. The rugged weatherproof and UV resistant housing and LED lamp in this unit provides excellent durability and reliability while a 100 lbs grip magnetic base provides simple and secure mounting to metal surfaces. A polypropylene handle and heavy gauge steel handle bracket provides easy positioning of the light. This LED spotlight is also available in blue, green, amber and red colors as well as 850nm and 940 nm 12 watt infrared versions for use in covert operations in conjunction with night vision equipment. A variety of power connections are available including 16 and 25 foot straight cords with cigarette plug, 21 foot straight cord with battery clamps, 16 foot straight cord with battery ring terminals and 16 foot coil cord with cigarette plug. With a housing made in the USA and an LED lamp that is Made in the USA compliant, the HML-5M-LED Handheld LED Spotlight produces more light of a higher quality than comparable halogen spotlights, while providing unmatched durability and efficiency.

“We have taken our classic Escalation of Force Kit gunner?s light with magnetic base and equipped it with a 40 watt LED light,? said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics? ?The result is a highly durable, proven handheld magnetic light that can work on voltages ranging from 9VDC to 42VDC and does not require bulb replacement for at least 50,000 hours. With much lower amp draw, this light produces more range and coverage than our standard 24V 70 watt bulb or our 12V 100W bulb configuration.?

Magnalight by Larson Electronics carries a wide array of LED lights, infrared light bars, infrared and visible light LED spotlights and offers a comprehensive selection of the latest and best in industrial and commercial lighting technology. View Larson Electronics? full line of LEDs and infrared LED lights by visiting Contact Magnalight by calling 1-800-369-6671 or 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.


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Magnalight by Larson Electronics Announces Addition of Pistol Grip Infrared LED Spotlight

Kemp, Texas (PRWEB) September 20, 2011

The HL-85-3W1-IR Infrared LED spotlight from Magnalight provides a powerful and effective infrared light source capable of illuminating objects up to 1,800 feet away. Available in 850nm and 940nm versions, this pistol grip LED spotlight is ideal for use with night vision equipment and produces enough IR illumination to discern details and identify persons at the far end of its range. Designed for durability and high output, the housing on this unit is constructed from impact resistant nylon with a light head formed from machined aluminum with an unbreakable Lexan lens to protect the LED and reflector assembly. The 3 watt infrared LED in this unit is rated for over 50,000 hours of operation and produces an IR light beam approximately 1,800 feet in length by 175 feet in width. This light can operate on any voltage from 9 to 32 VDC and includes a 16 foot coil cord with cigarette plug, allowing the unit to be connected to most 12 volt civilian and 24 volt military vehicle and equipment electrical systems. This infrared LED spotlight can be easily field serviced without tools and contains heavy 16 gauge internal wiring and heavy duty connectors which can be accessed through a simple snap on cover. The materials used in constructing this unit are UV, water, impact, and chemical resistant and the total power draw on a 12 volt electrical system is a mere .5 amps. The high power, light 10 ounce weight, and extreme durability of this unit make it a perfect choice for operators in military, law enforcement, and security operations who require an effective IR light source that can augment and improve their existing night visioning systems and equipment.

“The pistol grip style, low voltage handheld infrared light is available in 850nm or 940nm infrared,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics’ “While traditionally we have targeted the military and hunting markets for our infrared products, we have learned that there are numerous infrared lighting applications for manufacturing, non-destructive testing and inspection. To meet these expanding markets we scaled down our larger infrared emitters, i.e. the LEDLB-80X2E-IR, into an easy to hold, easy to move, form factor that operators can bring to bear on large or small parts.”

Larson Electronics? has provided industry with powerful lighting solutions since 1967 and carries an extensive inventory of LED lights, LED light emitters, UV LEDs and LED spotlights. View the full line of Larson Electronics? lighting products by visiting, or contact them by calling 1-800-369-6671 or 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.