LED Search Lights
LEDs use very little energy to operate and have a super-condensed beam. This means that they can reduce the risk of fire and electric shock, making them safer for your home.
This LED search light is perfect for all kinds of projects. It’s waterproof and rechargeable so you can work hands-free, even after dark!
The power of searchlights varies according to the wattage and the type of light source. They can range from halogen, HID, and Xenon models to more powerful long range LED search lights. Generally, a searchlight is used in a specific location to provide high visibility and to illuminate objects or areas of interest. This can include spotting a boat or vehicle in the distance, focusing on an area during night navigation, or lighting up a bridge or dock.
Historically, searchlights have been powered by halogen bulbs ranging from up to 3000 watts. However, the technology of LEDs has enabled manufacturers to create more compact and powerful searchlights. In addition, the longer life of LEDs means that searchlights consume far less energy than halogen bulbs. In fact, the average LED searchlight uses 75 percent less electricity than a traditional halogen model.
The LED searchlights also feature a sleeker appearance and more advanced control options. For example, the new LCD Billhead Shark LED searchlight has a membrane and LED control panel with Bus Control, auto home position LED Search Lights setting and a built-in power surge protector. Additionally, LEDs are cooler than halogen bulbs, which allows them to produce more light at a lower wattage without suffering from heat issues or degradation over time. The result is a powerful, energy efficient searchlight that can be operated in harsh marine conditions.
When LED lights are first installed, their lifespan can be as long as 50,000 hours. This is a much longer lifespan than that of traditional halogen or fluorescent lighting. These long lifespans can be expected mainly due to the fact that LEDs are not subject to the same problems that incandescent bulbs experience.
In an incandescent bulb, the filament slowly burns out due to the constant electric flow through it. This creates heat which causes permanent damage to the metals within the light. LEDs do not experience this type of issue as they are a semiconductor, meaning they reject excess heat with ease.
However, this does not mean that they are immune to electrical overload. Like any other electronic device, LEDs can be damaged by over-stressing them with electricity. This occurs when the power supply unit, onboard PCB of the LEDs, or the materials used in the LEDs fail to protect against excessive current.
To ensure that your LED searchlights last as long as possible, you should maintain them properly. This includes cleaning them regularly to remove any dirt that may be stuck inside. Additionally, it is important to keep the temperature down as this will also help prolong the lifespan of the lights. Finally, be sure to turn the lights off when they are not in use. This will not only save on energy bills but will also extend the life of the LEDs.
The directional light that LEDs emit reduces the need for diffusers or reflectors to trap light and can lower energy usage. They also do not emit much heat and do not require a warm-up period, making them ideal for applications that experience frequent on/off cycling. They are fully dimmable and work well with lighting control systems.
Because they consume so little electricity, they have a lower carbon footprint than traditional bulbs. In addition, they emit less UV radiation, which can damage artwork and clothing. LEDs are available in a wide variety of colors and brightness levels, so you can choose one that best suits your application and desired light appearance.
In hazardous areas, LEDs are safer than other bulbs, but they still generate some heat. During the STTR contracts for lighting in two rocket engine test stands at Stennis Space Center, engineers at Energy Focus developed new techniques to manage heat, increasing efficiency and lifespan in the LEDs they crafted for those spaces. The company has since applied these improvements to other LED products.
LED lights are also more efficient than traditional bulbs, which lose most of their energy to heat. In fact, a LED bulb can last three to five times longer than a CFL and 30 times more than an incandescent bulb. They also operate at much lower temperatures, so they consume less energy and last longer.
It’s easy to think of LED search lights as a “set it and forget it” type of lighting, but all types of light require some level of maintenance. Whether it’s cleaning the light, re-lamping the lamp, or simply removing debris that has collected around the unit, there is always some level of maintenance needed. The benefit of LEDs is that it requires significantly less maintenance than traditional searchlights, but there’s still a need to keep the units clean and free of dust.
The Samalite range of maintenance-free LED rechargeable searchlights LED Search Lights uses the latest LED and Lithium Ion battery technology. Suitable for use in Zone 1 and 2 hazardous or humid environments, these powerful handheld searchlights can be used for security and inspection patrols, as well as repair, maintenance and rescue/recovery work.
With four output modes – spot, flood, strobe and combined spot/flood – the M18(tm) LED rechargeable searchlight provides versatility and performance all in one unit. The high-output LED light runs up to 4 hours in flood or spot/flood mode and 5 hours in strobe mode on a single REDLITHIUM(tm) XC5.0 Battery Pack and comes complete with a shoulder strap, mains charger and 10 amp spare safety fuse.