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Aug 03, 2012

Firm clinches contract to distribute US-made LED products

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Automotive components manufacturer and supplier Control Instruments-Automotive has been appointed the sole distributor of US-based Vision X’s range of low-energy light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products.

“The lighting products are useful in the mining, military, engineering, industrial, security, agriculture and 4 × 4 vehicle markets,” says Control Instruments-Automotive product manager Leonard Chester.
“The LED lights are well suited to the mining industry; the products can last more than 25 000 hours, significantly reducing the volume of lights being dumped onto landfills,” says Chester.

They also emit very little heat and last 35 to 50 times longer than incandescent lighting and four to ten times longer than fluorescent lighting.

Chester says LED lights are also better for the environment because they reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and counteract the greenhouse effect. Changing to a single LED bulb can keep half a ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere throughout its life cycle. LEDs are 98% recyclable.

“On mine sites, work is often done at night and this is a time prone to accidents, but Vision X is able to manufacture custom-made lights to almost any spe- cification. In addition, LED lights use 60% to 90% less energy, which means there are savings on operating expenses,” adds Chester.

The lights are Ingress Protection-rated at IP-68, making them water- and dust- proof. They are fitted with integrated elec- tronic thermal management to regulate heat levels to prolong their life span and have an integrated mounting system with an isolated rubber mount for vibration control and 15º adjustability.

“The products also use Vision X’s patented Prime Drive technology inte- grated into the circuitry, giving prolonged life, enhanced reliability and expanded light output.

The LED glass is breakproof and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration has tested the lights at –197 ºC and in zero atmospheric pressure in which they continue to operate.

Vision X is also the first LED manufacturer to release a single two-inch LED light and solar-powered units that use CO2 LED globes. A range of low-voltage replacement bulbs will also be available.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
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