Explosionproof flashlight could be the first to outlive its owner

You know the drill, walking through that mine field, only to lose another good flashlight when you drop it on one of those puppies. Well if this is a concern of yours, the EXP-LED-51 from Larson Electronics should see you right. The latest in its like of hazardous location devices, the rugged LED torch is rechargeable, has 180 lumens of output and rated for 50,000 hours of service in the (dark) field (480 hours on one charge in the lowest power mode). For the man (or woman) on the move, the EXP-LED-51 also comes with a 12V car charger, as well as the standard VAC outlets. How much for this level of resilience? That'd be 320 bulletproof dollars.

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Explosion Proof LED Flashlight - Rechargeable LED Flashlight - 3 Modes - Class 1 Division 1.

KEMP, Texas, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Larson Electronics' LXFlashlight.com announced today that it has added an explosion proof rechargeable LED flashlight to its line of hazardous location flashlights. This rechargeable explosion proof LED flashlight offers multiple operating modes and the reliability and high output of LED lighting technology. Rated Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 this light is fitted with a high performance C4 LED rated at 50,000 hours of operational life and 180 lumens of output. Able to operate in high and low modes and extremely efficient, the EXP-LED-51 from LXFlashlight.com provides excellent value with one of the lowest operating costs in the explosion proof flashlight industry.

The EXP-LED-51 explosion proof rechargeable LED flashlight offers versatility and power with three settings that allow operators to toggle between output levels using a sealed multi-function on/off control switch. By pressing the switch once, the light operates in high mode to produce a full power 130 lumen light beam with a long 4 hour runtime. Operators can also hold the switch down to run the flashlight in low mode, producing a 50 lumen light beam and a longer 12 hour runtime. For maximum runtime the switch is held down for ten seconds, activating the light in dim mode and producing a mild 1.3 lumens of light with an extreme runtime of 480 hours. The explosion proof EXP-LED-51 LED flashlight comes with an included charging base that can be mounted to walls or flat surfaces for added convenience. Users can simply mount the entire flashlight and charger as a unit by doorways and entryways to hazardous locations, thus providing a highly convenient and fully charged portable light source whenever it is needed. Added value is provided with the inclusion of a second charging stand and a pair of power cords so operators can provide multiple charging stations if needed. These units can be recharged from 120 VAC wall outlets using the standard charging bases, as well as from vehicles and equipment using an included 12V cigarette plug and cord. The C4 high output LED in this flashlight provides up to 180 lumens of light output and a runtime of 50,000 hours for reliable and long lived operation. The durable body is resistant to impacts and dropping, and a Class 1, Division 1, Groups C,D, F UL approval assures safe and compliant operation. These explosion proof LED flashlights are ideal for operators in hazardous and non hazardous locations who need a highly reliable yet powerful and long lived source of portable illumination for activities such as utilities repairs and plant inspections.

"The EXP-LED-51 rechargeable, LED flashlight is an effective solution for anyone looking for a dependable and durable light for use in hazardous locations." said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics' LXFlashlight.com. "This versatile LED flashlights' dual switch design provides users with a variety of light modes so they can choose the proper light output for the environment."

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Explosion-proof flashlight could be the first to outlive its owner