Cyberlux Completes Demonstration
of New Portable Lighting System
|Cyberlux Corporation Press Release||FlashlightNews.org - 3/24/2008|
Company demonstrates new high-performance tower-based visible and covert lighting system
BrightEye Tower Portable Illumination System
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Cyberlux Corporation, (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL), a leading provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, announced today that the Company has successfully completed the field demonstration of the new 4-meter tower-based BrightEye high-performance solid-state LED lighting system. The testing was conducted by Cyberlux and the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command at Fort Huachuca, the home to the US Army Intelligence Center, located in Arizona. The new BrightEye 4M Tower Portable Illumination System is the latest product developed by Cyberlux to fulfill the United States Air Force requirements for portable, light-weight, battery-powered visible and covert night vision-compatible lighting systems for air field support, aircraft maintenance and forward air base in-theater lighting capability.
The BrightEye 4M Tower Portable Illumination System was tested in both visible and covert lighting modes to demonstrate advanced lighting capability during various scenarios, including force protection and broad area security lighting, first responder rapid set up capability, night vision-compatible illumination for aircraft maintenance, and general operational lighting for ground operation support of supply aircraft such as the C-130. All testing scenarios met the Air Mobility Command (AMC) expectations, including illumination levels, power system runtimes, system weight levels, and deployment set-up times.
The 2008 Department of Defense Appropriations legislation contains $8.0 million for the equipping of the United States Air Force (USAF) with Cyberlux Portable Illumination Systems. Of the $8.0 million budget, the USAF Air Mobility Command will utilize $3.3M to fulfill initial Operations, Installation and Mission Support requirements. The remaining $4.6M will be allocated within the USAF for the purchase of various BrightEye systems including the Dual Lighthead Portable Illumination Systems and the new 4M Tower Portable Illumination System during the remaining Fiscal Year 2008.
In an earlier field test evaluation, the AMC determined that the BrightEye System is 97% smaller in footprint, weighs 94% less than the current diesel-powered incandescent lighting systems and saves an estimated 63% in daily operating costs. In addition, the AMC concluded that the BrightEye System provides versatile and economical tactical lighting capability as required by expeditionary forces across all U.S. armed services.
“Cyberlux is a leader in advanced solid-state lighting system development as demonstrated by the BrightEye 4M Tower system’s performance during the recent field testing,” said Mark Schmidt, president and chief operating officer for Cyberlux. “With the light-weight, portable battery-powered BrightEye solid-state lighting system now capable of replacing the existing floodlights on appropriate Armed Services missions, we anticipate a tremendous market for these Cyberlux products. Meeting the Air Mobility Command expectations and requirements is an ongoing objective for the Company’s innovative lighting technology. ”
The BrightEye Portable Illumination System products are designed to be highly-portable visible and infrared night-vision compatible lighting solutions for first responder deployment, aircraft support and maintenance, expeditionary airbase and personnel protection, general mission lighting and other portable, high-intensity lighting applications. Contained in easily deployed wheeled carrying cases and using advanced optics, battery power and advanced solid-state lighting technology, the BrightEye system is capable of eliminating the space-consuming bulk, noise and energy consumption issues associated with the current generator-powered incandescent lighting systems. Moreover, the BrightEye provides both standard white lighting and covert night-vision compatible lighting which is not available in the traditional FL-1D floodlight.
The BrightEye and WatchDog Systems are available through the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 56 for Specialty Lighting products under Cyberlux GSA Contract GS-07F-9409S.
About Cyberlux Corporation
Cyberlux Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL) has created breakthrough LED lighting technology that provides the most energy efficient and cost effective lighting solutions available today for consumer, commercial and military uses. The Military and Homeland Security products deliver unique, covert, and advanced visible lighting capability for threat detection, force and asset protection. Cyberlux uses solid-state semiconductors, trademarked as its diodal™ lighting elements, which consume 75% less energy than incandescent lighting elements and perform for over 20 years in contrast to 750 hours for conventional bulbs.
For more information, please visit www.cyberlux.com.