LE Magnalight Donates Lights
to US Troops in Iraq
|Larson Electronics Press Release||FlashlightNews.org - 4/15/2008|
Magnalight continues donations of lights to the troops that began with US involvement in Iraq
Magnalight High Intensity Discharge Spotlight
KEMP, Tx. - Larson Electronics (www.magnalight.com) continued to donate lights to the US soldiers stationed in Iraq. “In January, we sent some remote control lights and our HML-5M 24 volt handheld lights to Cpl Baccus’ Task Force National Capital Region unit,” said Rob Bresnahan, President of Larson Electronics. “Last week, we sent more remote control spotlights and HML-5M 24 volt lights for the HMMVs to SFC Jeremy Prickette’s unit.”
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight HML-5M (HLM-5M) 24 volt spotlight with magnetic base is part of the Escalation of Force Kit issued to deployed soldiers in Iraq. Typically, units charged with clearing roadways search for and clear IEDs at night. Using high powered spotlights assists these units in identifying the explosive threats. The HML-5M can be used handheld, mounted magnetically or attached to the outside of the armor using the armor attachment bolts.
Rob continued, “We are also sending over our new BC-1 bar mount bracket system. These adjustable brackets are machined from aluminum billet and can attach to any size round or square rail, bar, pipe or tube. The attached mounting plate contains the mounting pattern for the remote controlled spotlights, magnetic mount spotlights and our 1870-M 24 Volt High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights. Soldiers can use the BC-1 to horizontally or vertically mount lights on roof racks or the mirror support brackets on the HMMV or MRAP vehicles. These are the latest version of our bar mount brackets that are used on various work trucks, boats and heavy equipment to mount various lighting products.
Larson Electronics has been donating lights to the troops since the start of the US involvement in Iraq. Most notably, Larson organized a fairly substantial donation for SFC Henk’s unit in Iraq at the end of 2006, which received a lot of support from family members, other customers and the media. Through normal military purchasing channels and its website www.magnalight.com, Larson Electronics provides 24 volt spotlights, 24 Volt HID vehicle lights, Golight remote controlled lights, covert infrared light covers, LED IR emitter bars and its patented ‘escape and evade’ plastic, universal handcuff key to troops in Iraq.