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Pila Announces PARAT® X-treme™
Modular Helmet and Handheld Flashlights

Incorporating Aerospace Technology and Advanced Electronics

Permalight (Asia) Co., Ltd. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 4/29/2009


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Parat PX 1 XAG Helmet & Handheld Flashlights

Parat PX 1 XAG Helmet & Handheld Flashlights

HONG KONG, S.A.R. - In exclusive partnership with Parat® - Schønenbach GMBH + Co. KG, Germany, Pila® - Permalight (Asia) Co., Ltd., designs and produces Parat™ X-treme intrinsically safe flashlights and penlights compliant with the latest ATEX and IECEx Norms and Standards. Parat X-treme helmet mounted and hand-held safety lights are intended to be operated in and around hazardous explosive gas (Zone 1) and dust (Zone 21) environments and conditions.

Parat X-treme are of modular design setting new standards for safety flashlights:

• Interchangeable Xenon and LED Light Sources: Parat X-treme flashlights accept Xenon lamp assemblies as well as different LED emitters (white, amber) all of which can be substituted and interchanged freely.

• Advanced Electronics and Power Management: Parat X-treme LED PCB boards incorporate latest SMD technology using only high-quality, proven and certified components. Parat PX 1 models include a unique 'bi-polar' power management allowing alkaline batteries to be inserted in series irrespective of polarities.

• Housings: The PX 1 helmet and hand-held lights are available in non-conductive PC as well as in anti-static conductive XAG, an aerospace grade reinforced polymer of exceptional hardness which shields from Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD).

• Environmental: Parat X-treme flashlights are IP 68 certified. Bezels are O-ring and On/Off switches are hermetically sealed against gas and dust penetration; the housing is built to resist water immersion of up to 3m.

• Batteries: Recommended batteries have been tested and certified by authorised test laboratory (United Kingdom) for Parat X-treme.

• Accessories: Traffic wand, fibre optic attachments, holsters, helmet mounts, etc.

Parat® X-treme Models

1. Parat PX 1 XAG Helmet & Handheld Flashlights - Xenon and LED (white / amber). Certified for Danger Zone 1, IIC (Gas & Dust). Batteries: 4 x AA Alkaline. Colours: Silver, Red

2. Parat PX 1 PC Helmet & Handheld Flashlights - Xenon and LED (white / amber). Certified for Danger Zone 1, IIB (Gas & Dust). Batteries: 4 x AA Alkaline. Colours: Flame-yellow, Black and other colours offered as options.

3. Parat PX 2 Penlight - Xenon and LED Certified for Danger Zone 1, IIB (Gas) Batteries: 2 x AAA Alkaline. Colours: Flame-yellow, black, other colours offered as options.

4. Parat PX 3 Power Penlight - LED Not intrinsically safe. Water-resistant to 20 m. Batteries: 2 x AA Alkaline or 2 x rechargeable NiMH. Colours: Flame-yellow, black, other colours offered as options.

About Permalight (Asia) Co., Ltd.

Permalight (Asia) designs and produces Pila® tactical and Parat® X-treme safety lights. In addition, the company engineers custom made lights and modules for special applications. Permalight (Asia) is Swiss managed with headquarters in Hong Kong; production facilities are located in Panyu (Guangdong, China) and are ISO 9001, ATEX and IECEx inspected and certified. Website: pilatorch.com.

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