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Larson Electronics Magnalight announced the addition of an industrial grade, telescoping LED light on a collapsible tripod

Larson Electronics Magnalight Press Release - 5/13/2009

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WALTP-L2X4 LED telescoping tripod light

WALTP-L2X4 LED telescoping tripod light

DALLAS, Tx. - Larson Electronics Magnalight announced the addition of an industrial grade, telescoping LED light on a collapsible tripod. As a LED light, the WALTP-L2X4 addition represents the lightest weight and most portable member of a portable lighting tower family that encompasses 2000 Watt Metal Halide towers (WAL-C-2XM), 140 watt Class 1 Division 1 hazardous location metal halide wheeled towers (EPL-TP-2X70) and 4 headed, 500 watt quartz light, tripod mount lighting (WAL-QP-4X500-25).

"Generally, our customers need a substantial amount of light for working at night or illuminating fuel tanks, security checkpoints or event areas. Combined with our portable electrical distribution panels and hazardous area transformers, we can cover hundreds or thousands of square feet. But many of our customers are also looking for a lightweight, portable solution that can cover a few hundred square feet for shorter term work applications. The WALTP-L2X4 LED telescoping tripod light weighs less than 8 pounds and collapses to less than 3 feet. This LED light telescopes to 8 feet and can be plugged into to any 'jump start" portable battery pack, vehicle cigarette plug or connected to any available car/tractor battery. Drawing just 2 amps, this LED light tower will run about 9 hours on any $50 'jump start' battery pack you would find at the local Walmart or auto parts store. A typical car battery would run these tripod mount LED lights for 25 or more hours."

Rob explained further, "Priced under $500, this is an affordable, durable telescoping LED light tower can be stored in any size vehicle, and easily set up at the temporary worksite or event area. While a 1000 watt metal halide light will cover more area, typically the light must placed a distance from the worksite, closer to a generator. This LED light tower can be placed right in the middle of the worksite or event, without concern for generator noise, fumes or high voltage wiring. Each light tower has its place. The telescoping LED light is ideal for the first responders on the job at a downed line, broken main or accident. It might take several hours for generator driven 1000W metal halide light towers to reach the scene. Meanwhile work can begin. For one or two man jobs, this worksite LED light tower is sufficient. We offer a range of LED light heads for this telescoping tripod mount, all the way up to 9600 lumens of light output, which can be configured in a spot or flood pattern, depending on the application.

Rob explained, "Larson Electronics LLC has been manufacturing lights for the utility, industrial and military markets since 1967. We started selling LED lights in 2005 and we continue to build on our experience in vehicle mount LED lighting, LED boat lights, military spotlights, handheld explosion proof LED lights and magnetic mount LED lights. Now we are equipping our explosion proof lights with LED bulbs and our portable light towers with LED light fixtures. We have a deep utility, military and industrial customer base and we integrate new technology, like LED bulbs and fixtures into our existing product lines to meet new needs of those customers."

Rob continued, "All organizations need to carefully consider their choice of vendors. Companies like Cyberlux (CYBLE) for example, are relatively new to the lighting business and while they have jumped on the LED bandwagon, customers need to consider whether Cyberlux will survive to support them long term. Cyberlux is more than 150 days past due on $15,465.52 for components that they purchased from Larson Electronics' and resold to US National Guard. The Seattle Times reported that Cyberlux has the resources to chase earmarks and host fundraising dinners for Senator Elizabeth Dole and Representative David Price, but our recent attempts to get paid resulted in a Cyberlux response of, 'Please do not deposit any checks as they will be returned for insufficient funds.' There are a lot of new developments in the LED marketplace and organizations need to work with lighting providers that understand their needs and will support them in the future as the technology continues to change. Larson Electronics Magnalight has been doing that for the last 40 years and will continue to do so into the future."

You can learn more about Larson Electronics at or by calling 1-800-369-6671.

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