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Permalight Announces New
Pila® NASIR LED Weapon Torch

New variant of the popular GL2 flashlight now features an infrared LED light source for night vision applications

Permalight (Asia) Co., Ltd. Press Release - 7/21/2009

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Pila® GL2 LED Flashlight

Pila® GL2 LED Flashlight

HONG KONG, S.A.R. - The tactical night vision GL2 flashlight has an IR LED light source which transmits the IR light only using an inbuilt filter. Traditionally a Xenon lamp is used for his purpose; however Xenon lamps are not reliably resistant to high shock conditions and have a failure rate which is clearly higher and inferior to the LED life expectancy. By use of a LED the life cycle of the torch is substantially improved.

The IR content of a LED appears proportionally smaller than on a Xenon Lamp but the useful proportion is comparable and there is not much IR content which is of no use for the illumination, but wastes energy which is transferred into unwanted heat.

Rifle Light - Pila NASIR

Due to the high efficiency of the LED the useful IR content for NVG's is comparable to the IR output of Xenon lamps. However the high reliability of the LED and the superior life expectancy and the lower battery consumption makes the LED the clearly better choice for the job. Pila® NASIR rifle light is supplied with a precision machined aluminium clamp in order to secure it to a tactical Mil.Std. 1913 mounting rail (Picatinny) which is easy to mount and shot steady once applied.

Pila® NASIR is designed to withstand high G-Forces making them suitable to be mounted on automatic rifles; NASIR is supplied to major European defence manufacturers and in service with Special Forces.

The PM Picatinny clamp is designed by ILEE AG (Switzerland) and made by Pila®. PM clamp fits Pila® GL2, GL3 and GL4 tactical flashlights.

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:

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