Cyberlux Corporation Gains Army Procurement System AuthorizationCyberlux Corporation Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 7/09/2007
High-performance BrightEye Visible and Covert Lighting System Approved for Army procurement after Successful Blackhawk Helicopter Landing Zone Demonstration
BrightEye Visible and Covert Portable Illumination System
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Cyberlux Corporation, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that the Company has received authorization by the United States Army Materiel Command's Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) for the inclusion of the BrightEye Visible and Covert Portable Illumination System in the United States Army's procurement and logistic system. LOGSA provides procurement system support for all Army, Army Aviation and National Guard supply chain logistics.
In a recent field demonstration at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Latham, New York, the BrightEye System provided covert landing zone lighting for a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter while the flight crew was operating with Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) during a night vision training exercise. The flight crew reported that the landing zone was well illuminated by a single BrightEye Unit and that the Unit created a 90 degree field of view which greatly aided the flight crew in locating the landing zone and improved their capability during the actual helicopter landing. After this successful landing zone lighting test, Army Aviation Support requested LOGSA authorization for the BrightEye System.
Since the BrightEye System is a commercially procured item, LOGSA authorization requires and assigns a Nonstandard Line Item Number (NSLIN) and a Management Control Number (MCN) to the BrightEye System for LOGSA system- wide procurement availability. The BrightEye is now available for purchase as:
NSLIN Nomenclature: LIGHTING SYSTEM
MCN Nomenclature: LIGHTING SYSTEM: 2CP0170 CYBERLUX
"Receiving the US Army LOGSA authorization for the BrightEye will make the standard Army procurement process available to all Army, Army Aviation and National Guard customers who are purchasing the BrightEye Systems. This should also improve our ability to provide the BrightEye capability wherever it is needed," said Mark Schmidt, president and chief operating officer for Cyberlux. "With the Blackhawk landing zone lighting performance, the BrightEye System again proves to be a best-in-class, flexible, field-ready covert and visible lighting systems capable of providing general mission lighting, force protection, maintenance lighting, expeditionary base protection, disaster first responders and other rapidly deployable high-intensity lighting applications."
The BrightEye VaC Portable Illumination System is the most advanced portable, battery-powered visible and covert lighting system developed by Cyberlux to address the portable lighting needs within the United States Armed Forces. The BrightEye System is a light weight, rapidly deployable illumination system that provides "stadium-type" illumination with an under 5 minute set-up time by a single service person. Unique to the marketplace, the BrightEye provides both visible white lighting and night-vision compatible covert lighting capability not available in traditional lighting systems.
The BrightEye System is available through the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 56 for Specialty Lighting products under Cyberlux GSA Contract GS-07F-9409S and orderable part numbers are 2CP0170 and 2CP0179.
About Cyberlux Corporation
Cyberlux Corporation 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.