Why LED Lights?
Traditional bulbs are fragile, use more electricity, and are bad for the environment. In recent years, the lighting industry has focused on compact fluorescent bulbs as the solution to the environmental issues of energy usage. However, large amounts of disposed fluorescent bulbs are also an environmental hazard as the chemical contained in the bulbs are a potential threat to our landfills. Recycling programs simply cannot keep up with the volumes of disposed bulbs and add to the lifecycle costs of this lighting. Most importantly for military applications, fluorescent bulbs cannot withstand impact and easily break in extreme conditions. Proper lighting in military machines is critical to their uninterrupted performance.
With government mandates to reduce energy usage overall, it is good for military installations and defense contractors to lead by example. More importantly, the transition to LED lighting will create a superior product. Imagine a tank taking a direct hit from artillery. Traditional bulbs would easily break leaving the troops potentially in the dark. Military grade LED lights, on the other hand, would withstand the impact as well as any military grade interconnects made by Electronic Associates! Our decades of experience with impact testing ensures that our retrofit lights can take the punishment of critical applications.