TORRANCE, CA — August 10, 2001 — LEDtronics® announces the restyled VestLED Flashing Safety Vest that reduces risks in
hazardous low-light environments by continuously emitting bright flashing
lights that can be seen up to a half mile, depending on weather conditions
and line-of-sight. VestLED comes equipped with 16 red (660nm) high-intensity
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). Eight LEDs
are mounted on the front and eight on the back. VestLED flashes 65 – 70
times per minute for 240 continuous hours on two fully-charged AA alkaline
batteries that are housed in an inside pouch. Clear plastic domed lenses
project the light and safeguard the LEDs from impact. Bright reflective
2\! -inch strips on the front, back and sides make VestLED ideal for daylight
and indoor use, too. Sealed seams protect electronics from moisture. An
internally-mounted switch located on the front of the vest activates the
LEDs. VestLED with power pack and batteries weighs 12.2 ounces (346g).
VestLED is available in two colors, neon orange and florescent yellow, as
well as two durable materials: solid vinyl and vinyl-coated mesh. The one-size-fits-all
VestLED features velcro straps on each side as well as the front that not
only make it easy to adjust VestLED for a snug, comfortable fit, but also
serve to pull the vest around the wear’s body to provide 360º visibility.
VestLED’s continuous strobe warning lights give an extra measure of
protection to nighttime road construction crews, traffic-control personnel,
emergency response teams, parking attendants, etc., who are three times
more likely to be injured by a motor vehicle than their daytime counterparts.
VestLED’s pliable fabrics enable it to be folded for easy storage
in toolboxes, lockers, car trunks, backpacks and road emergency kits.
Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to shock, vibration, frequent
switching and environmental extremes. With an average life span of 100,000-plus
hours (11 years), LED lamps operate more than 20 times longer than the equivalent
incandescent lamp! Savings from reduced maintenance costs and downtime quickly
return the capital investment expenditure. LED lamps produce almost no heat
and require 80% - 90% less operating power than equivalent incandescents,
making them as friendly to the environment as they are to the operating
Founded in 1983, LEDtronics leads where others only follow when it comes
to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet
the world’s constantly changing lighting needs. Our inventive product
line encompasses an array of direct incandescent lamp replacement Based
LEDs, low-cost snap-in and relampable Panel Mount LEDs Lamps and Holders,
high intensity sunlight-visible Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status
indicators, surface mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs
and Infra-Red (IR) LEDs.
Pricing for one is $47.95. Ask for datasheet #028. Volume discounts are
available. Production lead time averages four to six weeks. Dependent
upon factory approval, VestLED can be custom order with a specific colored
LEDs. For additional information on the new VestLED Flashing LED Safety
Vest, contact LEDtronics toll free at 1-800-579-4875, telephone 310-534-1505,
fax at 310-534-1424, click
here to email us or mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit
our website at www.LEDtronics.com.
Datasheet URL address is: Safety Vests with Flashing Red LEDs