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LED-Equipped Safety Vest Reduces Risks in Dangerous Nighttime, Daylight and Indoor Environments

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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 budget.

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 SMT 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

Datasheet URL address is: Safety Vests with Flashing Red LEDs

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