Cyberlux provides USAF with security LED lighting system

Oct. 27, 2005
Cyberlux collaborates with Air Mobility Battlelab to produce a lightweight visible and IR lighting system for security forces.
Cyberlux Corporation has been selected to provide an advanced LED security lighting system for the United States Air Force (USAF) Air Mobility Battlelab.

The Air Mobility Battlelab explores concepts and technologies that allow the USAF to enhance its capabilities in rapid global mobility and agile combat support.

Cyberlux developed the External Portable Boundary Lighting System and successfully demonstrated its capabilities at Fort Dix in New Jersey. The system, which illuminates an exterior boundary of 250 x 300 feet, will enable Air Force security forces to significantly increase security for Mobility Air Force assets, including aircraft while on the ground.

Cyberlux was selected in a competitive review process that included 25 proposals from other companies to develop a lightweight, portable lighting system for both visible lighting and infrared lighting compatible with night vision goggles.

The portable lighting system weighs less than 50 pounds, including batteries, so that it can easily be carried to remote locations and deployed quickly. With highly efficient LED technology, the system can provide lighting for several days with a single battery charge.

"The USAF Air Mobility Battlelab requirements for a portable boundary lighting system is the type of project where Cyberlux can utilize our advanced lighting technology to deliver a first-of-a-kind, breakthrough product solution," said Mark Schmidt, president and chief operating officer for Cyberlux.

"In this project, Cyberlux provided USAF personnel with a significant technological advantage which demonstrates the new agility our military forces have in bringing new technology from the lab to the field. Our solid-state lighting technology is well-suited for military applications, and our work with the USAF is a significant milestone in the development of the Company’s military business unit."