Extremely lightweight lantern, just 0.86kg!
On the rear the Lighthawk has 4 pulsing white and red LED tail lights. The LED lights are designed for maximum visibility in hazy and smoky conditions.
The Lighthawk has proved it's self to be incredibly reliable, and highly durable. The Lighthawk is constructed from super tough chemical and heat resistant nylon. Both the Lighthawk LED and Lighthawk MAX have a Life Time Warranty.
An IP67 enclosure means the Lighthawk is totally waterproof. It can be submerged to 1ft for 24hr. It even floats!
Lighthawk comes with docking station style charging base. Charging base is wall and vehicle mountable. The torch can be charged from both AC and 12/24 DC supplies.
Bright Star torches are fitted with a deep-dish reflector. This optimizes the light output by collecting it and throwing it downstream. The piercing beam is ideal for cutting through smoke or fog.
Battery light illuminates to let you know you have 30mins of power remaining.
Fixed or articulating head. Durable ratchet-hinged articulating head rotates 90 degrees.
Sleek compact design with strategically placed on/off switch for ease of use. Switch is inset to avoid accidental switching. Ergonomic handle designed to fit the largest gloved hand.
The lithium battery ensures unwavering brightness throughout the charge period.
A lightweight, high performance lantern equipped with highly visible taillights - a solutions-based tool that meets the of needs of a wide range of Firefighters, Police, Ambulance, Public Safety, Utility and other Emergency Services professionals.
Maintaining all of the features of the Lighthawk MAX, Bright Star has developed an LED model that uses State-of-the-art LED technology. Its beam exhibits a sharp & crisp light output that is easy on the eyes, throws light at a distance unmatched by any other of its type on the market & provides longer burn time making it a great lighting source to have for those longer-than-expected situations!
There is a durability test that is conducted on the light body and lens assembly prior to the IP testing. This involves the product being heated to 150°C for 30 days, and then frozen at -25°C for 10 days. The light is removed from the freezer and a 1KG weight is dropped onto the centre of the lens to try and break it. The significance of the temperature cycling is to simulate a 20-year plastic aging process. The lens assembly (made from Polycarbonate Lexan material) passes this test with no difficulty.
The Lighthawk has been designed and built to meet IP67 standards. (IP-67 is an international waterproof and dust proof specification - as used in ATEX and other directives).
With regards to temperature - the LightHawk is designed to be a fire fighters primary light. The light has a high heat rating. In the United States the light needs to function at high temperatures. Specifically, fire fighters are protected at 150°C for 40 minutes. The Lighthawk survives this and more. One of the primary requirements was that it will notmelt.
The unique "Piercing Pattern Signalling Lights" have 2 elements:-
(1). The Lighthawks Taillights are Red and White. RED is used because the human eye sees RED very efficiently - unlike the BLUE colour used on other lights. Signalling lights are used in order to be seen. For example, when a fire fighter enters a smoky room or when a police officer is directing traffic on a rainy night. We think it's best to give the eye a wavelength it sees best in order to be seen quickest and most clearly.
(2). The LED's flash at 100 pulses a minute - the exact frequency needed for the human subconscious mind to notice it. Result - without thinking about it, your eyes are "drawn" to the Lighthawk's Piercing Pattern.
|Lighthawk MAX||Lighthawk LED|
|Light Output||264 Lumens||147.1 Lumens|
|Light Source||Xenon Bulb||LED, Luxeon ‘Rebel’|
|Burntime||3 hours (4-cell) 4 hours (6-cell)||7 hours|
|Charging||AC & 12/24DC||AC & 12/24DC|
|Battery||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Life||500 cycles||500 cycles|
|Bulb Life||100 hours||30,000 + hours|
|Construction||Super tough chemical and heat resistant nylon||Super tough chemical and heat resistant nylon|
|Colour||Yellow, Orange or Black||Yellow or High Vis Green|
Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C & D
Class II, Division 2, Groups F & G
NFPA 1901 188.8.131.52
|Weight||1.9lb / 0.86kg||1.9lb / 0.86kg|
|Size||250mm x 130mm x 80mm||250mm x 130mm x 80mm|
|Ingress Protection||IP67, Waterproof 24hours at 1ft||IP67, Waterproof 24hours at 1ft|
"We searched the market for a reliable, high performing light which incorporated LED and Lithium-ion technology. The Lighthawk was tested against several other competitive models. After extensive trials we chose the Bright Star Lighthawk LED from CFM Services due to its excellent performance, durability, piercing beam and competitive price. The Lighthawk is now our standard light for all our main line appliances."
"Two years ago we chose the Lighthawk LED Lantern for our Accident & Emergency Ambulances and support vehicles. It has proved a good choice and several hundred units are now in service within the fleet. Our front line users are very pleased with the ease of use, performance and power output. The Lighthawk has also proved to be incredibly reliable with not one failure to date. We will continue to fit the Lighthawk LED Lantern to all our new build vehicles."
"Great Western Ambulance Service needed to improve on the quality of the torches that it provided to its staff. In 2007 a review of rechargeable torches available to the emergency services was undertaken and as a result the Lighthawk Lantern was selected as the torch of choice. Since that time the Lighthawk has been included in the specification for every vehicle procured by the Trust. It has proven to be robust, reliable, powerful and fit-for-purpose and very much established as an essential part of our everyday Ambulance equipment. From a Fleet prospective it is a "fit and forget" piece of equipment"
"We have used the Lighthawk lantern in extremely challenging environments underground, when quality and reliability of our kit is paramount to the safe conclusion of the work being carried out. The lights are powerful, robust and even tell you beforehand that they will need charging in the next 30 minutes, they are proving to be a very good investment."
“Since 2008 all WMAS ambulances and support vehicles have been fitted with the Bright Star Searchlight. Recently we have chosen the latest, more efficient Lighthawk LED. The performance, ease of operation and reliability has been superb and has proved an excellent choice for our fleet”.
Lighthawk LED searchlights on charge ready for action at Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue’s base since 2009