Click the pictures below to see larger, uncropped images. Then use your browser’s back button to return to this page.
On this page...
Very knowledgeable dealer, Craig Bentley of First Alarm Fire Sales in Texas, shared these photos with us. These photos show a nighttime demonstration of rescue tools which was illuminated using one of the LENTRY Systems First Alarm Fire Sales carries. The unit Craig shows in these photos is a LENTRY unit with the EU2000i Honda generator with a single, extra tall FRC LED.
These six photos are used with permission of First Alarm Fire Sales.
These lights must be seen to be believed! Our photos and lumens ratings do not do them justice!
At the time these were taken, we did not yet offer the ABC LED, so it is not shown; however, the output of both the ABC and FRC LEDs is almost identical.
All the pictures below were taken with a little digital Canon Powershot camera, set on auto, with the flash off (unless otherwise specified). It adjusts automatically based on the light type, but having no setting for LED, it managed to dim the light substantially. Still, we hope these help.
In the photo above, you can barely see the train cars in the background. In-person, we probably could have read a newspaper standing next to those cars (estimated at more than 200 feet away)! The LED is simply shocking in how bright, and how white, the light output is.
The photos at right were taken at dusk within seconds of each other. The camera’s flash is the only light source in the upper photo. In the bottom, the LED is on. It lit the six rail cars (each 48.5 feet long) and the roof and beyond! Click to enlarge. The image shifts slightly because the camera was hand held.
ANECDOTE: Chris Marley of QDCIP Fire, LLC, was the first to get the FRC LED and try it out. He already had our impressive 650W Hi-IR halogen polelights and told us about taking all of his demo units to a fire department for a demonstration. They aimed each light across the fire department’s parking lot and over a four lane highway, at a forest on the other side. He explained that the 650W ABC polelight lit the tree line brightly and was very impressive. However, the LED lit the treeline with extremely white light and penetrated the forest! After doing the photoshoot at the railroad, I saw for myself what he was talking about. The LED is really incredibly bright and essentially no light is lost skyward. ~ Joan
At the time these were taken, we did not yet offer the ABC LED so it is not shown; however, the output of both the ABC and FRC LEDs is almost identical.
On July 20, James and I (Joan) stayed up way past our bed times to do a late night photoshoot. We had just two goals: 1) test each of our two generators with multiple FRC LEDs and 2) get some photos that accurately show how bright the LEDs are. We succeeded on goal 1 but failed on the second goal! The camera simply does not capture what we see in real life, so we are going back to the drawing board and will try again in the future to get pictures showing LED output accurately. These are a few of that night’s photos that I think are interesting, even though they do not demonstrate how “OMG bright” the LENTRY Units with LEDs really are.
UPDATE: In October 2013, Joan discovered camera settings that show brightness more accurately. Click here for more current, more representative images. ~ Joan
Photo A: James stands near an EU1000i with triple FRC LEDs, all XT height
Photo B: I was at the top of the hill, and could adjust my camera settings by the light from the unit at the bottom of the hill (five FRC LEDs on an EU2000i). James serving as a size reference.
Photo C: James tests an assortment of LENTRY Polelights. The unit to his left has the EU2000i generator and five FRC LEDs, one of which is standard height.
Photo D: EU1000i with triple XT FRC LEDs
Photo E: (below) I adjust my camera by the light of an EU1000i with 3 FRC LEDs.