ROV NEWS: ROS to unveil AC-powered underwater LED floodlight
Posted on 08.01.2008 - 12:00 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Remote Ocean Systems (ROS) is unveiling the new Q-LED underwater LED floodlight at Underwater Intervention 2008. The compact Q-LED operates on 120 or 240 volt AC power, yet fits in the same compact footprint as Remote Ocean Systems' trusted QL-3000 floodlight, which has been a mainstay of the ROV industry for more than 3 decades.
The new Q-LED underwater floodlight is powered by AC voltage. That means that the traditional halogen lights on your vehicle or other application can be "plug and play" replaced with Q-LEDs. It has an identical form factor and matching mounting pattern to the QL-3000 light, the ROS industry standard that has illuminated the depths of the ocean for over three decades. The ultra-efficient Q-LED's light output exceeds that of a 250 watt halogen light, yet it draws less than half that amount of power.
Regardless of duty cycle, the first recommended maintenance for the hassle-free Q-LED is at the 5-year mark, when it is recommended that its twoO-rings be replaced. After that the light can go right back underwater, since the reliable 50,000+ hour LED array will last the life of its host vehicle.
The Q-LED is certified submersible to 3,000 meters, and operates off of either 120 volt or 240 volt AC power. It has built-in thermal protection that de-powers the light before accidental use in air causes any damage; the light will automatically re-power once the temperature has returned to a normal level.
The innovative Q-LED is the light that is bringing solid state lighting technology into the mainstream ROV world. Don't get left in the dark – replace all your old halogen lights with Q-LEDs today.
The Q-LED underwater ROV floodlight has been deployed on numerous ROVs throughout the world and complements the INSPECTOR color camera from our array of underwater video cameras and the PT-10 positioner from our family of pan and tilt units.