U.S. Military and AIT Flashlights
Since 1999 AIT has supplied branches of the military with our flashlights including NightStar No Battery shake flashlight (white, green and red LED) and the Vortex Crank flashlight. The reason for ongoing purchases by the military is AIT lights deliver superior performance and the quality of manufacturing that includes components and assembly is superior to products that are similar in concept.
Soon after AIT received Best in Class and Best in Show awards by the Denver Chamber of Commerce for the innovative design of the NightStar flashlight, opportunities to supply all branches of the military soon developed.
What’s behind the claim of superior performance!
NightStar innovative engineering design allows the flashlight to withstand submersion to depths exceeding 500 feet, impacts associated with drops from a height of 4 feet, hot and cold temperature cycles that range from -50 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and resistance to a variety of chemicals. Incorporating a 1.5 farad capacitor for electricity storage the NightStar design maximizes electricity generation through efficiently transferring mechanical energy into electrical energy via a linear generator. Coil geometry was maximized including calculating the proper gage of copper wire and number of turns around the internal power cell. When all is said and done NightStar no battery design is intended to provide decades of maintenance free light.
Transitioning to the Vortex crank flashlight.
NightStar will always be recognized as the world’s most reliable flashlight but limitations in light output open the door for other renewable energy flashlights such as the Vortex crank flashlight. Vortex heavy duty crank designed is capable of underwater submersion to 33 feet and can withstand significant impact. Its operation as a spotlight, floodlight, flashing emergency beacon, the result of a NiMH rechargeable battery, and charger for cell phones and other low voltage devices makes Vortex an excellent light for emergency kits and a variety of daily uses. The combination of robust design and diverse functionality is what led the U.S. Army to purchase Vortex.
NightStar and Vortex reliability and performance is unmatched and consistently delivers when need by military personnel and civilians.