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Companion Brands Information Page: LED (Light Emitting Diode) was built upon semiconductor technology from the 1960s and was used foremost as control lamps in plants, cockpits, Hi-Fi etc. In a traditional glow-lamp filament bulb, the majority of energy is transformed into he

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A few facts about LED

LED (Light Emitting Diode) was built upon semiconductor technology from the 1960s and was used foremost as control lamps in plants, cockpits, Hi-Fi etc. In a traditional glow-lamp filament bulb, the majority of energy is transformed into heat with only a little part becoming light. With an LED the majority of energy is transformed into light, the effective power increases, and the batteries last longer.

The latest in the line of LEDs is the Luxeon™ family, highly efficient LEDs that provide light comparable to traditional halogen lamps, but many times more effective.

PrimeLite is the name of our headlamp series. Created for expeditions as well as adventure. All lamps are equipped with the latest lamp technology. They have, amongst other things, LED diodes for both proximity lighting and flood lighting (Luxeon™), providing durable lamps with extensive burn times and an effective white beam.

THE HUMAN EYE IN LIGHT AND DARKNESS

Just as we have chosen LEDs due to their long life and low energy consumption, the human eye uses cones and rods to capture light and transport it further to optical nerves, which then send the information onward to the brain. Cones work in daylight, whereas rods provide night vision.

The eye perceives light in various ways and at various levels. For example, red and green light are good in the dark if you don't want to lose night vision, and can still provide enough light to read a map.

If you wish to see clearly in the dark, you need a so-called cold light (blue-white light), available today on modern automobiles and in Xenon lights. This is the best light for human vision. However, many people are accustomed to and enjoy a so-called gold light or warm light, even though it does not help the eye or provide the best vision. This light is found in normal lamps with filaments or open fires. This decision is up to the individual, our LED lamps provide the highly efficient blue-white type of light. ­

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