SOLINGEN, Germany, Sept. 25, 2011 /CNW/ -
Zweibrüder Optoelectronics Unveils Four-Meter-Long Flashlight At
Solingen's Festival of Lights.
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It's not a flashlight that will fit easily in your pocket: The
Lichternacht (Festival of Lights) in Solingen, in the German state of
North Rhine-Westphalia, saw the unveiling of the world's largest
flashlight yesterday. Made by Zweibrüder Optoelectronics, it's four
meters long and features 19 high-powered LED lights. Thanks to the
flashlight, the company has made it into the Guinness Book of Records.
"This flashlight isn't just a high performer, it came about thanks to
high performance - 230 hours of work went into its production," says
Sven Objartel, managing director at Zweibrüder Optoelectronics.
The lamp wasn't just devised with its size in mind - it also makes a
strong statement for energy efficiency. Today's LED lights are up to 13
times more efficient than conventional light bulbs, and last 1000 times
as long. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are electronic light sources -
based on semiconductors - that give off light when supplied with
energy. If a luminous flux of 100,000 lumen is supplied to the
flashlight, it consumes 1000 watts of energy. In comparison, 250
conventional 40-watt light bulbs consume 10,000 watts of energy.
Facts and Figures on the Record Flashlight:
approx. 400 cm
...roughly equivalent to a VW
...equivalent to the energy
consumption of a typical 1-liter
LED life expectancy
c. 100,000 hours
...equivalent to over eleven
years of uninterrupted
About Zweibrüder Optoelectronics:
Brothers Rainer and Harald Opolka set up Zweibrüder Optoelectronics in
Solingen in 1993. Instead of using conventional light bulbs, the
business focuses on LED technology. Today, Zweibrüder Optoelectronics
employs over 1000 people in Germany and China and is amongst the
world's leading manufacturers of LED metal flashlights.
SOURCE Zweibrueder Optoelectronics
For further information:
Media Contact: Annabelle Schleder, Manager and Director of Marketing Zweibrüder
Phone: +49-212-5948-156, Fax: +49-212-5948-256