SX-7-searchlight

SX-7

20-25m Candle Power

14 Kgs

NSXP-30

NSXP

30-40m Candle Power

29 Kgs

Integral linking to camera

SX-16

SX-16

40-50m Candle Power

29-31 Kgs

Here fitted with IR screen

SX-5

SX-5

15-20m
Candle Power

13.6 Kgs

LuxOpus Limited is the Distributor for Spectrolab searchlights in Europe. We also operate a Spectrolab Approved Service Centre. Spectrolab is wholly owned by Boeing Inc. one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. Spectrolab searchlights are fitted to helicopters in all parts of the world but are supported locally.

Products range from the 15 – 20 Million candle-power SX-5 to the 30 – 35 million candle-power NSXP. Whilst SpectroLab’s latest product brought to market is the paradigm changing Search Landing Light (SLL). Click to open the SLL Datasheet

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Key products:
– Search Landing Light
– The SX-7 searchlight, providing 50% more illumination for the same weight as its predecessor; a crucial improvement for a helicopter at a very competitive price
– The NSXP which remains the foremost searchlight in the world
– Spectrolink – integrated searchlight to camera digital linking system, allowing the searchlight to track in phase with a separate EO turret, Spectrolink can be fitted to all SX-5 and SX-16 models. With Spectrolink activated the elevation and azimuth directions of the searchlight are controlled by the EO turret control so that the searchlight points in the same direction as the EO turret. The linking facility is integrated at build into all NSXP searchlights. An additional electronics box is necessary for Spectrolink and the hand-controller contains an additional switch to enable, or disable, linking. At this point in time Spectrolink is under development for the SX-7 Starsun searchlight.

Further information can be found at Spectrolab

For sales please contact: emma@luxopus.co.uk

Nightsun® XP IR LEDNightsun® XP IR LED
Spectrolab’s flagship Searchlight model introduces new Infrared (IR) LED technology into a sleek aerodynamic package. The new IR LED Ring offers infrared illumination for use with Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s). A ring of high power IR LED’s offer wide or narrow focus modes while reducing power consumption by 79% and weight by 20% (compared to our original IFCO filter configuration). Visible white light remains intense with the use of the legacy 1600 Watt Xenon Arc Lamp. This combination of technologies provides the operator with the best airborne searchlight in both visible white light and invisible infrared operating environments.

SX-16 Nightsun® IFCO EnhancedSX-16 Nightsun® IFCO Enhanced
The Enhanced version of our In Flight Change Over (IFCO) Searchlight provides upgrades to the Cooling Blower, Focus mechanism, Hour-meter for lamp ON life, a new Reflector coating that garners a 20% increase in candlepower (when not using the IFCO Hood) and also a Lamp OFF Switch on the Control Box. The Cooling Blower is a brushless unit with a 10,000 hour recommended service life.

The Focus mechanism is now bi-directional in nature and the operator can cycle from wide to narrow focus, or vice versa, and stop anywhere in between to reverse direction. The lamp ON Hour-meter will allow for more exact lamp life metrics. The new Reflector has effectively increased the candlepower of the Searchlight to a nominal 50 Million Candlepower when not using the IFCO Hood. The lamp OFF Switch eliminates the need for the entire system to be powered down when turning off the lamp.

These enhancements are available on new units but can also be applied to older units through an upgrade procedure so that current users of the SX-16 Nightsun® can continue to use their existing systems.

SX-16 Nightsun®SX-16 Nightsun®
The SX-16 is designed with the intent of providing a mobile, high-intensity light source for a variety of applications. It has been used on over 30 different airframes over the course of its lifetime. Thanks to our valued customers, the SX-16 enjoys the distinction of being chosen as the number one helicopter Searchlight for law enforcement entities, border patrol agencies, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and several other public service organizations.

The SX-16 Nightsun® is the benchmark for high-intensity Searchlights the world over due to its capacity to provide a powerful light source wherever it is needed and doing so under some of the worst environmental scenarios imaginable.

SX-7 Starsun Searchlight SystemSX-7 Starsun Searchlight System
Spectrolab is pleased to introduce the new SX-7 Starsun Searchlight System.  This new model has been developed based on the SX-5 Starburst footprint, while capturing the enhanced features and performance characteristics of the SX-16 Nightsun®. This new addition to the SX Series of high intensity searchlights, maintains compatibility on a variety of aircraft, while greatly increasing the performance for the upward trend of multi-mission role aircraft in the industry.

SX-5 StarburstSX-5 Starburst
Our SX-5 Starburst encompasses the same versatility and capacity as the SX-16, but does so in a smaller package that is ideal for applications wherein weight is a factor. The smaller dimension envelope also makes this the ideal Searchlight for use in low-slung applications where the ground clearance is not ideal for the larger Searchlight. Thanks to our valued customers, the SX-5 enjoys the distinction of being the number one helicopter Searchlight for a variety of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) applications.

Nightsun® XPNightsun® XP
Spectrolab’s flagship Searchlight model introduces new technology into a more aerodynamic package. The XP makes use of software to adjust slew rate, keep-out zones, stow position as well as cage position and for linking to some of the most widely used camera systems. This new technology is combined with the characteristics that have made the SX-16 Nightsun® famous the world over.

SX-16 Nightsun® IFCOSX-16 Nightsun® IFCO
The In-Flight Change Over (IFCO) SX-16 allows for multi-role mission capability. Spectrolab has a variety of filters available for the IFCO Hood with the most common being the infrared filter used in conjunction with night vision systems. The motorized IFCO Hood allows for changing from standard white light to the filtered light while in flight with a flip of a switch on the IFCO Control Box.

SX-16 Nightsun® EnhancedSX-16 Nightsun® Enhanced
The Enhanced version of our benchmark Searchlight provides upgrades to the Cooling Blower, Focus mechanism, Hour-meter for lamp ON life, a new Reflector coating that garners a 20% increase in candlepower and also a Lamp OFF Switch on the Control Box.

The Cooling Blower is a brushless unit with a 10,000 hour recommended service life. The Focus mechanism is now bi-directional in nature and the operator can cycle from wide to narrow focus, or vice versa, and stop anywhere in between to reverse direction.

The lamp ON Hour-meter will allow for more exact lamp life metrics. The new Reflector has effectively increased the candlepower of the Searchlight to a nominal 50 Million Candlepower. The lamp OFF Switch eliminates the need for the entire system to be powered down when turning off the lamp.

These enhancements are available on new units but can also be applied to older units through an upgrade procedure so that current users of the SX-16 Nightsun® can continue to use their existing systems.

SX-16 Nightsun® Enhanced GimbalSX-16 Nightsun® Enhanced Gimbal
The Enhanced Nightsun® Gimbal Assembly now incorporates a unibody Arm that has integrated reinforcements that eliminate the need for a service-life limit. The Gimbal Arm also incorporates the ability for the customer to take advantage of the new Elevation Stop. This new Elevation Stopping mechanism allows for customer-adjustable stop points that would limit the Elevation Range as per the operational requirement. These adjustments can be done in 2° increments.

Improvements to both the Azimuth and Elevation Gearboxes augment performance by reducing backlash, thus allowing for stability characteristics that keep the light on target in a more uniform manner. As an added benefit resulting from these changes, the Gearboxes will sustain a higher Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) based on the reduced need for Gearbox maintenance.

These enhancements are available on new units but can also be applied to older units through an upgrade procedure so that current users of the SX-16 Nightsun® can continue to use their existing systems.

SpectroLinkSpectroLink
SpectroLink is an integrated searchlight to camera digital linking system. SpectroLink uses digital encoders for precise positioning of the searchlight to a linked thermal imager or video camera system. This eliminates the need for after-market modifications to any searchlight components and does not depend on analog signals that can drift with time and temperature. SpectroLink is available for new and existing SX-5 Starburst and SX-16 Nightsun® searchlight systems.