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Sentry – a versatile L.E.D strobe

The unique and versatile ‘Sentry’ L.E.D warning strobe lamp is finding a host of new applications in the market from road works to industry.

Powered by two common ‘D’ size dry cell batteries which provide more than 100 hours of operational life, the new safety light comes complete with a strong magnetic base, a heavy-duty cord to suspend it plus the option of a handle for use as a traffic wand.

Suitable for outdoor use, the lamp can be used in any environment that requires a flashing caution signal such as in warehouses or docks, rail yards and construction sites.

The ‘Sentry’ lamp has a weatherproof on/off switch plus an internal slide switch which activates a built-in light sensor for automatic day/night switching.

Small in size with just 106mm base diameter and 119mm height, the lamp is light and convenient. The optional 45mm handle also fits in to the opening of large traffic cones. N

The versatility of the Sentry lamp has contributed to its popularity.


Major triumph

When you have a reputation as Australia’s leading luxury and high performance car company, it is continually important to distinguish yourself from the pack and maintain this high profile reputation. This is exactly what HSV intended to achieve when they partnered with Narva to develop a truly unique lighting system.

With the development of the E series range, HSV designers set themselves the challenge of developing a distinguishing feature that would become synonymous with the HSV brand. With much consideration, the stop/tail and indicator lamp assembly was chosen to receive special attention due to the opportunity to combine HSV race bred styling with the latest in L.E.D technology.

The lamp design, developed by HSV, was a far cry from conventional lighting designs, with all new styling that could only be achieved using L.E.D technology. With a design requirement already delivered, Narva set about creating the lamp while ensuring that all ADR (Australian Design Rule) requirements and HSV body tolerances could be met.

This difficult process required the development of 14 major and 5 minor manufacturing tools. To manage the sophisticated L.E.D operation, a control box PCB had to be developed which was further complicated by the need to maintain globe outage for the indicators. Expert cooperation was required between Narva and HSV to establish complete compatibility between the lamp’s control box and the VE’s BCM (Body Control Module). To bring all these components together and to guarantee quality, all lamps were assembled by hand with the most stringent quality controls in place.

As there is no globe filament to fail, L.E.D lighting by nature has an exceptionally long life. To ensure the lamps last the lifetime of the vehicle, Narva selected the highest quality ultra reliable L.E.Ds for use in manufacturing.

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