Saturday, October 3, 2015

Key Advantages of Deploying Strobe Lights

Strobes are a kind of flash bulb, mostly used by the police and security personnel. However, their use is not just limited to police cars, they are also used on fire trucks, tow trucks, service vans, utility vehicles and much more. These strobe lights which are mounted on these vehicles work like the flash of a camera. They power up and then quickly discharge their energy resulting in a bright flash of light. These lights are also used in various industrial applications such as dump trucks, forklifts, snow plows and mining equipment.

Stroboscopic Light -

The energy the flash of these lights comprises is between 10 and 150 joules, depending upon the application and purpose, they are being used for. 150 joules is a considerable amount of energy that is sufficient for disorienting an individual, at a crime scene. The very first version of strobes was typically an aide in the practice of photography, but with the changes and advancements in their production method, these lights now stand as a help during police operations.

In the recent past, popularity of these lighting systems had been very high because of their performance and their price. The below subsections of the article discuss some of those benefits, keeping in view the purposes of police and first responders.

Disorienting of a suspect -

Strobes blast a very high intensity flash of light, which creates a temporary visual effect on the mind of the suspect, through his/her eyes. This visual effect affects the suspect in a way that his/her mind becomes unable to adjust and react very quickly. This temporary disability varies with the intensity, frequency and duration of light. The frequency could be adjusted as per requirements. That is why these are also called tactical lights.

Temporarily restricting the vision of a suspect -

Due to the high intensity of light wave, the photoreceptor of eyes cannot reset very quickly at night. This overwhelms vision of an individual. The frequency confuses the brain and hinders its ability of clear perception, which, for a moment or so, blocks the vision and thinking abilities of a person. The direct and peripheral vision of an individual reduces. He/she remains in the same condition, which reverses after the lights have been turned off.

Catching the suspect -

Since the brain and eyes of the suspect are disoriented, it becomes pretty easy for the police to take custody of the suspect. The deployment of stroboscopic lights helps the cops take control of the criminals at large without any violence. When the flash is on the suspect, the officers can head closer to the suspect, without revealing how close or how far they are. Therefore, using a quality strobe lighting system is high significance, as there could be a risk of unnecessary violence.

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