K&H Industries, Inc. was approached by PG&E to design a dual-lamphead remote controlled spotlight with high light output and low amperage draw. This design project was partially funded by the US Recovery Act with the purpose of creating a prototype ‘green’ utility maintenance vehicle. The dual-lamphead spotlight was one of many new green technologies to be incorporated into the vehicle.
At the time, K&H Industries had experimented with LED technology but hadn’t brought any final product offering to market. “The advantage of LED is the intense light output while keeping the amperage draw low. The new LED Luxeon K2 LEDs offer many benefits to customers compared to incandescent bulbs including lamphead durability that results in increased bulb life expectancy and longevity of over 50,000 run-time hours,” explains John Herc, K&H Industries’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing.