ROM Corp. recently introduced a new LED scene light that illuminates more than 30,000 square feet.
The company hired an independent photometric lab to test the new Sentinel scene light. The lab results reinforced ROM’s earlier learning from its halogen fixtures; that more watts and more lumen do not by themselves create more useable light. In fact, the Sentinel produced more useable light than fixtures offering greater wattage and lumen output.
Next, ROM staged a nighttime photo shoot with competitive fixtures. As a baseline for obtaining valid and repeatable measurements, the company used the commonly accepted standard for reading in minimal light, a task common to most emergency responders. With a light meter and measuring wheel, ROM recorded measurements and built animated graphic representations of the amount of useable light captured by each fixture. Similar to the lab findings, the Sentinel outperformed competitive fixtures claiming more wattage and higher lumen rating. Lab results, animated beam patterns, and un-retouched photography are available for download at www.emergencyscenelighting.com.
Offering a seven-year warranty, the Sentinel meets or exceeds military standards for shock, vibration, and salt. In addition, during normal operation, Sentinels are routinely submerged in three-feet of water for 30-minutes to meet criteria for IP67.