A modern micro processor controls the electronics in the lamp and provides
numerous features and information for the user:
The magnetic field surrounding the switch is constantly monitored and
prevents the lamp from being activated by an external magnet/magnetic
field. The standard high performance 20W HLX halogen bulb is supplied
with a carefully controlled over-voltage power that increases the performance
of the bulb more than 25%.
An electrical current limiter controls the sensitive start up phase
of the halogen bulb when the lamp is turned on, ensuring that the bulb,
despite the over voltage, has a life expectancy of approx 100 hours.
The 4 stage brightness control allows the user to individually set the
lamp to the ambient conditions.
The brightness set and the resulting remaining burn time are both shown
in the LED display. A low discharge protection device shuts the lamp
down avoiding a drastic reduction in cell voltage below acceptable levels.
Before the low discharge protection cuts is activated, the lamp warns
the user of the imminent end of the lamp burn time with 3 blinks.
Just before the lamp shuts down, the lamp will blink continuously to
warn the user that the lamp is about to switch off. Reducing the brightness
setting of the lamp extends the burn time and the lamp will burn continuously
again for a limited time.
If the lamp fails while operating, the LED display turns on and serves
as emergency lighting.
As with all our lamps, an automatic SOS signal (Morse alphabet, 3 x
short, 3 x long, 3 x short blinks) can be activated if the user is in
a distress situation..