The new Special Ops Catalog features the new line of APALS variations that were developed directly from feedback from Tier One Special Operations teams. The new Spec Ops APALS torpedo shaped Line Lights are designed to slip silently through the water. The two holes at each end are reinforced and can be tied onto a lanyard or line.
We introduced our Dual Tac switch IR (infrared) APALS, which have a secondary red LED that indicates if power is on to the main IR LED. This allows an operator to confirm the unit is operational without the use of NVGs (night vision goggles) in a pre-op equipment check.
“We also introduced our Spec Ops non IR visible spectrum light APALS, which have our proprietary flat black LAT (Light Absorbing Technology) rather than the polished aluminum surface on standard APALS,” said Mr. Bushee.
Brite-Strike APALS; All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips have revolutionized the LMD/IMD; Lighted Marking Device/Illuminated Marking Device category. “We are replacing 1960s technology, chemical light sticks, with our standard APALS with LED based technology and average runtimes of over 200 hours vs. 6 to 8 hours,” Bushee said. APALS have two strobe modes which make them much more effective as an identifier, can be turned on and off so they can be re-used, vs. a one-time use chemical light stick or other chemical based marking device.
“All of these APALS variations represent breakthrough products that will have an impact on not just our special forces but the technology will trickle down to law enforcement, hunting, camping, outdoor recreation and marine safety,” Mr. Bushee said. “The technology is proprietary and we have multiple patents pending,” Bushee added.