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Unfortunately, from time to time, we must part ways with loved ones. Of course, the loved ones which we are referring to in this blog…..unused inventory. So, we introduced our “Adopt-A-Part” program. What is the “Adopt-A-Part” program you ask?

“Adopt-A-Part” Program

After 32 years of being in business, millions of inventory items have passed through our doors. Since inventory drives our business, maintaining strict inventory control keeps unused goods moving along. Also, keeps a healthy balance sheet.

Sometimes inventory that was once a daily function of the business slides down the priority list. These parts long for a new place to call home. Prices have been drastically reduced for your buying pleasure.

These items travel extremely well. You will find them low maintenance, hard working and eager to please.

This is a perfect time of year to participate in the Adopt-A-Part program. Especially with the holidays around the corner, these lovely items make wonderful gifts.adopt-a-part

Unlike the toys on Misfit Island from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, these items work great. Sure we feel sorry for the spotted elephant, the train with square wheels and the toy pistol that shoots jelly.

That is not the case here. These fine items include a variety of work lights as well as electrical parts and components.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Need some outstanding stocking stuffer ideas?

How about a Fluorescent Work Light?

Magnetic 13 Watt Fluorescent Lamp w/25' Cord

We have awesome cord reel lights too.

Magnetic Cord Reel Trouble Light w/20' Retractable Cord

A couple really cool LED lights?

Magnetic 30 Diode LED Light w/ 15ft Cord - CLOSEOUT
When you were a child, didn’t you long for a Power SP-500-12 Mean Well – AC to DC Power Supply 12Vdc at 40A?
Well, now those dreams can come true!
SP-500-12 Mean Well

Discover the many outstanding opportunities.

Wishing you the Happiest & Safest of Holiday Seasons for you and your family!

For additional resources, check out this link.

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LED Emergency Flashing Light

Here at Falconer Electronics, we are committed to solving our customers’ problems.  By developing and designing products that are responsible, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our consumer.  In other words, our products get the job done. The LED Emergency Flashing Light fits that formula.

Last week, we focused on the importance of the MSHA Approval our mining lights have.  (Read that post here.)  Now that you understand how important the MSHA Approval is, let’s examine why YOU need a mining light in your life (Spoiler Alert:  this post is for everyone, not just miners!)

5 Reasons You Need an LED Emergency Flashing Light 

5. Personal Decor

 

This might seem a bit…silly, but you should consider picking up a LED Emergency Flashing Light just for a unique decoration for your man cave or child’s dorm room.  Time and time again, our staff has mulled over the idea of grabbing one of these unique items as a conversational piece in a hangout room.   While cruising around our facility, you will often hear someone say, “I really need one of these for my den,” or “You should get this for your daughter’s dorm room.”  This light takes industrial chic décor to a whole new level.

With Christmas season coming up, you may have just found the perfect unique gift for your loved one.  Get yours here! 

While aesthetics are important to one’s general well-being, most find the utility of a light to be even more important than it looks.  So, consider purchasing a LED Emergency Flashing Light for outdoor recreational use.

4. Outdoor Recreation

Are you an outdoor enthusiast?  Are you someone who finds yourself outside, in the dark?  Whether you are a camper, boater, or survivalist, if you find yourself outside at night, you should bring a mining light with you.

There are so many reasons to take a mining light with you.  They can be hung anywhere and will stand up to the pressures of the outdoors.  They are cool to the touch and safe for use around children and animals.

Here’s a scenario you may be able to relate to.  If you’re a boater, have you ever been out at night on a crowded waterway?  Like, perhaps, on the 4th of July?  If you have, you know how difficult it can be to see the other boaters and to navigate your way back to your dock at the end of the evening.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra flashing light to help others see you and to help you see other vessels?

Well, Falconer Electronic’s LED Emergency Flashing Light was made for nights like these.  When people see your light and compliment you on it, you can respond by saying, it was also, “Made in the USA!”  What a patriotic way to end a great night.

As a person who likes to be prepared to have a great outdoor adventure, you are probably someone who wants to be prepared for emergencies too.  Therefore, we will examine personal emergency preparedness kits as the next reason to buy a mining light.

3. Personal Emergency Preparedness Kit

While it’s great to use the LED Emergency Flashing Lights when times are wonderful, it is also important to recognize these lights were designed and developed for use in harsh conditions.  This makes them an excellent addition to your home’s emergency preparedness kit. It is important to be ready for an emergency at home.  Can you think of all of the things that can go wrong in your community or your home?

Of course, you can’t; coming up with that list would be exhausting.  So, rather than plan for everything, plan for what is the most probable to occur in the event of an emergency.  If you think about a weather-induced emergency, like a tornado or a hurricane, it’s probable that you will lose power.

Do you have a non-flammable way of creating light?  If not, you will want a flashlight or two on hand.  (Please don’t forget to pack some extra batteries!)  What if you get stuck underneath rubble?  How will you signal for help?  Here’s where you pull out that LED Emergency Flashing Light!

With 150-200 hours continuous duty in flash mode and a standard flash rate of 1pps, you can push the button and focus on taking care of your loved ones.  The flashing light will serve as a signal to rescue personnel, so they can find you and your family.

In addition to the lights, you can find the other items you need in your emergency preparedness kit, at Ready.gov.  Being prepared for something that never occurs is infinitely better than not being prepared for anything. So, get started on creating your kit today.

Being prepared for emergencies only makes good sense, but it also makes sense to prepare for on-the-job-safety.  Professionals who work on the roadway or close to the roadway will find the LED Emergency Flashing Light extremely important.

2. Roadside Work

LED Emergency Flashing Light

The LED Emergency Flashing Light fits perfect in the glovebox as a roadside emergency kit for your automobile. Being prepared for an accident or unwelcomed breakdown is extremely important.

While there are many ways you can use the LED Emergency Flashing Light personally, this is an industry-grade product that can stand up to the work of professionals who are on the job as well.  If you are someone who works on the roads or near the roads, you should have at least one of these lights (We recommend that you consider purchasing multiple lights, especially for big jobs.)

These LED lights are tough and will be ready for use when you need them.  These durable LED Lights last 200 hours in continuous flash mode.  They are safe, environmentally friendly, and water resistant.  The lights are completely safe around water or contaminated areas; this ruggedness keeps the lights in action during challenging weather conditions, such as rain or snow storms.  Also, since there is no smoke with these, your line of sight is clear making you (and your colleagues) safer at work.

In addition, these lights can come with an industrial strength magnet attached to them making placement as easy as sticking one of these to your vehicle.  This sturdy magnetic round base that provides a heavy-duty holding power of 120 lbs. The attached magnetic round base is made of a ceramic magnet ring and a chrome plated steel cup. This durable magnet is made under ISO 9002 quality systems.

Can you think of a better alternative to a roadside flare?

Whether you work for a roadside crew, a landscaping company, or an emergency response team, having LED Emergency Flashing Lights on hand will not only make your job easier, but it will arguably make it safer too.  In addition to using these mining lights for professional work, these are also a must in one more industry.  You guessed it: mining!

1. Actual Mining

This should go without saying, but let’s say it anyway.  If you are a miner, consider this light a necessity to your work gear.  As stated previously, Falconer Electronics, Inc., takes safety very seriously.  We believe that we’ve created a product that will help you to stay safe in conditions that aren’t always ideal.

In addition to all of the product features mentioned above, these lights come in a variety of colors, including red, amber (yellow), or blue flashing light to meet all of your team and job requirements.  It weighs two pounds and has a replaceable six-volt screw terminal lantern battery.   Also, it’s made of durable, shock-resistant plastic.

Whether it’s for decoration, outdoor recreational use, an emergency preparedness kit, roadside work, or actual mining work, the LED Emergency Flashing Light (AKA the Mining Light) will serve you well.  It’s handy to have around and will hold up to any job you have in store for it.  Remember, this product also carries a 1 Year Warranty on it!

By developing and designing products that are responsibly created, reliable, and industry strong, we are creating products that meet the needs of our customer.

Thank you for reading this post on uses for the Falconer Electronics LED Emergency Flashing Light. For more info on electronics manufacturing, please connect on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

J100-03M Magnetic Amber LED Mining Light

Here at Falconer Electronics, providing our customers with quality products that can get the job done is paramount. That’s why we are so proud to announce that all of our LED Flashing Signal Lamps are MSHA Approved.  The purpose of this article is to illustrate the importance of the MSHA Approval.

J100-03M Magnetic Amber LED Mining Light

What Does MSHA Mean?

In order to explain why the MSHA Approval on Falconer Electronics LED Flashing Signal Lamps is so important, you should understand what MSHA is.  MSHA stands for Mining Safety and Health Administration; it’s the governing body that oversees the safety and health of miners within the industry.  (Basically, it’s like OSHA, but specifically for the mining industry.)  If you are interested in a deeper explanation of this organization, please read this article, “MSHA or OSHA,” by Michael T. Heenan, from Pit & Quarry.

Ensuring that products can withstand the pressures of mine work is incredibly important. Mines are different environments than any other place on Earth and require that special attention is given to those environments.  Product failures at the wrong time could put miners in danger, so MSHA provides an “Approval” process.

What Happens When a Product is MSHA Approved?

According to the official MSHA website, approved products receive, “official notification by MSHA that product under consideration meets the applicable 30 CFR Requirements.”  Additionally, MSHA Approval ensures products are, “not likely explosion hazard under normal operation when used in methane-air atmosphere or coal dust.”  This, “typically does not include performance requirements with several exceptions (e.g., methane detectors and cap lamps)”

How Did the LED Flashing Signal Lamps Get MSHA Approval?

For Falconer Electronics, LED Flashing Signal Lamps to have completed the Approval process, MSHA needed to ensure that these products met the General Requirement under 30 CFR.  (The MSHA rules are in Title 30 of the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Mineral Resources, Chapter I, which you can view in its entirety here.) 

Here are the General Requirements: 

The following information comes directly from the publication listed above, which may get updated, as conditions change.  Please refer to the Official CFR for the most up-to-date information. 

  1. The lamps shall be durable in construction, practical in operation, and suitable for the service for which they are designed and approved.
  2. The intensity of light, distribution of light, and battery capacity shall be adequate for the use for which the lamp is intended.
  3. Battery terminals and leads therefrom, as well as the battery gas vents, shall be designed to minimize corrosion of the electrical contacts.
  4. Bulbs and other replacement parts of the lamps shall be adequately marked as a means of identification.
Now What?

Once a product has been MSHA approved, it means that the company receives, “A formal document issued by MSHA which states that a completely assembled product has met the applicable requirements and which authorizes the attachment of an approval plate.”  

J100-01 Red LED Mining Light - MSHA Approval

This MSHA Approval also means that our customers, especially those in the mining industry, can rest assured that our LED Flashing Signal Lamps are high quality and can stand up to the pressures of mine work.  As stated previously, here at Falconer Electronics, providing our customers with quality products that can get the job done is paramount. We are proud to offer MSHA approved products and to support the safety of miners every day.

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Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) proudly announces the purchase of Standard Portable, a manufacturer of magnetic lighting solutions. Manufacturing quality products at Standard Portable dates back to the 1960’s.

The team at Falconer Electronics is extremely excited to take on this new product line. Customers can expect the same consistent quality and low pricing that Standard Portable built its decades-long reputation on.

Falconer Electronics began operations in 1985 as a custom electronics manufacturer serving an amazing list of customers. Customers over the years include Walmart, Lowe’s, AT&T, Sony, the Pentagon and much more. Adding the line of industrial work lights aligns perfectly for operations at Falconer Electronics. Acquiring the company opens the door for future growth and expansion.

Falconer Electronics Combines Forces with Standard Portable

Standard Portable partnered with Falconer Electronics in 2016 to outsource production of all lighting products and wire harness assemblies. Over the past year, both companies sealed a solid relationship and decided consolidation best serves customers in regards to pricing and efficiency.

Standard Portable work lights and magnetic products are currently available at major industrial distributors such as McMaster-Carr, MSC Industrial, and Graybar.

Falconer Electronics New Product Line 

The combined product line of Falconer Electronics and Standard Portable includes:

Standard Portable

The specialty at Standard Portable is its signature product line of heavy duty industrial magnets. Each magnet is produced with a sturdy and durable coating offering extra protection for long lasting use. Magnets range from a 20 to 45 lb pull delivering enough force for any project. Magnets apply to any metal or steel surface. With the magnetic work lights, the durable magnet provides the opportunity to direct lighting where necessary. This also allows the user to tackle projects hands-free. Production for all products takes place at our facility located in Falconer NY.

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Falconer Electronics Produces LED Lighting

LED Lighting continues enjoying dramatic growth over recent years. Actually, it has been our privilege to participate in this trend for over 20 years. In fact, Falconer Electronics produces LED lighting products for many different industries. This includes our own proprietary product line, as well as numerous custom LED lighting products for customers. Current projects include commercial vehicle lighting, health care transportation, horticulture LED lights, MSHA approved LED mine lights and LED warning lights.

LED Lighting with Pick and Place Machine

Falconer Electronics utilizes the Novastar Pick and Place machine for assembling printed circuit boards with LED lights. Placing LED lights with surface mount technology offers many benefits.

A Pick and Place Machine delivers a dynamic environment where printed circuit boards are produced with high accuracy and reliability. Due to the machine’s ability to control the height and nozzle timing to ensure proper placement.

A pick and place machine also offers incredible speed and efficiency. The pick and place machine can place 3000 components per hour. This machine is especially ideal for our customers looking for prototypes and low volume runs.  A technologically advanced pick and place machine provides a nice competitive advantage when tackling printed circuit boards requiring LED lights.

LED Lighting for Horticulture 

Falconer Electronics produces LED Lights for the indoor horticulture market. This is an extremely exciting industry. Especially with the huge potential in the horticulture market. There are early signs of strong value with indoor lighting for horticulture use. LED lighting delivers a consistent light source that can definitely be scarce in the harsh winters of the Great Lakes Region where we are located. Solar energy cannot provide the consistency that LED lighting offers. 

Steve French, President of  Volt Vision, LED lighting design and electronics consulting firm designed the LED horticulture lights. French sees tremendous growth opportunities in this market and shares his bullish views, “Indoor LED lighting can drastically reduce overhead and operating costs for the grower since LED’s run at about 1/3 of the energy compared to alternative light sources”.

MSHA Approved Mine Lights 

MSHA approved mine lights are also manufactured with LED’s. Falconer Electronics produces LED Lighting that the mining industry finds rugged, durable and efficient. Benefits include:

  • Lightweight
  • Environmentally safe
  • Non-incendiary
  • Made in USA
  • 40 LED’s
  • 1 Year Product Warranty

Amber LED Mine Light

LED Safety Lights 

Due to the popularity of the MSHA approved LED Lights, our team created a line of safety lights that work in the similar fashion. However, customers were looking for a roadside flare alternative. Also produced with same ruggedness and durability, these lights deliver a strong option to traditional roadside flares. These heavy duty LED Warning Lights offer tremendous benefits as opposed to using a lighted flare.

Falconer Electronics Produces LED Lighting

LED Safety Light

Follow next week as we continue our “Wire Harness Wednesday” blog series on the topic of Wire Insulation. The next three weeks we will discuss how Wire Insulation evolved during the 19th, 20th and 21 century.

To learn more about LED Lighting – click on the following blog posts: LED 101, The History of LEDs, Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting, and  next week’s LED post will address Lighting with LEDs vs. Incandescent

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Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting

LED lighting has witnessed significant growth over the years. Our last blog post discussed the history of LED lights. There are many contributing factors driving this increasing popularity.  In particular, the Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting are tremendous.

LED’s (light-emitting diodes) are a light source using semiconductor devices that produce visible light. According to the Department of Energy website, “the potential of LED technology to produce high-quality white light with unprecedented energy efficiency is the primary motivation for the intense level of research and development currently supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.”

Consumers are increasingly embracing LED lights. Walk into any home improvement store and you will notice the vast selection of LED lights available for residential use.

Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting

Energy Efficiency  

LED lighting is also seeing huge growth in commercial usage. Many industries are plunging into LED lighting. Using LED lights greatly reduces energy consumption. Efficiency, durability, reliability and long lasting use are among the many advantages as well as the environmental benefits using LED lighting.

Longer lasting means much less energy waste, as opposed to incandescent and fluorescent lights since LED’s are a type of Solid State Lighting. Also LED lights do not carry the hazardous chemicals found in incandescent and fluorescent lights. In other words, no toxic chemicals in a dump site.  

LED’s offer highly efficient colored light sources with common colors in amber, blue and red. Falconer Electronics has been producing LED lighting for over 20 years. For example, we use LED lights in our MSHA approved Mine Lights as well as our safety lights which are all available in amber, blue and red. 

Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting

LED Safety Light from Falconer Electronics

Reducing the cost of LED lighting is a top priority to continue penetrating the U.S. market. As of 2015, LED lights represented 6% of all installed lights. Therefore the DOE predicts that number to hit 86% by 2035. Savings for Solid State Lighting energy use for lighting in 2035 will be 75% lower than if LED’s had not entered the market: https://www.energy.gov/eere/ssl/ssl-forecast-report

For further information, follow our June blog posts on LED Lighting as well as “Wire Harness Wednesdays”. Check out our Facebook page for “Electrical Fail Fridays” and “What not to do” every week this month. You can also find us on LinkedInTwitter and Google+