Art. nr. L22012320510 A/C

VIKING LED Lighting, WHITE RGB light color, IP54


Fixture, plugs, sockets and switches in Ip54.

Portable and durable lighting fixture. Recommended for military personnel. Find more products for defense sector: https://vikinglighting.com/en/zestawy/viking-lighting-for-defense-forces/


What’s new?

Recently, we have developed a new VIKING Lighting which allows to generate white and RGB light.

RBG stands for light colors where:

  • R stand for red,
  • B for blue,
  • G for green. 

In addition the switches white and RBG light as well as plug and socket are in IP54.

Why different light colors?

The use of different light color is popular among military personnel. Usually, the defense forces use lamps with white light color. In order to secure comfortable work the lamp should produce natural light. As you know, the natural light is defined as natural white with light temperature 4000°K. More on color temperature in link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

What does military use red light for?

Red light is primarily use as a night light. A red light has been the traditional choice for retaining your night vision since before WWII. Since then the military settled on red as the best choice. Traditionally, red light is often used in nighttime operations. However, it makes blood detection difficult and diminishes depth perception and visual acuity. The human eye is less sensitive to longer wavelengths. Therefore, red light is chosen to preserve the night vision of the aircraft crew. Especially, while still allowing them to still see their instrument panels. Moreover, exposure to white light during the day can have positive effects, including boosting alertness and mood. Red light has no effect on the circadian clock, so you can use a dim red light at night.
What does military use blue light for?

Basic parameters: Blue light wavelength (470 nm).

Blue light is the only light that can cut through fog. This is why it is widely used for fog headlights. NVG colored LEDs are useful for military pilots. Moreover, for those who have special equipment that is designed to work with NVG lights.

For map reading at night the blue LEDs are often used, now. However, the blue LEDs are useful for pilots and other personnel who need to read maps at night. Also it is important to underline that blue light is good for night vision goggles. Please bear in mind that red light causes a massive glare when under night vision goggles. Therefore, along with white light military will also use green light for the same reason especially in aviation.

What does military use green light for?

As we mentioned earlier, a red light has been used for decades by defense forces. The military chosen on red as the best choice.

Recently, there has been a move to green and blue-green light. Again this was caused in large part by the military’s change to green.

Primarily the reason behind is that it has been motivated by the increased use of night vision equipment.

As it turns out, green light also offers some advantages over red as a means to retain night vision capability.

Red or green light?

You must know that the total brightness, or illumination level, of the light has the biggest impact on night vision. The less significant effect retention than does the choice of red or green in normal conditions. However, for defense sector it becomes more complex.

Interestingly, human eyes are more receptive to green light. People gain better visual acuity at lower light levels than when using red light. Apart from that green light color allows for differentiation between colors that red does not.

For example, on aviation charts the magenta color is used. The charts readily readable under green light, which will not always be the case with red.

Both reasons contribute to the fact that pilots and many others generally seem to prefer green over red. Because it simply makes it easier to see and read in the dark cockpit.

Some tips about night vision

Ideally, you want to use only as bright a light, red or green, as is necessary to perform your chores. Assume that you have a brighter light than you actually need and a green light and red light. In effect a brighter green light will generally have a more negative effect, in comparison to an equally bright red light.

One should know that green or blue-green has a greater capacity to adversely effect night vision. The reason behind is that the eye is about 100 times more sensitive to these colors. So even moderately too bright light can have a serious deleterious effect.

Summing up, the potential problem is with the actual illumination levels we use, not the color of the light.

Therefore, the brighter the light, the more negative impact on night vision. Note that it refers firstly in our capacity to see. Secondly how long it takes to gain back optimum night vision. This is true regardless of whether it is red or green.

RGB light lamp
RGB light lamp
  • Light Source
    LED Panel
  • Wattage
  • Light Color / Temperature
    white / 4000K,
  • Life length for light sources
  • Weight
    1.4 without cable
  • Measurements (mm)
  • Enclosure class
    Fixture, Plug and Socket, Switches of Unischuko Style IP54
  • Luminous flow
    1100 measured
  • Cabel
    5m oil-proof H05RN-7 3G1,5 or 3G2.2 H07RN-7
  • Plug/Socket
    Unischuko Style IP54
  • Ballast
  • Approvals