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  Lighting » Handheld lights


Kriana Krill lamp
Krill lamp 

Kriana
Krill Lamp

Krill Lamp technology incorporates an electroluminescent (EL) panel with ultra-efficient battery power consumption into a waterproof, shockproof housing. With over 350,000 units sold worldwide, this patented design is the superior economical replacement for chemical lightsticks, and is now being used by hunters, campers, outdoor enthusiasts, the survival-minded, and the United States Military Forces.

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Item Kriana Krill lamp
Manufacturer and catalog number Kriana-31-K-360-X-GREEN
Shipping weight 0.15 lbs
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Price: $27.85

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Product Details
 

Krill Lamp

kriana krill lamp, water proof to 100 feet

Completely waterproof

5-1/8" long x 1" wide at base
Available in 360o or 180o versions

Image above shows the type of light each version gives off.

krill lights in the dark

Ordered from brightest (on left) to least bright (on right):
green, yellow, white, blue, orange, red.

Infrared Krill Lamp

Infrared Krill Lamp With 2 AA batteries the infra red Krill lamp will last for 50 hours with a viewing angle of 360*, a positive signature of over 2000 ft and, is compatible with military NVG systems with no visable light signature. This lamp is comparable to the non-visable 8 or 3 hour IR chemical lightsticks.

Relative Brightness of Krill Lamps

Extreme
180

Extreme
360

Standard
180

Standard
360

green

100

62

53

32

yellow

86

52

45

27

white

76

46

40

24

blue

52

32

27

17

orange

37

23

19

12

red

20

12

10

6

The table above displays the relative brightness of each Krill lamp style with the brightness lamp (Extreme 180 green) indexed to 100.

For example:
When comparing the Extreme 180 models, the green (100) is nearly twice as bright as the blue (52).
When comparing green models, the Extreme 180 (100) is nearly twice as bright at the Standard 180 (53).
The Extreme 180 green (100) is tens times as bright as the Standard 180 red (10).

Advice

Standard vs Extreme The Standard and Extreme Krills are identical except that the Extremes have a voltage doubler.  This roughly double the brightness while halving the battery life.

If using the Krills as a light source (versus as a marker), chose the Extremes as they are singificantly brighter.

If using the Krills as a marker, you may prefer the Standards as they are readily visible in the dark and the battery life is significantly longer.

Extremes are almost twice as brighter as Standards.

For example,
for the green 360s:
(62 - 32) / 32 = 94% brighter

180 vs 360 The 180s use half the lighting element of the 360s and so the 180s cast light in one direction (like a very wide-beam flashlight) while the 360s cast light in all directions (like a lamp).  The total light output of the 180s and the 360s is the same, but the light from the 180s is concentrated in one direction.  Because the same amount of energy is used to light a smaller surface area on the 180s, the 180s' surface is brighter than the 360s' .

If the Krill will generally be hand-held, the 180s are the better choice as the light will not shine back into your eyes and a brighter light can be shown in your path..  

If the Krill will generally be hung or set in the middle of a room or work area or used as a marker, the 360s are the better choice.

180s are about 60% brighter than 360s.

For example,
for the green Extremes:
(100-62) / 62 = 61% brighter

Color choice The general advice is to choose green as it is brightest.  The color is diffuse so objects take on a green tinge, but do not take on a harsh green appearance.

If you are concerned about accurately identifying the color of objects (eg, when reading maps), chose the white Krills.

Chose another color if you need that color as a marker or you strongly prefer that color.

The greens are:
15% brighter than yellow
30% brighter than white
90% brighter than blue
170% brighter than orange
400% brighter than red

For example, for 180 Extreme green versus blue:
(100-52) / 52 = 92% brighter

Brightness Comparison

Extreme 180 KrillTM krill el lamp; extreme 180 illuminating book

Both photos (above and below) were shot in a dark room
with green KrillTM held 6" above book.

Standard 360 KrillTM

krill el lamp; std 360 illuminting book.

Krill lamp brightness
vs
chemical light sticks

Click here for much larger
chart image.

kriana krill lamps chart comparing them to glowsticks

Specifications

History: The electroluminescence (el) technology used in the KrillTM lamp was developed as a cost-effective replacement for chemical lights used by the military as markers (the Navy SEALs tested the prototypes of the versions now available).  The KrillTM lamp was quickly adopted by emergency service personnel for their durability and long-term cost-effectiveness over both chemical lights and flashlights.  Introduced to the backpacking community as a night-vision compatible light source and as a safer alternative to candle lanterns.

Weight:

  • Without batteries: 1 oz or 28 gm (same weight as 5 quarters)

  • With 2 AA batteries: 2.6 oz or 75 gm (same weight as 14 quarters)

Lighting characteristics:

  • Night vision compatible.  The light produced is soft and complements human night vision by stimulating the rods in your eyes.  In contrast, the light from a flashlight stimulates the cones in your eye resulting in "night blindness" when you look away from the flashlight's illuminated area or turn it off.

  • Non-offensive to animal life.  The light from a KrillTM Lamp is much less likely to drive off wildlife.  There are some anecdotal reports that animals are actually attracted to the light.

Batteries:

  • 2 AA batteries

  • Burn time: 120 hours (standard models); 50 hours (extreme models)

Lamp:

  • Electroluminescent using micro encapsulated phosphors: a more powerful version of the technology used in Indigo watches.

  • Burn time: rated at 3,000 + hours (if you use the Krill lamp 2 hours each night, every day of the year, it will last you 4 years).  

  • Indefinite shelf life.  Just add fresh batteries and the phosphors work.

  • Burn temperature: the lamps remain at room temperature when lit.

Housing:

  • 5-1/8" (13 cm) long x 1" (2.5 cm) wide at base

  • Material: plastic (polycarbonate)

  • Waterproof to diving depth of 100 ft (30 m); tested to 150 ft without failure.

  • On/off mechanism: twist base of lamp to right to turn on, twist left to turn off.  Will not accidentally switch on while in a backpack.

Durability:

  • The entire lamp can survive a drop from 50 feet (15 m) onto concrete.

  • The transparent housing will survive a shot from a 9mm pistol.  (If you try this yourself, don't shoot the black top or bottom, they contain the electronics which are not quite as durable).

 

 

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