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Oxley Developments has supplied its dual-mode LED lighting to illuminate the crew quarters in Foxhound, a British Armed Forces patrol vehicle.

Foxhound is the British Army name for Ocelot, a light-protected patrol vehicle (LPPV) designed and developed by survivability specialist Force Protection Europe. Oxley initially supplied LED DC Combi lights for the first phase of vehicles to be manufactured, and was subsequently awarded the contract for all 200 Foxhounds.

The DC Combi lights operate in normal and blackout/emergency modes and are said to be a far superior alternative to traditional filament lighting.

They are low profile (16mm) and lightweight (300g), resist shock and vibration, use a third of the power requirement for equivalent incandescent lights and have a mean time between failure of 50,000 hours. The requirement for surplus space to store new and used bulbs is eliminated, while the absence of mercury satisfies the environmental issue, providing a non-hazardous solution.

The DC Combi is available with or without dimming control and the blackout mode is available in red, green or blue.

Key benefits of product application

  • The lighting operates in normal and blackout/emergency modes
  • It has a low profile (16mm) and is light in weight (300g)
  • It is also shock and vibration resistant
  • Its mean time between failure is 50,000 hours
  • The lighting is environmentally friendly due to the absence of mercury

Oxley Developments

Oxley is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of high-quality components and systems, primarily for defence, aerospace, electronics and telecommunications industries.

Our main business is in night-vision lighting systems, LED solutions, EMI filters and interconnect components. Robust, reliable and high in quality, we design our products with performance, specification and longevity in mind.

We are renowned for our innovative work in lighting and developed one of the earliest night-vision lighting systems when night-vision goggles (NVGs) were first adopted for use by the UK Ministry of Defence. The company has since become a world leader in the supply of night-vision lighting for military aircraft, vehicles, shelters and naval platforms.

With more than four decades' experience, Oxley is highly regarded in the development of LED solutions to replace traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting. From miniature LED components to integrated lighting systems, Oxley is the supplier of choice for both off-the-shelf and customised solutions.

Oxley is equally renowned for its electronic components business. Specialist products such as EMI filters and interconnection are all produced at our unique, high-tech facilities to bespoke and off-the-shelf requirements.

Established since 1942, the company has facilities in the UK and US, which include optical coating, machining, plating, manufacture and test facilities.

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