The LANLITE series of LED light sources was designed to provide the test technician
with an inexpensive, accurate, and easy to use infrared light reference for use in making
optical loss measurements in the LAN environment. Although designed complement the
LANLITE optical power meters, these sources will work well with any power meter in
multimode testing applications.
The LANLITE sources give the technician temperature stabilized outputs and are
available in single or dual wavelength models with standard ST ports (also available with
SC ports). Power is supplied by a single cartridge loaded 9V battery (eliminating
troublesome battery snaps) which will yield a typical continuous use life of over 14
hours. A low battery indicator is included to help ensure source stability
and accurate measurements.
The instruction guide is fully laminated to
make it weatherproof and nearly tear-proof. Also, when purchased with a
LANLITE meter as a low cost test set, a waterproof carry case is included
which will allow the set to survive being submerged in up to several feet of water.
Regarding durability, the LANLITE
sources are built of machined aluminum, not plastic, and therefore have structural
integrity and a feel superior to that of most fiber test equipment. In fact, as with
the TECHLITE products, LANLITE sources and meters can literally be driven over
with an automobile. Finally, the sources are very easy to use. Simply flip the
switch to the desired wavelength, let the unit stabilize for 5 minutes and begin testing.