The U.S. Air Force wants to shed new light on landing sites used for rapid response and expeditionary missions – and RTP-based Cyberlux is delivering a soluion based on light-emitting diode technology.

The United States Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) carried out field testing of a new LED product, created by Cyberlux  (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL)  this week at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

The new BrightEye 4M Tower Portable Illumination System meets specs outlined by AMC for both standard white lighting and covert night-vision lighting modes.

The BrightEye System saves space and energy, according to Cyberlux. Contained in wheeled carrying cases, the solution is portable, light-weight, and battery-powered. AMC has determined that it will save an estimated 63 percent in daily operating costs over the current diesel-powered incandescent lighting systems used for first responder deployment, aircraft support and maintenance, expeditionary airbase and personnel protection, and general missions.

"With the light-weight, portable battery-powered BrightEye solid-state lighting system now capable of replacing the existing floodlights on appropriate Armed Services missions, we anticipate a tremendous market for these Cyberlux products,” said Mark Schmidt, president and chief operating officer for Cyberlux.

Legislation containing $8 million was appropriated this year by the Department of Defense for equipping the United States Air Force (USAF) with Cyberlux Portable Illumination Systems. The USAF Air Mobility Command will utilize $3.3 million to fulfill initial operations, installation and mission support requirements. The remaining $4.6 million will be allocated within the USAF for the purchase of various BrightEye systems during 2008.