The Pelican 9440 remote area lighting system (RALS) was recently honoured and recognised during the 2010 Good Design Award Show in Chicago, held from June 13-15, 2011.

The three-day event was hosted by the Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre – Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. It honoured the world’s foremost designers and manufacturers from the previous year. As a winner in the electronics category, the Pelican 9440 RALS was in good company with such industry leading products as the Apple® iPhone 4 and Kodak’s EASYSHARE™ digital camera.

“When a product as advanced as the Pelican 9440 RALS comes along, it revolutionises the industry,” said Scott Jones, Pelican’s director of product management for lighting. “Its development has taken the idea of portable LED area lighting to the next level by offering clean, brilliant and portable lighting in a self contained, easily transported package to our core law enforcement, fire, industrial and military customers. I believe that it will eventually be a ubiquitous product in the consumer arena.”

The Pelican 9440 RALS is an incredibly bright and extremely portable LED area light. It features ten next-generation LEDs and a beam spread of 120 degrees that effectively lights a large area. Additionally, it offers two brightness settings that shine 2,400 lumens for three hours in high-setting and 1,200 for six hours in low setting.

The light is powered by the latest, maintenance-free, nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery. As a result, it runs silent and has no power cord (which eliminates trip-hazards) and emits no toxic fumes like bulky inefficient gasoline-powered lights.

Setting up in seconds, and weighing in at a mere 7.5kg, the Pelican 9440 RALS is built with a streamlined, self-deploying tripod for easy site placement and a nylon shoulder strap for simple transport. The Pelican 9440 RALS also features a telescoping light tower which extends more than two meters and a light array that articulates 170 degrees. The Pelican 9440 RALS is available in either yellow or black.