FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

No upcoming webinars scheduled

Top News

Portable Lighting Manufacturers Form Trade Organization

April 01, 2011  | 

A new trade association has been established to serve the interests of companies that manufacture and sell flashlights, lanterns, headlamps and other portable lighting tools.

The Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO), as it will be known, is the first group of its kind to represent the common business interests of the portable lighting industry.

One of the primary functions of the new trade organization will be to help ensure the accurate and transparent use of industry standards, such as the recently enacted ANSI/NEMA FL‑1 standards that introduced definitions and testing methods for flashlight basic performance, as well as associated marking.

"We worked very hard to have a performance standard in the portable lighting industry. I think PLATO will provide the means to finally enforce the standard broadly and indiscriminately," according to Energizer's Peter Nario‑Redmond, who will lead the FL‑1 ANSI/NEMA Flashlight Standards Committee.

The association's charter also includes guarding against false advertising and similar unfair trade practices, providing educational forums for members, and representing the industry to stakeholder groups, including government agencies and the general public.

"PLATO's efforts to influence the evolution of the industry are designed to benefit all personal lighting companies," according to Kevin Parsons, PLATO president. "By becoming a member, companies can help move our industry forward. How exciting to be part of an organization that will help create awareness of the valuable products our member companies provide, which are relied on by public safety professionals, industrial users, sporting enthusiasts and consumers alike to perform a wide variety of tasks."

Charter members of PLATO include Energizer, Streamlight, Coleman, SureFire, ASP Dorcy, Coast, and GoLight.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

lhw1000 @ 4/26/2012 2:21 AM

Find the largest selection of cheap nba uniforms on sale. Shop by price, color,size and more. Get the best sales, coupons, and deals at http://www.cheap-uniform.com

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: British Police Use Drone to Find Missing Hiker
Nearly a day after Peter Pugh went missing, he was spotted in a marshland by a Norfolk...
Boston Politicians Set to Discuss Police Drones, Body Cameras, and Privacy
The hearing takes place in anticipation of a Northeastern University report on the BPD...
Apple Closes Security Loophole, Frustrating Police Investigations
Apple — maker of the iPhone — will change certain security settings and operating system...
Police Drone Helps Reduce Crime by 10% in Mexican City
During a four-month period, the Ensenada Police Department flew more than 1,600 missions...
FBI Announces Significant Arrests in Cyber Sting Operation
Operation ‘Wire Wire’ was a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of...

Police Magazine