FOXFURY: ALL ABOUT R&D
AND LED LIGHTS SINCE 2003

FoxFury Lighting Solutions creates premium lighting tools that shine brightly in the most extreme environments to keep people safe. Our products focus on durability and speed, providing unique solutions and possibilities for first responders, enterprise professionals, and videographers in over 65 countries. There is no second chance when it comes to getting the correct lighting. So, when seconds count, depend on FoxFury Lighting Solutions


The beginning

FoxFury Lighting Solutions makes innovative professional LED lights. We’re best known for our firefighter helmet lights, intrinsically safe headlamps, retrofittable SWAT shield lights and quick deployment scene lights.
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2003

A Crazy Idea is Born: a headlamp to surf the Pacific Ocean at night

At a party, someone says “It would be awesome if there was a light that would allow you to surf at night. Can you make that?” It seemed like a great idea and a challenge so we started a company. A wide angle headlamp was designed so that other surfers could be seen. Different colored lights were used to help deal with mist and water. We also patented a cool AutoDim sensor. And one more thing...we chose to use a newer lighting technology called the LED (light emitting diode).

2004

Things heat up with our fire resistant helmet lights

We struggled with safely and effectively attaching headlamps to a wetsuit. We then exhibited at a snowboarding show where we met two firefighters (Jeff and Robin) that liked the lights and asked if they could be made fire resistant. We said we’d try, which led to our Signature Fire 24 LED headlamp. It was the first wide angle LED fire helmet light on the market.

2005

FoxFury gets smaller, brighter and more professional
 

Firefighters liked the idea of the Signature but expressed a desire for a more compact and powerful fire helmet light. Industrial professionals felt the same way. The end result was the creation of our Performance and PRO headlamps in 2005. They came with either an elastic strap for use on the head or a silicone strap for use on a hard hat or fire helmet. This was the year we decided to change our focus from recreational into professional markets.

2006

The 1st LED flashlight to break the 1000 lumen barrier and the introduction of hands-free forensic lights sources

Two firsts were introduced in 2006. We launched our 1st flashlight. It wasn’t just any flashlight. No way Jose. It was a 4 lb beast called the MF, which was named after the 1st thing people said (hint: it starts with “mother”) when holding it and/or seeing how bright it was. The MF was the 1st handheld LED flashlight to break the 1000 lumen barrier and was featured in Popular Science magazine and tech blogs like Gizmodo. We also released wavelength–specific wide angle forensic headlamps. These forensic lights enabled multi-tasking and reduced cross contamination in the lab and at crime scenes.

2007

FoxFury brightens things up with special apparel to hold lights


In 2007, FoxFury was the first to collaborate with apparel company, Victorinox, to create a special pocket for our Scout Lights in a custom yachting/boating jacket.

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2007

Can't touch this - FoxFury introduces Forensic Headlamp

Talk about hands-free…in 2007, FoxFury created the first panoramic headlamp for forensic investigations.

2008

FoxFury gets smaller, brighter and more professional
 

Firefighters liked the idea of the Signature but expressed a desire for a more compact and powerful fire helmet light. Industrial professionals felt the same way. The end result was the creation of our Performance and PRO headlamps in 2005. They came with either an elastic strap for use on the head or a silicone strap for use on a hard hat or fire helmet. This was the year we decided to change our focus from recreational into professional markets.

2008

Lights for dangerous places: FoxFury introduces riot shield lights and intrinsically safe helmet lights

We were asked at various law enforcement shows to develop a tough, powerful light that quickly and easily mounted on police shields. In 2008, we converted our brightest headlamp (the PRO Series) into an innovative entry or riot shield light. SWAT teams liked the brightness, strobe feature and ease of mounting (no drilling into the shields was needed). Customers also asked for wide angle headlamps that could be used in hazardous areas. After lots of R&D and testing, we unveiled the Signature Intrinsic helmet lights this year...and began work on making some Performance Series headlamps intrinsically safe.

2009

Introducing the Discover Series: FoxFury builds stronger, longer helmet light

Some customers requested a sleeker, more powerful and an even more fire and impact resistant headlamp than the Command. It took us some time but we unveiled our ultra heat and impact resistant Discover Series in 2009.

2010

The FoxFury Nomad Light: putting a light on things

We were excited to officially introduce our Nomad Prime Area-Spot light to the world. It was the first self-contained LED combination LED area light and spotlight. The lightweight Nomad is easily picked up and carried place to place

2011

Brighter Nomads and the release of our chess-inspired Rook flashlights

We made the Nomad 10% brighter and also offered it in specific forensic wavelengths (including blue and IR).

Inspired by the game of chess and vision of a powerful flashlight with an anti-roll head, we released our unique Rook MD1 and CheckMate in 2011. These flashlights were created to accept either standard (two CR123s) or rechargeable (one 18650) lithium batteries.

2012

A Breakthrough approach and 360 degree scene lighting

It became clear to us that the future of firefighting involves better, smarter tools. In 2012, we unveiled our Breakthrough BT2 and BT3 lights at FDIC. These BT lights provide firefighters with 1 light that did the job of two lights (right angle light and box light). The BTs present a technological advancement in smoke cutting thanks to their tight beam. We also unveiled our ultra-slick Nomad 360, a powerful light that provides 360 degree scene lighting.

2013

Discover the Nomad: putting a new twist on things

We unveiled the Nomad NOW, a compact Area-Spot light. The NOW can be used as powerful lantern and can also mount to a tripod or wall.

2013

Celebrating 10 years of LED lighting

In 2013, FoxFury announced the SideSlide C-Clamp - a helmet light with a quick removable flashlight. This unique combination flashlight and side mounted helmet light is for use on fire and rescue helmets.

2014

Lightweight laser can be handheld or set up on a tripod.

FoxFury enters the portable forensic laser. Available in 2, 5, and 9 watts.

2015

Go big or go home. Our tallest standing light hoists up to over 12 feet tall

In 2014, Requests came in for a Nomad light that was tall enough to clear vehicles on scene and illuminate a wider area. The Transformer was created to allow more illumination and the option of having swappable power packs for longer duration events.

2016

Introducing the Rugged-Go Anywhere Light

Tech Innovation First: In 2016, FoxFury introduced the first Rugged, Go-anywhere Light - a LED rechargeable light with an adjustable light lens!

2017

The Better to See You With!

Tech Innovation First: FoxFury designed the CS Eye Glasses. The first Dichroic eyeglass to assist in accelerating the location of forensic evidence. Dichroic configurations can be achieved by removing one of the lenses from the glasses and installing a second color into that available slot. Customize the lens colors with multiple configurations of yellow, orange or red lenses.

2018

Rugged Clip, Brighter LEDs. Same Reliable Light.

The new and improved Scout Clip Light is here! Versatile. Compact. Everyday. How will you use this new light?

2018

Brighter and Higher. CRI Headlamps are created.

In 2014, Requests came in for a Nomad light that was tall enough to clear vehicles on scene and illuminate a wider area. The Transformer was created to allow more illumination and the option of having swappable power packs for longer duration events.

2019

Introducing the New Breakthrough BTS Right Angle Light

The Breakthrough® BTS Right Angle Light is our response to requests for a smaller, brighter, and lighter weight right angle light that won't break the bank. This Just Right Angle Light is available in black or black and yellow.