The new Spectroline Optimax 3000 is a portable fluorescent leak-detection flashlight. With its focused beam, the Optimax 3000 allows technicians to pinpoint all refrigerant leaks, even those that are missed by other lamps and by other methods of leak detection. The flashlight uses super-high-flux LED technology to deliver 15 times brighter leak detection light than regular LED lamps. Its power equals that of 150-watt lamps that must be plugged into an AC power source, and it has an inspection range of up to 20 feet or more. Powered by a rechargeable battery, the unit has a 50,000-hour bulb life. The flashlight comes with fluorescence-enhancing glasses and an AC and DC battery charger for added convenience.

Spectronics Corp., 956 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590; (800) 274-8888; fax (800) 491-6868;