FoxFury to Help UM Solar Car Team Light Up the Outback
FoxFury has signed on as the official lighting partner of the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (UMsolar). FoxFury has donated LED headlamps, flashlights, area lights and utility lights to the team for use during the 2011 World Solar Challenge road race.
Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011
FoxFury Lighting Solutions has signed on as the official lighting partner of the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (UMsolar). FoxFury has donated LED headlamps, flashlights, area lights and utility lights to the team for use during the 2011 World Solar Challenge, an 1,800 mile (3000 km) road race across the Australian Outback in October.
“As the official lighting partner of the University of Michigan Solar Car Race Team, FoxFury is supporting the team with a wealth of equipment which will aid us in winning the World Solar Challenge. Specifically, the Nomad lights will provide the team with quick deployment flood lighting for all nightly maintenance,” said Chris Hilger, Business Director for UMsolar.
UMsolar’s Quantum, their latest car, features major innovations including improved aerodynamics and a 200 pound reduction in weight. Quantum has a carbon fiber chassis and body, runs on lithium ion batteries and uses silicone solar cells. Quantum can reach a top speed of 105 mph (169 kph).
“FoxFury is excited to partner with UMsolar again. We’re very impressed with their leadership, innovation and ability. We’re honored that they feel our lights can help give them a competitive edge in such a rugged and pressure packed race,” said Antonio Cugini, Director of Marketing for FoxFury.
UMsolar will be entirely self-reliant throughout the World Solar Challenge and will camp in the Outback during the four days of the race. If the team wins this October, they will be the first American student team to win the World Solar Challenge.
“We expect these lights to save us time in our evening operations in the Outback including vehicle maintenance in the pitch black of night. We’ll use the Nomads to light our two Base-X shelters. One Nomad light will be used in our mobile vehicle garage while the other will be used in our tent in which all 20 race team members will sleep in,” said Hilger.
UMsolar successfully performed a Mock Race in Michigan last week. They’ll have a practice race in Australia in September before competing in the World Solar Challenge in October.
UMsolar is an entirely student-run organization that designs and builds solar electric vehicles. The team races both nationally and internationally. Since its establishment in 1990, the team has built 10 vehicles, won the American Solar Challenge six times, and placed third in the World Solar Challenge four times. The team is recognized as the most successful team in North America. http://umsolar.com/
FoxFury Lighting Solutions creates unique and cutting edge lighting products that reflect the needs of our customers, who demand quality and dependability. FoxFury is best known for its niche LED headlamps designed for specific markets including Fire, Industrial, Hazardous Area, Law Enforcement, Forensics and Recreational. FoxFury was formed in August 2003 and operates out of Vista, CA USA.
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