New BIRNS Curie II™


Emits a Powerful 59,000 Lumens of 3200K Light for Demanding Applications—from Reactor Cavities to Inspection Tubes


OXNARD, CA – BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader with unique lines of high performance lighting solutions for the nuclear power industry, has launched the world’s most advanced general purpose underwater 360° droplight: the new BIRNS Curie II™. This rugged and compact light is extremely versatile and trusted in any area with high levels of radiation, contamination and confined spaces that require powerful, concentrated illumination.

The compact BIRNS Curie II measures only Ø89mm and uses ballast-less 120V/2,000W Hg-free lamps that emit 59,000 lumens of 3200K light. The robust lighting system is rated to 100m and is suspended by its cable for general-purpose drop light use. As it’s smaller than a fuel bundle, it can fit up against a cavity wall without interfering with refueling, and just two to three of these diminutive, brilliant lights can illuminate an entire cavity. The BIRNS Curie II is designed to be both safe and highly effective—in fact, it can be relamped in under 60 seconds by hand, without tools, and is easily decontaminated.

The BIRNS Curie II is engineered for high performance from its brilliant lamp to its marine grade connector design. The rugged connector is fully integral to the light housing—both are made from a single block of 304 stainless steel—and the connector is indexed to avoid possible mismating or damage. It does not depend on the rubber-coated pin method of sealing seen in competing units; it has redundant captivated o-ring seals in stainless steel grooves to preclude any possibility of electrical leakage.


About BIRNS, Inc.,
Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, NRC 10CFR50, Appendix B Compliant global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for nuclear power, deep ocean, marine and military applications.  For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033 ∙ Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 ∙ Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙!/BIRNS_Inc.

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