The LSM’s lighting system comprises two high-intensity LED luminaires connected to a centrally located, low profile battery/control module via robust twisted wire pair. The components are sewn into either a 2” wide Velcro hook or nylon tape carrier ready for installation. The CR123 battery holder is sealed and secured within a snap-together elastic cover. Automatic activation upon slider deployment is achieved with a short-rigged lanyard which pulls an insulator tab from between the battery/holder contacts.
LSM can be permanently sewn onto the leading edge of the slider, or temporarily attached with mating Velcro. The temporary installation is facilitated by sewing a strip of Velcro loop material onto the slider’s leading edge – allowing the lighting system to be installed only when needed. Standard LSM sizes (S, M, L) are available to fit most sliders, but LSM’s can be special ordered to custom fit specific slider configurations.
The LSM has been successfully test-jumped by MFF users and parachute manufacturers. It has been designed to be a light weight, low profile device that will not impact slider or parachute deployment.
U.S Patent 8,425,073 B1