Betalight B.V. is the leading supplier of Gaseous Tritium Light
Sources (GTLS), also known as “Betalights” or Gaseous Tritium
Light Devices (GTLD).
Betalight technology was developed originally by the British MOD for applications in aviation. Original designs included helicopter rotor-tip markers, directional markers, exit signage and in-flight refuelling markers. These applications demonstrate the tough, durable nature of GTLS light sources, being deployed in extremely adverse environmental conditions yet delivering stable, specified performance over 15 years without the need of any kind of electricity. Recognising the benefits to manufacturers and users, the technology was utilised for over 600 NATO stock numbers and more MOD applications for use in the air, at sea and on land. Today, GTLS are still used in many military sighting and applications including pistol sights, military watches and compasses.
Our goal is to make the process of Recycling or Disposal of Tritium light sources or light devices fast and easy. Time-expired Betalights are removed for proper recycling or refurbishment. If necessary, new Betalights will be manufactured and installed. Betalights are used widely in many different applications across industries. From helicopter flightdecks to locomotive brake pressure gauges. From heritage buildings to offshore platforms.
We also have access to international disposal and recycling routes for most types of radioactive material. The complex nature of radioactive material recycling means that many organisations require guidance throughout the disposal or recycling process. We have the knowledge to advise and support you through this process.
Examples of radioactive material are:
- DU metal
- All Uranium compounds (e.g Uranyl nitrate)
- All Thorium compounds (e.g Thorium nitrate)
- Am-241, Am-241/Be, Cs-137, Kr-85 sealed sources
- High active Co-60 sources
What is a Betalight?
A Betalight is a sealed glass capsule internally coated with a phosphorescent powder and filled with tritium gas to produce a continuous light throughout a service life of 15 years.
Our gaseous tritium light sources (GTLS) are absolutely reliable, completely maintenance free and do not require an external power supply or ambient light for charging.
Betalight offers you total design flexibility. The lights can be produced in straight tubes, disks and spheres to suit all individual applications. Sizes vary from the smallest tube, with a diameter of 0.3 mm and 1.3 mm length, up to disks of 90.0 mm diameter and tubes up to 200.0 mm in length.
The Betalight can be inserted in every product in almost every hazardous area where a lamp is required. The betalight emits a cold, clear light, there is no electricity needed, therefore, no fire or spark risk making it an ideal technology for various applications.
Betalights are unique, providing a highly reliable and continuous light source throughout a long service life without the need for any kind of electrical power. Betalight’s assortment consist of a wide range of tactical devices. Each device is supported by a detailed, technical data sheet and can be identiﬁed by a NATO stock number.
• Operate in temperatures from -60 °C to +80 °C
• Absolutely reliable, service-life up to 15 years
• Water resistant
• No heat is generated
• Self-illuminating, requires no batteries or secondary light source
• No maintenance
The self-luminous Torch is a compact, lightweight, light source with reliable and secure illumination that does not affect night vision.
Hand bearing compass
Betalights provide the compass with a continuous and secure light source that preserves night-vision and enables readings to be taken quickly in partial and total darkness.
Self-luminous map reader
The self-luminous map reader provide a secure and effective means for map illumination and magniﬁcation in darkness, without affecting night vision.
Soldier’s personal illuminator
The self-powered Soldier’s Personal Illuminator (SPI) is a lightweight, compact multi-purpose light source capable of deployment as a torch, map-reader, personnel marker, route marker, and aiming post.
Self-luminous Aiming Post lamp
Self-Luminous Aiming Post Lamp enable the establishment and maintenance of covert infantry and artillery weapon alignment in darkness.
Self-luminou s watches
Betalight illumination ensures that all watches have easy and immediate readability, and constantly glowing for up to 25 years.
Betalux presents an innovative choice for exit signage. The most energy efficient emergency exit signs currently on the market, these versatile, rugged and durable products are redefining the emergency signage sector.
IT’S EASY BEING “GREEN”
Betalight’s self-luminous line of products is powered by a tritium light source that remains continuously illuminated. Betalight takes the waste product from the production of electricity used in homes and communities and turns it into an important life safety device. Maintenance-free and 100% self-luminous, this line contains products with a useful lifespan up to 15 years. At the end of its life, the materials can be recycled.
Betalight self-luminous products meet all applicable ﬁre and building codes, and are available in a variety of ﬁnishes that complement any location. Ideally suited for applications where a reliable emergency exit sign is required, the durable construction of Betalight’s self-luminous products ensures constant, dependable operation for years to come.
- Completely independent
- Absolutely reliable
- Maintenance free
- No external power, no additional light source, no batteries required
- Operate in temperatures from -60 °C to +80 °C
- Water resistant
- No heat is generated
- Suitable for use in hazardous atmospheres
- Legends can be changed in situ
• Existing and new buildings
• Parking garages
• Heritage and Cultural buildings
• Remote and non-electriﬁed locations
• Offshore and underground construction projects
• Hazardous atmospheres