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What We Do

Beam of Light Technologies [BOLT] is located in Portland, Oregon USA. Z-Bolt® is our corporate brand. We build and design Eye-Safe IR hand-held & weapons mounted training lasers for rotary wing aircraft gun systems and air crews; for Military troop training; for LE snipers and tactical teams. Field Utility laser pointers for EOF, tactical communications, tactical team leaders, for target marking and signal marking. Trip wire illuminator detectors for FBI & NYPD Bomb Techs - Navy, Army, & USMC EOD. Man-portable forensic lasers for fluorescing and imaging prints at the FOB and on the battlefield.

New Year - New Design - New Products

We’ve made some big changes in 2019. We’ve completed a top-to-bottom overhaul of our site, made it easier to navigate - made it more “responsive” for mobile devices. We’ve added an Online Store. We’ve also added a Documents & Downloads section to share operator field reports; product briefs; user guides; export control information. I hope you like it. And we have an entirely new design team hard at work. Look for new products this year, including a man-portable green laser for forensic imaging in the forensic lab or forward deployed in theater - on site. Also an entire line of Eye-Safe Class 1 Infrared Training Lasers. Hand-held and weapons-mounted. IR Pointers & IR Illuminators. Check back in a few weeks for more details.

What We Have Done

BOLT manufactures Z-Bolt® branded green, red, and infrared “field utility lasers”. Hand-held, man-portable, inexpensive, easy to operate, extremely effective. Over 40,000 Z-Bolt® Field Utility Lasers shipped downrange to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Syria, & MFO units since 2006. Z-Bolt® Field Utility Lasers utilize COTS (consumer off the shelf) laser components and modules. Sourcing components that are widely used in industry enables the production of laser systems that are simple, portable, adaptable, and affordable. Yet these laser systems remain extremely effective, crafted and customized for specific battlefield applications or mission goals. Z-Bolt® Lasers are either FDA Class 1 (Infrared) or FDA CLass IIIa (Green, Red, Blue, IR) and do not require LEP or special SOP manuals to operate. Z-Bolt® IR Training lasers (MARK–1ir & TL-IR2) are FDA Certified Class 1, Civilian Legal, and Eye-Safe. And ALL Z-Bolt® systems are priced to accommodate reduced budgets and permit wide deployment throughout your infantry force; police unit; squadron; platoon. Field Utility Lasers provide law enforcement; military infantry; rotary wing air crews with an effective and precise silent signaling tool to reduce operational errors while decreasing radio chatter; to improve situational awareness; for non-lethal escalation of force – to “hail & warn”. But Z-Bolt® lasers are capable of so much more …