Whelen Engineering Unveils New Pioneer LiFe LF35 Portable Area Light at FDIC


Chester, Connecticut, (April 21, 2016) — Introducing the Pioneer LiFe Series, a family of revolutionary battery powered portable area lights designed to bring Whelen’s advanced Pioneer technology where other lights can’t go.

The Pioneer LiFe LF35 is the first of its kind, combining an all new Pioneer SlimLine optic with the portability and flexibility of a grab and go light. At just 7.5 pounds, the LF35 is lighter than any other portable area light on the market today. It’s Intelligent Inductive Charger with no exposed contacts provides easy, wireless charging, and the built-in battery is lightweight and thermally protected. The Pioneer LiFE LF35 is designed, manufactured, and assembled in the United States.


Whelen’s renowned Pioneer optics are trusted throughout the emergency warning industry. The Pioneer LiFe LF35’s all new SlimLine optic is optimized for portable applications in order to control and focus light to work areas. Hard-coated lenses and solid-state electronics provide the durability Whelen is known for.

The LiFe LF35 is supplied with two optic lenses, a floodlight lens comes standard and an 8° TIR spotlight lens is included. Hard-coated lenses minimize environmental damages and 100% solid-state electronics are reliable and efficient.

The LF35 provides 3,500 usable lumens.


The LiFe LF35 is engineered for the toughest jobs. The entire light is simple and easy to use with gloved hands. The impact resistant nylon housing provides unmatched durability and the balanced design is easy to grab and go during any emergency.

Impact resistant glass reinforced nylon housing is available in Safety Yellow. The robust adjustable ratcheting mechanism allows for a 180° range of uninterrupted light. Push-button power switch and top handle are easy to use with gloved hands and the well balanced top handle is designed to be over the center of mass. Easily attach a sling or carabiner to the light to make transportation easy.

LF35 is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance. With no RFI/EMI radiation, the portable area light will not interfere with portable communication devices.




The Pioneer LiFe LF35’s lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery will ensure you will never be left in the dark. The battery features up to 3.5 hours of runtime at full intensity and up to 7 hours of runtime in Battery Saver Mode.

During full intensity usage, the battery provides consistent usable lumen output, delivering the brightest illumination possible. For longer jobs, Battery Saver Mode will preserve output by running at a lower intensity.

When the battery runs low, the LiFe LF35 will flicker to indicate its need for charge. When 15 minutes of battery life remain, the light will dim to a reduced intensity to preserve output time. The battery is lightweight and features short circuit and thermal protection. It is built into the unit, making it safe and protected.

When fully charged, the battery will disconnect, preserving the lifecycle of the battery. The battery will fully charge in 4-5 hours, maintaining optimal lifespan, and is rated for more than 2000 charging cycles.

Intelligent Inductive Charger

The LiFe LF35’s Intelligent Inductive Charger (IIC) is wireless and eliminates the need for plugs and wires by utilizing inductive charging technology. Simply place the LF35 into the charging base and it will begin to charge. Without the need for cables, the charger is always at the ready.

IIC is specifically designed to work with Pioneer LiFe LF35 lights only. If foreign objects are placed on the charger, it will disable itself until the object is removed. There are no open contacts on the IIC to compromise the charging circuit, and it can be installed on a horizontal or vertical surface

Various mounting options for Whelen poles and tripods will soon be available. Chargers are available in 12 VDC, 120 VAC, and 240 VAC.

12 VDC charger is standard: 5 amps average AC charging is available with adaptor:

  • .5 amps average at 120 VAC
  • .25 amps average at 240 VAC

Pioneer LiFe LF35 Specifications

Height: 7.59in (192.7mm) Width: 9.17in (232.9mm) Depth: 9.20in (233.7mm) Weight: 7.5lbs (3.4kg)


The Pioneer LiFe LF35 is available with Whelen’s five year warranty.

About Whelen Engineering

Whelen Engineering is a leading provider of high quality audio and visual warning and illumination equipment for Police, Fire, EMS, and Public Works markets worldwide. With over 60 years of experience, Whelen products are proudly designed, manufactured, and assembled in the U.S.A.

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