Launching Technology

THE Prototypes

LED Illumination Device

Tom’s Team

Meet TOM

Tom Rodgers retired as a K-9 Sergeant from the Clearwater Police Department after a 24-year career in Law Enforcement. During his time in Law Enforcement, he spent 16 years on the SWAT Team as a Team Leader and competitor in several SWAT competitions. Seeing the need to safely illuminate a dark hostile environment, he created the Projectile Lighting System.

Tom Rodgers

LED Illumination Device

SWAT Application

  1. To illuminate a dark environment without the use of an incendiary device eliminating the dangers of fire.  This will also prevent the detonation of any Improvised Explosive Device placed by the suspect(s) or to prevent any accidental detonation of volatile chemicals kept in a home, warehouse, or business buildings that were the results of an illegal drug laboratory.
  2. To introduce an ambient light source or Infra-Red light source into a hostile environment to gather intelligence for the following volatile situations:
    • Barricaded suspect
    • Hostage situation
    • Warrant service
    • Barricaded suicidal suspect
    • Active Shooter
  1. To be used as a diversionary device prior to a mechanical breech during operations which involve potential IEDs, explosive gases, or chemicals in the structure.
  2. Used to illuminate and mark areas of a perimeter that are unmanned.  Property between buildings, hallways, and walkways.
  3. The shoulder fired device can penetrate most modern windows and vehicle windows.  Most scenarios involve the operator to “break and rake” the window before hand-delivering an illumination device.  The event usually involves two operators to approach the target location increasing the potential for casualties.  The device is housed in a 40 millimeter less lethal round that is fired from a shoulder fired less lethal projectile launcher.  The device eliminates the exposure of civilian SWAT team members from hostile fire during the approach to the target location.  The expedient delivery of the device will deter potential hostile actions against victims within a target location and give the entry team(s) the added element of a well-lit environment during a breech.
  4. The device provides a constant source of light that can be controlled by remote (currently under development).


Military Application

  1. Close Quarters Battle (CQB) applications mimic those of civilian SWAT applications.
  2. The I/R type device can be used in the close air support for the marking of targets during critical “danger close” missions.  Used as a marking device in close air support missions reduces mission operative’s exposure to hostile fire and exposure to potential snipers. 
  3. The ambient and I/R marking device can also be used in marking and clearing of landing zones by cover aircraft and troops on the ground prior to extraction.

First Prototype

Successful testing against residential windows, plywood, and concrete.

Single prototypes have been fired multiple times and continue to operate as intended.

Prototypes are waterproof.  

Measured light production of 1,476 lumens at 75% output, equivalent to 100 watts.

Burn time is 1.75 hours utilizing 75% of the LEDs potential.

Second Prototype

  • Third Patent pending based on new technology and advancements in the design.