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Tour of Boeing's Spectrolab Factory

Spectrolab's Director of Panel Operations Jim Hanley answers questions from the press.

Spectrolab’s Director of Panel Operations Jim Hanley answers questions from the press.

Another engineer explains how concentrator cells work

Another engineer explains how concentrator cells work

Spectrolab also makes this insane Nightsun tripod-mounted spotlight. It produces 200 million candle power and the beam is hot enough to set things on fire. The company rep said he could instantly burn the carpet and melt the paint if he turned it on.

Spectrolab also makes this insane Nightsun tripod-mounted spotlight. It produces 200 million candle power and the beam is hot enough to set things on fire. The company rep said he could instantly burn the carpet and melt the paint if he turned it on.

The light has been out for 15 years and costs around $90,000. A metal screen protects the glass against rocks. While it may seem vulnerable to small arms fire, the rep said the powerful light has an incapaciting effect and "stuns" most criminals.

The light has been out for 15 years and costs around $90,000. A metal screen protects the glass against rocks. While it may seem vulnerable to small arms fire, the rep said the powerful light has an incapaciting effect and "stuns" most criminals.

The Nightsun uses Xenon bulbs that last around 500 hours.

The Nightsun uses Xenon bulbs that last around 500 hours.