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Sample Uses: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy. Tests involving explosives are often performed at LLNL's Site 300.

LLNL, which has used both a 15 kJ, 100 µs MegaSun system and argon candles, has found the MegaSun to be a preferable alternative in tests involving explosives. Three key reasons:
>Quality of lighting: The MegaSun provides lighting from several directions, resulting in higher-quality images that reveal more detail.
>Large light output: LLNL tests verified the irradiance produced by the MegaSun is equivalent to an argon candle and illuminates approximately five times the area.
>Reusability: Unlike argon candles, MegaSun lamps can be reused dozens of times if not destroyed by an explosive test.

As a result, Site 300 has not used argon candles since July 2003.

In photos taken with the MegaSun (not pictured), four lamps surrounding a convex specularly reflecting object provided superior illumination and images.

Other Sample Uses
> Eglin Air Force Base
> Nevada Test Site
> Los Alamos National Laboratory