Milex Technologies was formed in 2002 in Elko, Nevada in response to a request by an international mining company's need for an LED warning beacon for mobile mining equipment. The first version of beacons was designed and produced in the company founder's garage and shipped in March 2002. The product was unique in that it could be programmed for a variety of visual effects: rotating beacon, flashing lights, alternating directional lights, etc. Milex quickly graduated from the home-based prototype to commercial manufacturing facilities first in Elko, and then in Belleview, Idaho. Milex has since been involved in the design, manufacture and sale of a complete line of LED beacons and other lighting products for the mining and construction industries.
In 2004 the German lighting company Hella contracted with Milex to manufacture beacons for the Hella brand to be distributed through Hella's worldwide sales network. In 2008 Milex and Hella formed a joint venture to distribute Hella lighting products in the mining industry including a full line of LED work lights and accessories. This partnership provided a much bigger US market for the initial warning beacon now bearing the Hella brand.
Milex also manufacturers and sells its own brand of lighting products, including LED light plants and number boards. Because of the LED's unique combination of efficiency and trouble free use, Milex lighting products are engineered to fill a need in industries that can't afford downtime due to lighting failure. Milex continues to be a distributor for Hella retrofit lighting and Everlast high-bay area lighting.
Committed to the LED concept of high light output with minimal power use, Milex continues to advance its position as an innovator in the field of industrial lighting. Milex's light plant produces a massive 100,000 lumens of light while drawing only 1100W of power. And all of the Hella lights that Milex sells come with a 5-year full replacement warranty.
Milex maintains sales offices in Elko, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona. While specializing in mining applications, Milex offers lighting solutions for a broad range of commercial and industrial projects, continually searching for new solutions to old challenges.