High Intensity Light

At night, the use of high intensity search lights can temporarily dazzle and disorient individuals in the light beam. The beam may be used continuously, or strobed on and off. 

High Intensity lights can be effectively used for crowd control and temporary incapacitation.

The medical effects are of brief duration, resolve spontaneously, and require no treatment.

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From Operational Medicine 2001: Health Care in Military Settings
CAPT Michael John Hughey, MC, USNR
NAVMED P-5139
  January 1, 2001

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C, 20372-5300
United States Special Operations Command, 7701 Tampa Point Blvd., MacDill AFB, Florida, 33621-5323

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