Age Chart of Lumedyne SN

We are so very proud of the longevity of the Lumedyne brand of electronic flash equipment.  We have proven for over 45 years to be building the highest quality portable flashes in the world.  No other brand of portable flash in the world can attest to having as many pieces of older equipment still in service today!

With that in mind, the following chart can help you to determine when your Lumedyne was born.  We have performed tens of thousands of upgrades to the items that may still be in service to make them faster or have other modern transformations, so it is possible that the serial number no longer confirms the internal condition, but it's a good starting place.

How Old Is My Gear?

To obtain an approximate age for your Lumedyne equipment, locate the serial number on each piece, and compare against the chart below. Note that this does not reflect possible upgrade or rebuild dates on your equipment. If a battery has been refurbished/rebuilt by Lumedyne, the Warranty period is Reset as of the date of the rebuild, not the origination date shown below.

2013
Cata+10000

YEAR

FROM #

TO #

1985

16350

20700

1986

20700

26500

1987

26500

33300

1988

33300

40500

1989

40500

4700

1990

47700

55700

1991

55700

63900

1992

63900

72900

1993

72900

81300

1994

81300

90200

1995

90200

99900

1996

99900

109250

1997

109250

117100

1998

117100

126000

1999

126000

133000

2000

133000

140000

2001

140000

144500

2002

144500

149300

2003

149300

153700

2004

153700

157900

2005

157900

161800

2006

161801

167700

2007

167701

170200

2008

170201

173600

2009

173601

179999

2010

180000

180999

2011

181000

181999

2012

182000

183000

 

Prior to 2013, all of the products counted sequentially regardless of what kind of product it was.  In 2013 we started a new serial number system along with a new database system for the manufacturing side of the business.  After that date, the equipment can be tracked exactly at Lumedyne but each item and each variation of items gets indiviidual batches of serial numbers starting with the Catalog Number and a new serial number of 10,000+ so that the date is no longer relevant to the serial number.