The two brothers Harald und Rainer Opolka started in a garage. The bank refused to grant them a business loan for the production of their lamps. They had no real estate to offer as collateral, just fresh courage and the prototype of the first LEDLenser V8. That wasn't enough for the gentlemen at the bank. The bank's business client consultant told them the V8 was unsellable. So, they managed without a bank and they sold, to their own amazement, over 200 million Euros’ worth of electric torches in a short time. The V8 became an international design classic and the top-selling LED metal torch in the world. Now they are their own bank. A pirate flag waves over their Solingen headquarters.
The twin brothers care for the environment. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) save energy and reduce CO2 emissions - a benefit to our overheated planet.