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Blasting Helmet Lights the Way

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Protective equipment maker RPB Safety has unveiled a helmet lighting system that offers blasters concentrated,  hands-free illumination for work in confined spaces and other dark areas.

The RPB L4 Advanced Helmet Lighting System provides a highly concentrated output of light (up to 450 Lumens) directly in the operator's path of vision.The light turns with the user's head, keeping the illumination in the field of vision.

The light also features a breakaway electrical connection If the cable becomes snagged.

L4 Dark
L4 Light
RPB Safety

The light moves with the user's field of vision and operates up to eight hours at maximum brightness. A breakaway disconnect kicks in if the cable is snagged.

The battery-powered unit can operate for 16 to 24 hours on a single charge, and up to eight hours at maximum brightness, the manufacturer says.

The light consists of four high-powered LEDs, controlled by buttons on a battery pack strapped to the user's waist. The LED brightness can be adjusted among five settings.

The light's lenses are field replaceable, and materials are designed to withstand harsh environments.

Founded in the 1970s and based in Royal Oak, MI, RPB Safety is an IS09001 quality certified global provider of respiratory protective equipment for the abrasive blasting, painting, engineering and other industries.

More information: www.rpbsafety.com.

   

Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Health and safety; Personal protective equipment; Respirators; RPB

Comment from Cristiano Godoy, (6/19/2014, 12:17 AM)

Particularly i still work with the light at the nozzle. If the blaster won't be able to fit his head in certain angle how come he'll be able to see? I agree new designs bridges been much easier to blast easy access, we have to think about the old bridges boxes, sometimes unlaces braces with X beans etc...


Comment from Glen McCallum, (6/19/2014, 6:33 AM)

If you can’t lift your head, how are you looking in that direction? The light is illuminating your field of vision, and it is does provide a spread of light that illuminates the surrounding areas, although it does focus directly in front of you. (Editor's Note: The writer represents RPB Safety.)


Comment from Billy Russell, (6/19/2014, 5:39 PM)

Has this been tested inside containment at 1 AM with 6 hoses going at the same time, the picture on the bottom seems awful clean for blasting, curious.


Comment from M. Halliwell, (6/20/2014, 11:05 AM)

Not to say that this isn't a good product...but from experience elsewhere, I'd want a combination of lights. Helmet mounts are convenient, but if you're in a high particulate area, the backscatter can be blinding and they can also diminish perspective by washing out or hiding the shadows. Best lighting set-up (not talking cameras either) I've ever had is two slightly different white light temperatures...one on the helmet and one lower...with the ability to adjust the individual intensities as required.


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