Koehler Cap Lamp Lets Miners See Better

Koehler Lighting Products’ new WHEAT Gen II cordless cap lamp is intended to provide better performance by increasing miners’ visual acuity, improving safety through better object and hazard recognition combined with reduced fatigue. The Gen II cap lamp targets enhanced illumination of an entire work area, giving miners maximum central and peripheral vision. It weighs 5 oz (0.14 kg), provides run time of 15 hours on a full charge using either existing Koehler equipment or single- and multiple-unit chargers designed specifically for the product. Additional features include high and low settings accessible at the push of a button (first press is low setting/25% brightness; second press is high setting/100% brightness; third press/off); regulated light output; an easy-to-view charge status indicator and automatic low-power indication (switches to 25% brightness setting upon low cell charge, and blinks once per minute to remind the user of low charge); and a swivel adapter accessory. Vital specs include light output of 65 lumens, peak beam intensity of 6,000 candelas and beam distance of 460 ft (140 m). Ingress protection is rated at IP68. According to the supplier, it meets applicable global safety approvals.

As featured in Womp 2015 Vol 08 - www.womp-int.com