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    Default LED headlight for work hardhat?

    Any nice and bright lights for use on a hardhat? LED preferred, any battery type. Yalls thoughts?

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    I use a Zebralight H50 on mine. I glued one of the silicone brackets to the underside of the brim.

    ~Chip

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    Princetontec EOS - it is rated for Class 1, Division2, Groups A,B,C,D Hazardous locations...

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    Default Re: LED headlight for work hardhat?

    Fortunately I do not have to worry about flammable environments, but that is good to know about the PT EOS!

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    Default Re: LED headlight for work hardhat?

    We stock the command 10 or Command 20 "Fire" versions from FoxFury. The fire versions have rubber straps and fit well on helmets.

    This link is to our site:
    http://liotec.com/store/FoxFury-Command.htm

    We offer CPF members 10% off any item we stock.

    Let me know if you have any questions

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    Default Re: LED headlight for work hardhat?

    add Streamlight to your list of headlamps to audition.

    1) Argo HP
    2) 3AA HAZ-LO

    both uses 1watt LED.

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    Default Re: LED headlight for work hardhat?

    We had good results on hardhats for our bridge inspectors using the Pelican 2630 LED headlight. The rear mounted battery box (3-AA) helped balance the weight of the lamp and batteries are easy to find.

    The lamp comes with two mounting straps, one stretchy cloth for bare headed use and a single rubber strap for hardhats. It worked very well. Different power settings to save battery power.

    http://www.pelican.com/lights_detail.php?recordID=2630

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    Default Re: LED headlight for work hardhat?

    They give us a Princeton Tec Eos. Though lately I've been using my Light and Motion ARC HID headlight.

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    I use the PT Apex, with some velco straps around the side holes to keep the elastic headband from sliding off the hard hat. The light is on the front of the hat, just above the brim. It can be angled down to shine where you are looking. Be sure to get a headlamp that has adjustable angles.

    Most times, the standard LED's are more than adequate. If you need throw, the center LED is great. And the Apex (or EOS) can be upgraded.

    The only problem is weight. The Apex gets heavy after several hours of use. The Apex Pro would be lighter, since it's got (2) CR123's, instead of (4) AA's. Either option gives you more brighter light options, and better runtimes than AAA lights.

    For my work, I rarely need throw. I also carry a Fenix P3D as my primary light. I'm likely going to get a Zebralight H30 for the hardhat. The weight is insignificant, and can run for days on low. I'll probably use the Zebralight for backpacking too.

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    I saw that our lights were mentioned here. The Command and Performance are our most popular hard hat lights.

    The Command Series Headlamps offer 3 modes and a flashing red rear Safety LED to help be seen. There is the option of 10 or 20 LEDs.


    Our Performance headlamps are On/Off only and are slightly brighter and a bit heavier. The Tactical version also comes with a clip that fits in a hard hat slot to help secure the strap and therefore light to the helmet. We also have a version that is Intrinsically Safe:
    UL913 Class 1, Div 1 Groups A-D, T6 & UL913 Class 1, Div 2 Groups A-D, T6


    Both run on 4 AAs and are available in Fire Resistant and Tactical models.

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    Default Re: LED headlight for work hardhat?

    I have had a PT EOS on my hardhat for a couple of years now. I took off the headband and used velcro to hold it on. It has never let me down.

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