- Apr 19, 2005
So am I, a certified first responder, every two years I have to take a course and get recertified, as a building engineer I work mostly in hazardous locations, mechanical room, boiler rooms, pipe tunnels, above ceiling spaces, cooling towers, pump rooms, electrical rooms, .........ect,Since I am on the CERT, I may have to administer first aid in hazardous conditions. The UK Vizion2 is intrinsically safe rated, the EOS is not. The Vizion2 also has a diffuse setting, and a red setting, which the EOS does not have, and you can remove the Vizion2 from the mount and use it as a work light. See the web page:
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It would be kept with AAA Energizer Lithium primary cells, no worries for depleted RC cells.
Pretty sure you'd do just fine with any decent light, I know I would, we are not doing a surgery, or anything where slight a difference in shade would matter, even thou i do not believe it matters that much even then, i've seen doctors perform surgeries with cheap headlamp with a bunch of 5mm leds. My vet used to do it, until i saw it and got him a ZL600nw. he had my dog on his table 4 times removing all kinds of tumors, every surgery was a huge success, and last week he had dental and extraction of 3 teeth, done to my cat. so in any case i believe cri is highly overrated, especially in a context of a first aid kit.
From experience I'm pretty much sure, in a medical emergency you won't need a red light, nor you will need to use it as a work light, you will have to put it on turn it on, and leave it on until you have dealt with an emergency.