Strata Safety Products has announced that the Northern Light® Polaris has become the first cordless cap lamp to be approved by the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Specifically designed for the mining environment, the Polaris cap lamp is an ultra-bright LED headpiece with a high-capacity lithium Ion battery. The impact, dust and water resistant cap lamp produces 3,500 Lux output for more than 12 hours.

The Polaris can be mounted on any mining or construction hard-hat with a fixed or adjustable clip, and headbands, lanyards, neck straps and magnet mounting options are available. Benefits of Polaris include:

  • No cords
  • Only 6 ounces
  • Lowest cost of ownership – low maintenance, no bulb replacement
  • Pre-set beam
  • Discharge time – less than 12 hrs
  • Convenient car charger available
  • LED primary and secondary

The Polaris cap lamp adds to Strata Safety’s line of advanced products designed to improve miners’ safety, such as StrataCommTrac, the completely wireless communications and tracking systems and HazardAvert®, a proximity detection and collision avoidance system.