While both NLT and WISDOM provide effective MSHA-approved cordless mining lights, it is the NLT Polaris that remains the world’s number one cap light. The Polaris was the first intrinsically safe (IS) cap lamp on the market, gaining IECEx, ATEX, and MSHA certification, but what keeps it ahead of the competition to this day?
NLT Polaris: The best MSHA approved cordless mining light
The Polaris lamp is the most used cordless cap lamp in mines across the globe, outstripping its competition both in terms of light output and total runtime, boasting an output of 7,000 LUX, a runtime of 14 hours for the primary LED, and seven days for the secondary LED. Northern Lights Technologies has paved the way with mining lighting innovation, advancing on its Polaris model by incorporating proximity and tracking tags to develop the NLT Genesis.
The rugged, award-winning Polaris cap lamp headpiece is IP67-rated for use in harsh and dangerous environments such as mines and tunnels. As the first MSHA-approved all-in-one cordless cap lamp on the market, NLT has proven itself to be an industry leader with its expanding range of rugged cap lights, including the second-generation Genesis cap lamp with integrated tracking tags, as well as the Rebel cap light that provides five hours of constant high beam light or 20 hours at medium output.
NLT Vs WISDOM: trusting the experts
WISDOM provides a number of corded and cordless cap lights, but it is the Wise Lite that is MSHA-approved for use in mines. While it works well as an all-in-one lighting solution, the Polaris remains more widely used.
With more than 40 years of experience providing mining safety, electronic, lighting and communication solutions to US mines, Carroll Technologies has studied the market to bring its customers the best of the best.
According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood. “We’ve been supplying the NLT cap lights for many years. It is the highest quality cap light in comparison to the others on the market, and there is a lot of competition. We are a service center and stock repair parts for NLT products, so they are much a better value for the customer in the long term.”
The NLT Polaris, Rebel and Genesis cap lights are available through Carroll Technologies’ online mining store:
- Polaris cap light (both adjustable and fixed clip)
- Rebel cap light (both adjustable and fixed clip)
- Genesis cap light (call 606-573-1000 for a customized cap light with tracking tags)
Visit Carroll’s online Mining Shop for more NLT products, including chargers, adapters and mounting clips.
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