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Breaking Ground In Cap Lamp Technology

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How are changes in cap lamp technology is improving light quality, enhancing our ability to detect hazards underground, and execute day-to-day
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As the integration of on-site digital applications continues to improve, cap lamp technology can significantly strengthen personal safety and a company’s overall safety initiative.

Cap Lamps are a vital piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in underground mining and tunnelling. Used in environments where light is scarce, the humble cap lamp can at times be the only reliable visual aid.

Cap lamps are more than just a source of light; however; they play a significant role in an individual’s safety.  Improving light quality will boost visual performance, enhance the ability to detect hazards, and execute day-to-day activities.

They can also provide valuable information when trying to evacuate an area in an emergency. When visibility has dramatically reduced due to smoke or other hazards, the quality and technology within a cap lamp can make a significant difference.

Beyond the Standard Mining Cap Lamp

Within the coming months, MineARC releases a new cap lamp that will lead the way forward in wearable lighting technology. Manufactured in Australia, the SiriUS-LUX LED Cap Lamp offers unique technologies that will integrate with current mine site operating systems and improve safety and efficiencies for personnel working underground.

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SiriUS-LUX provides a quality and reliable lighting solution; combining dual beams, superior colour rendering and a robust design. Technology in the cap lamp automatically adjusts the light intensity to suit various situations, emulating natural light and conserving power.

A quick-connect battery system powers the cap lamp. This design allows for easy battery change-out whilst on the job. Corded cap lamps have a purpose-designed, lightweight curly cord which gives additional cable length while still hugging the body.   Furthermore, a universal clip will ensure compatibility with any hard hat, mount, harness, or headwear.

Discover the full range of MineARC’s Cap Lamps here.

Connected Cap Lamp Technology

When used in conjunction with MineARC’s GuardIAN Intelligence System, the cap lamp’s inbuilt tracking software will provide real-time location monitoring for the entire workforce. Additionally, personnel can be located remotely from the control room via GuardIAN Refuge Chamber Monitoring, offering vital information for search and rescue teams in an emergency.

  • Improved illumination and Colour Rendering Index (CRI)
  • Automatic light adjustment and low power mode
  • Extendable, lightweight curly cord
  • Interchangeable battery solution
  • Universal connection clip
  • In-built tracking software
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