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    I dug through the forum and was looking for info regarding if there guidlines/standards for flashlights in hazourdus conditions.

    Our department is looking at replacing our 10 dollars plastic flashlights with big eds or something similar. It would be an easy pitch to the city if there is a standard for flashlights in hazourdus enviroments.

    Also does work with the big ed 5 block charger hardwired into the appartus?

    Thank you for any info.

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    Define "hazardous atmosphere"

    If you are talking in a fire, I suggest something strong, shockproof and waterproof.

    If you are talking Haz-mat or explosive, then an intrinsically safe light is required.

    As far as NFPA, there is no standard on flashlights as far as I know.
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    Pelican Flashlight (www.pelican.com) seems to really be up on these issues. Maybe check out their site for more info.

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    as for hazards i was thinking gas leak, hazmat calls where the standard everready light could be a spark hazard.

    the problem we have is it has always been accepatable to have a "cheap throwaway" light that really doesnt serve a purpose.

    Having said that to justify putting big eds on all our appartus could be a rather expensive venture.

    we are going to the cairns 1010 helmet and putting light holders on those helmets isnt really being considered

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    i use two Garrity LED lights on my helmet. and i think that in situations with things like natural gas and such it could be a possible problem since there is the possibility of the light causing a spark. you just have to be careful

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