Streamlight Introduces Polytac LED Helmet Lighting Kit

EAGLEVILLE, PA, July 30, 2010 --  Streamlight®, Inc., a leading flashlight manufacturer for fire and rescue applications, announced it has introduced the PolyTac®  Helmet Lighting Kit,  featuring a PolyTac® LED flashlight and a Blackjack Helmet Mount by 1445 Designs.  The helmet mount also can be purchased separately as an accessory. 

The new universal lighting kit is a low-profile, lightweight and economic alternative for securely mounting the PolyTac LED flashlight to almost any style helmet, traditional or modern.

“Firefighters will appreciate the lithium-powered PolyTac LED, which, in addition to being lightweight, offers exceptional durability and, with the use of power LED technology, extreme brightness,” said Streamlight President and CEO Ray Sharrah.  “Now they can attach this light to their helmet snuggly and securely, using the innovative Blackjack Helmet Mount.”  The kit also includes a slotted rubber strap, Sharrah said, offering firefighters another alternative for attaching the light to almost any helmet.

The Blackjack Helmet Mount is made from solid machined aluminum to provide both corrosion and impact resistance.  The rubber helmet strap is made of engineered high-strength rubber.

The PolyTac LED features a C4® LED with a 50,000 hour lifetime and which is two to three times brighter than Super High Flux LEDs.  Powered by two included 3V CR123A batteries with a shelf life of 10 years, it provides up to 5,200 candela peak beam intensity and 130 lumens measured system output.  The light features a continuous run time of up to 3 hours to the 10% output level.  The light meets the requirements of NFPA 1971-8.6(2007).     

Available in yellow, the PolyTac LED weights 3.9 oz. and measures 5.22 in. in length and 1.25 in. in diameter. The light features a body made of high-impact, super tough nylon polymer for exceptional durability and a sure grip, and a tailcap push button switch for easy, one-handed operation with gloved hands.  The tailcap also can be rotated to a “Safe” position.  

The PolyTac LED features an IPX7 rated design for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes. 

The PolyTac LED Helmet Kit retails for $95.00.  It comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime warranty.  The suggested retail price for the Blackjack Helmet Mount as an accessory is $28.00.

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment for professional fire fighting, law enforcement, military, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.  For additional information please call 800-523-7488 or visit