EAGLEVILLE, PA, December 18, 2012 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced two new intrinsically safe, alkaline battery-powered flashlights, the 3AA ProPolymer® HAZ-LO® and the 3C ProPolymer® HAZ-LO®. Both lights, which feature brighter C4® LED technology, are suitable for use in Division 1 hazardous locations faced by many industrial professionals.
The new lights received safety rating approval based on the requirements of the ANSI/UL 913 7th Edition CAN/CSA C22.2 NO 157-97 intrinsic safety standard from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). This intrinsic safety standard for electrical and electronic equipment used in Division 1 hazardous locations holds products to more stringent requirements than ever before. The 3C ProPolymer HAZ-LO also is ATEX-approved.
Both lights also provide extraordinary brightness for a variety of tasks. The 3AA ProPolymer HAZ-LO delivers 120 lumens, 14,000 candela peak beam intensity and a beam distance of 237 meters, while offering a run time of 6.5 hours. The 3C ProPolymer HAZ-LOprovides 150 lumens, 7,000 candela and a beam distance of 167 meters. It offers a run time of 18 hours.
“Industrial workers rely on their flashlights to perform safely under trying and frequently dangerous conditions,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “Streamlight developed these new lights specifically to meet the more rigorous demands set forth by this standard, as well as in response to feedback from customers who were looking for even higher performance from Division 1-rated products.”
As a result, Dineen said, the new polymer lights are made of a more durable thermoplastic material that has anti-static properties, as well as superior resistance to chemicals and solvents used in many industries. In addition, both lights feature a mechanical locking mechanism that prevents the battery compartment from being opened without the aid of a tool. This helps to prevent batteries from being changed out, or the housing from inadvertently being opened, in a hazardous environment.
Both of the new lights feature a C4 LED that is impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime. The 3C ProPolymer HAZ-LO features a lightly textured parabolic reflector that produces a smooth, uniform beam with optimum peripheral illumination. The 3AA ProPolymer HAZ-LO contains a smooth parabolic reflector that produces a tight beam, while also optimizing peripheral illumination.
Both lights are powered by easily sourced alkaline batteries. The 3C ProPolymer HAZ-LO requires three “C” size batteries, while the 3AA ProPolymer HAZ-LO is powered by three “AA” size batteries.
Weighing 13.9 ounces and measuring 9.3 inches, the larger-size 3C ProPolymer HAZ-LO is ideally suited for situations where gloves are typically worn. It also comes with a reinforced pocket clip that clamps securely to belts and gear. The more compact 3AA ProPolymer HAZ-LO weighs 7.5 ounces and measures 7 inches in length, and is ergonomically designed for maximum hand comfort.
Each model includes a tail switch for momentary or constant on operation, as well as a special feature preventing the flashlight from powering on if the batteries are installed incorrectly.
Other features of both lights include: