EAGLEVILLE, PA—Streamlight®, Inc., a provider of high-performance lighting for firefighting uses, has introduced the Vantage® II helmet light, a low-profile, lightweight tactical flashlight that attaches in seconds to both modern and traditional full-brim fire helmets. The new hands-free light, which is powered by a single lithium battery, delivers a powerful 350 lumens and features a safety taillight so firefighters can be seen from behind in even thick smoke.
The Vantage II is specially designed to attach to fire helmets above or below the brim through the use of a swivel clamp. Its ultra-bright blue rear light enables firefighters and rescue workers to be seen in smoke-filled rooms, blackout conditions and other emergency situations regardless of which direction the light is shining. The taillight also can be configured to flash mode to aid in signaling purposes.
“The Vantage II is the next generation of hands-free lighting tools for the fire service,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “Its ultra-compact size and taillight feature, along with its powerful lumen output, make it the perfect hands-free light for firefighting personnel who require extreme brightness. They also can rotate it 360 degrees to shine the light where it’s needed most.”
The Vantage II features a power LED for maximum illumination and two modes, high and low. Its textured parabolic reflector produces a smooth beam hotspot with optimum side illumination to aid in navigation. On high, the light delivers 350 lumens and 3,500 candela over a beam distance of 118 meters, while providing a run time of two hours and fifteen minutes. It offers an extended run time of five hours on the low setting, while providing 135 lumens and 1,700 candela over 80 meters.
The new light is operated by a large, easy-access pushbutton switch at the rear of the light. The switch features a blue taillight LED to ensure users can be seen from behind. The light also includes a safe off feature, locking it so it cannot be turned on accidentally.
Featuring a body constructed of 6000 series machined aluminum with a black anodized finish, the Vantage II uses a lens that is made of high-temperature, shock-mounted and impact-resistant BOROFLOAT® glass. The light is IPX7 rated and is waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes. It also is impact-resistance tested to one meter.
For more information, visit www.streamlight.com.