Professional Pelican Flashlights - Approvals
On land, by sea or at 300 feet deep, Pelican lights show you the way. Powerful beams and the most sophisticated lamp and reflector assemblies produce white collimated beams, or soft, wide flood beams. Pelican lights offer the brightness and safety needed, whether in the workplace, during recreation or at home. Used by the U.S. Military, Police and Fire Departments, and Search and Rescue Teams worldwide.
Important Comparison Facts between Molded Polymer Resin Lights and Metal Lights.
Fact 1 A major attribute of Polymer Resin flashlights is that they are lightweight when compared with metal flashlights. Resin flashlights can be carried on a belt without adding the burdensome weight of metal lights.
Fact 2 Polymer Resin flashlights are ergonomically designed so they are more easily and firmly held in the hand than metal flashlights that are constrained by design to a simple tube like format. Pelican flashlights are designed not to roll off the curved panel of vehicles.
Fact 3 In addition to being easy to hold, Pelican lightweight resin flashlights can be safely attached to helmets and other head gear by the use of brackets. Brackets light up the line of sight by shining the light where the person is looking. Also, by being attached to a helmet, molded flashlights free the hands, giving two hands to work with rather than one.
To conclude, lightweight Polymer Resin flashlights offer a tough, reliable, and powerful lighting solution. Pelican’s resin bodied flashlights have the added benefit of being certified safe in hazardous environments, as well as in all temperatures. Metal flashlights, by their design, can not be certified by recognized agencies because of the obvious conductive metal sparking danger. Pelican angular bodied flashlights do not roll around like the typical round metal flashlight. Pelican’s patented automatic hydrogen gas purge valves add an extra level of safety. These resin bodied flashlights will outlast metal flashlights because they are corrosion proof inside and out. The final benefit of Polymer Resin bodied flashlights is the reduction of lawsuits due to liability caused by bodily injury. These lighting instruments are ideal for law enforcement, fire protection agencies, and the military. Virtually unbreakable, they can withstand the roughest usage.
Polymer Resin bodied flashlights have come a long way from the old, fragile, “dinosaur” metal flashlights that were heavy, awkward, bulky and often unsafe. Pelican’s new flashlights are tough, easy to handle, lightweight, convenient and safe. Most of all they are reliable, especially in hazardous conditions and, of course, unconditionally guaranteed for life.
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A MOLDED STRUCTURAL POLYMER RESIN LIGHT DOES NOT ABSORB COLD AND HEAT LIKE A METAL FLASHLIGHT.
Polymer Resin flashlights are typically more resistant to damage caused by exposure to weather or chemicals. When compared with metal flashlights Pelican flashlights resist the heat and cold of the environment. The structural foam molded resins used by Pelican were originally developed by NASA as temperature extreme resistant lightweight antenna stiffener. The sandwich wall construction (consisting of tiny gas filled spheres between solid resin outside walls) actually acts as a thermal barrier similar to a cooler chest. Unlike metal (which quickly absorbs and transmits the cold), resin flashlights are not cold to the touch in freezing weather. The skin of a person’s hand will not stick to the resin body in subzero temperatures as it will with metal bodied flashlights. Just as resin flashlights do not quickly absorb the cold, structurally molded flashlights also do not absorb extreme heat as quickly. Consequently, not only are Polymer Resin bodied flashlights cool to the touch in extremely high temperature environments, the batteries contained within the flashlight are not quickly degraded by the cold outside temperature (as is the case with a metal flashlight). If the flashlight is so cold that it burns the skin or is so hot it cannot be handled, then it is a hindrance and is of little use.
Resin flashlights are designed to be safe in hazardous situations, such as volatile gases, dust and fumes. Pelican flashlights have been designed to operate in flammable atmospheres. Flashlights bearing Factory Mutual, Canadian Standards. UL, Ex, CE, and Mine Safety Health Administration markings have been tested and proved to be safe in hazardous atmospheres. They are approved safe for hazardous industrial uses, up to and including Class l, Div. 1 environments. With these approved lighting instruments, personnel do not have to worry about igniting and explosion and they can focus on the task at hand.
An additional safety related attribute of Pelican flashlights is the built in patented hydrogen purge valve that allows explosive gases to harmlessly leave the battery
compartments. In addition to this patented safety feature, pellets have been encapsulated into every Pelican flashlight. These tiny catalyst pellets combine outgasing hydrogen discharging from batteries with ambient air trapped inside all flashlights, changing the mixture to harmless water droplets. This serves as an additional “backup” fail-safe not found in other lights. Battery powered flashlights are potentially dangerous due to the hydrogen gas given off by over heated battery cells exploding as the unit is turned on.
This has resulted in occasions where the flashlight can explode, causing bodily harm. To combat this potentially dangerous situation, Pelican flashlights now incorporate a special one-way valve that allows small amounts of hydrogen gas to harmlessly escape, yet prevents the ingress of ambient explosive gases.
All federal and nationally accredited approval agencies now recognize this potential hazard and have set specific test procedures to ensure that these flashlights are not susceptible to self igniting explosions. Many popular competitive brands have still not incorporated these safety features into their products.
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