First responder, FEMA and emergency crews require the brightest handheld, portable search light possible to carry out effective hurricane response, search and rescue missions. The latest technology development in HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs used in WorkSite Lighting’s bright, rechargeable explosion-proof flashlights improves the tactical abilities of crews to safely search and locate.

The new HID explosion-proof flashlights, with a 2,500ft beam of light, improve hurricane evacuation response, search and rescue missions, and better meet the needs of emergency response crews.

A hurricane response unit’s effectiveness is dependent on having lightweight, portable sources of bright light that can go anywhere, including confined spaces with volatile fumes or vapor that could ignite from flashlights that burn too hot.

In response, WorkSite Lighting has announced their new explosion-proof flashlight to meet the needs of first responders and emergency crews tasked with locating life and resources during emergency situations. Bright, lightweight, waterproof, rechargeable and rated for use in hazardous areas is what FEMA, first responders and hurricane response units have requested.

"Go long and go anywhere are just a couple of terms used to describe WorkSite’s technologically advanced HID explosion-proof flashlight rated for use in hazardous areas," says general manager Alex Robeau.

‘Go long’ with an HID bulb capable of projecting a 2,500ft beam of light increases the ability of a flashlight to identify a target or light an area from a distance. ‘Go anywhere’ tested to UL 783 standards for use in hazardous areas, enables first responders and FEMA directed emergency crews to carry out their mission near potentially damaged gas lines, refineries, chemical holding tanks, gas stations and other hazardous location areas.

The flashlight’s international protection (IP) rating of 68 against intrusion of water, when using the waterproof battery pack, ensures tactical units of the reliability required in wet or submersible environments associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.

First responder, FEMA and emergency crews require the brightest flashlight available to conduct effective evacuation, search and rescue missions. WorkSite Lighting’s explosion-proof rated flashlights meet class 1 division 1 and 2 standards for hazardous location areas.

WorkSite Lighting’s knowledgeable staff has 30 years’ experience in manufacturing explosion-proof and hazardous location lighting for emergency management groups. To find out more visit our website.