Ansell adds hands-free lighting system to Level A protective suits

LED solution with a panoramic view and no risk of blinding reflections

The Trellchem hands-free visor lighting system for use in dangerous environments

Ansell, a global leader in protection equipment, has announced the Trellchem hands-free visor light system, which offers Hazmat responders working in full Trellchem suits an LED lighting solution with a panoramic view and no risk of blinding reflections.

Thomas Draskovics, President and General Manager, Ansell Specialty Markets, said the integrated lighting solution 'will help create a safer environment for responders working in sometimes life-threatening operations'.

Access to light and good visibility plays a vital role in creating a safe environment for most kinds of work. Trellchem encapsulating gas tight suits are used by a variety of responders in emergency situations where the environment can be both dangerous and most often very demanding in terms of access to daylight or any other light sources.

Typical situations include visibility limited by smoke from the off-gassing of chemicals to the dark, non-lit space of an industrial building where lights are out. The responder must also normally carry a range of tools to be able to complete the mission. A solution that offers hands-free operation of a light source therefor contributes both to safety and efficiency for the entire response team.

The hands-free visor light is a 'short throw' illumination system based on an LED panel mounted along the top inside the visor. It is connected to a standard 9V battery giving an expected duration of more than one hour. The wide beam of the LED panel creates a panoramic view in poorly illuminated environments. It helps workers with orientation as well as a safer and more rapid performance since it frees up both hands.

The design of the system eliminates any risk of reflection back into the eyes and it mounts easily in all suits without the need for any special tools. The LED panel is powered by standard batteries.

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