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Led Headlamps: The Superior Choice For Our Law Enforcers

Firefighters and policemen are heroes who risk their own lives every day in their efforts to protect others. It is common for a firefighter to dash into a burning building engulfed in flames to rescue an occupant. Day after day policemen run after criminals who duck into blackened alleyways.

These professionals exhibit an extraordinary dedication to mankind because the strongest natural instinct for human beings is the will to live. Firefighters and policemen regularly have to overcome this instinct to uphold their responsibilities.

Firefighters normally go to the location of emergencies such as road accidents, flooded areas, where a bomb threat or incident has occurred. They are found at dangerous substance spills and railway and airline crashes. They routinely rescue trapped persons and animals and can be found providing emergency medical services prior to an ambulance crew arriving on the scene.

Policemen find themselves keeping the peace and order, prohibiting and preventing criminal activity, arresting persons who break the law, running surveillance operations, working in counter-terrorism activities, and investigating crimes.

Given these activities, it becomes clear that for them to do their jobs safely they need to have high quality equipment. This equipment not only protects them, it also protects citizens because they can stay in the line of fire, so to speak - longer.

Given the types of situations and the time of day, firefighters and policemen need headlamps to enable them to function in the dark. Dark does not only mean time of day. There are situations such as forest fires where the smoke is so dense it is darker than a night without a moon.

New technology makes working in the dark less problematic. LED headlamps are lighting the way for the heroes of our cities. Firefighters and policemen favor LED headlamps because: 1) beams can be pointed in the direction of need, 2) can be adjusted by elastic headbands, 3) are water resistant, 4) allow for hands-free movement and searching, and 6) can be mounted on hard hats.

LED headlamps come in levels of illumination and most often offer the wearer at least three levels of light. These headlamps are powered by batteries ranging from 3 to 6 AAA batteries as a well as AA batteries. LED headlamps range from 18 to 60 Lumens and are capable of working in atmospheres that are filled with dangerous toxins, gasses and vapors. LED lamps vary in the number of hours they run. However, in comparison to standard headlamps, they can run up to hundreds of hours longer because of the efficiency of LED light bulbs. They also vary on the brightness of the light they emit as well as whether the light emitted has a spot or flood focus.

When considering the times a firefighter or policeman is put into danger it is no wonder they favor LED headlamps. LED lamps allow firefighters and policemen to do what they do best help citizens who are in danger from fires, criminal activity, being lost and in need of rescue etc. LED headlamps help the men and women who use them save lives and protect property.

~Ben Anton, 2007

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