We’ve talked once already about the importance of having an emergency kit. In that post, the focus was more on individuals and families. Emergencies don’t just happen when you are at home though – so emergency kits with a flashlight or lantern are needed for professional workers as well.
When the power goes out, the general public relies on the local police and fire departments, first responders, and utility professionals to keep them safe. This can mean setting up portable lighting systems to direct traffic, secure and evaluate the scene, assist casualties, search a building, or light an emergency scene in remote areas lacking adequate backup lighting.
We offer a line of compact, portable scene lights that deploy quickly for emergency situations. The HID LiteBox® and E-Flood® LiteBox® HL® are just two or our available lighting tools that fit the bill. They are extremely bright, compact and lightweight lighting systems that are easy to use. Both include a 10ft., 12V DC power cord that you can plug into a vehicle for indefinite run times. While running these lights on the cord, they continue to charge so when you need to take the light with you, you’ll still have power.
Need something with a little more power? Take a look at these two options:
Our 5,300 lumen Portable Scene Light – which is now available with 72” or 84” extension poles, so you can have lighting at all different heights. Both models have a balanced design with stabilization legs, allowing you to take this light almost anywhere - from wide open places to tight, confined spaces.
The brand new Portable Scene Light II. This cordless, compact scene light needs no time to deploy and is IPX7 waterproof. It has a 360° rotating head and is stackable for “light tower” capability for multi-level lighting. Even better? Its 10,000 lumens on high.
Then, there are times when you need to may be responding to emergency calls where finding the correct address quickly is imperative. Either of our Waypoint® models – alkaline or rechargeable, depending on your needs – produces a far-reaching beam to pinpoint street signs, house numbers and any potential hazards ahead. It is lightweight and comfortable to carry so you can survey the scene for potential hazards and evaluate the situation. And we also have the Dualie Waypoint for those times when you need to see in front of you, but also down at your feet to avoid any hazards that you could trip over.
The best time to identify and take inventory of your lighting needs is before the next storm or emergency. So please take the time now to look over your equipment and see where Streamlight can help.