Mining Publication: Technology News 556 - The NIOSH LED Cap Lamp Provides Improved Illumination for Greater Safety in Underground Mines

Original creation date: January 2017

Technology News - January 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20049137

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2017-119, 2017 Jan; :1-2

Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed an LED cap lamp that significantly improves illumination in underground mines, thereby enhancing safety by reducing injuries to miners. Providing better illumination underground improves a miner's ability to see and avoid potential hazards in the mine. Results from NIOSH's scientific testing confirm that the NIOSH LED cap lamp demonstrates major improvements in trip hazard detection, peripheral motion detection of moving hazards, and reduced glare when compared to existing LED cap lamps. The NIOSH LED cap lamp design is now freely available for commercialization by cap lamp manufacturers.

Authors: JJ Sammarco

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Technology News - January 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20049137

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2017-119, 2017 Jan; :1-2


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